thegreatscp wrote:This is purely speculation.... but I'd wager a guess that Nintendo is fully aware of this "six-month slump" where initial demand is satisfied and it's a low-demand period in the year where you sink or swim based on attractive software being released, as the newness of the hardware no longer bides you any time. I'd have to assume Nintendo has an unannounced game other than Pikmin 3 that can help with that slump and carry Wii U into holiday 2013 where Retro's and EAD Tokyo's games will most likely be ready for release.
I think (hope!) they've learned from the past, they've said they have and want to have a steady flow of titles instead of the usual droughts. Of Nintendo-published titles, I think next spring/summer we're supposed to see:
- Wii Fit U
- Game & Wario
- Lego City Undercover
- Pikmin 3
Also, I think during 2013 there's a very good chance we'll see either a Mario Party or Mario Strikers for the Wii U, hopefully something from Monster Games as well (Excite Truck / 3DS Pilotwings Resort developer), maybe a Kirby game and probably something Pokemon-related. Hopefully they have some nice surprises in store as well, in addition to the usual suspects:) Finally, next holiday I expect there will have to be some big guns drawn as well, if not sooner.. basically meaning a big title or two in any of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Me thinks it'll be Mario Kart. And something from Retro in there would be a good bet too.