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Happy birthday, Wii U! You’re one year old today!

The Wii U celebrates its 1st birthday just as Sony and Microsoft are ushering in their new consoles. What's your favorite Wii U experience so far?

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Today the Wii U celebrates its first birthday, launching a year ago to the date on November 18th, 2012. We’ve come a long way in what feels like just a few months. The launch demand for the Wii u was pretty great and even though we experienced a game drought in the early days of 2013 with launch titles like Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends being pushed back until later in the year, the Wii U is chugging along as Sony and Microsoft finally join the next-generation console line up.

The PS4 launched last Friday and this Friday the Xbox One will officially kick off the start of the entire next-generation. What are you looking forward to most over the next few years? Super Smash Bros. and the next Legend of Zelda title will no doubt be big titles for Nintendo and will help increase the install base, but there are often smaller things that Nintendo can get right to perfect the Wii U experience. Is there anything you don’t like about the Wii U? Anything you want to see improved? Let us know as we celebrate the Wii U’s first birthday!

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  • Chris Aita

    May more awesome games come out for it.

  • CEObrainz

    jjbredesen was waiting for this article to be posted, hahaha. 1 year in already, I know this is about the Wii U but some comparisons to the other consoles would have been nice.

    • jjbredesen

      Yeah great ashley!

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      We’ll have that in a bit. I just got the PS4 on launch and Mark has the Xbox, so expect different pieces from us in the future on how the console compares.

      • CEObrainz

        Ahh, yes that too…. but I phrased my comment slightly wrong, I meant more towards the history of Nintendo launches rather than all current gen consoles, but both work.

      • jjbredesen

        Thats great to hear :D

      • BIG Franky

        Ashley, I picked mine up on Friday as well…. its still in the box though and will probably remain there for a while….. did you happen to run into any of the launch day (or PSN) issues?

  • IcyCatt

    The Wii U’s perfect! The only thing it could improve in is more games!

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Favorite console? sure. Perfect? Eeehh…. it still has a kink or two

      • Coffee

        Yeah the console itself could uuse increase streaming range for the gamepad and longer battery life but other than that I’m happy, I would say better specs but I think wii u can handle any multiplat game as long devs aren’t lazy *ea cough, Bethesda cough*

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I dont really care about the streaming range and such, I more care about how Wii U Chat is simply an app, and not a global system thing. And the gamepad battery hasn’t really bothered me either. I’d also like to be able to choose where I wanna download, the console or the hard drive. We all want different stuff I guess ^^

  • Stephen Davis

    I just want to know who made the cake, they did a stellar job! :P Although wish theyd gone with a deluxe as I am not a fan of the white.

    • jjbredesen

      A guy over at Nintendo Life.

  • jjbredesen

    Happy Bday everyone may the (tri)force be with you all

    • Canes Monta Jr.

      haha i get it

      • Alexander Kleinwechter

        Who doesnt get it?

        • Alexander Jamieson

          I don’t get it. (Kidding.)

          • Funkee Dynamite

            i lol’d

        • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

          What’s a triforce ? (just kidding)

          • jjbredesen

              ▲
            ▲ ▲ This is the triforce :D

          • Troll Police

            I am sorry sir, but the king of Hyrule is looking for that, give it to me and i will return it.

            Dont let me catch you stealing triforces again.

          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

            Can I touch it ?

          • jjbredesen

            Sure just make sure that you clean your screen after touching it ;)

          • Guest

            ^^ < close enough

    • RockieOllie

      Happy Birthday! Yum Launch Window Frosting!
      LOL! Get it? because the Wii U had very loose terms for Launch Win–

      Ah, forget it… It was a lot funnier in the moment.

      • jjbredesen

        Happy birthday :D

  • Guest

    I saw this on another site. I thought it was clever. So I reposted it. I know which one is 4 me :) I like how WIIU gets the last word :P

  • Simon Stevens

    I love that cake!, hmmmm things I’d want to improve upon about the Wii U, I would say flash player for the web browser, more games, that’s it ^^

    • Brandon Gardner

      Flash Player would be great for the web browser

      • Martijn Plasmans

        The whole internet is going from flash to HTML 5. So who need flash these days? It takes a lot of horsepower from your device while html 5.0 can d the same with less power.

    • DragonSilths

      Party Chat…That’s all the Wii U needs.

