I've had the 3DS XL for about a year and really like that portable gaming machine. I've never had a Wii and have never thought about getting a Wii so obviously I've never thought about getting a Wii U either. My reasoning was that I already got a 3DS so why do I need a Wii U? I know it's not a valid reason at all but that was my reason nevertheless.
I've been googling and researching about Wii U these past few weeks and I've noticed a lot of negative views about Wii U. And I fully understand the current Wii U situation but I decided to give it a try. I'm not really interested in Xbox one or PS4 because I already have a PS3 and it still works for me. Besides I figured that 3DS wasn't doing that great the first year but look at it now so maybe Wii U might pick up the speed this year somehow.
So first, I went to Target and the salesperson obviously didn't know what she was talking about. She said that Nintendo is going down and Wii U is going down, on top of that, she said that there were no more games coming out for Wii U AT ALL!(When the Mario Kart 8 sign was right over there by the Wii U display...). I bit my tongue and left the store because I didn't feel like dealing with her. Then I went to BestBuy and a Nintendo rep was just happened to be there that day so I went and talked to her, mainly for some freebies. I also mentioned to her that I was kind of thinking about getting a Wii U but just not sure if I "needed" one. Then she gave me the usual marketing speech about how much fun Wii U could be, etc., etc., and she said that right now if I buy the Wii U Deluxe at that BestBuy, I would get a $50 BestBuy gift card! Well, that was the best marketing speech I've heard all day! I figured that I just couldn't pass it up, so here I'm jumped on the Wii U ship.
Right now, I don't have any games but the two free games that came with the deluxe edition. I'm going to get the Super Mario kart 8 for sure.