Wii U in 2016
As we all know, the Wii U had a very lackluster 2016. With very few first party titles including Star Fox Zero & Star Fox Guard, Paper Mario Color Splash, Pokken Tournament, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, and LoZ: Twilight Princess HD are the only ones that come to mind. While most of these games were very well received, one or two of these would come out in the span of two to three months. This is never fun for a gamer, waiting for more games to come out for you to play. With large titles such as LoZ: Breath of the Wild being delayed to 2017 and losing Wii U exclusivity and multiple third party games being cancelled in favor of a Switch version, It seems Wii U exclusive games are over and Nintendo is hard at word on whatever 3DS titles are left and making sure the Switch is successful. .
Will the Drought Benefit the Switch?
Many fans speculate that while the Wii U did not get much attention in 2016, Nintendo was hard at work to make sure that the Switch has a steady flow of games both in 2017 and in the years that follow. With Nintendo focusing on one system instead of two will also make it so bigger games come out on the Switch more frequently. We all know that throughout the Wii U & 3DS lifespans the 3DS got more games at a faster rate, which made the system more desirable. But now that Nintendo will be releasing all of their games on only one console, it will ensure that the Switch has a constant flow of first party games. All it needs now is a great third party support and for it to be readily available at an affordable price with stellar marketing. All of which will be talked about in later days!
That covers it for today’s topic. Let me know what you think in the comments. Do you think the Wii U drought will benefit the Switch at launch and beyond?
Tomorrow we will discuss the highly rumored and shown Wii U ports, how likely I believe each one is and what potentially could be added. See you tomorrow!