      • Shota

        i want skype.

        • DragonSilths

          Why? Wii U Chat is basically that. Plus Microsoft owns Skype. Skype is shit anyway. MSN was where it was at.

          • Shota

            skype shit? why? wii u chat you can only chat with people with wii u. Even psvita has skype

          • DragonSilths

            Like I said. I liked MSN better before it got raped into Skype. I hate Skype. Its on my list of things I will never support in my life.
            Sony
            Netflix
            Blu-Ray DVDs
            Skype
            Think there was more…But I’m a weird one. But I love it.

          • Shota

            skype exists since 2003. like google hangout its a great videochat service.

  • Squid

    Yay! Let’s consider this the end of Wii U’s Beta! (unless if you consider Wind Waker to be the start of it)

  • Gregg

    Great time to be a gamer!

    • jjbredesen

      Yeah really great!

  • Guest

    I thought this was clever :) I like how WIIU gets the last word :P

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    First console I have ever pre-ordered and got on Launch day and it has been a worthwhile investment. I play it every chance I get and aside from playing my 3DS on the go my other gaming platforms get little to no use. My poor XBOX 360 has not been turned on at all since February 2013 since I completed every game I wanted to on there and actually re-purchased used copies of a couple games like NFS: Most Wanted U and Batman Arkham City for the Wii U so I could play those on the Wii U.

    • Coffee

      :D. If you enjoyed this year of wii u next year will keep you from going outside! Smash bros,x,watch dogs,mario kart 8,bayonetta 2 and more to be announced

  • Justagamer

    Happy Birthday Wii U..A true next gen console!
    On to another awesome year for Wii U regardless of the slow start..Wii U rocks!

    • kevin

      Your comment would imply the previous year was awesome. 2013 was nothing close to awesome. 500k units in 10 months of more like a dying console instead of a growing console.

      Your reply: 3DS started out slow and grew and now its the best Hand Held.

      Reply:
      Yes, BEST Hand Held. Not console. There are tons of consoles in the market not, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox 1, PS4 and then WiiU. I’m sorry comparing Hand Held to the console market is not close. Complete different market.

      • Justagamer

        Nah Wii U is the better console it’s just not great to some types of people and I own PS4 and Wii U and i see Wii U kicking ass in the next few months and i don’t see the other two do as great as some fanboys think and it may have sold 1 million in 24 hours but alot have broken down but most of the fans will buy first Now it will be left to the rest of the people out there to decide what will be bought and people want deals and 400 and 500 dollars does not warrent a buy..This is not 2006 alot of people can’t afford 400 dollar console and i like sony but some are not willing to pay that and few games right now

      • Justagamer

        Wii U is Awesome and each to their own

  • Steven_Segal

    ….

  • D.M.T

    Happy birthday Wii U!!! I wish you the best

    This was a really tough first year for the great Wii U because it didn’t have a lot of 1st party games, 3rd party publishers were being assholes towards the Wii U and the Nintendo hate from Sony and Microsoft fanboys is stronger than ever before. Also all the doom articles from the media has hurt the Wii U a lot.

    But Wii U is a beast, it will rise above all the hate its getting and it will become successful. Viva Wii U!!!

    • Fred

      To me it’s already been successful. To me the definition of success isn’t the same as it is for Nintendo. They have to make money, but I just have to have enough fun to justify the price. I’ve had more than enough fun to justify the price so it’s a success to me!

      • kevin

        That is the first sign of someone losing market. We define success differently from other companies. If they where winning, they would not be saying that. Of course no company is going out to the public and say, yep, we are behind and can’t compete but its an okay console so buy it.

        You spin it and point out the positives not matter how little it is.

        • Fred

          Of coarse, that’s how humans avoid depression we find the good. Yes I would love it if I thought the Wii U could sell as many units or even more than the Wii did, but since I’ve come to terms with the idea that it’s not going to happen I’m instead hoping that Nintendo will make money on the console (even if it’s just a little bit) and I’m seeing that me and my family enjoy it so I’ve decided it’s not as big of a success as I hoped, but it’s still a success to me. If I didn’t feel that way I’d cut my losses and sell the system.

    • Funkee Dynamite

      Ya man! Never count Nintendo out!

