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Wii U - my favourite console and a question



  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member Common
    Generally I'm a nintendo fan, I've never felt the urge to buy an xbox (can play sake fakes better on my pc and not get ripped off by xbox live) or a playstation (the first one was basicly the Wii of its generation, lots of games, but most if them were shit)

    I think a good nintendo like the game cube, compliments pc gaming as it tends to get the style of games you don't get on pc - e.g. pre Wii, nintendo was the best platform for beat em ups, Japanese style rpgs and platformers.
  • SlickShoesSlickShoes EdinburghPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon

    I won't be buying one for various reasons:

    • Your online nintendo account is tied to one single console
    • The online ecostructure is old fashioned, seperate on Wii, Wii U and DS/3DS.
    • Laggy menus and applications
    • in the EU you can only view and buy 18+ content between 11pm and 3am
    • the battery life of the controller is poor
    • it costs too much, to get one with no games is £300 +
    • I don't know anyone that plays on nintendo consoles anymore
    • All the major selling points, online/HD, other than the controller already exist at a cheaper price
    The games look OK, ZombiU looks good as does Mario but that's it, to get a pack with those games would cost me £370 which is just ridiculous.
    I am sure the next gen of consoles will be priced similarly but I will wait and see what they offer, currently I dont want any of them and find gaming in Windows much better value for money all round.

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,267Member Uncommon

    Not every title on the original Wii was a knockout, but there are several that I thought were very fun and innovative.

    Wii Sports was just hard to beat - sure it didn't have any depth, but with a young kid (or a bottle of booze and some challenge shots) it was very fun. And MarioKart - this game continues to be fun. They made good use of the motion controller - they didn't need extremely deep gameplay or high end graphics - they just needed to be easy to pick up and fun in short bursts.

    I expect the WiiU will have some similar titles. We bought ours on pre-order... I haven't done anything except hook it up to patch and make sure it worked, then wrap it to stick it under the tree. The controller has me pretty excited, especially if the TVii thing eventually lives up to it's claims (it would replace a few aging Harmony remotes that the dogs have taken to mistaking for chew toys).

    That, and the kid can play games on the controller while I can still watch TV/Movies - bonus.

  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon
    One of the major selling points is that as an ibdy dev, its touted to be pretty easy to get into.

    And you can set your own price and send out patches without getting bankrupted( unlike xbox live which charges enormous amounts if you wanna patch)

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  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisPosts: 2,042Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    You do know Sony, Microsoft and nintendo sell their consoles at a loss then make the money back on the cut they get from game sales (its why pc games are typically £10 less than on console). So in that regards I'm not sure the Wii was a "bigger success" than the xbox 360 & ps3, they seem to shift a lot more games.




    WiiU is the first console nintendo has every sold for a loss at release.     

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