A lot of doom and gloom has surrounded Nintendo and the Wii U. To such an extent, in fact, that it has even been coined "Nintendoom." Even with considerable hype for Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8, mainstream media has worked hard in the defamation of Nintendo and the Wii U. For every good thing written about the Wii U, there are a multitude of bad things written to keep Nintendo and the Wii U down. Sony and Microsoft have been heavily favored since Nintendo's NES/SNES "monopoly," and it continues even today. It continues with forced justification of the PlayStation 4's high price point and denial of XBox One's obvious issues. All at the cost of Nintendo's versatile, price-effective Wii U made-out to be childish and obsolete. There are, however, some outlets that contribute positive, truthful insight. Among them is Greenville College's site, The Papyrus.
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Their article on "Why it's time to invest in a Wii U" caught my eye because it was actually about something positive. Though the article asks if Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 will be the Wii U's "saving grace," it doesn't paint a picture of doom and gloom. Instead, the article realizes the fact that even if somehow Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. weren't the Wii U's saving grace, then "there's always Zelda." It's a really important point that big media articles completely gloss over. The reality is that Zelda sells, and even if Nintendo can't sell late adopters on the Wii U for Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros., then they'll do it with the new Zelda. Zelda fans will buy new hardware for Zelda; a single Zelda game at that!

The article talks about Mario Kart's rich iconic value and the undying loyalty of the Super Smash Bros. community. It even goes into detail about all the effort Nintendo is putting into the Wii U through events and promotions for these iconic IPs. Some of these events include tournaments to strengthen the communities for those games. These are important aspects of Nintendo's approach to the Wii U that most outlets haven't even attempted to address. Instead of just saying that the Wii U is a "flop" before the generation is even over, these guys actually bring positive, valid points to the table. It doesn't crunch numbers or specs in an attempt to make the Wii U look bad, and it doesn't dwell on third-party woes. These guys can write an article about the Wii U without these crutches, and that's admirable.

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