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Now that the water is dry, which of Nintendos last place consoles was better? GameCube or Wii U?

Which had better games? Wii U or GameCube

  • Wii U

    Votes: 28 15.3%
  • GameCube

    Votes: 150 82.0%
  • Never played either

    Votes: 5 2.7%

  • Total voters
    183

Jubenhimer

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For all its faults, The GameCube had a rather kickass library. The best F-Zero, the best Smash (for many fans), the best Mario Kart (for me), great new IPs in Pikmin, Eternal Darkness, and Chibi-Robo, and arguably the most unique Mario and Zelda games at the time. Not to mention, way better third party support than the Wii U had (even though it still paled in comparison to the PS2 and even the Xbox). The GameCube had a fantastic first party library, and some decent third party stuff in the end. And many of its games can still only be found on the GameCube.

The problem with the Wii U library is that about 80% of it is derived from whatever came out on the Wii, DS, or even the 3DS. Far too many Wii U games from Nintendo are either sequels to Wii games, or already have an equivalent on the 3DS. There really wasn't much the Wii U could call its own, and with most of its library ported to the Switch, the Wii U is arguably the hardest Nintendo console to go back to because nearly all of its games have either been vastly improved upon with sequels, or exist on other platforms, in some cases both. And third party support, even for a Nintendo console, was absolutely pathetic. Not even indies could've helped it.
 
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BlackTron

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The problem with the Wii U library is that about 80% of it is derived from whatever came out on the Wii, DS, or even the 3DS. Far too many Wii U games from Nintendo are either sequels to Wii games, or already have an equivalent on the 3DS. There really wasn't much the Wii U could call its own, and with most of its library ported to the Switch, the Wii U is arguably the hardest Nintendo console to go back to because nearly all of its games have either been vastly improved upon with sequels, or exist on other platforms, in some cases both. And third party support, even for a Nintendo console, was absolutely pathetic. Not even indies could've helped it.

Man it's such a bitch that I still want Nintendo Land in my collection.

I'm gonna be dragging around this wretched thing forever.
 

Omeggos

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GameCube definitely.

All those are playable on the WiiU and can be bought off the eShop at this very moment.
Remasters aside I don’t believe the point of this thread is to compare ports. Some of the games are playable on Wii U through emulation but they’re still GameCube games. Otherwise I’d give more points to the GameCube overall because many of the must-have Wii u games are playable on the switch whereas there’s next to no GameCube games playable on a current platform aside from sunshine via the 3D all-stars.
 

jigglet

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Both were immensely disappointing but while I can look back at Gamecube with some fondness, I only see the Wii U in contempt. I will never not like that console. I bought two at launch, one for a gift - two disappointed people lol.
 
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Bragr

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There was nothing on the Wii-U apart from BOTW than can stand next to the GameCube greats.

Metroid Prime 1 & 2, Resident Evil 4, Smash Melee, Eternal Darkness, Thousand Year Door. These are giants.
 

Krappadizzle

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GameCube definitely.


Remasters aside I don’t believe the point of this thread is to compare ports. Some of the games are playable on Wii U through emulation but they’re still GameCube games. Otherwise I’d give more points to the GameCube overall because many of the must-have Wii u games are playable on the switch whereas there’s next to no GameCube games playable on a current platform aside from sunshine via the 3D all-stars.
With about 30 minutes of work, you can play every gamecube game on Wii U.
 
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