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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%
 
Total:52
curl-6 said:
camilosanchez16 said:

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.

I can swear Captain Toad is a 2015 game, or at least it was released in 2015 outside the US.



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camilosanchez16 said:
curl-6 said:

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.

I can swear Captain Toad is 2015, or at least it was released in 2015 outside the US.

Now that I check it, yeah, Captain Toad was 2014 in North America but 2015 in PAL.



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

2014 was the year when I got a Wii U and when I bought most of my games but my most played game was Splatoon, still 2014 takes the cake.



I know... my English sucks.

2014 was the high point, after that each year was just worse and worse.



My most played titles are NintendoLand and Mario Kart 8, with NintendoLand still being exclusive to the system, so I voted 2012. Even if I didn't own the system myself until 2014. ^^;;



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In retrospect for me the only worthwhile Wii U game of 2012 was Black Ops II.
It's one of the best games in the series and the Wiimote pointer controls are superb.

In 2013, I got 3D World, Pikmin 3, Need for Speed, Splinter Cell, and Ghosts.

2016 was a total loss with nothing worth getting, and 2017 was a one-man show with BOTW.



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

2015 because Splatoon is a marquee top Nintendo franchise and it's been a long time since that happened.

Mario Maker as well I think.



Soundwave said:
2015 because Splatoon is a marquee top Nintendo franchise and it's been a long time since that happened.

Mario Maker as well I think.

2015 is underrated. Period.



2014 easily. Mario Kart 8, Smash, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta, Captain Toad were all solid.

I would say 2015 is close if it weren't for Nintendo releasing a bunch of shitty shovelware games at the time like Amiibo Festival, MP10, Mario Tennis, ECT... The highlights for me 2015 were Super Mario Maker and Splatoon, while it's difficult for me to say those are better games than MK8 and Smash, they were games that brought Nintendo into the modern era of online multiplayer for me, because before those games I always believed Nintendo was severely behind the times and still in the Wii era.



On the whole I'd say 2014 and 2015 are the only years that can be considered passable on the whole. The rest ranged from poor to horrible.



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