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Old 05-07-2017, 05:41 AM   #1781
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I finally picked up a Wii U this weekend from a used shop. Traded in some Blu-rays and only had to pay $65 out-of-pocket. I never got the original Wii so now I'll finally be able to catch up on all those games as well.
I liked the Wii U and was disappointed that it never took off.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:51 PM   #1782
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I liked the Wii U and was disappointed that it never took off.
Best system nintendo ever made in my opinion. You get the best of the Wii and a bunch of great Mario games that won’t be made for the switch. Crazy that it never took off.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:24 AM   #1783
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Best system nintendo ever made in my opinion. You get the best of the Wii and a bunch of great Mario games that won’t be made for the switch. Crazy that it never took off.
I like the system too but I completely understand why it flopped hard. The reasons are many.

1. The name/marketing - Seriously, to this day many people still don't know the Wii U was it's own console. I've heard many people say they thought the Wii U was some sort of HD add-on for the Wii or an upgraded Wii. Nintendo made a huge mistake trying to latch onto the Wii brand name by just adding one letter to the name. It backfired in a big way. It didn't help that Nintendo's extremely poor marketing of the console did little to make a point of it being a completely new console.

2. Cost/the GamePad - Nintendo's big gimmick with the Wii U was the GamePad. It was an interesting concept but in the end it cost Nintendo dearly. The biggest problem was it's extremely high initial cost caused the console to be priced far higher than it would have been with a regular controller. They could have at least made the thing optional, releasing a version of the console at a far cheaper price, minus the GamePad. It was also annoying that those of us who liked the GamePad couldn't buy one separately from the console.

3. Garbage third party support. The Wii U was absolute rock bottom for Nintendo in quality third party support. I own 30 Wii U games and the number of third party games in my library is just 5.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:46 PM   #1784
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Hi all, looking for some advice. We use our Wii U daily, and I noticed the battery life on the gamepad is only around an hour and a half. It used to last longer. Has anyone replaced their gamepad battery with an aftermarket one? And if you did where did you find one? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:39 PM   #1785
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Not an aftermarket one, no. I replaced mine with the higher capacity one straight from Nintendo. Sadly it looks like they're no longer available. It's an easy process. You might want to shoot Nintendo an email to see if they might have a source before scouring eBay for a 3rd party one.
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You can always play with the Gamepad plugged in.
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