The sad thing is, some of the games which I've enjoyed the most were on the Wii (Red Steel 2, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 007 Goldeneye) and it seems that that style of gameplay is not being carried on for new games on the Wii U
Not sure this matches your style of gameplay but take a look at:
For a launch there seems to be a good selection, but if the games don't match what you want I agree - why by the console.
Well as a parent I'd agree with a lot of what you said. I bought ours in 2006, and in the last couple of year our Wii has been one of those collecting dust due to it being noisy. I finally decided to do brain surgery on it, and fixed the noisy drive, and it is now being played in again.
All that being said, I preordered the Wii-U, and did so for a few reasons:
1) We have Netflix, a drive full of movies, BBC and a pile of other things (nope, no cable
2) I don't have to go finding disks each time and am hopeful the Wii online store will contain the games on Wii that get played regularly;
3) I'm looking forward (VERY MUCH) to the asymmetrical gameplay elements;
4) I like more "hard core" games as well, and this game allows for that (along with differentiated play types).
I don't think Nintendo forgot their market at all, but not all the market will move immediately. Wait
"Because it sucks, Nintendo sucks, that is why. At least people over the age of 8 think so"
Since you likely haven't used the Wii U, I presume you are talking about the Wii? You are so obviously not a parent; a lot of us parents over the age of 8 think it's actually pretty good.
"You can't get Amazon or Hulu outside the US. Netflix is seriously underpowered outside the US as well."
I live in Canada - actually you can. You just have to know how
"I have a Universal remote. It was $10 at what used to be Radio Shack."
I have one too, and it is a $200 (now $179) Harmony that configures my Sony stereo, PS3, Wii, and Pansonic TV for usage. I'd rather the TVii if it works as it has both Bluetooth and IR and currently my Harmony only supports IR
" The shittiest browser I've ever used, and I include the one I wrote in College using BCB+, was the whatever the fuck Nintendo has on the Wii. The browser on my WATCH is better and it doesn't even have an Internet connection"
Well, the one on Nintendo is Opera. Opera is miles, and miles ahead of whatever it is on my PS3. I use Chrome and I like Chrome, but I don't find that I have a major problem with Opera.
"Nintendo banks on their legacy games, and frankly their selection is terrible compared to the other consoles."
I hadn't played with the Wii for a couple years now (using PS3) but then repaired the noisy drive recently and introduced my daughter to it. I think it is a great system for a 6 year old. She LOVES making Miis, likes Donkey Konga, and Wii Sports. I don't have a lot of legacy games on the Wii beyond Donkey Konga and I'd argue the selection is only terrible because they are geared towards kids. That seems to be changing with Wii U.
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