WiiU or 3DS XL, WiiU or 3DS XL...Dammit :/

Demi_God

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Now, in the past on other forums when people make these kind of threads, I was always like "WTH, just pick one that looks good to you, etc etc" but now I understand why some people make these topics because now I'm having that problem.

So, here's the thing that I'm stuck on. The WiiU has a few mario games that I really want to play, plus Donkey Kong TF is coming out tomorrow I believe and I also want to play that, also I hear of a new zelda coming out for it. At the same time I was in gamestop today and I was looking at the 3DS XL, I'm also an RPG fan, too. I want to buy a system but I'm really having a hell of a time picking between the WiiU or 3DS xl. A nudge in the right direction might help me a bit, making the decision less complicated for me. o_O.

Here is the other thing. I have two PS3's, if I trade one in, I get like 50% more in store credit for it towards a WiiU. I don't get that same deal if I get a 3DS XL. So if I use my store credit plus a console trade in I can get the 3DS xl for about $100 while the WiiU would be around $170 or so. ugh
Also, are there any RPG's for the WiiU?

So yea, I'm stuck with this decision and it's a tough one. Could the WiiU pick up momentum here soon or is the 3DS xl still a better pick. I'm looking at possible future games as well. Is Nintendo really focusing on their handhelds more compared to home console at this point?
 
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Lethal

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Wii U is getting some cool games. Tomorrow I pick up Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros is releasing in a couple months. I say get the Wii U if you are set on grabbing one over the other.

Lord knows the Wii U could use some more buyers lol
 

Effekt

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Where do you usually play games? On the go or at home? Because if it's at home you might as well get a WiiU as you can use the gamepad as a portable device to play games on around the house anyways. Games like monster hunter along with something like windwaker or wonderful101 could easily entertain you till more wii u games come out.
 

Christopher

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I bought the 3DS XL, but I'm starting to wish I got the Wii U because of the gamepad like Effekt mentioned. But....then again, the 3DS has a lot more games available and probably a lot more on the way than the Wii U. Although, I am intrigued about the possibility of playing DS games on the gamepad. If that were available right now....I would have definitely chosen the Wii U. Sorry....I'm not much help.