    • RyuNoHadouken

      Wii U is a commercial failure…slap yourself

      • Coffee

        Not anymore, slap yourself

  • Stephen Davis

    I thought this was clever :) I like how the WIIU gets the last word :P

    • Stephen Davis

      strange I posted one and they decided to breed :D lol And my comment got changed from my name to guest. okay then…

      • Ganjabriel Del Campo

        At least they don’t erase your comments like the ones I post :( this page is so corrupted :( it’s a shame !!!!

    • DragonSilths

      Oh…that’s clever lol.

      • nin-10-doughfan

        very clever!

    • nin-10-doughfan

      or; this is the ONE-4-U!

    • Rinslowe

      At first glance I thought that was genius!
      Then a little creepy…

      Damn Illuminati. Lol :P

    • Justagamer

      Wii U and PS4

      • kevin

        And which one will you play more. I would bet its not the WiiU. It will end up being your second console.

        • Justagamer

          Nah..Here is where it will stand Wii U First Party and PS4 for third party and Wii U is still my fav of the two and the main reason i got the PS4 is for elder scrolls online

    • Arthur Jarret

      Just sayin’ – what analysts say today, they said 20 years ago as well.

    • Coffee

      The answer for me is U! :D

    • Canes Monta Jr.

      I dont want ONE, but i’ll take U, but i might get 4

  • Jack5221

    Bought my 8gb Wii U the day after Christmas. Since then I have been extremely happy with it. So far certain games that I want have already been announced and have release dates (ZeldaU / Mario Kart / Smash Bros / Mario 3D World) But I would really, REALLY love another Starfox game. Not a remake, not an assault / adventures type game, something like Starfox 64, except newer and better. Would also another F-Zero GX type game and Metroid Prime 4! Please Nintendo!! Make it happen! You guys seriously have some of the BEST ips!

    • CEObrainz

      I want Nintendo to work on recreating the Custom Robo series with more emphasis on the battle mechanics.

      • Guest

        YES, I really wish that we would see more of that series

    • DragonSilths

      We all want a new Starfox game. I’m the biggest Starfox fanboy ever lol. Though I want a mixture of Starfox 64 style and Assaults style. Space missions your in your Arwing and its on rails, but I also like ground missions being on foot and walking around, then hopping in the landmaster.

    • Alex

      So far the WiiU is a great system so far, I like my WiiU so much but Nintendo needs to support the WiiU harder since the other consoles has came out.

  • Kenshin0011

    I got mine on launch, and it feels as if I’ve had it longer than 1 year!

  • Sdudyoy

    The Wii U is a great console! I’m exited for 2014 as that will be the year the Wii U will start to kick off.

    • Dagehon

      you’re right! I hope!

  • Agent721

    One year on, simply put, Nintendo needs way more games and more adult games, specifically. That being said, I love the console and enjoyed tons of COD Ghosts on it this weekend. Looking forward to Super Mario 3D world on Friday!!

  • Ducked

    Wow, time flies by

  • Sdudyoy

    Don’t forget It’s also the Gamecube’s 12th birthday!

    • Nintedward

      Seems like so so so long ago I sat down and played Luigi’s mansion , Rogue squadron 2 , Sonic adventure 2 battle and Super monkey ball!

      Now they were some freeeking awesome launch titles!!! :D I’d say, that was my favorite bunch of launch games ever.

      • Sdudyoy

        Man, Sonic adventure 2, one of the most nostalgic games for me, It was my third Dreamcast game and first Gamecube game Luigi’s mansion was our second Gamecube game, the Gamecube is still my favorite console, but I think the Wii U comes in close seccond, after the next Smash bros I think the Wii U will really boost up in sales.

        • Nintedward

          Yep, Gamecube is my favorite console also followed by N64. Wiiu certainly as the potential to dethrone both of those. We will just have to wait for the future games to arrive.

      • Simon Stevens

        I didn’t get my gamecube at launch but the Christmas I did get it…. wow what a Christmas, I got smash, luigis mansion, spyro and sonic adventure 2

        • Nintedward

          Winner! Such an underrated console. I absolutely adored my Cube from day 1 till the backwards compatable Wii launched :)
          I still play my Gamecube to this day quite often.

          • Simon Stevens

            As do I, I still play on it, well… my white wii lol, I still have a great time on it, been replaying Fire Emblem, Tales of Symphonia and Vex over the last few weeks :D such an amazing console, if the ps2 wasn’t a jrpg printing machine, it would have easily been my favourite console by far

  • Razo_E

    Nice! Launch day owner here. Anyone else?

