The Nintendo Wii U turns 5 years old

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  1. Memoir

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  2. BlueFox gui

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    NAS TERRAS DE HUE BR
    i guess most part of people would say
    who cares
     
  3. Shadowfied

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    Huge failure of a console but do not regret buying it the slightest. Many great exclusives. I'm a PC gamer and only buy consoles for exclusives anyway (except on the Switch), and I've had more reasons to turn on my Wii U than I have my PS4 yet.

    Great writeup!
     
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  4. Stephano

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    I want a Wii U so badly
    Me and my girlfriend are saving up for one right now. We are a 3rd of the way there :toot:
     
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    When my mates and I first saw the Wii U, we're like, "Oh cool, a tablet for the Wii." Yeah, even we dedicated Nintendo fans didn't know that the Wii U was a brand new console until a year after its reveal, which says a lot. Years later, sometime in late 2013, my brother and I were at Target and saw a Wii U demo kiosk for the first time. We took turns playing Wind Waker HD and to our surprise, ended up loving the system and the GamePad controller! Later that year, we bought a Wii U with Wind Waker HD. Honestly at the time, it felt like a solid buy. Playing games off the TV was a huge boon and it could play all our old Wii games. Ended up buying only a handful of other titles over the course of its lifetime, the only memorable non-Zelda ones being Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. It stayed its welcome and left as soon as it needed to. Commercial failure, but somewhat decent in my books.

    Then the Switch, baby! Already, I've bought more Switch games this year than all my Wii U games combined, and that's saying a lot. That "off-TV" play became "take your game anywhere" and I freaking love it. Already forgotten about the Wii U, it was Wii --> Switch for all I care. Lovin' my Switch <3
     
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  6. MasterF0x

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    Great console that had a lot of potential, but was unfortunately overlooked by developers and consumers.
     
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    Find any good deals on a used Wii U? Should be kinda cheap, at least in the $100-200 range, I bet.
     
  8. migles

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    wii u is a console that appeals me more than the switch....
    even if i would end up using it just for the wii part...
    sadly it had a quick death, 5 years, seems like i seen the console being released a month ago with that zombie game
     
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    The amount of good Wii U games can be counted on one hand.

    FUCK YOU NINTENDO!!
    I WANTED MARIO GALAXY 3!
     
  10. Sinon

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    The day I got BOTW my sister was like "How are you playing that game on your Wii U? Isn't BOTW a Nintendo Switch game?" then I tried to explain her that the Switch version was a port of the Wii U version... she was so confused
     
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  11. Ryccardo

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    I get your original point but... the real Wii tablet was actually made (Udraw) and it nearly killed a large 3rd party when they tried to port it to PS360, think about it :D

    Oh sure, when I returned my non-working NSMBU, one of the first questions was "which console are you using it on"?
     
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    I meeeean, THQ was kinda borked long before the Udraw. Then they thought Udraw would be a big sell for some reason and threw them selves even deeper into the bankruptcy hellhole that they never could get out of, ahaha.
     
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    Well, one console was a massive failure and now this one is the best console with the most potential of all time.
     
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    Now they better not spoil that potential!
    Knowing Nintendo...
     
  15. Lacius

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    I play my Wii U a lot more than I play anything else.
     
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  17. gamemasteru03

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    The sad thing is that I sold my Wiiu 2 days ago to help get enough money to build a gaming computer. But the even sadder thing is that I don't care much that I sold it because I can play most of the games on cemu ounce I manage to build a gaming computer.
     
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    Bought myself one 4 months ago and im loving it.still has great killer games and its pretty cool for use
     
  19. RedBlueGreen

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    Another issue a lot of people had is that the commercials painted it as a family friendly console the kids wanted (when Nintendo actually bothered with commercials). Nobody I knew had issues with that, but people I know don't buy super heavily into marketing and take commercials super seriously.

    I do enjoy the games I have for it, and their are quite a few games I'd still like to get that I don't have yet.
     
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  20. kehkou

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    I'm a dirty stinking pirate so my Wii U has been my partner in crime (sorry 3DS). It is a very good system, but I can't help but conclude that it would have been more of a commercial success if it was turning 10 today instead.
     
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