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SpokenTruth said:

Jumpin said:

I know I’d certainly agree with that suggestion =)

But I feel similarly about the Wii U. They weren’t major Nintendo consoles, more like stopgaps.

Stopgaps?  Between what and what?

Between Nintendo's significant consoles. The Gamecube and the Wii U have their cult-like fanbases who think these consoles are like the Messiah, but they weren't major Nintendo consoles; it doesn't seem Nintendo ever saw them as such, either. While N64, Wii, and Switch marketing were all prominent, all over the place, the Gamecube and Wii U were rather mute; in addition, Nintendo didn't release any major flagship titles/killer apps for Gamecube or Wii U.

Most importantly, Gamecube and Wii U never had a major interface upgrade - they were more or less, "hmmm, we need to have some kind of upgraded hardware to fit the timeslot, but we don't yet have our next big thing concept ready" - which is really the main reason why they are more like stopgaps.

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.