    • Fred

      me too

    • Justagamer

      I am and don’t regret my buy..Love it and ready for more awesomeness in the future

  • wober2

    i really need “x” or bayonetta2 to come out soon. I wish nintendo would invest more on storytelling… I am excited for mario 3d world but really want an epic tale…

    btw… I think windwaker’s maps and treasure hunting make great use of the gamepad screen.

    • Fred

      I can’t see myself playing bayonetta, however, I can’t see myself not buying X on day 1!

      • wober2

        double negative ftw! I am so excited for “X”!! I am surprised their is not more “adult” oriented content for wiiu this holiday. I am excited for 3d world just thought their would be well rounded nintendo options for all types of gamers…

        • Fred

          I’m shocked they haven’t ported Xenoblade to the Wii U. I dropped $80 on that game 8 months ago because of how hard it was to get. They could have sold copies of Xenoblade on the eShop to hype X

          • wober2

            They really should! If they want to make the franchise successful they just try to get as many a possible playing xenoblade before “X” releases. Before actually playing the game it might look like a generic jrpg…

            To be honest I am kind of thinking nintendo will not market it well and it might be just a cult hit like xenoblade was.

          • Quicksilver88

            Agree even if its eShop only….even if they would just get wii classic controller pro functions mapped to gamepad then I would play Xenoblade again entirely on the gamepad. X is gonna be epic.

          • Fred

            I’ve been playing it on the gamepad, but the down side is you have to use a Wii remote and nunchuk. I’d pay to upgrade it to a wii u digital game then I’d share the love by giving someone my wii copy.

          • Quicksilver88

            Well my hope is Wii offTV is just round one and Nintendo will find a way to map those controls to the gamepad. For games like xenoblade and last story as well as Wii VC it would just be super.

          • Fred

            I agree that would be awesome i hope they do do it!!

    • Quicksilver88

      I am with you all the way on Nintendo needing to do more story based games. I am hoping we get a Mario RPG type game on WiiU and wish we could get a StarFox adventures or Eternal Darkness sequel. Maybe Namco will do something for us and bring us a new Baten Katos or Tales game. I love RPG games and wish Nintendo would get back to be the system for RPGs…like 3DS is for handhelds. GameCube was my favorite Nintendo console as it had so many good ‘mature’ games plus all the great Nintendo games we know and love.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Happy birthday Wii U!
    Now that you are 1, takes your responsabilities and become successfull.

    • Dagehon

      you’re right!

  • uPadWatcher

    My favorite Wii U experience is Miiverse. This app is truly a friendly experience to chat with friends and relatives on games, subjects, etc.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Miiverse is just great.

      • Mario

        Wicked!!!

  • uPadWatcher

    What I’m looking forward to the Wii U in 2014 are games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze from Retro Studios, Mario Kart 8 (especially in full HD, 60 fps), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, X from Monolith Soft, an update on ATLUS’ Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, my #1 most wanted Wii U title Bayonetta 2… and a Nintendo teaser trailer for Zelda U during Nintendo Direct @E3 2014 in front of a large audience live on cable and Nintendo’s site.

    • Guest

      Mario Kart will not be 60fps…slap yourself

      • Quicksilver88

        Sorry already confirmed at E3 as 1080p @ 60fps……

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    *toots party horn*

    • jjbredesen

      Welcome back how was class? :P

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        XD it was okay. read poems and stuff

        • jjbredesen

          poems…. Dam can’t stand poems :P Well you should check out the Winner week 4 article, i did’t win :(, but you can still win a Wii U Windwaker bundle, so good luck!

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I like poetry, actually XD

            I saw it :P I dunno what i’ll do with the prize if I win… I already have a Wii U. I’ll probably just use it to trick out my Wii U. Get it a huge hard drive, games, etc. I’d feel bad if I didnt use the prize money on my Wii U. Wouldn’t feel right :P

          • jjbredesen

            You could send it to me :P Just kidding XD

            You could give a Wii U to someone for Christmas or somethin?

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            heh. if only it was safe to give out addresses online :P too bad!

          • jjbredesen

            or you could follow me on twitter :P same as disqus username

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            maaaaaybe if you follow me

          • jjbredesen

            user name?

