The Nintendo Wii U turns 5 years old

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  1. Stephano

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    y u wanna know?
    No, we do plan on purchasing BotW, we are just taking things one step at a time.
     
  2. WhiteMaze

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    Yeh. It's called Mario + Rabbids and it looks atrocious.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    hmm, feels older than that.

    That said I usually pay more attention to the drawn out deaths of consoles and assume they had a life beforehand. Such an assumption would not play in the case of the wii u.
     
  4. ToonGoomba

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    Those five years will always be known as "The Dark Ages of Nintendo".
     
  5. Stephano

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    y u wanna know?
    Virtual Boy? :creep:
     
  6. azoreseuropa

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    What a failure. I regretted bought Wii and sold it. Now, I am glad that I never bought it in the first place.
     
  7. chrisman02

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    Huh. The Wii U had its own version of Smash Bros?

    Really shows how little hype there was around the U and how much it failed. I didn't realize it had already been out 5 years and I didn't even know there was a version of Smash on it.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    The wii had withered on the vine for several years prior to the wii u being pushed out, and other than the wii (which itself has a list of asterisks several pages long) Nintendo's home consoles had not exactly been competitive since the SNES.
     
  9. ToonGoomba

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    Oh yeah, the regretful ages. They need to bring virtual boy back as a TRUE vr headset, and we can use joy-cons for motion controls
     
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    Bought my WiiU for £130 in 2016, had loadiine and several games on it the same day, good buy in my book, but the game library is far too small
     
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    I'm 100% sure that Nintendo would've never attempted what they've done with the Wii U without the lifebelt that was the 3DS. They even tried to cripple the games that came out there for a while to promote the Wii U.
     
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  12. netovsk

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    The best console when it comes to 1st party and exclusives. For multiplats there is PC.
     
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  13. Reecey

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    My fondest memory of the WiiU was waiting for Super Mario 3D World which was a huge disappointment when it arrived! :( Even though the WiiU flopped, yes I was one of the many that pre-ordered it with ZombiU Premium Package and paid a whopping £329.99p from Game, compared to my Nintendo Switch buy, which now I feel really ripped off! I think the WiiU had so much potential it was sadly let down and the fact they kept you hanging all the while with Zelda Breath of Wild that did not go down well with fans! also trolling it to death with the Wii blend in, ruined it for many! you felt like in the end all you where getting was a Wii+, not a new console..
     
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  14. YoshiB

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    smash and kart.

    Smash disk got scratched though and now its useless :(
     
  15. depaul

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    Today I turned on my WiiU and noticed the Mii was shut down permanently, besides even the Warawara plaza only gives you "old" "generic" Mii messages, like : "You can connect to internet and play with friends"... etc. I know it's no big deal, but it just made me sad. I really loved my Wii U :(
     
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  16. DJPlace

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    never owned one...
     
  17. StarTrekVoyager

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    The Wii U was a console with horrible marketing and awesome games. I've had a lot of fun with it, but it failed so hard from the first months that it quickly became a heavy weight for Nintendo.
     
  18. DJPlace

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    i would only but the wii u to play emulators on but the xbox is better for that sadly...
     
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    Got the Zelda WW bundle to this day. While I almost never play it I did enjoy the heck out of XBCX and Super Mario, Smash and Mario Kart 8
     
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    I hated how every tv ad had cringy little kids...The switch ads are lit. They are far more superior. "Well hot buttered popcorn thats a deal"