Prez wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 23:17:
There's a HUGE difference in how the Wii and Wii-U performed, mostly due to the Wii serving their market well while the Wii-U failed to do so. Shipping a very novel package such as Wii-Sports with the system was a huge part in getting the Wii off the ground and on its way to its huge success.
I think the Wii's success was mostly in part to the very novel control scheme, it was a new way to play. Wii sports helped demonstrate that, but I don't think it's the reason it sold well.
In contrast, the Wii-U was just a mess. So many reasons that failed, not cause it didn't include Wii sports. Of all the reasons I think that one sums it up for me. A good friend, who's an oldskool console buff, who owns all the old consoles still, all the old cartridges, all the old handhelds, not as collectors items, but bought them as they came out, he had every nintendo product ever released, even a Japanese Famicom... He had no idea what the Wii-U was. He had heard of it, and thought it was some sort of controller extension. He told me: "I already have the Wii pro control adapters, I don't need the new one". I was flabbergasted. So many people honest to god didn't know this was even a new console.
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