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What are your thoughts on this?

Yes! The Wii U will make it! 185 67.77%
No! F-Zero's not happening. 54 19.78%
It's worse than the Virtual Boy! 34 12.45%
pepharytheworm said:
If the console gets a Wave Race, F-Zero, Nintendo Wars, Wario (non mini game), Kid Icarus, Pilot Wings, and Punch-Out then I would say yes.

yeah those are some major titles/franchises that are being overlooked.   pokemon in particular is being overlooked as well.


I'd love to see some dormant i.p. be restablished, like custom robo, sin and punishment, golden sun, earthbound, etc.  it seems a bit early to call it definitively the best nintendo console, but reviving the pimin and starfox i.p.s are a start.

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WhiteEaglePL said:
It's the best Console I ever had.

This, ive found the Wii U to be a very refreshing experience. Gamecube games on VC would be the icing on the cake

I'm not sure I have a definitive Nintendo console. I think the Wii gets the closest though, considering its own excellent library of games, backward compatibility with GC, and crucial NES, SNES, and N64 games on the VC.

The Wii U is severely underrated but still far from being the DEFINITIVE Nintendo console.

The virtual console needs a huge boost in content. The Wii virtual console still kills the Wii Us one.
The Wii U still needs some more core/must have/unique games to separate it from the gems on Wii and GC (but should only be a matter of time).

If Nintendo fix the problems then it definitely can be the definitive Nintendo console.

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I don't understand all the people here saying that the Wii's VC was better than the Wii U's. You can access the Wii VC from the Wii U via the Wii Menu. The Wii VC is on the Wii U. Why is no one mentioning this?

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It is not as glorious as the SNES in quality or as the Wii in sales. I would say no.

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Yes - as soon as Smash Bros. Wii U launches.

I agree, for me is best console from PS2 era and best Nintendo console after N64.
Now I only just need N64 VC games.

A Nintendo console without third party support can only go so far, specially one that lost that support in less than 2 years.

Without being blinded by how horrible the Wii U is doing sales wise (because when it comes to games, sales hardly matter) I can firmly say the SNES is in my opinion the best Nintendo console of all time.

Surely the Wii U fills that Nintendo quota, but hey, every single Nintendo console before it kinda does that too which is why 3rd party support is a huge plus. Not only that but for gamers that want more outside of that Nintendo spectrum of games the Wii U is not doing anything to fill that void, meanwhile consoles like the GC and N64 who also lacked in the 3rd party department ended up being more supported than the Wii U currently is.

Also let's not forget that the SNES had the best 2D Mario games of all time after all and most importantly, those 2 games played nothing like one another and they certainly played didn't play like previous entries, this is what I would call true innovation.