I keep thinking something alone the lines of "oh, but the the Wii was still getting games like Mario Galaxy 2 and Skyward Sword at this point!" ... then I remember that the Switch is actually approaching it's fifth year (March 2021 - March 2022) not it's fourth. Gosh, it makes me feel both old and it also makes the Switch feel weirdly young given how immature it's software lineup still feels. It just highlights all the more how weird it must have been as a Wii owner having the Wii for only about 4 years, only to stop receiving a plethora of games for it.
Yea ... it actually is kind of weird how, for better or worse, Switch's library doesn't even feel half done yet.
Yeah Switch definitely feels younger than is it, I think because there are still so many major games still ahead of it.
And yes, as a Wii owner, it really sucked how support dried up in its fifth year. Thank fuck there were still a few final gems like Xenoblade and The Last Story to keep me going. All the same, it left a bitter taste, and I'm glad Switch doesn't look to be headed for the same fate.
It's especially sad because, just looking at 2010 as someone who was too young at the time to play a shit ton of games (and was pretty much just using the Wii as a party machine), it seems surprisingly packed. Kirby, the revival of Donkey Kong Country with Returns, No More Heroes 2, Mario Galaxy 2, the Monster Hunter Tri localization in the west, as well as Red Steel 2 and Sonic Colors. It is the year where you kind of see the sheen wear off perhaps (Metroid Other M, Epic Mickey, Wii Party from what I remember being received as one of the worst Wii-entry games while still selling well), and maybe it showed the Wii wasn't sustainable I don't know. But it seems like a pretty good year for output honestly.