I bet you weren't expecting that, huh? I was thinking about the Wii U's situation today and after reading the "Wii U Rant - Is the name to blame?" thread here and "The Crew won't get a release on the Wii U because of technical differences" on Nintendo Life and suddenly I made this connection, I will give 3 similarities between them and I will let you decide if the Wii U is the next TG16. 1st - The Wii U and TG16's hardware are weaker than their rivals: Console Specs Both the Wii U and the TG16 were the first on the "nextgen" market and both got a weaker hardware than the competition. The TG16 started the 16-bits era with a 8-bits CPU and 2 16-bits GPU, he was released to beat the NES/Famicom on Japan as the PC-Engine, but later on, its main rivals became the SNES and the Genesis/Mega Drive, both with a full 16-bits CPU and better specs. The situation is similar on the Wii U's side, he started the 8th generation of video games with better specs than the Xbox 360 and PS3, but after the release of the PS4 and the Xbox One, most people started calling it a "non-newgen" console and most developers won't make games for it because of its specs difference. 2nd - They tried to innovate the VG market: And we got another similarity, the TG16 had/was the first CD addon/console with the TurboGrafx-CD, which later started the CD addon/console wave with the Sega CD, CDi, 3DO, Neo Geo CD and the Atari Jaguar CD, it was also the first console with a handheld (TurboExpress) that could play the same games as its home counterpart. The Wii U got its gamepad with a touchscreen, it allows you to stream your games to its screen and play them without a TV, later on, the PS4 got the Remote Play with a PSVita, it also allows you to stream games and play them without a TV. 3rd - They stayed in the 3rd place on the sales and got a cult following: It is a bit early right to say that about the Wii U, however, the TG16 stayed in the 3rd place(2nd place on Japan, but a bit distant from the Super Famicom) in the console wars, with most good games being Japan only. They also got a strong cult following because of their games, the TurboGrafx-16 is the console of choice for shooters and some arcade conversions, also it was the only console to receive Street Fighter I(As Fighting Street) back in the day. The Wii U got the classic Nintendo franchises like Mario, Zelda, Pokémon and good exclusives like Bayonetta 2, Sonic Lost World and a few others. Alright, so what do you think about this crazy idea? Do you think it is valid? I hope I can get some feedback on this idea!