Well, surely people noticed the blue “U” next to the “Wii” on their games’ boxes to tell that this is actually a new system with a new set of games, right? We’re not going to deny, though, Nintendo’s marketing was pretty disastrous. They have made some pretty bad moves. And they pretty well screwed over the Wii U by focusing far too much development on the 3DS instead. We’re hoping the Switch alleviates this problem. Better to just combine the console and portable if Nintendo’s proving they can’t balance the two separately.
Nintendo’s Wii U deserves way more than Sony & Microsoft consoles
But in spite of Nintendo’s flaws, it just baffles us that Sony and Microsoft’s new crap can outsell them that significantly. How can “high-end graphics” be such a huge selling point in a time where the average person can barely even notice one generation’s graphical improvements over the last one. Especially in an economy where most people should not be blowing close to 500 bucks all willy-nilly.
And again, we’re amazed at Microsoft’s utterly disastrous announcement of the XBone didn’t sink them. But on the other hand, people have been unfairly crapping on Nintendo since at least the GameCube days. Zelda goes from that realistic SpaceWorld demo to being cel-shaded and suddenly Nintendo’s forever stuck with a “kiddie” label that several assholes refuse to let go of.
The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support HD graphics. The system’s primary controller is the Wii U GamePad. Which features an embedded touchscreen, and combines directional buttons, analog sticks, and action buttons.