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Submitted by Animavicion 283d ago | opinion piece

16 Age-Specific Reasons You Need A Wii U

Success is a slippery word. For us gamers this has become ruled by meta-critic scores and retail sales. While games are admittedly designed to make money, for many success is measured differently. This is why we easily miss-judge the early years of platforms like the Wii U.

Some of our favorite games in my family have been on platforms that would not have existed without weathering periods of by-the-numbers failure. Games like Go Vacation may not be commercial power-houses but have offered us many happy hours of four-player open world exploration. Titles like Wii-Sports Resort (that pales next to the original release in terms of unit sales and review scores) have been a huge success for our family play time. It sounds like hyperbole I know, but between us we have played over 1000 hours on Wii Sports Table Tennis alone, a craze that re-emerged again this summer.

Setting aside those business concerns for a moment, and focusing on the games, let’s look at what the Wii U has to of... (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Game & Wario, Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, Spin the Bottle, Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Brothers, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii U, Wii U Party)

BadboyCivic  +   283d ago
I will get a wiiu, after a PS4/XB1
Animavicion  +   283d ago
Why not now?, At this time there are good discounts / offers and there are good games coming out at the end of the year (Pikmin 3, the wonderfull 101, etc.)
TongkatAli  +   283d ago
Its hard being a gamer this year too many amazing games.
rdgneoz3  +   283d ago
"and there are good games coming out at the end of the year (Pikmin 3, the wonderfull 101, etc.)"

You just answered your own question. The great games are coming out at the end of the year, not now. And by the end of the year, the WiiU will probably get a price drop to compete with the PS4/Xbone.
Animavicion  +   283d ago
@TongkatAli
know. hell, if only I did not have the basic need to eat. :,(
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CLOUD1983  +   283d ago
U mostly need a Wii U if your age is between 6 to 12 years old :P
Animavicion  +   283d ago
Why everyone says wii u is the default console for kids?, There are very good games "E" in sony and microsoft (for example the franchise of little big planet)
CLOUD1983  +   283d ago
Don't tell me that this is the first time hearing this line? I see it all the time from parents gamers who say I have this (PS3/360) console for me & this (Wii) console for my kids, Wii = kids console by default no matter how hard Ninty try to change that image it's pointless, their console have mostly platforms games I mean do u know a lot of guys 20-30+ who still play Mario? :P
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Ol_G  +   282d ago
@cloud1983
Yeah i still play Mario friends of mine also we still Come together to play smash like we did 10 years ago also Mario kart and my older cousins who are 30+ are still playing one of them is busy with xenoblade he does not have a ps360 but a bad ass pc and the wii
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Tiqila  +   283d ago
will buy wii u when some of those games

Monolith Software New Game,
Donkey Kong Country - Tropical Freeze,
Mario 3D World,
Wii Party U,
Mario Kart 8,
Pikmin 3,

are out.

And I can understand why third parties dont find the Wii U attractive, I would prefer playing 3rd party games on my ps3 or ps4 when I got one. Only buying Wii U because of exclusives (and mostly nintendo owned IPs)

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