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I owned a...

Wii U 10 8.40%
 
3DS 14 11.76%
 
Both 80 67.23%
 
Neither 15 12.61%
 
Total:119
curl-6 said:

I had both.

Bought a Wii U in November 2013. While it did have some great games that I enjoyed enormously like BOTW, Bayonetta 2, and Mario Kart 8, the droughts were absolutely brutal and really soured my overall feelings towards it.

Bought a 3DS in 2015; Monster Hunter Tri was one of my favourite games of the 7th gen so when MH4 came out only on 3DS, I decided to grab one for it. Big mistake. To this day it's the only gaming system I have ever regretted buying. Disliked it immensely and whenever I played on it I just couldn't help thinking "man, I'd be enjoying this so much more if it was on a console."

Still, it taught me a valuable lesson; never buy a system that doesn't excite you just cos it has a game or two that do.

Got a Switch in October 2017; I decided to wait a few months beyond the launch window, until Nintendo proved it wasn't another Wii U. So far I absolutely love it; if it can manage three more years as good as 2017/2019 it has a shot at dethroning the SNES as my favourite system of all time.

I never felt this drought on the wiiU, it launched with the amazing and big New super Mario bros U, and zombiU was incredible, an experience of a generation, I played it several times, trying the hard mode with only 1 life.

All of this while the console ran all games from the Wii library

Then I even got assassins creed 3 at launch, it was also great and big. I also bought batman Arkham city, it was much better than on my 360 with the gadgets on the gamepad. I even got call of duty on it. Then darksiders 2 was one of the best games of my life. And mass effect 3, even tough I played the first 2 on 360. But I loved the powers on the gamepad and good graphics. Then rayman legends was huge and incredible, then pikmin 3, then Wonderful 101, xenoblades X was huge, bayoneta, Mario 3d world, VC games, monster hunter tri with much better graphics than monster hunter on 3ds, then wind waker HD, then twilight princess HD, splatoon, Mario kart 8, tokio mirage, then breath of the wild, and many more games in between, even need for speed most wanted was good, and splinter cell, deus X, child of light, assassins creed 4

I never felt the drough specially because I also had a 360 and ps4 and 3ds.



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victor83fernandes said:
curl-6 said:

I had both.

Bought a Wii U in November 2013. While it did have some great games that I enjoyed enormously like BOTW, Bayonetta 2, and Mario Kart 8, the droughts were absolutely brutal and really soured my overall feelings towards it.

Bought a 3DS in 2015; Monster Hunter Tri was one of my favourite games of the 7th gen so when MH4 came out only on 3DS, I decided to grab one for it. Big mistake. To this day it's the only gaming system I have ever regretted buying. Disliked it immensely and whenever I played on it I just couldn't help thinking "man, I'd be enjoying this so much more if it was on a console."

Still, it taught me a valuable lesson; never buy a system that doesn't excite you just cos it has a game or two that do.

Got a Switch in October 2017; I decided to wait a few months beyond the launch window, until Nintendo proved it wasn't another Wii U. So far I absolutely love it; if it can manage three more years as good as 2017/2019 it has a shot at dethroning the SNES as my favourite system of all time.

I never felt this drought on the wiiU, it launched with the amazing and big New super Mario bros U, and zombiU was incredible, an experience of a generation, I played it several times, trying the hard mode with only 1 life.

All of this while the console ran all games from the Wii library

Then I even got assassins creed 3 at launch, it was also great and big. I also bought batman Arkham city, it was much better than on my 360 with the gadgets on the gamepad. I even got call of duty on it. Then darksiders 2 was one of the best games of my life. And mass effect 3, even tough I played the first 2 on 360. But I loved the powers on the gamepad and good graphics. Then rayman legends was huge and incredible, then pikmin 3, then Wonderful 101, xenoblades X was huge, bayoneta, Mario 3d world, VC games, monster hunter tri with much better graphics than monster hunter on 3ds, then wind waker HD, then twilight princess HD, splatoon, Mario kart 8, tokio mirage, then breath of the wild, and many more games in between, even need for speed most wanted was good, and splinter cell, deus X, child of light, assassins creed 4

I never felt the drough specially because I also had a 360 and ps4 and 3ds.

The droughts were horrible.

In 2013 pretty much nothing worthwhile released in the entire first half of the year.

In 2015 Splatoon, Xenoblade X, Yoshi's Woolly World, Fast Racing Neo, and Fatal Frame, just 5 worthwhile games all year with months in between of fuck all.

2016 was a wasteland.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 25 February 2020

I owned 5 3DS throughout its lifetime (had the shoulder buttons on my original 3DS die, bought another to replace it, they died too, then got a 3DS XL alongside Smash when it released, then a 2DS and a New 2DS XL down the track too) It was a great system - my favourite outside of the Switch.

I had a Wii U for a while (Pikmin 3's release in July? 2013 until the end of that year). I sold it off because there was absolutely nothing else on the horizon that remotely interested me, it had such an awful line-up for my tastes.

Gladly jumped on the Switch at launch because it looked so good, and its promised library was so great as well.



victor83fernandes said:
Darwinianevolution said:
I have a 3DS, but not a WiiU.

you should swap, 3ds has considerably worse library, lets take an example, Mario 3d vs Mario 3d world, xenoblades vs xenoblades X, huge difference in graphics. Pikmin is the most dramatic difference, its really bad on the 3ds, a joke compared to the pikmin 3. Then lets compare Zeldas, ocarina of time is nowhere near wind waker, twilight princess and breath of the wild, not to mention I can also play ocarina of time on the wiiU. Then theres more marios, galaxy 1 and 2 etc.

