Eight years ago today, today, November 18, 2012, Nintendo’s Wii U hit the market in North America. Behind the scenes of Nintendo’s most successful home video game console, the Wii, expectations for this latest system were arguably high, but everyone knows how the story goes from there.
The Wii U, with its block-shaped gamepad controller and HD visuals (the first Nintendo at the time), appeared shortly in Europe on November 30th and in Japan on December 8th of the same year. Customers can choose between a “basic” white set with 8GB of memory or a “premium” black set with 32GB of memory and a copy of Nintendo Land or ZombiU.
Of course, the Wii U turned out to be sadly like Nintendo’s normally high-standard flop. Currently discontinued consoles have shifted only 13.56 million units worldwide. There are many theories behind this-branding confuses customers and third-party support wasn’t as strong as it used to be-but in the end, Nintendo puts things together faster than expected and launches them into a new generation. A switch that has already destroyed the lifetime sales of the Wii U.
Some Wii U owners may be a little dissatisfied, but Switch gave Nintendo the opportunity to re-release some of the best console titles that failed and provided them to a much larger audience. .. Looking back at Wii U’s best-selling games, there are many great titles available on the system. In many ways, it’s a shame that it never took off, as Nintendo wanted.
Did you buy the Wii U? Do you still have it, or did you regret having it? Feel free to share your Wii U memories in the comments section.