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I followed you. look for the similar icon XD

            but it’s Zorpix_Fang

          • jjbredesen

            Transfer the money to account number: 235896848393456
            May account pin is 4321, and my credit card number is 786954789384 :P

  • Shagrath1983

    Thank you nintendo and capcom for giving me a console monster hunter! to this day i still play it.

  • http://Johnaguilera.prosite.com/ John Aguilera

    Happy Birthday!

    • Simon Stevens

      Que the Wii U chat theme :D

  • AAAkabob

    I gotta say I played and enjoyed MH3U the most but that was kinda a port so my favorite

  • Majora’s Mask

    well i still dont see the console i saw back at E3 2011 i liked some games but no game really made me think it was superior

  • Jake

    I think if Wii U had Pikmin, Rayman in Q1 2013, W101 in Q2 2013, released a game not announced or the Wind Waker w/ bundle in Q2 and best of all advertise, Wii U will be selling. I am sure 3D world and mario will get the Wii U to 9 million and the rest will help.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      no one is gonna buy a Wii U and Mario, when they can spend 40 bucks more and get a PS4…Wii U is way overpriced

      • Quicksilver88

        You are always here dogging WiiU….why do you bother? PS4 is $400 without a game and at launch only has a few exclusives with everything else being slightly upgraded ports of games like COD and BF4. Knack is a dud leaving the shooter Killzone as the big reason for ps4 purchase. I will get ps4 next year when more good games are out but the WiiU has many good games now. The WiiU Zelda or Mario/Luigi bundles are a good value for the money….if you don’t like the system then go to ps4daily.com and go buy a ps4 and hope you don’t get one with a bad hdmi port.

        • RyuNoHadouken

          i dont dog Wii U…but I speak the truth…i dont let emotions get in the way of my decision making…im 35, grew up playing Nintendo systems…I always defended Nintendo as the best video game company until the disaster that is the Wii and Wii U…sure, the Wii sold a lot of units, but that doesnt make it great(COD, GTA)…Wii U has been a commercial failure…people still dont know its a different system as opposed to an upgrade to the Wii…the name is stupid, but i bought mine, day one, for the exclusives because I feel there will be fun games on it…one day(Zelda,Metroid,Mario Kart)…I loved ZombiU(which I won in a contest on this site)…but nothing else has grabbed my attention…I sold all my games and only have Lego City at the request of my son…PS4 and Xbox One have crappy launch titles as a whole…My PS4 works great though and it came with 6 free downloadable games…I love Killzone and NBA2K14…I plan on exchanging Madden 25(PS4, havent opened it) for Dead Rising 3 because that looks fun, probably at the midnight launch…I game primarily on PC these days when it comes to multiplats, but I buy all consoles for their respective exclusives….i am far from a fanboy…im just a realist…just because you put syrup on shit, doesnt make it pancakes.

          • Quicksilver88

            We are not that different then and I can respect your opinion about Nintendo. I am 43 and started gaming in the arcades back in the dawn of gaming. I too game on everything and also have my beef with Nintendo. I just think there is too much negativity where WiiU is concerned. I also though Wii was a bad direction for Nintendo and was by far my least played system of the last generation. It mostly got played for Wii bowling on family events and I liked games like Xenoblade and 007 that didn’t use motion controls. I think WiiU is a little better hardware than most people give it credit for and personally I like the gamepad concept…love offTv. What I don’t understand is Nintendo’s lack of advertising and also how they basically were done making Wii games in 2011 and then appear so unprepared with top WiiU titles. Imagine if they had Pikman, Zelda WW, and Mario 3DW at launch… and those aren’t even my most wanted games. I do think they still have high standards and know how to make great games but think they are disconnected from what their core fans want. If i was their CEO I would be bringing Metroid, Geist2, FzeroHD, WaveraceHD, Excitebike/truck, Starfox multiplayer, advance war HD, pokemon WiiU…basically everything they aren’t doing. I was so let down at E3 when Retro’s project was DK and Mario wasn’t I full 3D. I just think Nintendo is having an identity crisis because of selling their souls to the casuals with WiiU. Now they think that is their best path to financial success when what they should be focused on is making great games across all genres like they used to. I like Iwata well enough but I kind of think he needs to go and they need more progressive leadership.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            yes, they need a change in executive leadership[

  • Mike Jones

    Nintendo, happy birthday.. can you please make River City Ransom for Wii U.. like a totally new River City Ransom.. oh and can you tell CapCom to get off their lazy assess and make a new Mega Man? Oh and if you could make a totally new Earthbound considering the classic one did so well that would be nice too.

