Top 10 Reasons Why the Wii U Undersold
The Top Ten
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
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
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
I hope Nintendo learned his mistakes about hardware from Wii era with the Nintendo Switch
To be fair, the Nintendo hardware will always be weaker than Microsoft and Sony. It's obvious at this point that really isn't there focus even though they should step up their game. - Rue
It was a step up from the original Wii for sure, but it still was considerably weaker than PS4 and Xbox One. - marmalade_skies
2013 saw almost no titles until Pikmin 3 in the fall. - marmalade_skies
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
$350 is too high of a price to be bargain but too low of a price for it to offer competitive hardware. - marmalade_skies
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
Oh my god, I paid more for the Wii U than what the Nintendo Switc costs. I only played the Wii U like 12 times. Which I feel really bad about because my mom gave me 1/3 of the money to pay for it. - Rue
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
The battery life was complete ass. After fifteen minutes it would die and you would have to charge it again!
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
Right. It added $50 to the console's price and only 1 game really needed it. - marmalade_skies
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.
Splatoon came nearly 3 years later, but that's it. Otherwise, most of the games were sequels. - marmalade_skies
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
The Wii U undersold before the other eight gen consoles were even released.
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..