I went to gamestop for my lunch break i was bored they have some in stock so if someone was looking they would be able to get one but once thing thats a fact Wii U needs more content exclusive to Wii U
All this system needs is a killer Zelda, and I am SOLD instantly.
Been some rumors in the past 2 or 3 days we should be hearing something at e3 in regards to a new Zelda and 3d mario game for Wii U I just want to know what Retro Studios is working on?
Being that MS and Sony (in my opinion) WILL showcase the 720 and PS4 it will be up to Nintendo to showcase something HUGE to try and even be vaguely remembered at E3. Zelda is the primary ticket in order for them to do just that.
The name is a mistake, many people don't know what it is. It's confusing. If you were the average person going to buy a game console and the game console said one of the following names, what would you assume of it?
"Microsoft Xbox 360 U" or "Sony Playstation 3 U"
The naming convention is stupid. No one besides us who spend time reading about this stuff know what it is without being told by the TV or by people like us. They should have named it the "Super Wii". Everyone knows what it means when you put "Super" in front of your Nintendo console name. Look at this ad:
Next, I believe jumping on the tablet "me too" bandwagon is a mistake. A lot of people simply aren't interested in a tablet that looks like a giant controller with all those buttons. In addition, there's only so much you can do with asymmetric gameplay. That tablet is going to mostly be used for single player stuff.
The price is too high. I realize that Nintendo is taking a loss on the console but come on, this thing is simply too expensive. We all know that the tablet is more than 1/2 the cost. It's a shame that they didn't work out a deal with Apple to just use the iPad and iPad Mini with it. Then they could have sold the console without a tablet for what, $100 - $150? They could have had a bundle that included an iPad Mini for an extra $330 making the total with an iPad Mini maybe $450. You would get the game console and a tablet at less than the price of many tablets on the market AND YOU'D ACTUALLY HAVE A REAL TABLET that you can take with you and do stuff.
I don't know if Apple would have gone for that but it seems like Nintendo could have convinced them since they would essentially just be building an App for the iPad and since MS is already working on tablet connectivity it might have made sense. If they could price a bundle with an iPad Mini at $450 or so, TONS of parents would have purchased the Wii U/iPad Mini bundle. People buy the thing by itself, what's an extra hundred bucks to get the newest game console? Also, we know that many games will just use the WiiMotes so you probably won't even need the tablet for most of the games.
Okay I admit working with Apple is way too pie in the sky for me to have devoted so much effort into analyzing. I just wish Nintendo had a functional tablet instead of what amounts to the the bottom half of a Nintendo DS (TV being the top obviously).
It hasn't even been a month too early to jump to conclusions hell its been what 2 weeks now?
We'll see how "well" it really sells come the new year.
Is the wii U any good
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I've not played it but will definitely be buying it to replace my Wii down the road. I mean why not, it plays Wii games + newer stuff and I can transfer over my downloaded games to it. That said, I'm in absolutely no rush. Why should I be? It barely has any games and what it has either is of no interest to me or is something I can get on another console (I have all three current gen consoles). So in the meantime, I'll just wait for the inevitable price drop next year to compete with the other consoles that come out plus there will probably be a much better bundle. I'll probably get it holiday 2013 if it's come down $50 or so and has a bundle with maybe Nintendo Land + one other game. Otherwise I'll wait until whatever special deals they're giving with holiday bundles in 2014.
I know this sounds nuts to some people - already planning on waiting for up to two years - but why would I rush out and buy this when all I'm going to play on it for the foreseeable future are a bunch of Wii games? Another thing, I've been reading complaints that the tablet drains the battery too fast (within 2 hours in some cases) and I've read that the battery doesn't even take up the whole compartment. That tells me that they're going to try to sell you an extended life battery for an exorbitant price. To that, I say, NO THANKS! It'll be in the new bundles in a year or two. I'm not paying extra for a battery that should have been there all along.
Is ANYONE buying the regular white version? Seems like such a waste of an SKU. Everyone I know that bought one got the Deluxe.
Edit: To expand, why would someone spend $300 for the console? Sure it saves them $50 but they have NO GAME. So obviously you want your console to do something so you then...buy a $60 game? Why wouldn't you just buy the one with the game in it for $50 more than quadruple the on board storage space plus get the other stuff that comes with it (cradle, shop discount, etc)? No one should buy the basic. Ever.
Kinda disappointed with the material used, was expecting the Wii U to be gloss black like the PS3 & PSvita, but its like a cheap gloss PVC
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I love mine got the deluxe model it was a better deal came with the a game charging cradle for the gamepad, stand for the console, and 32gb. Ill be doing a review soon my gf is play nsmbU I'm watching the giants game.
At the moment best party console ever Nintendo land with 5 players its an whole other level of fun even playing nsmbu with 5 players is madness.