    Thanks

  • Mario

    Happy birthday Wii U! It’s been a rough time, but it managed to survive this long! Let’s us all wish for a better year for this console!

  • devmiles

    A not so interesting year.. let’s hope for a far better one but it will be intensely disturbed by mr PS4

  • I am Error.

    They finally added Smash Bros. to the sizzle reel demo at my local Target.
    I literally said, “Joy!” as I approached the monitor.

    • Quicksilver88

      Yeah that new reel is nice with MK8, SMB3D, DKCTF, and SSB. Now lets get playable demos out there and on eShop and that would rule.

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    I don’t know the wii U is so perfect but obviously has its problems but I’m very happy with all that does by now is so pro I just like it a lot !!!

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    By the way my birthday was on the 16 !!! Almost the same day I feel special jaja !

  • Krzysztof

    On this occasion, I think I’d be a good idea if you guys post some kind of poll. Which was the best Wii U game in last year and (or) how many 1st party, 3rd party and VC games did we buy.

  • Germany

    THE NATION OF GERMANY WISHES YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • fireheartis1

    The only thing I’m not happy with about the Wii U is 3rd party developers lying about it’s graphical capabilities, and Nintendo not advertising the system. I wish they would get their butts in gear. The Wii U is an amazing system and well worth the money.

  • Rinslowe

    That’s art right there!

  • sd

    I was looking at the TVii app on my Wii U the other day and thought I would try it. Nintendo have still not implemented this feature in Australia. They need to get their act together and release the features that they advertised on day 1 to everyone. I definitely have a love hate relationship with this console. There are some amazing games on the system, but at the same time Nintendo are really annoying me by not delivering.

  • disqus_c39xUtm3WM

    i think nintendo should just call the Wii U the U

  • MewThree28

    Happy Birthday Wii U (and Gamecube). The Wii U is definitely a great system and IS next gen. I have yet to get a Wii U but I am debating between the White vs Black. I like the white one wayyy better but don’t like Skylanders. The new deluxe bundle of NSMBU/LuigiU seems cool but I don’t like the black color. Ohhh Nintendo, I knew ever since September of 2012 when the two colors and price were announced, that the 2 versions is a big time screw up. Anyways, I will probably get the White bundle soon and sell Skylanders. But anyways, HAPPY BIRTHDAY WII U!!!!

    • Quicksilver88

      Its too bad as in the UK they have a white Lego City bundle and in Japan they have a white bundle with Wii Party U, Nintendoland and a WiiMote. I think the basic model sold so poorly in the usa they largely pulled the plug on it. If you really want whit maybe should wait until next year as they will likely have a white delux with 32gb and a better game bundle.

      • MewThree28

        That’s true but the games aren’t a huge deal. I would love to get the Nsmb U bundle if it was white but I really would rather not wait and I could easily sell Skylanders. But do you know of any website that has the white console stand available? I’ve seen them on PlayAsia but their out of stock.

        Thanks for the reply though :)

  • BGhp

    I hope you do well next year

  • TheWichi

    hope this is its worst year.

  • Madmagican

    Over the next few years I’m most looking forward to the great times to be had with my friends and family; it doesn’t matter what games we play as long as we do it together

    …but if I had to be selfish I’d say Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros “For”, and X

  • Jared Lytle

    I find it odd and funny that no article has mentioned the several wii u commercials that came out this month. In the last month 2 commercials have started showing on major networks, and they play Very frequently.

  • PS4,WIIU,XBOXONE

    tootie booty fresh and fruity (this has been a random comment thanks for viewing)

  • Aaron Pollard

    Crap, I’m out of warranty

  • Justagamer

    For you Wii U

  • Ben Kapferer

    Happy birthday!

  • Justagamer

    Today is also the 30 birthday of this awesome film..Who remembers

  • X3Charlie

    I want to see a new version of every controller to eventually come out. Really getting the comfort levels perfect and most importantly analogue triggers.

  • Arthur Jarret

    What’s your favorite Wii U experience so far?

