YouTube Spotlight: Why You Should Buy a Wii U in 2014

I don’t always agree with online gaming site GameSpot, particularly concerning their decision to award The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword a 7/10 score, but there’s always something to disagree with, and often something to agree with when it comes to any online publication. Today’s YouTube Spotlight video may seem optimistic based on its title, but while praising Nintendo for having many top-tier first party titles (already out and on the way), it is also unforgiving to the Wii U in a lot of ways. For example, it’s quite harsh on the clunky GamePad, which doesn’t hold a sufficient charge, and the poorly ported Xbox 360 and PS3 games that have hit the system.

I have my disappointments in the Wii U, but I think Nintendo can turn its situation around. Unfortunately, the way things are going, I believe the company is still not headed in the right direction to make that happen, but I have a shred of hope.

4 Responses to YouTube Spotlight: Why You Should Buy a Wii U in 2014

  1. Mattiac says:

    I have always believed in Nintendo and I will always believe in them! <3

  2. Lou says:

    Why are so many Nintendo fans reluctant to see the truth – the gamepad is holding the Wii U back. Drop it, cut the price $100, and sales will rise.

    PS4 is slaughtering the Wii U, but it’s also slaughtering XBone. If Nintendo were to drop the gamepad, Wii U could still outsell XBone and that would be huge. But to stick with a strategy that hasn’t worked for over a year is to admit defeat.

  3. RisnDevil says:

    @Lou – I’m still not quite sure you can call the Wii U GamePad a failure yet. Yes, Nintendo is clearly hedging their bets with it (looking at DKC:TF), but I think they’re going to give it one more year. If things haven’t turned around by this time next year (considering gamers will have 2D and 3D Mario, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, X, and Pikmin, with Zelda on the horizon) THEN we’ll see them consider removing the GamePad. But not now, not yet.

  4. Stuart says:

    I would think (not sure) the 3DS is capable of acting as a second screen. They could drop the gamepad and have tighter integration between 3DS and WiiU games. The price is got to come down to justify lack of third party support. Ultimately, it needs to be marketed as a second system. Most gamers aren’t going to be satisfied with the WiiU alone.

    I’ve said this before, they don’t even sell extra gamepads. That is really bizarre and probably foretells Nintendo deciding to drop it at some point.

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