5 Ways I Hope the Switch Improves Over the Wii U

5 Ways I Hope the Switch Improves Over the Wii U

I love the Wii U, but there’s no denying that it wasn’t exactly a resounding success. Here are a few ways I hope the Nintendo Switch is an improvement.

1. Large Library

The Wii U suffered from a lack of third-party support, and that meant its library ended up somewhat small. More than anything else, I want the Switch to have a robust library of games from all genres.

2. Large Virtual Console

Speaking of game libraries, what about older games? The Virtual Console is fantastic,

3. Eshop Gifts

When Nintendo made it possible to buy digital Wii U and 3DS games online to download later, it was a fantastic move. Unfortunately, you can’t give a digital gift to a friend–or even get a digital code to give–which as always disappointed me. A gift function on the Switch would be fantastic.

4. Well-Used Features

There are some Wii U games, like Affordable Space Adventures, that use the Wii U GamePad really well. A lot, however, just used it for a map or solely off-TV play. Although the Nintendo Switch doesn’t have anything quite that noticeable–even the Joy-Con controllers are just controller options–I hope it never ends up feeling as though part of it is pointless.

5.  Better Rewards

This has nothing to do with the Wii U specifically, but the My Nintendo program has been fairly lackluster… especially when compared to Club Nintendo before it. Here’s hoping the Nintendo Switch brings in some fantastic new My Nintendo rewards.

In Conclusion

These are a few ways I hope the Nintendo Switch will handle things better than than Wii U. What do you think?

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website: http://www.samanthalienhard.com/


  1. I think the library is going to be superb. seeing as how more and more games and devs/publishers are making announcements and e3 is months away.

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