Nintendo's Wii U has not seen it's fair share of positive press as of late. With poor sales performance, a poor 2012 financial report and no software slated for release within the next month, many fans of the Big N are gradually loosing faith.
One of the core aspects to the original Wii's success was "Wii Sports." Included with the console, Wii Sports opened up a world of possibilities for any age group to enjoy the new features the Wii's motion controls had to offer.
Likewise, the Wii U's "Deluxe" package also included a game: Nintendo Land. One of the few games to show off all the features the Wii U has to offer, it is often glanced over as a "gimmick" game much as the original Wii Sports was with out the popularity of its former.
So how does Nintendo use their Nintendo Land idea to offer an experience not possible on any other platform? Make Nintendo Land expandable. By offering a consistant stream of games for purchase and download within the e-shop, the title would help create a foundation for an on-line community in addition to showing Nintendo's commitment to the on-line experience.
Imagine a world where everyone had a different theme park, giving you the ultimate in customizability based on the individual games they purchased. Want another Zelda attraction to add to the original game? Not a problem, as Nintendo could offer countless mini games as well as bring in new franchises.
So what about price? Charging $1- $3 for a mini game is not out of the realm in the mobile game world, nor is it uncommon in many MMO's.
Want to go further with it? Allow third party developers to join. Imagine having an Assassin's Creed themed section sitting right next to your Pikmin section. The possibilities are endless, creating a nostalgia driven experience only Nintendo could offer.
This of course is all in fun. As a Nintendo fan it troubles me to see the struggles they have been having both financially and development wise. This is Nintendo though, and I have faith that the Big N will deliver once again, as they always do.
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