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    Default Future of the Wii U

    With the release (and major success) of the Switch, how do you think future gamers and collectors will see the Wii U? I would like to compare it to previous consoles but I find its position to be fairly unique.

    Two comparisons I've heard are to the Dreamcast and the Atari Jaguar. In terms of the Dreamcast, the console and its titles might be viewed with better favor in hindsight, at least compared to its sale performance. I would have agreed with that if it weren't for the ports of major titles to the Switch. I think those ports aren't going to make the Wii U versions worthless, but they will slash the value of certain titles. For that reason, the retrospective on the console might fly the way of Jaguar or other consoles that are still seen positively, but the libraries suffered from major titles getting ported or better versions being released. Then again, this is Nintendo we're talking about, and there are many quality titles.

    What do you all think, how will the Wii U be viewed 5 years from now? 10 years from now? What will prices look like for completionists out there? Another factor might be that the game pads could have a limited lifespan. They can obviously be repaired but it might affect availability.

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    i am just glad i decided to keep my wii u even after we got the switch...i have almost sold the wii u several times...once for the switch and most recently thought about selling it to get a playstation vr....but i'm happy with it...lots of good quality games...not a ton of games are on the system but the first party titles are really good....i enjoy breath of the wild on the wii u...

    as far as how it will be viewed in later years...i think it will get expensive but be viewed in a positive light...not like the jaguar...the jaguar for most people was a piece of crap although its really not for those of us who experienced the jaguar.....i havent heard a lot of people talk badly about the wiiu...but it just didnt sell like it needed to....

    i think eventually its gonna skyrocket because if the current collecting trends continue, then in 10 or 15 years from now people are going to go nuts over the wii u just becuase they want to re live their past/childhood....kind of like i did with the 16 bit systems...

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    I think in 10-15 years it will be similar to how the Gamecube is now. The good first party games will hold their value decently but hardly anything will be over their original msrp prices of around $60. Maybe 2-3 obscure shovelware games that had low print runs might get close to $100 for people who have to have a fullset, but the actual good games like the Mario's, Zelda's, Splatoon, Smash Bros. etc should still be around the $20-$40 range.


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