Featured Articles

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia’s original Shield console launched last summer to mixed reviews. It went on sale in the US and so far Nvidia…

More...
AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

We had a chance to talk about AMD’s upcoming products with John Byrne, Chief Sales Officer, AMD. We covered a number…

More...
AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

We had a chance to talk to John Byrne who spent the last two years as Senior Vice President and Chief…

More...
OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OnePlus is one of the few small companies that might disrupt the Android phone market, dominated by giant outfits like Samsung.…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:10

No Mario Kart 8 this holiday season

Written by David Stellmack

Will be ready for spring 2013 instead

From our perspective of looking at it from the outside, it seems no matter what Nintendo does to try to get the ship righted on the Wii U, they keep stepping on themselves. The latest disaster involves the release of Mario Kart Wii U or Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8 is a solid title and comes from a franchise that has the Wii version selling over 30 million units alone. This is exactly the sort of thing that Nintendo needs to make it the centerpiece of its releases this holiday season, right? Not if you are Nintendo. Instead, we learn that Mario Kart 8 will not arrive on dealer shelves until spring 2014.

Nintendo has opted to go with Super Mario 3D World as its big title this holiday season. Not that this is a bad title, but the Wii U could use all of the title support that it can get this holiday season; and a big title like Mario Kart 8 isn’t the sort of title that you would want to hang on to. Better planning would have seen this title on schedule for release this holiday season. The reality is that the Wii U needs innovative, new and the best software now. Dragging this out is only going to make things worse.

Nintendo of Europe Newsletter confirms it here.

 

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments