The WiiU had an identity problem TBH. I know people to this day that still think it is an add on to the Wii. Hell I know one guy who got it as a present and it just sat in his closet for years. When I told him it was a console, he was floored.
But really, people just cherry pick this argument to meet their own agenda. XBox fans say exclusives do not matter, but they lack notable exclusives themselves. Playstation fans praise exclusives overall, but when the WiiU failed they said exclusives do not sell consoles. They also said it during the first 2 years of the PS4 life during the whole, "PS4 has no gamez" debacle.
Then enter the Switch and they say it is only selling because of exclusives and the portability of the multiplat games do not have anything to do with it. All of a sudden, it is about exclusives again.
At the end of the day, exclusives are not the only thing that sells a system, but they do play a MAJOR role. As for people who say they matter or not, well it seems to me that more often than not they are only using the topic to further an entirely different point than the topic of exclusives themselves.
Last edited by Shiken - on 24 December 2018