Wii vs Wii U

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I choose...

Wii for the win! 48 62.34%
Wii U all the way! 29 37.66%

Wii U for me. I love them both, but Wii got rid of the backwards compatibility with time, while the Wii U never removed it and even included original Wii downloads for easier accessibility.

The GameCube is probably my favorite console, but the library doesn't compare to Wii's, make it Wii U (Monster Hunter, Xenoblade, Bayonetta, Need For Speed, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden, Yoshi, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Splatoon, Child Of Light, Fatal Frame, Zombi U, etc) on top of Wii's massive library with updated online infrastructure/service, larger variety of Virtual Console systems, an online community, support for other applications, off-TV play, and much more, and there's no contest.

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I'm going to say Wii U. Not only for its great exclusives, but also being the console that Nintendo started really embracing Indie games, which has continued stronger with the Switch. Also nobody seems to mention what an awesome Zelda machine Wii U is, it literally has all the console Zelda's, DS and GBA versions plus the HD remakes.

The Wii was revolutionary. It made me like Nintendo again after ignoring their home consoles after two generations. It had a better 2D Mario, and I like Mario Kart Wii better. It had a lot of fun third party games like Muramasa Demon Blade. It also had a lot of great motion control games: Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Excite Truck, Excite Bots, etc.... I had endless fun on the Wii.

The Wii U was just a huge disappointment as a whole, but it had a few good points. Hyrule Warriors, and Mario Maker are great games that actually take advantage of the gamepad. Also Smash Bros is better on Wii U. As a whole the console is a dud though.

Man!! Not even a contest to me. Wii wins hands down!!!

Wii for me. More games, better games, plus (IMO):-

Wii party >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wii party U
Smooth moves >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Game & Wario
Mario kart Wii > MK8. (As i said, imo, don't kill me!)
Wii Sports, Excite truck. Wii u didn't have anything like these games.



In my opinion the N64 was not just the best console of the 5th gen but, to this day the best console ever created!

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I would go for the Wii.
Bulk of the good Wii U games ended up/ending up on the Switch.

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WII. It has some of my favorite games of all time.

Wii U has some great games too, but not as much as the Wii.

Yeah I'm gonna go with the Wii as well.

Both systems had some amazing first party gems, but while the Wii U had horrendous droughts in between them, Wii generally managed to plug the gaps will cool additions like Monster Hunter Tri, Goldeneye 007, Silent Hill Shattered Memories, de Blob 1 & 2, No More Heroes 1 & 2, Red Steel 2, Rayman Origins, Sonic All Star Racing & Colours, etc.

Also, where the Wii U Gamepad was cumbersome and ultimately didn't add much, the Wiimote + Nunchuk were a revelation when properly utilized. Playing Wii Sports Resort with 1:1 motion controls in 2009 felt downright futuristic, like something off Star Trek, while pointer aiming blew analogue sticks out of the water.

Enjoyed Wii U more than is thought possible by the mainstream. A huge chunk of my life flew by and I hadn’t paid any attention. I dove into the game pad way too hard for my own good.

I am amazed 25 people voted Wii U :o
Wii with out a doubt had almost every category going better for it other than graphics and portability