The Nintendo Wii U turns 5 years old

Chary Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Orangy57

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    what's the deal with the Wii u hate circlejerk? It was a fun console while it lasted, and had some decent first party games to play with friends.
     
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  2. phalk

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    I skipped it. But I also skipped the Wii. I hated the "wii" as a brand.
     
  3. comput3rus3r

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    Wii U still my favorite console. I could care less what console sales the most. I have so many favorite games on the system not to mention that you also get backwards compatibility with wii giving you a huge library of games.
     
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    I can't believe it's been half a decade since Wii U released. I remember playing NSMBU every day after I bought it. I still use my Wii U to play MK8 and MKWii online. Gonna get a Switch soon to play MK8DX online :)
     
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    It simply looked too much like a Wii, confusing consumers. 'Is it just a new controller for the Wii?'

    Nintendo's mistake was modelling it after the Wii. The Wii was a family console and many families are of the opinion that once you own a toy, you don't need to upgrade to a newer version.

    I bought my WiiU used about 2 years ago for $100. It was a great deal that I couldn't pass up and Nintendo's first-party games on the system were a blast to play (except Colour Splash).

    The WiiU was worth a purchase for the first-party games alone. I'll probably whip it out from time to time, but I'm moving forward and cheering on the success of the Switch.
     
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    the only reason I was interested was super mario 3d world. thanks to CEMU, I don't need to buy this thing just to play one mario game.
     
  8. Stephano

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    I'm hoping to find one in the 120-150 range. We have 52 dollars right now that we have collectively gotten from change and college campus surveys.
    I haven't really found one there yet. The best i have seen are on amazon
     
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    Good system, good games, garbage name and marketing.
     
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    I'm an early adopter of the WiiU & here are my thoughts Nintendo could've saved the WiiU had the added a play style similar to the DS but they didn't. I would say my fondest memories but I still have my WiiU even though I'm getting a Nintendo Switch for christmas
     
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    i want to get one to play smash with my 3ds but thr cheapest is like 260
     
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    I bought a Wii U at the end of its life because I was not interested in the Switch. I'm still mad that they cut the second screen Zelda features so they could pretend like it was intended for the Switch and not the Wii U.
     
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    thanks @FIX94 for keeping the WiiU alive and enabling so much more for it
     
  14. Lazyboss

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    Wii U vs Switch? the Wii U wins by miles.
    i have no idea why people hate the Wii U that much and hail the Switch even before the release, the Wii U have many exclusive games over the years and it can even play Wii games, and the Wii can play Gamecube Games, and thanx to many people who worked on Homebrew apps and made the Wii U the ultimate console for nintendo, Wii U, Wii, GC and Emulators all in one console, while the Switch have 2 or 3 games worth playing, maybe in the future the Switch will succeed then i will get one, but as of now all i see is the Switch have the same problem of the Wii U, no games, but still many people defend the switch.
    shame, shame, shame.
     
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    So much wrong with this post.. Not even counting formatting.
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Now, wii u is useful in only one way
    HOMEBREW FTW
     
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    in a cardboard box
    I'm still a proud owner of the Switch.
     
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    Thank you for explaining.
     
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    I love my Wii U. The failure was mainly due to bad marketing. Also, a lot of weak-minded people suffer from the "induction effect". They decide they don't like the Wii U without even trying it just because other people don't like it.
     
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  20. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

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    The Wii U was objectively a failure. The Switch is succeeding in ways the former could not.

    "maybe in the future the Switch will succeed then i will get one"

    To be completely and brutally honest? If you're that ignorant to think the Wii U had a shot and somehow the Switch is doing poorly, nothing I say will change that. Also, try to avoid such a long run on sentence. That was terrible to read.

    Not to mention, poor marketing is only a small piece as to why the console did so bad. Everyone knew it was out there, not a lot of people cared for what it offered from a hardware aspect. It went to shit less than halfway through its lifespan. First party titles were there, but they weren't enough to keep the system going.. Obviously.
     
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