The Call of Duty franchise is one commonly decried for a plethora of reasons among the general Nintendo community (ranging from lack of innovation to dullness of artistry) - but in a twist of irony, this series may be what saves the Wii U from the doom scenario painted by many industry analysts and gamers alike.
Every year, the top-selling game record is broken by the latest entry in the Call of Duty series - no matter your personal opinion of them, they sell tremendously well. Enter the potential solution to the Wii U’s problems. Much of the worries surrounding this upcoming system stem from the belief that third parties won’t develop for it if it doesn’t sell well enough.
If Call of Duty: Black Ops II does indeed come to the Wii U, then it will sell like hotcakes (every game in this series always does, even the terrible handheld spinoffs). More sales of a major third party title on the Wii U will spur other developers into taking the plunge and making games for the system themselves. It’s true that the Wii U has no real exclusive “killer app”, but honestly - a Call of Duty port will probably move just as many copies as a theoretical killer app.
What do you think of this possibility? Comment away!