TBH, the Wii U was kind of ass. It had a few absolute classics on it but the tablet controller was not well thought out and the library was tiny. That's not even getting into the disastrous branding.Also, with the revelation recently that the WiiU can brick itself if it’s not used for a period of time is hilarious. Any unboxed in collections could be dead already haha!
Crystal is probably the one game I will download this week on my spare 3DS. I mean I hope those Pokémon games appear on NSO at some point but it’s the only one I’m not sure will.I'll always love the Wii U for being the ultimate Zelda machine since it can run every game from Zelda I to Breath of the Wild. And even though the Switch is finally starting to catch up, the amount of retro games in general the Wii U had available via Virtual Console was pretty insane (and you actually owned them rather than paying for a subscription that only allows you to rent them... and only for as long as Nintendo Switch Online is going to exist). There's still quite a lot of exclusives, including Super Mario RPG and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. And dare I say... if the Wii U hadn't flopped as badly as it did and thus Nintendo hadn't been able to just port over pretty much every game minus Xenoblade X and the two HD Zeldas I think the Switch's library would look a lot more dire.
I already bought pretty much every game I care about over the last few years, so the 3DS and Wii U eShop closing doesn't really affect me much. But of course that still didn't stop me from double- and triple-checking that I actually have everything I need dd. I have my Virtual Console and download-only games (hi DuckTales Remastered!), I have Pokémon Crystal that comes with the Celebi event, I have Pokémon Bank + Transporter so that I'll still have compatibility between DS/3DS/Switch games in the future, and I have downloaded all updates and DLC I care about. So I should be fine, right?