Even for longtime Nintendo fans, it's hard not to feel burned by the Wii U, a console that never quite lived up to its potential. Sucks for people who bought one just for Zelda! Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, Kirk and I talk about this week's disappointing Nintendo news, and how Zelda's delay signals an unceremonious end for Wii U. Is it fair to say the Wii U is Nintendo's most disappointing console to date? How can longtime fans of the company trust that Nintendo won't burn us again with NX? How have they still not figured out how to make people happy with the Virtual Console?
Podcast: Nintendo Is Bumming Us Out
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