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Let's have a civil discussion about the Wii U for just one second.
From what I've been able to gather, this system has received a lot of flak from all sides for the lack of any noteworthy titles since it's launch back six months ago.
I can understand the frustration, but it's as if people are more in anticipation of the Wii U's "death" than any other console.
This is confusing to me, since the Wii U isn't suffering from anything different than from any other console launched in recent memory.
Back throughout the spring and summer of 2001, within about half a year of the PS2's launch, the console was lambasted for having no noteworthy titles, and I remember how people lambasted it as an overglorified DVD player.
The GameCube and Xbox suffered the same drought of games after the console's release. Between January and September 2002, aside from Resident Evil, the GameCube had no other noteworthy title to speak of.
With the Xbox, Halo: Combat Evolved was the only game worth getting for the Xbox up until around early 2003.
The 360 and PS3 were the same way, especially the PS3.
Despite the post-release droughts for all of these platforms, nobody seriously believed that the lack of games were going to cause any of these consoles to fail, and they all didn't.
So why is there so much agitation towards the Wii U when all other consoles were just as lacking for any noteworthy titles after launch?
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>PS3 November 11 2006 - March 31 2007
>3.6 million units sold
>360 November 22 2005 - March 31 2006
>3.2 million units sold
>Wii U November 18 2012 - March 31 2013
>3.4 million units sold
I'm sorry, why exactly is the Wii U such a failure? No, it's not the wii. But these figures are hardly dismal.
By the end of the year Pikmin 3, Game & Wario, Wonderful 101, Mario Kart U and Mario U will be out, so there goes the NO GAEMZ excuse.
Will you still call it a blunder then, /v/?