Personally, I think the Wii U is a fantastic system and some of its first party games are amazing. However, it didn’t seem to catch on. There were reports that some people saw it as an accessory to the Nintendo Wii, which could be a result of the console’s name. The Nintendo Wii also had momentum at the time of the console’s launch and a lot of people didn’t see a reason to upgrade. In terms of power, it lagged behind its contemporaries and, as was often the case with Nintendo, online performance was middling at best. Now that the Switch is out and a lot of Wii U titles are being ported, the system is sinking faster into irrelevance.