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Wii U and 3DS Spring 2014 Titles to be Discussed at December 18 Nintendo Direct

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
December 17, 2013|3:29 pm

Nintendo will be focusing on the 3DS and Wii U's upcoming spring 2014 titles tomorrow in their Nintendo Direct presentation.

Beginning tomorrow at 6 a.m. PDT, the gaming company will discuss software and perhaps hint at some major titles including Mart Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Nintendo Direct can be lived streamed here.

The last Nintendo Direct extensively spoke about the new updates and features for the 3DS, which included integrated Miiverse with the Wii and the YouTube app.

Recent, reports on the Wii U indicated that it would have to sell around two million consoles a month for the company to reach its goal of having nine million units sold in a fiscal year, April 2013 through March 31 2014.

The goal is highly unlikely being that the Wii U has sold approximately 4.3 million consoles worldwide since its launch over a year ago. Wii U is on the rise in the U.S. as Nintendo's latest numbers indicate the console's sales rose by 340% in the month of November, but that boost still is not enough.

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Wii U is only expected to sell about 25 percent as well as its predecessor the Wii, and will most likely remain a system that will find its success in first party games.

DFC Intelligence reported these findings to IGN when, they said the Wii U "is expected to be mainly a system for Nintendo first-party software," and "sales [are] anticipated to be only about a quarter of the Wii."

The Wii just sold its 100 millionth console, and the Wii U is expected to only do slightly better than the Wii's predecessor, the Gamecube, which sold 22 million.

"Wii U has become a game console only for Nintendo fans," Eiji Maeda of SMBC Nikko Securities said. "Wii U needs groundbreaking software to draw casual and hardcore gamers."

Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct may be an indication of what Nintendo has in store for their suffering console, however 3DS sales remain as strong as ever and are currently carrying the company with its success.

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