I am not one to trade my systems into retail. I'm not against it, it just goes against my own preferences, but the long and the short of it is that I received a deal were I can trade my WiiU for about 85% of what I paid for it. I literally started thinking of the possibility of having that money go towards an Xbox One. As I already have my PS4 pre-order in. This post is less about those systems and more so of the thought of how my WiiU has been a joke to me ever since I got it. I never play the games I have for it. I have the gamepad charging on its cradle in front of my laptop most of the day and I look at it in disdain nearly every time. I load up the system every once in a while, but never find any reason to do anything other than poking around a little while. I bought the Wii at launch and over the years grew to hate it. It had some incredible games on it that I thought were worth the price of admission, but I do feel the system overall I could have definitely done without. Now I am thinking the same thoughts with the WiiU and wondering if I want to put up with years of personal annoyance. I waited for E3 to give me some form of hope for my WIiU's future, but for me, nothing impressed. I sure hope the system turns out well in the long run for those who own one. I love Nintendo and I owe them a chunk of my youth. No one will ever take that away from them. However, as an adult, I look at their products now and I can't help but feel that I've moved on... does anyone else feel the same way?
Of course... all of this excluded the 3DS, which I love passionately. I'm just saying on a console level. I actually wonder sometimes if they jumped ship like Sega, if their image would improve (at least to me) over time.