Wii U - 5 Years Later - Predictions & Concerns - Adam Koralik

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It's Adam Koralik here and today we're discussing the Wii U. It's 5 years old today. We'll talk about the past year that it's had, and what I think may be in its future. (This video should have come out on November 18th, I made a mistake, sorry about that.) /> /> /> />

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Adam Koralik
Sorry about the delay everyone, I realize this should have come out yesterday. My mistake.
Henriko Magnifico
Too bad the system is still darn expensive... Although Cemu exists, so the Wii U will live on :)
Jason Rotbergs
Good video adam, it was worth talking about it :)
I'm watching this on a Wii U. [My computer's broke.]
Definitely an underrated console.
Hey Adam. Big fan. Been watching for years. I got the Switch a few weeks ago and really love it, but something dawned on me about the Wii U. I think the Wii U's legacy WAS the Switch. The Switch is basically what the Wii U tried to do but better. The only real thing that the Switch doesn't do that it did was dual-screen gameplay (Wind Waker HD's inventory screen or games like Captain Toad) I still love mine a lot, and right now it's pretty much been abandoned by most gamers in favor of Switch but I think people will really get into it down the line and realize just how much it inspired the Switch and how great it is. As for how Nintendo abandoned it, I'm a little bitter about it but I understand. Around late 2015 or so there started to be a huge drought and that was probably because Nintendo started moving most of their games to the Switch (like BOTW, I'd also speculate Mario Odyssey was too, Retro's game was confirmed as well) to give the Switch a good first year. And yeah, the Switch has had a FANTASTIC first year in terms of software but people don't seem to realize that the majority of it was probably aborted Wii U projects, which kinda killed the last year or so of relevance for it. Great vid as always.
Adam McCarthy
Will you do the switch 1 year later in March?
I remember FIFA 14 came out on the Wii but not the Wii U. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_14 So the situation might happen again with the next Just Dance, that's true.
Dreamcast still getting games isn't really a fair comparison since you don't need a dev kit or a proprietary disc press to produce physical copies. I get the point you were trying to make though.
Edmundo studios
Jesus 5 years really?
Intellitech Studios
Wii is 2006, not 2005 😉👍
Chris Shriver
It's a hard thing to say goodbye to something that pretty much is a reason to boosting the Switch. But it's just something Nintendo had to do in this case. Wii U won't ever be forgotten.
william mitchell
I remember going into my local GAME and attempting to pre-order Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Wii U, the guy behind the counter looked at me like I was an idiot and told me that it wasn't a thing without even checking so I ended up going to another shop and getting it for only £13 (new), and it's a pretty damn good port of a decent game too.
Taco Bales
Why are you still using this intro in 2017.... fire up after effects or hell even microsoft paint and make a better one... it might help
What about the smash community? They play smash 4 on tournaments for years and still
Boredom Junkie
Strangely Argos in the UK are still selling the Wii U new for £249.99 with Mario Kart...the Switch is £279.99...
mouhamed lamin
I will never forgive you for shaving when you unboxed the wii u for the first time no beard no views
Rusty Shackleford
how do you decide what system to get multiplats on?
Sean Ryan
I loved the Wii U. I hated the console itself and the Gamepad but the games were amazing.
Rp G
What's its future... it has a great future on my shelf with the other past generation console... this is a great console it has a humongous library being backward compatible with the Wii games... so many many more hours of playing on this console left, cheers
Arcade Ted
I enjoy my Wii U. Still looking at getting a complete PAL game set. One good thing about going for a complete set, hardly any sports games, and the library is pretty small. Only about 160 PAL games I think :)
This is just sad, I liked the system.
I like Wii U.
Atsuko Kagari
Watching this on my Wii U. Poor thing.
pizzamon 79
Of course, you have the rare misprint version
The Shadow Man
Just dance **massive eye roll**
Alistair Caine
Shantae is on Amazon for 19.99, if anyone is interested.
Ghost Tracker 2
I'm pretty glad that I got the Wii U back in 2014. It was an amazing console but I'm sad that Nintendo is done with it.
Alan Wake
Isn't the Switch technically a ninth generation console?
dj X.A.N.A
What's really sad is that the Wii U for me has just become a streaming media machine I beat all the games I have on it there's nothing really to do online for Splatoon 1 other than playing with a bunch of hackers and cheaters and all my friends have gotten a switch and switched over to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and pokken Deluxe so pretty much the Wii U is used for nothing more but Netflix YouTube and Crunchyroll
Arcade Ted
I thought axiom verge is an Australian exclusive ? I could be wrong.
Brendan Keller
The Wii launched in 2006 not 2005 fyi
The Wii U is perhaps the most mishandled console in terms of development and marketing in recent history... like, as far back as the mid 90s.
Grainy Gaming
I just bought one two days ago so this vid is eerily timely for me. Have really enjoyed the other wii u breakdowns here. I got a preowned 32 gb and a couple of games, Beyonetta 2, New Mario Bros U and Warrior Orichi for around 200 euro which is significantly less than youd pay for a PS4 in Ireland. I was lucky enough that the girl in gamestop let me look at the screen though. Its thankfully all working okay. The other 8gb one was nicked up pretty bad though. So if you get one pre-owned be sure to get a look at it first if possible. Ive always loved this console but when I originally had one the games were just too expensive. Theyre all reasonable now. Windwaker is in the post. I dont regret picking it up at all. I think its a great time to get one.
