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Is the Wii U worth it in 2017?

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personally i think it's not worth it now. there are many other better consoles you could get instead. i actually sold my wii u to be able to afford a switch

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My son has a wii u and absolutely loves it! We don't have a switch though and he desperately wants one.

Yeah, for a younger kids it's more big and cheaper than a switch.

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Personally, I like my wii u very much along with my nintendo switch but if you didn't have it, is it still worth it? I personally think that buying the wii u instead of the switch is questionable, but not crazy since the price has dropped down a little. What is your opinion?

I never got a Wii U, but would love to own one if I can find it for the right price. There are a ton of exclusives that look very fun to play and I would love to get my hands on them. I just have to remain patient.

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I think so especially if you don't have a Wii because it can play both, the Eshop has tons of games and it has smash bros.

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We don’t yet have the switch so our primary console is the Wii U. We enjoy it but with the switch being released i am sure the Wii U is going to be winding to a halt. If I was buying right now I would go to the switch instead no doubt about it.

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My son has a wii u and absolutely loves it! We don't have a switch though and he desperately wants one.

I'm in the same situation, my kids so want a switch!

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20 hours ago, key keeper said:

The switch is too expensive

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I couldn’t disagree more. While I do not deny that the Switch’s price point puts it in the category of a significant investment for most individuals and families, saying it is too expensive implies that it is overpriced. Having a system that doubles as a console and a portable is no small luxury - especially when the amount of tech Switch provides is factored in. Furthermore, when adjusted for inflation, the Switch is actually on of the cheapest systems. Even the titular Wii U was more expensive for the times.

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One of the complaints I've heard about the Switch, which I've never seen discussed online in too much context, is that most families will end up buying multiple Switches. I know one family that already has three of them, one for each child and one for dad (my buddy). So they already dropped a nice amount of cash for the Switch and his new frustration is that Nintendo will not allow game sharing. So if he buys a digital copy of Shovel Knight on one console, that is the only console that can play it. To move it to another console he must change the users on both consoles. So he finds himself buying the same game two, sometimes three, times. Apparently this issue does not exist on the xbox.

So for a family, I see the "it's too expensive" as a pretty valid excuse. For me, the Switch is perfectly affordable and frankly it sits at a very good price point. But if you have a family that can't share, the way Nintendo has accounts set up makes it very expensive compared to other consoles.

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