    That’s a bit of a three-way tie.

    - There was the first time in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate I met someone from my country online – just by speaking my own language as a joke after two guys kept talking German to each other. Friended him and played with him often until 4AM – taking down plenty of Savage Deviljhos together.

    - Playing Pikmin 3 with my sister – who doesn’t play much games but came to visit as soon as she heard I had Pikmin 3 (as we also used to play the first two together on gamecube years ago)

    - The very first time I turned it on. Two friends happened to come over – none of them gamers… but I warned them, you can visit: but get your own drinks and food – I’ve got a new device and I plan to play them. They agreed to join me, we started with Sonic & Sega all-stars racing transformed. I watched the TV and saw split screen… I was wondering if one of the wii-motes lost power when I noticed my screen was gamepad-only and I was driving against a wall.

    Still won the race.

    What are you looking forward to most over the next few years?

    I’m actually most looking forward to ‘X’. I’m also anxious to see what kind of game Fire emblem x Shin Megami Tensei will be. Mario kart looks great too.

    Is there anything you don’t like about the Wii U? Anything
    you want to see improved?
    The slow trickle of quality first party content the first years and the negative way it’s portrayed in the news is something I really dislike. But that, I can ignore if needed.

    I also don’t like that they re-started the drip-feeding of virtual console games, as well as the virtual console pricing scheme. Toki Tori – a full remake updated to use the wii u’s unique control scheme costs 2 bucks… why is urban champion 5$? Nintendo should use a more flexible pricing scheme for their VC titles, keeping $5 as the peak price for NES games (like Zelda, Mario bros.3) but pricing other titles according to their perceived value (so, 1$ for Urban Champions).

    It also seems unfair that existing customers have to pay an update fee to get the game out of the creaky, sticking desk drawer called ‘wii mode’, while new users (that did not support Nintendo in the past) can get it for the original price.

    Lastly, I hate the fact that I cannot choose which titles to transfer from wii to wii U. I don’t want to scrap my whole wii’s contents to use this update fee … erm… offer… especially as lost winds still isn’t compatible with Wii U’s wii mode.

  • InterTreble

    One tear of great entertainment, as always. The rest of the things is just cheeting! ;)

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    Bought my wii u three months ago so my wii u is three months old -.-

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    The Wii U celebrates it’s birthday with mine… as it came out on my birthday :) kinda late to post that but now I get to share a birthday with a Nintendo system.

    • jjbredesen

      Actualy 2 the gamecube also came out yesterday :D

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        oh you’re right-I forgot about that. Thanks :)

  • strumstrum

    got a premium on release day(UK) have enjoyed many a family tea with Nintendoland and the recent Wii U Party but what stands out the most for me so far is Black Ops 2 and how smooth it runs as I just wasn’t expecting it.. really hope Wii U can get a decent football(soccer) game in the future.

  • http://www.gamesobscura.com/ themizarkshow

    Definitely Pikmin3 as of right now.

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    Happy B-Day Wii U

    • Fred

      nice logo

      • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

        ??? what Logo

        • Fred

          Your profile pic the Gold and Shadow Tri-Force

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            oh that logo Thanks

  • andrewjcole

    And Mickey Mouse’s birthday!

  • Quicksilver88

    That is a fricking great cake and the maker is obviously a pro. My favorite moments so fa have been playing games like ME3 and AC4 with both on TV and OffTV options. Also really enjoyed some eShop Indy tites like Trine2. The releases have really picked up in the second half and expect a strong 2014.

  • Laquandra Washpon

    favrite experinece is calling cause it won’t cut on an find out no, warrantee is expired. Damn.

  • Bomber Man

    Happy 1 year.

  • jjbredesen

    Happy Bday :D

  • Steven_Segal

  • jjbredesen

    You forgot android betwenn PS4 and IOS and then Symbian between IOS and Xbone.

  • Nothing5555

    Gonna downvote you….What has the XboxOne ever done to you? Did it kill your father, rape your mother, and sell your siblings off to slavery???

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    and blackberry in another post >.>

  • jjbredesen

    Nah blackberry could be between SYmbian and xboen :P

  • Rinslowe

    “What do you despise? By this are you truly known.”
    ― Frank Herbert, Dune

  • Troll Police

    Sadly, that is not true.

    Don’t lie it is a crime!