Nintendo’s been banking on Mario Kart to help revitalise the Wii U. It’s one of those games that just has the power to shift Nintendo hardware. And it it looks like it’s done just that, boosting Wii U sales significantly.
Yesterday, I asked who “won” E3. I was dismissive in the comments there about Nintendo’s as-yet unseen digital presentation, brushing it off entirely. As much of a Nintendo fan as I am, even I’ve become a bit disillusioned – and I expected nothing. I was wrong. Nintendo’s digital event was more adorable, more personal and more entertaining than all of the press conferences – and yes, they even announced a brand new IP. If I didn’t already own a Wii U, after yesterday, I’d want to.
The big press conferences are done, but that doesn’t mean it’s all over. In the pas, Nintendo would be hosting its own conference about now, but in recent times they’ve taken to eschewing the conferences in favour of special editions of its Nintendo Direct. You can watch that right here at 6pm South African time.