In the last article about the future of the Wii U, we talked about potential long-term sales and how the system's future is holding up fairly well. In this article, we'll discuss what games will be released for the system during it's life-cycle and how it'll affect critical reception about the console.
In 2013, not too many titles are being released, but quite a few exciting titles are coming soon including the recently released 'Lego' game which is a Wii U exclusive. Also, "Pikmin 3" and "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD" are coming later this year. At June's E3 conference, Nintendo will show a lot of titles that will be released in 2014 including 'Mario Kart' and 'Super Smash Bros.' among many others. Game sales, as well as system sames, will pick up in the 4th quarter of 2013 with some great games being released.
In 2014, around the beginning, there won't be many new titles and system sales will mainly be high due to 'Wind Waker HD' being released in late 2013. The 'Mario Kart' and 'Super Smash Bros.' game will most likely be released before Q3 2014 with even more games being unveiled at that year's E3 conference. The future 'Zelda' game will finally be announced as well as a few party games. The gimmicky games we saw for the Wii won't see the light of day for the Wii U, but there will still be a few out there. By 2014, the Wii U will have a solid library of timeless games.
2015 and 2016 will see even more games and exciting titles. At the same time, Nintendo will finally announce the successor to the 3DS handheld and make all Wii U games playable on the system via a new universal eShop. Once 2017 hits, Nintendo will announce their 9th generation system at an E3 conference as well as more 'Mario' games and a few more exciting titles.
We can't discuss every game title because the system, as of right now, is still brand new and not too many titles have been officially announced. The Wii U's library of games is small and will expand rapidly within 3 years. Remember that this article is pure speculation and nothing should be taken as a fact.