Wii selled more than its competitors
Gave 10 bi of profit alone.
Recieved the most selled game of all time(wii sports) and one of the most acclaimed game of all time(SMG/SMG2).
Recivied the majoroty of the jokes from the announcment to the end of the production(remenber that mass effect comic?). Till today everyone call it "luck".
So, even if the wiiu start to sell better and outsell all the competitors, and get the best games, no, will not have the respect of the majority. In fact, as the generation seems to go on, i believe that will only be forgotten more and more.
There is actually only one way that i see that the jokes stoping: the closure of the playstation and xbox division while nintendo mantains wiiu production. If nintendo remains the only plattaform where people can play in a console, it will gain a ton of people interested in playing games on TVs, and thats a lot. Of course, the chance of this happen is very low.
inb4 "ha, kepping dreaming""nintendo will go down 2 times before this hapopen, fanboy".
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