Achievements and trophies are a neat little feature. The addition of this external reward system adds longevity, encourages extra challenges and builds your Xbox Live or PSN profile with an gamerscore or trophy list, compiling all of your gaming accomplishments in one place.
Nintendo, known for ignoring such trends and doing their own thing with consoles, chose not to include a similar system on the Wii or 3DS. Sure enough, 5th Cell’s Jeremiah Slaczka confirmed on NeoGAF that, once again, the Wii U will not include a universal reward system of its own.
So, is this a financial mistake, or a breath of fresh air for gamers?