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Wii U 10 8.40%
 
3DS 14 11.76%
 
Both 80 67.23%
 
Neither 15 12.61%
 
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curl-6 said:
victor83fernandes said:

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.

The same happened with the switch, and it was worse because it didn't run wiiU or wii games.

In the first 6 months we had only Mario + rabbids which was not as good or fun as ZombiU. The rest were ports of wiiU (the wiiU actually had more, it had the full wii library).

Mario Odyssey came in October and Xenoblades 2 in December.

I bought both consoles at launch and I had more to play on wiiU in the first 6 months.

WiiU had ZombiU, Mario U as brand new exclusive games for it, at launch day. The switch had nothing new at all.



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victor83fernandes said:
curl-6 said:

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.

The same happened with the switch, and it was worse because it didn't run wiiU or wii games.

In the first 6 months we had only Mario + rabbids which was not as good or fun as ZombiU. The rest were ports of wiiU (the wiiU actually had more, it had the full wii library).

Mario Odyssey came in October and Xenoblades 2 in December.

I bought both consoles at launch and I had more to play on wiiU in the first 6 months.

In its first six months Switch also got BOTW, (new game, not a late port) and Splatoon 2. 

For fairness, if we're going to discount old Wii U ports to Switch, we also discount old Wii games playable on Wii U.

The Wii U only had one year with a consistent and adequate release schedule, 2014, Switch has already had two. (2017 and 2019)



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Jumpin said:
victor83fernandes said:

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.

Somehow I don't think you guys are reading my posts, if you want to comment I recommend reading first, no other games worth playing? Go back and read

Wind Waker HD

Twilight princess HD

ZombiU is better than on ps4

Wonderful 101

Pikmin 3

And more, many of those games are better than any game released so far on the switch. And all games that were ported to the switch cost 1 quarter of the price on the wiiU, so you get more value for your money on wiiU

3DS portability is not better than wiiU graphics, I'd rather sacrifice portability to have decent graphics, the ones on 3ds were only good for side scrollers, full 3d games looked horrendous on it and the second joystick was horrible, was not even a joystick.

I don't see that strong lineup games that you see on 3ds, I see a lot of overrated games on it such as pokemon or animal crossing.

You find strange that the graphics are better on wiiU? The 3ds had a 240p screen, yeah that's right, most games on wiiU were 720p or even 1080p which is 17x the resolution of 240p, yeah you read that right, seventeen times the pixel count. I wouldnt call that better graphics, I call it way way better, by far. Not even comparable.

240p should not have even been acceptable even back in 2011, the older psp had a much higher resolution, the Vita just destroyed the 3ds in graphics. Even the N64 which released in 1996 had better resolution than the 3DS.

I do love Nintendo and games in general but lets be honest here, 3DS only advantage was full portability and nothing else.



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victor83fernandes said:
Jumpin said:

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.

Somehow I don't think you guys are reading my posts, if you want to comment I recommend reading first, no other games worth playing? Go back and read

Wind Waker HD

Twilight princess HD

ZombiU is better than on ps4

Wonderful 101

Pikmin 3

And more, many of those games are better than any game released so far on the switch. And all games that were ported to the switch cost 1 quarter of the price on the wiiU, so you get more value for your money on wiiU

3DS portability is not better than wiiU graphics, I'd rather sacrifice portability to have decent graphics, the ones on 3ds were only good for side scrollers, full 3d games looked horrendous on it and the second joystick was horrible, was not even a joystick.

I don't see that strong lineup games that you see on 3ds, I see a lot of overrated games on it such as pokemon or animal crossing.

You find strange that the graphics are better on wiiU? The 3ds had a 240p screen, yeah that's right, most games on wiiU were 720p or even 1080p which is 17x the resolution of 240p, yeah you read that right, seventeen times the pixel count. I wouldnt call that better graphics, I call it way way better, by far. Not even comparable.

240p should not have even been acceptable even back in 2011, the older psp had a much higher resolution, the Vita just destroyed the 3ds in graphics. Even the N64 which released in 1996 had better resolution than the 3DS.

I do love Nintendo and games in general but lets be honest here, 3DS only advantage was full portability and nothing else.

Opinions are a dime a dozen. It's irrelevant whether or not you think those games were better than anything on Switch or 3DS; in my opinion, Wind Waker and Twilight Princess are the two worst mainline Zelda games of all time, and that Switch has dozens of better releases on it than the Wii U, and my opinion is just as valuable as yours.

But if we're looking at factual information, the reality of the sales data reveals that the majority didn't find the Wii U console to be as compelling as the 3DS, nor did they find those games you listed as compelling purchases. Breath of the Wild alone puts all of those games to shame.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2.31m
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD 1.12m
ZombiU 0.84m
Pikmin 3 1.26m
The Wonderful 101 0.36m

Total sales: 5.89m sales. To put that into perspective Breath of the Wild has sold 16.34 million on Switch, and continues to sell. That's roughly three times the number of all five of those games combined. Critically speaking, those Wii U games generally scored in the 70s and 80s from reviewers, while games like Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey generally got perfect scores scores from critics. Both Switch games are among the most critically acclaimed games in of all time. Breath of the Wild , and is on its way to becoming one of the best selling games in history.

Breath of the Wild released on Wii U and made barely a blip, sales-wise, compared to its Switch counter-part. Most of its critical praise comes from equalization with the Switch score. The reality is not many wanted this game on Wii U, the Switch version was far more compelling.

Let's move onto 3DS.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 6.02m

Again, higher than all 5 of those games you listed combined. Not to mention it enjoys mostly 90-100% scores from critics. So, like it's bigger sibling Breath of the Wild, Ocarina of Time 3D outperformed those 5 Wii U games both critically and commercially.

And no, I don't find it strange that the Wii U has better graphics, I find it strange that you think that makes it more compelling than 3DS. The 3DS has more than just portability over the Wii U, clearly the games library (your opinion is irrelevant since it's just your word against mine, we're talking about the reality of how the library was received), it has a superior interface (no looking up and down on the touchscreen, dividing attention), a snappier OS/quicker loading, on top of its portability.

Even if what you said were true, it's more of a strong statement of how bad the Wii U actually was. What you're actually saying is that the Wii U was so bad that  portability was all that was needed to beat it.

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TL;DR - You got stomped.



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I have 3DS

I didn't even know about Wii U existence until the Switch was announced

Used to think it was a Wii deluxe or something related, not a brand new console



Had both. Got the Wii U a year or so after its launch and the 3DS quite late in it's lifespan.
I didn't have a ton of games for either, but I did like what I played, especially for the 3DS.



I own a 3DS and a Wii U but not a Switch, I just don't like the console and will probably wait until BOTW2 launch before buying it,



Had both for a bit but sold them off. In fact they were the only Nintendo consoles I pawned (aside from the Cube b/c the Wii plays Cube games). Neither one did much for me. Luckily, Nintendo rectified most of my issues with those consoles with the Switch.



 

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