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Best year overall for Wii U

2012 2 3.85%
 
2013 2 3.85%
 
2014 35 67.31%
 
2015 9 17.31%
 
2016 1 1.92%
 
2017 3 5.77%
 
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curl-6 said:
mZuzek said:

I'm sorry, I could've sworn I read Hyrule Warriors.

Hyrule Warriors is a solid 7/10. Not great but in the Wii U's slim pickings it was worth a buy.

Hyrule Warriors is the best game on the Wii U after BotW and maybe Mario Maker.  Not only is it really fun, but it makes great use of the gamepad, since it allows you and your friend to get their own screen while playing on the same map.



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Easily 2017, the year it was put out of its misery.



2014 had Watch Dogs, Smash Bros, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad, Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Shovel Knight, and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.
And of course the best Wii U game ever, Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric.



2014 by a wide margin. MK8, SSB, Bayonetta 2 - it was truly stellar.



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The year it was put out of its misery, so 2017.



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2015 followed by the launch year. The rest of the console's history may as well have not existed as far as I'm concerned, Other than something I could play Wii and VC game on, I don't recall one compelling thing for Wii U. I suppose there was the Wii Sports game, and that drawing app, I think those came out at some point in the off years. There was also Earthbound. I got Mario Kart 8, but I have literally played it more than 200X longer on Switch - as I put in less than 3 hours on the Wii U version, so I consider Mario Kart 8 as a Switch game that just had an early version on Wii U that no one really wanted to play.

At the same time, should Xenoblade Chronicles X come to Switch, I imagine it would be a FAR more desirable experience, being it will be on hardware I actually like using.

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2015 was okay too I guess; certainly far from great, but with Splatoon, Fatal Frame 5, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi's Woolly World, and FAST Racing Neo, its annual lineup was at least passable.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
2015 was okay too I guess; certainly far from great, but with Splatoon, Fatal Frame 5, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi's Woolly World, and FAST Racing Neo, its annual lineup was at least passable.

I consider that although 2014 had bigger games (Smash, MK), 2015 had better games, or at least, those games were something special, those were games that gave potential costumers a reason besides Mario to purchase the system. The wonderful E3 2014 presentation was mostly a 2015 lineup. Also, in a more general way, the best year in term of sales for the console was 2015.

Edit: plus I see a lot of people seem to dislike Smash Wii U.

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camilosanchez16 said:
curl-6 said:
2015 was okay too I guess; certainly far from great, but with Splatoon, Fatal Frame 5, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi's Woolly World, and FAST Racing Neo, its annual lineup was at least passable.

I consider that although 2014 had bigger games (Smash, MK), 2015 had better games, or at least, those games were something special, those were games that gave potential costumers a reason besides Mario to purchase the system. The wonderful E3 2014 presentation was mostly a 2015 lineup. Also, in a more general way, the best year in term of sales for the console was 2015.

Edit: plus I see a lot of people seem to dislike Smash Wii U.

The reveal of BOTW and Captain Toad were also key wins for E3 2014 for me, and those weren't 2015 games. For me, while I did really enjoy games like Splatoon and Fatal Frame, nothing in 2015 was quite up to the sky high bar of Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, or Tropical Freeze.

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Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

2014. Not only were there great game releases, but they had some great new announcements for games coming in later to look forward to.



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