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Matt_Barber

I've still got my Wii U set up, so the only games I've re-purchased have been the ones with a massive amount of replay value, currently limited to MK8 and BotW.

It might rise to three for 3D World, and four if Xenoblade X ever gets a port.

If you missed out on the Wii U though, there are literally dozens of games worth getting.

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ImNotMythik_J

@toiletduck Well the Wii U has some solid titles with some decent graphics, I feel like Nintendo discontinued it too soon.

@Matt_Barber Yeah, but some of the games can be shovel ware but yikes! The Wii U is probably the most forgotten Nintendo console to date. Still I LOVE the Wii U.

@EngineerMario It's up to you, it seems more like a port claiming to be original.

@MarioLover92 Not to mention some exclusives on the Wii U. Paper Mario: Color Splash, Star Fox Zero, etc.

I still wish Deluxe releases added more interesting content. Still it's cool nonetheless.

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SwitchForce

@ImNotMythik_J You have no understanding of the reason behind/concept to Hybrid hardware the Switch do you to say such things.

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Ferdinand_Von_Aegir

@kkslider5552000 The thing is, Tropical Freeze is worth 60 Bucks in my eyes.
All the levels are really fun and brilliantly designed, DK feels so Good to control, and the game looks amazing.
It is defiantly worth 60 bucks if you don't look at it like a Wii U port of a 20 dollar game.

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I buy them again for the portability and changes made but I usually wait on a sale.

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Dezzy

The only ones I've rebought on the Switch (and sold my Wii U version) are Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and then I'm gonna get 3D World in February. The added content in those 2, as well as better performance in MK8, made it worth the upgrade.

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Heavyarms55

@ImNotMythik_J "Worth it" is relative. It varies person to person. It comes down to what each person wants and how much time and money they have available to them.

Personally I am glad we are getting them. I am very much in the camp of wanting every reasonably viable game on Switch. I can't remotely afford to buy them all, but I am glad the options are there.

I understand why some people who already have the games on Wii U don't want them but there's close to 5 times as many Switches floating around now than Wii Us. Lots of new potential customers.

I understand the arguments about price, but I also know that a lot of games originally on Wii U didn't make much money. Further if DX games on Switch were consistently cheaper than fully new releases, it could impact the sales of new games.

It all comes down to the individual, do you want the title enough and are you willing/can you afford it?

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toiletduck

ImNotMythik_J wrote:

@toiletduck Well the Wii U has some solid titles with some decent graphics, I feel like Nintendo discontinued it too soon.

Sure, but that is not an argument to prefer games that released on both platforms on the Wii U now, is it?

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rockodoodle

ImNotMythik_J wrote:

@toiletduck Well the Wii U has some solid titles with some decent graphics, I feel like Nintendo discontinued it too soon.

As much as I loved the WiiU, they absolutely had to change direction when they did. If anything, they should have released it earlier bc it was dated when it was released..

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TheFrenchiestFry

@rockodoodle I don't even think releasing it early would've changed anything. It was already dated after a year seeing as how the PS4/Xbox One both came out directly a year afterwards and made the Wii U look like an extremely late 7th gen system instead of a current gen one.

The problem was absolutely the marketing/messaging, the GamePad being wasted potential, the lackluster game library and the abhorrent lack of third party support in conjunction with its underpowered specs.

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rockodoodle

TheFrenchiestFry wrote:

@rockodoodle I don't even think releasing it early would've changed anything. It was already dated after a year seeing as how the PS4/Xbox One both came out directly a year afterwards and made the Wii U look like an extremely late 7th gen system instead of a current gen one.

The problem was absolutely the marketing/messaging, the GamePad being wasted potential, the lackluster game library and the abhorrent lack of third party support in conjunction with its underpowered specs.

Yeah, it had a lot going against it. Oddly, I think even tho dated, it had a market and could have at least been a respectable console. I say this bc it got me back into gaming. I think there are several people like me, my generation, who had an absence from gaming, and would have been very impressed with the underpowered console relative to what we are up with. Not to mention solving the the problem of adding an extra screen in the living room.

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Shadowthrone

Worth it to who?
Wii U owners? Maybe, this is pretty subjective. Personally, yes for many of them. I find the Wii U slow and clunky to use and I'd rather have those game I liked on a better, slicker system. Those of us in this group are only a fraction of Switch users now, though.

Switch owners who never had a Wii U? Definitely. These are all new games to them and these people are the majority of Switch owners.

Nintendo? Absolutely. These games released on a system that failed miserably. They didn't get the audience they deserved. Nintendo would just be letting them rot into nothingness and just sitting on a lot of potential sales if they didn't get them off that platform and onto another one. And since the Wii U failed so badly, the majority of Switch owners have never played or, in some cases, never even heard of them before so they get away with charging full price the second time around.

All in all, I feel the situation is different with these deluxe versus, say, a deluxe version of a PS4 game on PS5. PS4 sold ridiculously well. Those games got their fair chance to a massive audience and if they were good, made their money. If a game did poorly, it's the fault of the game or the ones behind it not promoting it. If a game did poorly on the Wii U....well, it could largely be attributed to the Wii U itself doing so poorly; it's pretty hard to reach a large audience when the system you're on has abysmal sales itself. I think that stands given how much better some of those same games have sold on Switch compared to their Wii U sales since they have a much larger potential audience.

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judaspete

They are worth it to me since I didn't own a Wii U. But if I did, I wouldn't buy them.

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SKTTR

Hyrule Warriors - Definitive Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles - Definitive Edition are really the best versions of these games. Same for Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I have the old and new ones.

As for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or Rayman Legends - Definitive Edition, no. They've lost something in translation. The Wii U versions are still the definitive editions.

As for ports that don't use the "deluxe" or "definitive edition" moniker, like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the Switch versions just add bits of new content, so they're marginally better on Switch.

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toiletduck

SKTTR wrote:

As for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or Rayman Legends - Definitive Edition, no. They've lost something in translation. The Wii U versions are still the definitive editions.

What did they lose?

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ImNotMythik_J

@SwitchForce Yes I do. I know a lot about the Wii U and Switch. Even though the Wii U failed, it's still a console with some good games, is it not?

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ImNotMythik_J

@SKTTR Yeah, poor NSMBU Deluxe. Just give us a new game, Nintendo.

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ImNotMythik_J

@ImNotMythik_J Also even though it is less powerful than the Switch, people still play it today! Maybe Nintendo should've had better marketing for it. Maybe then it would sell better.

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@toiletduck

Both NSMBU and Rayman lost touch control co-op.
NSMBU lost the asymetric 5 player mode (only regular 4 player mode on Switch).
Rayman was crunched down from 6,7 GB (Wii U) to 2,9 GB (Switch) to fit a 4GB cartridge which results in longer loading/unpacking times and a bit of stutter.

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