For those who are new to Pure Nintendo, for the past five years Justin (PN Owner) and I have battled it out to become Nintendo gods…ok at least the greatest guessers OF ALL TIME! At the end of each year Justin and I look into our crystal balls to predict ten things we think will happen during the coming year. At this moment Justin holds a 3-2 lead over this humble guy. First, let us see how we did with our 2013 predictions. 

The 2013 predictions of James

  1. A new Zelda game will be released.
  2. A new StarFox game will finally come out.
  3. Nintendo has been holding back a lot for the 3DS during the Wii U launch months. First half of 2013 will focus on 3DS. Second half on the Wii U.
  4. Pikmin will come out later than sooner, around the summer time.
  5. Nintendo will release another large patch, similar to the release patch, which will fix a lot of the issues surrounding the Wii U OS.
  6. GTA V will come to the Wii U.
  7. Something related to Smash Bros. will be shown off.
  8. New Metroid game will be shown off.
  9. A Music based game will make a comeback.
  10. Pure Nintendo magazine will have a powerful year.

The 2013 predictions of Justin

  1. The successor to Super Mario Galaxy to be shown.
  2. Nintendo Network ID/Miiverse to be implemented on the 3DS.
  3. GTA V announced for Wii U.
  4. A small teaser for Smash Bros. (3DS/Wii U) will be shown in 2013
  5. Wii U Sports compilation announced
  6. 3DS Zelda to debut in some form in 2013
  7. Retro Studios to show off their next project
  8. Our first glimpse of Mario Kart on the Wii U
  9. Next Pokemon RPG announced for 3DS
  10. Wii U games utilizing 2 Wii U GamePads to be demoed in 2013

What do you think?  Looks like Justin won for the third year in a row. The Pure Nintendo staff dissected these predictions in the last Koopa Kast of the year. You can check out that Koopa Kast HERE.

Now, let us take a look at the 2014 predictions.

The awesome 2014 predictions of James:

  1. New 3DS design , probably the light version.
  2. Super Smash Brothers will be out sooner than later. Probably near the end of summer.
  3. Retro’s next title, after Donkey Kong, will be revealed.
  4. Nintendo will go back to holding presser at E3 2014.
  5. New Star Fox game announced.
  6. Nintendo will introduce a new IP for the Wii U.
  7. The Wii U will end 2014 with the 2nd most home system sales.
  8. New Wii U Zelda game will be the darkest yet.
  9. Zelda Wii U will be announced for a 2015 release.
  10.  The 3DS family will be the top seller of 2014.

The 2014 predictions of Justin:

  1. Zelda Wii U will be unveiled.
  2. At least 1 new Wii U game will be shown taking advantage of the NFC features of the GamePad.
  3. Miyamoto to show off his new IP.
  4. A new Metroid game announced.
  5. Wii U to see another price drop.
  6. New peripheral/expansion announced for Wii U GamePad.
  7. A new 3DS hardware revision announced, possibly a lighter/slimmer model.
  8. New Star Fox game announced.
  9. Advance Wars sequel to debut.
  10. More connectivity features announced between 3DS and Wii U.

What do you think of these 2014 predictions? What are some of your predictions?

Happy New Year everyone!