yes it is a fact, because every other console right now. Xbone not withstanding is doing better than WIi U. So that right there tells you people dont really mind paying a fee. So way to miss the point. If it was a big as a deal as you are making it out to be and the OP is PS4 and Xbone would not have had better sales in their first year than Wii U did, so explain that away.
As for the rest I have a 3ds, will get a Wii u, but lets use some common sense. The OP saying support the Wii U meaning dont get the other consoles because they charge for online. Isnt that the point of the thread? Cause if i buy ps4 or xone anyway it defeats the ops purpose. I am getting 4 and U eventually myself.
That's a roundabout way of saying only the PS4 is doing better than the Wii U in terms of home consoles, which kinda doesn't prove a whole lot. Add the 3DS if you include handhelds. And that has free online services too.
its not a round about way. Im SAYING PS4 is doing better than Wii U in terms of consoles (and in some weeks even 3ds). What doesnt it prove? if having to pay for online was such a big deal like the OP wants to believe it is. PS4 wouldnt be doing anywhere near as well as it is. Certainly wouldnt be number 1 and Wii U would be doing much better. 3ds? its a portable. why are we coming it to a home console?
Fact is the market has spoken, people will pay for something they see value in. Thats the way its always been.