Then there was the Wii U.
You’d better like Nintendo games because, outside of the occasional Bayonetta 3 and indie game, that’s all you’re going to get. I was so underwhelmed by the library that it became that forgotten console on the shelf, and it became so annoying listening to Nintendo fans constantly go on about how only the first party games mattered. This was the console that proved that theory wrong. Switch, thankfully, has amassed an incredible library and, as a result, it is constantly being played.
And frankly, a lot of the Switch's "obvious quality" library is filled Wii U ports that are sold even more expensive than the originals, and various questionably priced ports & remakes.
I would say the eShop is also filled with quality indie games, but their visibility is incredibly terrible because the eShop's UI sucks, gets slow after loading a bunch, and everything about it feels unorganised. It's impossible to browse for types of games specifically, so for games I previously didn't know about before purchase (for example Fox 'N Forests), I gotta blindly browse and pray I find something good.
That's actually pretty terrible for smaller indie developers who NEED exposure in order to survive. So either you gotta have an EXTREMELY good quality game to get noticed which gets around by word of mouth, or you gotta have a meme/Twitch game. You can't just be a simple good experience.
Ironically, the Wii U had one of the best functional UIs in Nintendo's history, with the only downside being that it was rather slow. Its eShop was actually miles better, and it's probably the best Nintendo online shopping experience.
And now that the Switch has most of the Wii U's library, the Wii U itself doesn't have much value anymore aside from monetary due to the hassle that it's gonna be to get a Wii U Gamepad in good quality. And I hate that. Now the Wii U is worth it for what? Playing Xenoblade Chronicles X? The DS/GBA Virtual Console games that we should've seen on 3DS? Nintendoland? Probably the better version of The Wonderful 101? The morbid curiosity of playing Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric?
I kind of wished the Switch left the Wii U's library alone.
As for the Dreamcast, while some of its titles have been rereleased, a few of them are still actually better played on Dreamcast. You will catch me dead before I replay the "DX Director's Cut" version of Sonic Adventure again, the amount of downgrades in that was off the charts. (probably named that way because the director WAS cut from that version) Even Sonic Adventure 2 had a bunch of issues in the GameCube and HD rereleases.
And the Dreamcast still has enough exclusives and superior versions to be worth collecting for.