I haven't seen a thread like this around, so I thought "Why not make it?" This thread has no particular agenda to promote or denounce the Wii U. I just thought it'd be fun to compare this Nintendo console launch with the last one.
I'm arranging the games into rough genre categories, and will put the current Metacritic score next to them when available. Games are chosen from the North American launch.
Wii: Marvel Ultimate Alliance (73)
Wii U: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (70), Tank Tank Tank (47), Skylanders Giants, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (63)
Wii: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (95)
Wii U: Darksiders 2 (87), Batman Arkham City (87), Assassin's Creed 3 (87)
Wii: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (72)
Wii U: Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (81)
Wii: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (74), Rayman Raving Rabbids (76)
Wii U: Rabbids Land (54), Nintendo Land (77)
Wii U: New Super Mario Bros U (83), Epic Mickey 2
Wii: Excite Truck (72), Monster 4x4 World Circuit (51), Need for Speed Carbon (67), GT Pro Series (41)
Wii U: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (77)
Wii U: Mass Effect 3 (86)
Wii: Call of Duty 3 (69), Red Steel (63)
Wii U: ZombiU (75), Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (84)
Wii: Madden NFL 07 (81), Wii Sports (76), Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (69)
Wii U: ESPN Sports Connection, Fifa Soccer 13 (70), Madden NFL 13 (75), NBA 2K13
Wii: Trauma Center: Second Option (80)
Wii U: Sing Party (53), Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, Just Dance 4, Scribblenauts Unlimited (75)
Licensed Games/Obvious Shovelware:
Wii: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Happy Feet, Rampage: Total Destruction, Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab, Barnyard, Cars, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Open Season
Wii U: Ben 10 Omniverse, Transformers Prime (65), Game Party Champions, Wipeout 3, Game Party Champions
Wii U: Mighty Switch Force (89), Nano Assault Neo (74), Little Inferno (79), Chasing Aurora (66), Trine 2 (86)
*The Wii U lacks a Twilight Princess-style stellar title at launch. Other than that however, a lot of the games' scores are generally comprable.
*Despite the lack of a Twilight Princess, the Wii U is blessed with three high quality action adventures, albeit ports. However, the Wii had notaby more Racing games.
*Wii Sports and Nintendo Land have a similar Metascore
*The Wii U launch contains less shovelware and licensed games
*Despite some negative reviews, ZombiU is 10 points higher than its spiritual predecessor, Red Steel
*The Wii lacked any early platformers or RPGs, save for possibly Marvel Ultimate Alliance
*Madden, Rabbids, and Call of Duty are present for both launches.
Love and tolerate.