FadedAreWii wrote:I think it would be really smart to get the Mario Kart and Smash Bros. fanbase to the Wii U before releasing a 3D Mario, because the core tend to like 3D Mario, it doesn't have the mass appeal of the 2-D games.
I think it's more a case of just getting them all out there, regardless of what order. NSMB U is one of the few mass-market games they have out so far, and on its own it isn't going to be enough to justify many Wii U purchases. As long as Nintendo get a Mario Kart, Smash and a 3D Mario game out within the next 24 months I think the Wii U will be okay without having to have too much of a price drop.
Autosaver wrote:I wonder how the Wii U would play out if it launched at $399? Packing a 'Direct X 11" level card and 4GB RAM along with the Gamepad. This would allow support for Unreal Engine 4 and have some leeway to push more nextgen PS4 quality games to it.
I've heard that porting UE4 games onto UE3 is much easier than it was last gen to down-port UE3 games to UE2. So who knows, maybe Wii U won't fair as badly in getting ports as prior generations. Maybe.