I'm glad I collected early for the Wii U but I'm desperately hunting down any info about axiom verge and hope it will come out with a physical copy thanks for talking about it also I'm glad I bought 2 copy's of Shanta half genie hero from play Asia as it is hard to find
Why was this video on the 19th when the other Wii U anniversary videos were all on the 18th?
If Ubisoft still plans on putting Just Dance on the PS3, I guarantee that Just Dance 2019 will come to the Wii U, which might even be a sadder last game than Dragon Quest X
I love the Wii u, i'm really sad to see it go, i will enjoy collecting for it in the future
Xenoblade Chronicles X is an incredible game that's worth getting a Wii U alone for. Games like Bayonetta 2, Game and Wario, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Smash, and Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water really helped build the Wii U out into an overlooked gem of a console. That being said, the Switch is getting more good exclusives this year alone than most consoles get in a lifetime, and probably any console has had in their first year. Easily my favorite console since the GC.
Charlie Ward
I know to some extend why you believe the Wii U is like the Saturn due to how poorly it was marketed and how there wasn't many game releases in north america, but believe me, it really isn't nothing like the Saturn. yes, maybe it is a little bit in America but not in Japan. The Sega Saturn has an amazing amount of collectable games in Japan. literly a treasure trove of awesome and exclusive gems just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed to this very day. but the Wii U is pointless mate.... all it's games will eventually see better ports on newer systems, mostly the switch and I don't see any point in ever owning a Wii U unless it replaces the original Wii in terms of hacking purposes in the future. Thanks for letting me know though that hackers have been on it for the past 18 months so I'm going to look into that now, but I fucking hate Nintendo for doing a final update just to block shit and not even give us region free. idiots
Lorin Darby
The ps2 took forever to die.
George Moore
If they named it Super Nintendo 2, it would have sold like crazy. I'm sorry, the Wii U hit the market when people stopped caring about the Wii and its gimmick of motion controls. Naming it Wii U was a huge mistake.
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I also hate the fact that the games never decrease in price. Ive seen games still at full price till this day even though the games has been out a few years already.
I still think its fair to include the Wii U because it did get a AAA title from Nintendo this year. It got Zelda Breath of the Wild and its getting the DLC for Breath of the Wild, including the one that is supposed to be out next month...
Awesome video as per usual Adam. I guess Odyssey was the actaul last game made for the Wii U but it was so early on in developement Miyamoto was able to convert super quick for the switch. Splatoon 2 and Breath were being crated around the same time. I wonder when we will get a true switch game other than 1,2,3. Lol.
Nimrod levy
This console is going in the dc path. Great console, huge miss..
Jay 1Games
The future of the Wii U is modding. Texture swaps, model swaps, level editing is just the beginning. give it 5-10 once emulators like cemu are near perfect and the hardware has been reverse engineered. Someones already got Zelda running at 60 fps in an emulator. I think the system will gain support just for its ability to be modded, similar to the psp.
pizzamon 79
One time I commented that you take too long to get to the point, surprising me, you responded promptly on a 2 year old video, "Giving context is important" and it is, this is your niche, now I need to go find mine, sincerest apologies. GAME ON!!!
Kae Ja
Its still aliveeeeeeee
Maarek Stele
Wii U is the most underrated console of all time I think.
Sam Chilton
Bought the Wii U last year so that I could play a bunch of LoZ games. No disappointment at all. I found out about the Switch afterwards, but wasn't enthralled. Seems like the Wii U had all the attractiveness of any Nintendo console with only a few drawbacks. Don't know why it has such a poor rep considering the Wii was trash and the Switch has a lot of issues (although they're getting better)
Steve Gangster
Love wii u and wii u not dead as homebrew on it grows every day
“But we’ll talk about that in a little bit”
Lord DaVinci
I do love this library most of all this gen
XPing Softworks Sitdruk Studios
First viewer lol but also rip wiiu
Fun fact: Wii U got the HD version of the Dreamcast homebrew title Ghost Blade this year. Download only though. Didn't know Axiom Verge's status, hope my pre-order still goes through in January...
Mike Sosa
Your intro always scared me
Ian Combs
Good bye old buddy, old pal. I will miss U
The original WII came out in 2006 not 2005! ;)
Dominik Makówka
I enjoyed my wii u quite a bit. Got one in the end of 2016 for like 11 games and never got a new game for it since. But the stuff that i have for it is fantastic. Stuff like project zero, xenoblade x and tokyo mirage sessions. Although in terms of underappreciated consoles i go with full on collecting for the vita cause it still gets quite a bit of support and quality stuff.
Joseph Huffman
I just got a Wii U s few days ago and I'm probably only going to get like 10-20 games total but I'm glad to finally try it out.
