Despite the Wii U not being a commercial success, anyone who had one knows how it has a shocking amount of great games in its small library and a lot of them are so criminally underrated that their success when ported on the Nintendo Switch is a testament to their quality.
The Switch massive success only sped up the downfall of the Wii U but if you jumped into the Wii U at that time as I did, you could get the console at a bargain price and experience newly released Switch games on the Wii U at a discount.
Not all Nintendo games are created equal and some of the ones released on the Wii U are probably some of the weakest ever released by the Japanese company; nevertheless, it released quite a few titles on the Wii U.
The Wii U is a fantastic console for children; it has a plethora of titles that don’t require a lot of computing power to run, yet they are some of the best games out there for younger gamers.
I think one of the downfalls of the Wii U was trying to compete with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when it was so outgunned that every game that every blockbuster game released cross-platform looked and played way worse on Nintendo’s console.
There are a lot of games to love on the Wii U and a wide enough diversity of genres so everyone can find something they want to play; you just have to know where to look.