It is no secret that the Nintendo Wii U had a pretty bad start when it first launched. From confusion woes due to the odd name of the console to many not wanting to be burned by another gimmick problem after problem surfaced. Its low sales caused pretty much all of the larger publishers to pull back support and others to never even give the Wii U a passing thought. Going into 2014 it seemed as if Nintendo’s latest machine was taking its final breaths, but then something amazing happened.
Actually several amazing things happened last year: Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, and the list goes on. Nintendo finally made good on its promise to deliver some of the best gaming experiences around. Once they started, it became apparent that they had absolutely no plans to stop.
Momentum is one of those forces that can make or break a console cycle. When the Wii U appeared on the market ahead of its competition the lack of momentum caused sales to stagnate almost immediately. The launch of two powerful opponents lit a fire under the Wii U’s ass and now it is running at full speed. The momentum it has generated has been so powerful that it has managed to provide most of the top rated gaming experiences of the past year. This positive upswing is more than enough reason to hop on that Wii U bandwagon.