Nintendo 3ds or Wii U best for platform gaming?

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#1 Edited by muller39 (14949 posts) -

I haven't played Nintendo since the N64 days and I wanted to get back into playing Nintendo games. I was wondering which has a better selection of platform games upcoming and present? Any help and input would be greatly appreciated.

#2 Posted by TTUalumni13 (837 posts) -

Wii U easily. You've got New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U, Rayman Legends, and Super Mario 3D World out right now, PLUS you've got Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming out early 2014. Then with backwards compatibility you have access to the great Wii platformers like Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii :)

#3 Edited by Kaze_no_Mirai (11739 posts) -

@ttualumni13 pretty much said it best. I really can't think of anything outside of Mario 3D Land and NSMB2 on 3DS. I'm sure that there are a few others but not as good as what you can get between the Wii and Wii U library.

#4 Edited by trugs26 (6702 posts) -

Overall, I think the Wii U has better platformers:

  • Rayman Legends (Wii U) > Rayman Origins (3DS)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) > Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
  • (I assume) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freese (Wii U) > Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (and New Super Luigi) > New Super Mario Bros. 2 (and the DLC)

There is also Yarn Yoshi for Wii U coming up, and Kirby Triple Deluxe and Yoshi's New Island for 3DS.

But, you can't really go wrong with either system.

#5 Posted by muller39 (14949 posts) -

Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I was leaning towards the Wii U and this solidifies my choice I think. Cheers!

#6 Edited by mariokart64fan (20020 posts) -

the wiiu and 3ds are both good platforms its up to you to decide wheither are you gonna travel or play at home on the big screen more as some one pointed out each has an equivalent of platformers on them

#7 Posted by TJDMHEM (1134 posts) -

wii u.