Hannah Hägg
Shantae: half-Genie hero is on the switch too
Aj T
The ps3 isnt dead yet
The Shadow Man
Love the **don't know what you are on about** ending
Intrepid Nick
My least favorite Nintendo console by far, sorry. Well, at least they are on the right track now. :D
Joseph Tafur
RIP Wii U you were and still nintendo best home console ever.
I expected a three minute video, but this works.
Elysium D.
dude get a new mic.... the sound quality is still bad ....
Chiafade now
Xenoblade Chronicles X Bayonetta 1 and 2 Wonderful 101 Pikmin 3 Smash 4 These games make the WiiU worth owning. Add the backwards compatiblity with the Wii as a cherry on top. Sin and Punishment 2, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, and many more. WiiU is still overpriced but worth owning.
The Shadow Man
Switch sucks
It's funny that people are still confused about the console names of Nintendo. Here, in Germany, you can win a "Wii Switch" at McDonalds. Yes, they actually called it that on the poster.
Wii U = total flop
I'm really glad my mum didn't allow me to get rid of my Wii U. It's much better than my Xbox One.
Patrick Star
Damn, half a decade of the Wii U
Retro Soul
Now we need a "Gamecube - 16 years later" hah
Nintendo won't take down the servers until mario maker and Smash come to the switch. The fan bases behind those games will be pissed if they can't play them online
The Wii U is a 7/10 at best. It's a *good* console, not a great console.
Dustin Nunn
The Wii U is NOT dead! Miiverse is dead! You can still play online on the Wii U. The only way the Wii U can be dead is if the online servers in games didn't work anymore. You console geeks out there need to think before you say that something is dead. My Wii U still works and I still have no problem with it!
Pro Wrestling& Video Gaming Fan 486
I never had one, but I'm thinking bout getting it, just recently got the Switch
Night Rider
Mario Maker! Greatest game on the Wii U for me.
Unknown Material
Do one on the wii
Kind of funny how they bookended the Wii U with the Darksiders games, with Darksiders II coming out at launch, and Darksiders I when it was dead.
I bet the Wii U eShop will shut down before the 3DS's eShop will, considering how spectacular of a failure the Wii U is.
Milquetoast Eugenicist
Wii U > Wii GameCube > N64 Dreamcast > Genesis
Edwin Talavera
I love the Wii u I've been collecting for it since January 2017 and I have a full library of ask the games cib
I’ll buy a switch when Nintendo refunds me for wasting my money on my wii u in 2014 just for them to abandon it after zelda comes out
Hello, i found this axiom verge game for you. its listed as january 26th 2018. im not sure if they ship to usa but maybe. https://www.spelbutiken.se/produkt/axiom-verge-multiverse-edition/AE4T2J/
Raymond Toledo
poor wii wii
I want one.
Sonic The Hedgehog
Just for reference, that Dragon Quest game is just an expansion/re-release of the MMO Dragon Quest X. So it's not a big surprise that it came to Wii U. In fact, the Wii U version outsold both Switch and PS4 versions.
A Bc
I played BOTW on Wii U simply because it was impossible to find a Switch when BOTW came out.
The Wii U is the prototype of the switch.
Johnny Undaunted
Dragon Quest X already appeared on the Wii U in 2013. What you show there was actually the fourth edition, Journey of 5000 Years, since it's an online game with many expansions. It's not so different from how the final NTSC-J PS2 game is a Final Fantasy XI expansion.
diego santos
Hey adam, let me ask you a question. Do you believe that its actually possible that Breath of the wild was ready to come out for the wii u, but nintendo delayed it on porpoise so the switch have a killer launch title?
8:00 find it in gamestop
Gamerdude 1989
i still play my wii :D and i still have great fun on it too.. My wii is softmoded and allows me to play my games from USB hard drive, so thats what i do, to save my disk life :)
Do people still play on the wii u im probably getting one today
So the last bit at the end about the functioning gamepads, that right there is exactly my single biggest complaint about the system. Don't get me wrong here, I have other issues here and there with the Wii U and I do actually really like the gamepad, however, the fact that the system is near unusable without the gamepad, the gamepad wasn't sold separately in NA, the gamepad is region locked, and there's no 3rd party solutions is all extremely bad. It's essentially like having 2 mandatory pieces of hardware that are absolutely vital for the system to function, both of which can break. This will likely make functioning Wii U's much harder to find and far more expensive then most hardware for retro gaming 15+ years from now. Luckily, I have mine, have a massive collection, and have some replacement parts, so I'm good. I do agree with the Sega Saturn comparisons. Nintendo dropped this system much like Sega did the Saturn. Unlike Sega though, Nintendo has been porting many of the exclusives on Wii U over to Switch or coming out with sequels, so I don't imagine most Wii U games getting stupid expensive the way Saturn games did. That said, the ones that aren't ported over will likely become super expensive down the road ESPECIALLY if they didn't have a large print, which, tbh, is a future I see for Wonderful 101, Devil's Third, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and Star Fox Zero. So, for whoever's reading this post and don't own those games, if you have the slightest interest in getting physical copies of those, get them while they're cheap(er) cause the price will sky rocket in the future.