While pretending like the Wii U doesn't exist. Yes, I'm sure 2014 will be the year where having a second screen off the TV is a gaming essential for the next generation of gamers. Unlike 2012/2013 when everyone hated that idea and thought Nintendo was stupid for trying it.
Of course. Steam.
I'm a DJ - I like a certain type of music, but if I get hired to DJ a dance, and the people are requesting Justin Bieber songs, who am I to tell these people that Bieber sucks and refuse to play their requests? I can hate Bieber all I want at home, but when I'm working - dammit I'll sing along to every Bieber song out there if that's what the guy paying me and his guests hire me to do!
and making things work better by using graphic interfaces... like a "visual" BASIC. That could work.
The latest Call of Duty is on the Wii U, though. Feel free to have a Wii U and also play CoD if that's what you want.
They have an online store, and they do a great job of getting indie developers to put games on it. They also invest in good developers and publish games from those developers, like the upcoming X by MonolithSoft, Bayonetta 2 by Platinum, Lego City by TT Fusion, etc.
It's the cheapest home console of the generation. And it is just a Wii HD. It even plays Wii games and uses Wii controllers.
Uh, there are no games that use more than one Gamepad. And there won't ever be. You are missing the point entirely. Also, there is a Madden game on it.
They do? Also, the Mario games are all different from each other. Also, you don't have to buy them! There are in fact, other games Nintendo makes. Really! In fact, they have like 2 dozen developers all making Nintendo published games all the time. And many of them have no Mario in them!
"I want to play all of Nintendo's great games! But I don't want anyone to know I have a Nintendo!"
Why not just get a Nintendo system then, and enjoy all those games? Why force them to come to your android?
The Wii U is a Wii with a better processor/graphics, yes.
The Xbox One is a Xbox 360 with a better processor/graphics.
The PS4 is a PS3 with a better processor/graphics.
That's good enough for most people to buy an Xbox One or PS4, why does Nintendo have to do some crazy out there extra thing for you to want it?
And why is everyone complaining about launch software? It's been out over a year, there's lots of games out now. I really don't see why you care which Mario game came out first. Buy the games that look the most fun. If you don't want Mario or Zelda, Nintendo also makes other games, some of which will be coming out in the coming months, like Bayonetta and Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensai. There's also - get this - OTHER COMPANIES making games for the Wii U. And they are all available on the download store or in real life stores. If you take 3 seconds to google, I'm sure you could find 4 or 5 games that YOU would like. Need for Speed? Call of Duty? Watch Dogs? Scribblenauts? Trine 2? What kind of games do you WANT?
The problem is, if it doesn't have Mario or Zelda in the title, people who do no research will never find out about these other games. And Nintendo does a terrible job and reminding people that "hey, the new Call of Duty is on our system too!" "Oh by the way there's an online store!" and "Yes, we have more than 4 franchises that we make games about!"
What's a junk game? Apparently Mario games are junk? Even the ones that are high budget and highly reviewed? There is a BIG difference between "Mario And Sonic At The Olympics" and "Super Mario 3D World".
Anyway, I don't know how many dozens of games i would need to list for you to convince you the Wii U has "quality games", but I can list like 8 off the top of my head, and I wouldn't consider any of them 'junk'. And if you need more than 8 games for your kids, in addition to whatever they play on PC, then maybe you are doing it wrong... And I won't even list a single Mario or Zelda game, to make it that much easier.
-Need for Speed Most Wanted U
-Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
-Lego City Undercover
-The Wonderful 101
-Batman Arkham City
There you go - 8 kid-friendly games, most of which adults will enjoy as well.
They also make other games, but no one buys them. There are 3-5 games not based on 80s IP every generation from Nintendo. They never sell well. Played much Pikmin, Chibi Robo, Dillon's Rolling Western, Steel Diver lately? Of course not. Because those games have no Mario in them.
It's just as good as Galaxy, without the 'Galaxy' name on the box, although there is a Galaxy themed level and you can play as one of the Galaxy characters. But of course people without a Wii U have never played it and just assume it's crap without that Galaxy name on the box.