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The price, power, marketing, and lack of killer apps a all extensions of the real problem: controller. The controller is where all the extra cost went. All in all, it simply wasn't a compelling offer. You can't have a killer app on a console that is simply not appealing. Mario Kart 8 would have been a killer app.

You also can't say it didn't have third party support either. The games were there. The problem is no one wanted to play those games on the Wii U. The Wii U was so terrible that Nintendo would have been more successful supporting the Wii until the Switch's release.

One thing the poll gets wrong though: the controller ISN'T a tablet. This is what a tablet looks like:

Last edited by Jumpin - on 27 September 2019

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.