- "Zelda is Nintendo's biggest franchise along with Mario, and the previous Zelda games have been some of the most revered and highest rated games in history. As a gamer I kind of applaud the fact that Nintendo does take risks and put games back if they are not ready."
- the delay leaves Wii U "completely barren - there's a big hole which isn't being filled like it is on Xbox One and PS4."
- "The Wii U is a failure in terms of the eyes of investors and the market in general. It's not sold anywhere near the amount of units the PS4 and Xbox One. Nintendo are repositioning the business so they can get bigger on mobile and bring its titles to mobile."
- "By way of announcing its next console already its kind of admitted the Wii U is a failure at this point. I think it will abandon the Wii U fairly soon."
Daniel Krupa, games editor at IGN, was a bit more optimistic...
"Mario Maker lets you create endlessly Mario levels of your own design - and Nintendo also has a brand-new property in the colourful, team-based shooter Splatoon. It's true, none of them quite have the level of expectation surrounding them as Zelda, but then very few games do. I wouldn't use the word dying; we'll have to see what the next few years hold for the platform. It's true, the Wii U hasn't been the runaway success the Wii was, but the Wii was a phenomenon - people who don't 'play' video games ended up buying one to play virtual tennis. (Wii U had) a tough start to its life, but it has a decent library of games. It's just not going to match the PS4 and Xbox One in terms of popularity and longevity."