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New York Times crossword puzzle doesn't even know the Wii U exists

Oh man, that's a heartbreaker. Nintendo fans know the Wii U was a big misfire for Nintendo, and the Switch has righted the ship. Sadly, we keep seeing reminders of just how ignored the Wii U was. Here in the New York Times crossword puzzle app, we see that the person behind this puzzle's creation didn't even know the Wii U was a thing.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: wii, wii-u, switch

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If you don't put another word before it, people read it as the immediate predecessor.

Technically its true. The Wii was "a" predecessor of the Switch. But it wasn't "the" predecessor. Of course, that just shows the confusion and poor PR the name caused.

lol @ how the moderator at the source link removed the post because no fun is allowed apparently. Still a pretty sad state of affairs, TBH. I love my wii u

Yeah, that sub has bad rules that make it really boring.
The Wii U has some amazing games, especially in the multiplayer department. Having everything like maps on the GamePad made for a really nice gameplay flow in singleplayer games.

It will probably always be the definitive way to play Pikmin 3 and Wind Waker HD. Those are my biggest reasons for still wanting to go back to my Wii U. Unless they release a gamepad for the switch or future consoles anyway.

Games like Nintendo Land are always fun to pull out at gatherings.

To be fair the general public wasn't even aware that the Wii U was even a thing during it's short lifespan.

This is fine. Nothing to get worked up about. If the question had said "The predecessor of the Nintendo Switch" or "Immediate predecessor of the Nintendo Switch" then yes, o.k. But it didn't, The question reads like, "A predecessor of the Nintendo Switch" And of course they'd use the Wii as it fits the crossword, is one word and was a phenom, it's one of those products that everyone's heard of.

If you don't put another word before it, people read it as the immediate predecessor.

ridleysaria
Sun Dec 16 18 04:48pm
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Why should they know it exists? The confusing reveal led people to believe it was an add-on, it was terribly advertised and Nintendo dropped it rather quickly.

I'm guessing NY Times thinks the Wii U is a Sega 32x like add-on for the Wii.

Wii U? Was that some sort of tablet add on you use with the Wii?

Well, we're getting ports of Wii U games so I guess they can get away with it...

And in the end does any of it matter at all, even in the slightest?

ITT: People who don't understand how crossword clues work.

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