The Wii U is not using 1st party franchises to the max, so many parts of the Nintendo fandom have no real reason to get a Wii U. 3ds is huge, tumblr is selling 3ds like it was bread and butter. The main part of this subset of fans are fans of Pokemon and Animal Crossing. They aren’t necessarily fans of Mario, platforms, or even Zelda. On the Wii U for these fans we have Pokemon Rumble U with is a dumbed down cash grab version of a simple game. Then Animal crossing fans have an app. These things aren’t going to push this part of the fan base towards buying a Wii U. These people want a simple, fun, easy going game, with cute shit. Nintendo has so much potential variety but it just isn’t being used.
Let’s name just a few franchises with know confirmed Wii U game in the making or at lest one that counts. Kirby, Earthbound, F-zero, Star Fox, Metroid, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem (SMT X fire emblem hardly counts given that it’s a cross over so we don’t know if it will be “Fire Emblemy”), Advance wars, Punch Out and Custom Robo. That’s just off the top of my head. I don’t see why we can’t have at lest one game from each of these series on the Wii U. They aren’t using these series to their full potential. Talk of these titles hitting the Wii U isn’t even happening. Now I know that Nintendo is very closed lipped about projects but Wii U owners should know that more then 7 retail titles are coming to the Wii U and when.
When we have so many Mario related games coming to the Wii U and 3ds at all times it really is an over kill. It doesn’t seem like we will be getting much more in the near future but who knows E3 could spill the beans on 10 more Mario games who knows. They could be working on most these series or a few of them or they could be doing nothing with them and making New Super Mario Bros U 2. These is so much potential in their franchises for cool games and I hate seeing it shut down. Lets see a actual new 3ds F-zero and lets see a Pokemon Wii U that goes past Gale of Darkness. It just seems like their only connection with fans is sales numbers but we want variety on systems we own.