Podcast: Nintendo Is Bumming Us Out

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Even for longtime Nintendo fans, it’s hard not to feel burned by the Wii U, a console that never quite lived up to its potential. Sucks for people who bought one just for Zelda!

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Originally posted 4/28/16

Today on our podcast, Kotaku Splitscreen, Kirk and I talk about this week’s disappointing Nintendo news, and how Zelda’s delay signals an unceremonious end for Wii U. Is it fair to say the Wii U is Nintendo’s most disappointing console to date? How can longtime fans of the company trust that Nintendo won’t burn us again with NX? How have they still not figured out how to make people happy with the Virtual Console?

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You can listen to today’s show on iTunes, or on Simplecast here. (Download the mp3 directly here.) As always, you can reach us at splitscreen@kotaku.com with any questions, comments, or anything else you’d like to share.

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jamesmichaelfleites
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I was one of those who bought a Wii U for Zelda. Luckily I got it around when Smash was released. Got a Wii U plus 2 games for 200. It was a steal.

Yesterday I traded it in at gamestop. Figured there was nothing else I would play on it, and it would only depreciate the longer I kept it.

Heres holding out hope for the NX.

RIP Wii U.

Splatoon, Bayonetta, Pikmin, Kitteh Mario, Smash Bros.
They were all great.

But ultimately, the system was hugely disappointing.