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3 Years Young: The Tale of Wii U

The Wii U’s entrance into the industry was quite timely seeing that it marked the start of the 8th generation of home systems, and Nintendo’s late but still remarkable entrance into the HD era of gaming. Prior to its release, there was a lot of hype surrounding the system. Third-parties expressed great interest in developing for it, and Nintendo themselves were promising to bring an even greater experience than that of the successful Wii. Without a doubt, this left fans buzzing with excitement straight up until the midnight launch. Indeed, with all the good fortune pushing it out of the gate, surely this marked the start of something amazing, no?

Well, it really has been 3 years since then. It’s been 3 long, strenuous, surprising, exhausting, monotonous, volatile and somehow exhilarating years.

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AKR1064d ago

"InB4" the "Wii U is Dead!" comments.

I'm an early adopter of the system. I got it earlier than expected; December of 2012 while I was on vacation. I must say that I've had an exceptional amount of fun with the system. I own 13 retail games and as well as a dozen or so indie-titles, and I love each and every one of them.

It's been 3 fun years, and I can't wait for Year 4!

3-4-51064d ago

Wii U for me is a Nintendo machine, but I'm ok with that.

Nintendo has supported the Wii U just fine.

The NX will have much better 3rd party support.

I can't wait for the reveal so that part of it can shut people up for good.

* You guys really don't want like 50% of the souless empty games that are on XB1 or PS4.

PS4 & XB1 have some great game, but not all of them are.....Like a lot of those games don't get played that often even on PS4's and XB1's.....so Wii U is only missing out on so much.

Keeping mine around for Legend of Zelda U...then I'm most likely trading it in towards the NX.

hatsume-miku1064d ago

Unfortunately the majority of people doesn't think like you. They see an underpowered machine with low sales and don't care if the system has many wonderful games.

MrBrofist1064d ago

Who cares? He doesn't. He's happy with his so that's all that matters

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1063d ago

Thanks you sir!
You just confirmed majority of the users on this site are not gamers!

BullyMangler1064d ago (Edited 1064d ago )

Nintendo ain't done showing noobs, what the wiiU can really do. In terms of gorgeous graphics and gamepad usage.

NX will not come out any time soon . . if so, then NX comes at maybe very end of 2016, late mid 2016 .

for now, true gamers got wiiU.

WiiU already carrying some of the most beautiful most bad ass most challenging games ever created in the history of gaming < fact

and its barely 3

danny8181064d ago

True gamers have the wiiu? Lol

3-4-51064d ago

well yea that comment is a bit laughable and arrogant but still the Wii U is a solid system.

It obviously doesn't have all the games I want, but that is why I game on 3DS,PSP,Vita,XB1,Wii U & PC.

When one console or handheld doesn't have a game, I just play a game on the other ones.

Neonridr1064d ago (Edited 1064d ago )

I had this console Day 1. I have gotten more than my initial investment out of this machine which is all I can hope for at the end of the day.

Sure it's not Nintendo's best console, but there have been some truly amazing games on this system.

Here's looking forward to the swan song of the Wii U in 2016 leading up to the NX.

conanlifts1064d ago

I bought mine day 1. I really enjoyed owning the system, although there were times when I had nothing to play. Sadly mine broke a month after mario kart released.

Neonridr1064d ago (Edited 1064d ago )

Finish strong Wii U.

FallenAngel19841064d ago

Much of how the Wii U started out sounds very similar to the situation with the supposed NX

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