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If the E3 Digital Event was an accurate representation of the next 8 to 10 months, maybe. But it isn't. Star Fox, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi's Wooly World, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Fatal Frame V, Devil's Third, Genei Ibunroku #FE, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Mario and Sonic at the Rio Olympics, FAST Racing Neo, all these are targeting that window alongside the (admittedly phoned-in but also free) Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival. That's eleven exclusives. There's also Project Treasure, but that release date is uncertain. Zelda comes next year. As it stands, the Wii U's near future is quite strong.

And it's pretty common for PR to talk trash and try to look big when their backs are against the wall.  It's sickish at times, but not something that really means much or plays into the quality of the platform.

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It isn't the worst time to be a Nintendo console owner especially Wii U. Those who haven't played The great Wii games + current big hitters of Wii U. Those are already a good list of games. So it is not the worst and Nintendo's presentation sucks but it doesn't mean there aren't any games until the holidays. There are a lot. It is just those People who exaggerates things.


At least we have games to play, like Splatoon.

Don't think so, no. I now have Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros. and Splatoon to take care of my multiplayer/online fix; I have a rather decent collection of games to pick from, and there are quite a few upcoming games (X, Mario Maker, Yoshi, Star Fox, etc.) I'm looking forward too. It was way worse during the days of N64 and Gamecube.

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It's not that bad really.  There are quite a few worthwhile games coming out this year starting with Splatoon which has already reached.  I remember times back when I was Nintendo only where it seemed like nothing worthwhile was released for a year but i'm also pretty picky.  Wii had lots of games but often there were major gaps with nothing truely worth playing imo.  Off the top of my head..  Splatoon, Star Fox, Devil's Third, Yoshi, Fatal Frame, Xenoblade, Kirby, and Mario Tennis...  not a bad year of wiiu games which i would actually want to play.

spurgeonryan said:
No, the worst was when the N64 had to compete with the Psone

Nah. I had both. You have to remember that while yes, N64 got it's asses handed to it sales wise, that was the console that gave birth to SM64, OOT, MM, 007... it had some games on it that completely changed gaming and revolutionzied the industry. 

I'd say the worst time to be a console owner was the Gamecube era. Compared to the N64 titles, most of Nintendo games like Sunshine and Double Dash were no where near as amazing. There were a few gems like Metroid Prime and SSBM, but for the most part, it was rough.

It was a worst time way before E3.

In terms of first-party games Nintendo excels, it is the third-party section where the Wii U isn't doing as well.

I don't understand this notion.

If you buy a Nintendo system, you get access to the best 1st party library every gen.

If you're eager to play some 3rd party games in addition, I recommend to play them on PC. Steam makes PC gaming feel more and more like a PC/console hybrid anyway, with more and more Japanese games coming (e.g. Tales of Zestiria) and with the by far best library of western games on any system. I play all my multiplats on TV hooked to my PC with an X360 controller.

So no, it has never been a bad time to own a Nintendo system.

It's not only the system with the best exclusives every gen, it's also the only system which never (or only very rarely) loses the "true exclusive" status of their titles.