For half the 3ds generation I only cared for monster hunter 4, but on wiiU monster hunter tri win it for me due to graphics.

Most games on 3ds from top 10 lists are a huge disappointment, pokemons is a terrible rpg where you just go around doing combat all the time and collecting pokemons, theres no story or exploration or puzzles or anything else. Fire emblem sounds great but its so boring, repetitive, nowhere near how fun advance wars was. Metroid samus is only a 2d game, and gets repetitive, I didn't bother finishing it, I much prefer Metroid prime trilogy on wiiU. Bravely default I got 10 hours in, got bored, repetitive 2d stuff, way worse than final fantasy in the 90's Nowhere something like Xenoblades X

Other games like Mario golf, Mario tennis and so on, are made far too easy, just look at the difficulty of pikmin 3 compared to pikmin on 3ds, totally different stuff. Animal crossing was too childish for me, I really tried, I liked the idea of a sims like game, but sims is more adult oriented so Id play sims instead or any of the several great strategy games on ps4.

Smash bros is also nowhere near other fighting games, for example why would Mario and link be in the same universe? Makes no sense to me.

Kirby is good but way way too easy for me.

Xenoblades on the 3ds, despite you needing the newer model of 3ds, it looked terrible compared to the same game on wiiU. And Xenoblade chronicles on wiiU didn't look close to xeboblades X either.

My biggest disappointment on 3ds was kid Icarus, many people were praising that, so I bought it, when I played it I could not for the life of me understand why people were praising it, it was worse than mediocre.

New super Mario bros was also way too easy on 3ds, took the fun out of it.

I really don't understand why Nintendo fans bought a 3ds instead of the wiiU. Its a gaming anomaly. Most 3ds games don't even make me use my brain to play. Just far too easy.

I like my 3DS. It had the games I liked.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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I have both, but I would be lying if I said I played my 3DS.. I never even beat a game on it.



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Had both. Though I got both fairly late. Still have games on both I haven't gotten to yet. 3DS is a fantastic system with a great library. Wii U has a smaller library and many of its best games are on Switch now, but those are still great games. I also got a lot out of the virtual console on both.



victor83fernandes said:
Darwinianevolution said:
I have a 3DS, but not a WiiU.

you should swap, 3ds has considerably worse library, lets take an example, Mario 3d vs Mario 3d world, xenoblades vs xenoblades X, huge difference in graphics. Pikmin is the most dramatic difference, its really bad on the 3ds, a joke compared to the pikmin 3. Then lets compare Zeldas, ocarina of time is nowhere near wind waker, twilight princess and breath of the wild, not to mention I can also play ocarina of time on the wiiU. Then theres more marios, galaxy 1 and 2 etc.

For half the 3ds generation I only cared for monster hunter 4, but on wiiU monster hunter tri win it for me due to graphics.

Most games on 3ds from top 10 lists are a huge disappointment, pokemons is a terrible rpg where you just go around doing combat all the time and collecting pokemons, theres no story or exploration or puzzles or anything else. Fire emblem sounds great but its so boring, repetitive, nowhere near how fun advance wars was. Metroid samus is only a 2d game, and gets repetitive, I didn't bother finishing it, I much prefer Metroid prime trilogy on wiiU. Bravely default I got 10 hours in, got bored, repetitive 2d stuff, way worse than final fantasy in the 90's Nowhere something like Xenoblades X

Other games like Mario golf, Mario tennis and so on, are made far too easy, just look at the difficulty of pikmin 3 compared to pikmin on 3ds, totally different stuff. Animal crossing was too childish for me, I really tried, I liked the idea of a sims like game, but sims is more adult oriented so Id play sims instead or any of the several great strategy games on ps4.

Smash bros is also nowhere near other fighting games, for example why would Mario and link be in the same universe? Makes no sense to me.

Kirby is good but way way too easy for me.

Xenoblades on the 3ds, despite you needing the newer model of 3ds, it looked terrible compared to the same game on wiiU. And Xenoblade chronicles on wiiU didn't look close to xeboblades X either.

My biggest disappointment on 3ds was kid Icarus, many people were praising that, so I bought it, when I played it I could not for the life of me understand why people were praising it, it was worse than mediocre.

New super Mario bros was also way too easy on 3ds, took the fun out of it.

I really don't understand why Nintendo fans bought a 3ds instead of the wiiU. Its a gaming anomaly. Most 3ds games don't even make me use my brain to play. Just far too easy.

The problem is that it sucks that we had to play Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Wii U instead of the NX/Switch; once that game comes to the Switch. None of the other Wii U games you mentioned were even worth playing on that console, especially when you could play better versions on other consoles, since most of what you listed were ports.

It's kind of a strange argument that "Da gaffix is better on Wii U" considering it was the lowest end home console of its time. Not only that, but it was more slow and sluggish than the Wii in the previous generation.

The fact is the 3DS had the stronger lineup of games, portability, the better interface, and didn't exist in constant drought. While the 3DS is perhaps the weakest of the handhelds (Of the 4, it's either 3DS or GBA, and neither is a slouch - the GB and DS were monsters) it's still leagues above Wii U. The Wii U is one of the two systems in argument for Nintendo's worst major hardware release, alongside PS2 Junior/Gamecube.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 25 February 2020

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I never owned a WiiU but I did have a 3ds which I sold to a friend.



So, this being an enthusiast forum, unsurprisingly most owned both, but I'd be interested to hear from more of the 13 folks who didn't own either, and why the Switch won them over when neither of its predecessors did.



Neither. The only other Nintendo platforms I owned before the Switch were the N64 and Game Boy Color. 3D Mario and Pokemon all on one platform is why I bought the Switch. In the end I've probably spent more time playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe than any other game on the console.



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