Top 10 Reasons Why the Wii U Undersold

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1Limited third party support

Nintendrones say that they don't need 3Rd party support and that they want to play only Nintendo games. Well listen up idiots. If you want Nintendo To make more Nintendo games for you THEY NEED Third party support If you keep continue like this You will be only delaying the inevitable. Their Franchises might be one of the most famous franchises in existence but they don't make as much money now. Those days have passed. THEY NEED to bring something new to the table like Splatoon! And also support from third parties. And make games on it not only the third party gets money and NINTENDO WOULD ALSO PROFIT FROM IT AND MAKE MORE NINTENDO GAMES! - Aguythatpeopleignores

They stopped making some EA and 2K games for the wii before the Wii U even came out. I like to to play college football but the most updated version is 2009

Without developers like Ubisoft, EA, Capcom, 2K, Bethesda, etc., the game library is light. - marmalade_skies

2Weak launch

It had a New Super Mario Bros game (which was fun, but not original) and a few decent ports. That's it. Nothing brand new or long awaited. - marmalade_skies

Yeah definitely had a shabby start. Ever since they released MK8 and Super Smash Bros. Wii U, that's when it started taking off - Mcgillacuddy

3Nintendo Land was forgettable

Wii Sports was captivating and entertaining. It showed why motion controls were so fun. Nintendo Land didn't make a case for a tablet controller.

If only Super Mario Maker came out 2.5 years earlier! - marmalade_skies

4Weak hardware

It was a step up from the original Wii for sure, but it still was considerably weaker than PS4 and Xbox One. - marmalade_skies

Wii U came out before PS4 and Xbox One which is why the console isn't as powerful. At least is more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360. - Metts

5Drought of 2013

2013 saw almost no titles until Pikmin 3 in the fall. - marmalade_skies

6Rise of the tablet market

The controller was originally a new concept when Nintendo first conceived it, but the tablet market evolved so fast, Nintendo's controller lost its uniqueness. - marmalade_skies

That's right actually The Tablet market rose when The Wii U first came. So it lost its uniqueness. - Aguythatpeopleignores

7Questionable price point

$350 is too high of a price to be bargain but too low of a price for it to offer competitive hardware. - marmalade_skies

8Lack of big budget exclusive

Zelda was announced late in the gen (to be fair, Skyward Sword only came out a year before the Wii U). A Metroid Prime title could've helped. Production values aren't everything but the console could've used a few massive titles. - marmalade_skies

9Bad online multiplayer connectionV1 Comment
10Poor marketing

One thing that is an upgrade though is the controller change. Thank God they dropped that stupid stick - Mcgillacuddy

People thought it was just an upgrade for the Wii rather than a new console. - marmalade_skies

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11Few new IPs

Splatoon came nearly 3 years later, but that's it. Otherwise, most of the games were sequels. - marmalade_skies

12Gamepad was large and awkward

It wasn't heavy though a bigger problem is that most of the games never actually took use of the gamepad screen or motion controls which makes me think that the entire idea of the gamepad was bad from the start

The gamepad didn't look very fun to use. Just awkward.

The thing feels weird to hold, especially with the triggers. Also it is hard for most gamers to get used to looking at both the gamepad screen and T.V. screen.

13The name

Most people who owned a Wii probably thought this was just an add on for the Wii, if it was an add on for the Wii it would probably do even worse yknow like the n64 dd

14The Success of the Other Next Gen Consoles

The Wii U undersold before the other eight gen consoles were even released. - drdevil

15Lack of compatibility with 3DS
16Lack of compatibility with DS

Before the Wii U was launched, I've always thought it would've been a nice idea if the GamePad had a cartridge slot that allowed the console to play DS games, with the touchscreen being on the GamePad and the other screen being on the T.V.. - drdevil

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