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Is the Wii U a failure?

Discussion in 'Wii U Discussions' started by Roxasthebrave, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Wariomovie

    Wariomovie Wario Monger Towns Folk

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    For the most part and by the majority of people, the WiiU is considered a failure, not because of the quality of the games released on the console, but because of the poor sales of the console itself. What no one seems to talk about, however, is that the Xbox 1 actually sold worse than the WiiU, with the WiiU moving approx. 13 million units and the Xbox 1 moving approx. 10 million units.
  2. pokerus

    pokerus Helpful Virus Towns Folk

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    Eh, I guess in many aspects, the Wii U did not reach the potential that the original Wii did. It's not that it was a fail, it's just that we all were expecting more from Nintendo. But at the same time, you can't expect Nintendo to make a console that is just as excellent right after peaking on excellence with tht Wii. It's like expecting a sequel of a movie to be just as good as the first; no matter how hard you hope, it's probably not going to happen.

    I personally enjoyed the Wii U, but I didn't play many games on it. Smash Bros I play obviously. I really didn't like Super Mario 3D World (I much rather would play Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS). Overall, though, the Wii U is just, well, mediocre. It's not bad or good, it's just... okay.
  3. Farhaan Raja

    Farhaan Raja Nintendo 3DS Legend Towns Folk

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    Seeing as the Switch sold more in it's first year than the Wii U did in three, yeah I'd say it's a failure.
    It had good games, like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetts 1/2, Mario Kart 8 & Splatoon... but these games all have better versions on the Switch now, leaving the Wii U with a poor version of Mario Maker (RIP Miiverse) and Smash... which will probably also get a port.

    Super Mario 3d World ftw?
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  4. 3dsCollector

    3dsCollector Nintendo 3DS Legend Towns Folk

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    I mostly agree with this. The system and it's library are just ok. It's sorely missing multiplats. It has a few good first party games, but many are ports and many more have been ported to switch or 3ds.

    In terms of sales, it bombed. Not even close to something the big 3 should have produced. It made Nintendo look like Sega or Atari. The Wii U was a failure that I would never have expected any of the big 3 to make a console sell less than 20 mil units, that's pitiful (consider that Sony has never made a home console that sold less than 50 million). I'm glad Nintendo seems to be back with the switch, and that the 3ds held the up through the Wii U years.
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  5. Farhaan Raja

    Farhaan Raja Nintendo 3DS Legend Towns Folk

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    It got so bad, that people actually believed that Nintendo would quit and start making third party software...
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