Nintendo Wii U


  • Thedigitalg - September 13, 2012 11:50 a.m.

    Day ooooone! It looks awesome. I can't believe there's anyone who won't buy this day one unless they can't afford it. That controller looks great. I wonder when Sony and Microsoft will rip it off?
  • BladedFalcon - September 13, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    Funny... If anyone could be accused of ripping off when concerning the Wii-U, is Nintendo itself, what with the Pro controller pretty much being the 360 controller but with switched positions for the analog sticks and buttons... Note that I'm not really attacking Nintendo for doing this, since the design is pretty good, just pointing out that if we're talking people ripping off others, Nintendo had a head start this time around.
  • Thedigitalg - September 13, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    Is the 360 controller not just a rip-off of the Dual Shock controller? Which, in turn, was a rip-off of the SNES controller? Check and mate!
  • Thedigitalg - September 13, 2012 12:33 p.m.

    I should point out this comment is (mostly) tongue-in-cheek, since it translates poorly in writing. But yeah, I meant the Gamepad, since it's hard not to have similar standard controllers these days.
  • BladedFalcon - September 13, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    Oh, I had missed this post. And well, fair enough, but I still stand by my point that you can't really call the dual shock a rippoff of the SNES controller, because like it or not, those two thumbsticks and the extra shoulder buttons made a HUGE different, and have pretty much set the current standard for traditional controllers to this day.
  • BladedFalcon - September 13, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    yes, because the SNES controller had dual analog thumbsticks and four trigger instead of two, like the dualshock did, totally a rip-off and the same thing *rolls eyes* Even if you could argue the the 360 controller is a ripoff of the dual shock, at least they made an effort to make it LOOK different. Nintendo didn't even bother with that this time around. So tell me... where's the check, and where's the mate?
  • ultrakirby64 - September 13, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    I would say how I thought about it, but I just got back from pre ordering the deluxe edition before I read this. So you can guess where I am.
  • bash street kid - September 13, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    I love your avatar
  • mafyooz - September 13, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Our Wii got accidentally pushed off the TV unit by my 2 year old daughter some months ago, and has never been picked up and put back since (I can see it laying there as I type this). I've seen nothing about the Wii U to make me think it wouldn't suffer a similar fate if we did get one!
  • onetimebuster - September 13, 2012 noon

    After paying 600 dollars for my ps3 this seems super cheap.
  • Turtman - September 13, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    I paid $500, but I honestly think I got $500 worth of value from it
  • ShonenStyle - September 13, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    Day one for me, DELUXE set please, plus im getting, Zumbi U, Mario U and trine 2 all via e-shop with the cash back i will get TW 101 once it comes out, and also Pikimin 3 ( NO ONE I KNOW WILL GET GIFTS FROM ME XD)
  • Burdmayn - September 13, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    I was pretty much sold on the Wii-U but Bayonetta 2 pushed me over the edge. I'll be preordering my deluxe console later today and I couldn't be more excited. I'm even considering cancelling my ACIII (limited edition) preorder in favor of getting it for the Wii-U. That's partially due to my financial situation but still... I think it speaks enough that I'm willing to cancel my preorder for a game I have a tattoo of just so I can fit this console in my budget.
  • ParagonT - September 13, 2012 12:05 p.m.

    I'd rather see my options before making a commitment. Wii-U just doesn't look exciting to me at the moment. The time when paying off a car looks more fun than a console is a sad day in my eyes, and so far its approaching soon. Anyway, do you get anything special at all for purchasing day one? Or did I miss something?
  • SentientSquidMachine - September 13, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    I'll give it until Q2 of 2013 before I decide. At the moment I do not see an immediate feature that has me sold. When the PS3 came out, you got a night and day graphics overhaul, wirless connectivity, bluetooth, and a blueray player....for $600, but it was the future. The WiiU, in my opinion, does not carry that same gravitas...but for $350, it's not a bad deal. Q2, if it still looks good, I will say hello to Nintendo once again; I've missed them since my N64.
  • SentientSquidMachine - September 13, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    ...Just read an article about the Wii U version of Tekken Tag...I am now conflicted. Hey Nintendo, Pokemon integration of any sort, maybe a new Stadium/Coliseum(but more like stadium) would make be fantastic.
  • J-Fid - September 13, 2012 1 p.m.

    Game Freak (the people who make Pokemon) have gone on record saying that they are not making anymore Pokemon RPG's on home consoles.
  • tehtimeisnow - September 13, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    yah its definatley to expensive and i mabye would have thought abuot getting one if it was like 100 dollers cheaper and it didnt have outdated tec and grafics so i think its a much more better by to get xobx 360 with smart glass cuz seeing as how i alredy have a lot of apple stuff that wlil work for it
  • Thedigitalg - September 13, 2012 12:15 p.m.

  • SentientSquidMachine - September 13, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    In all seriousness though, Smart Glass with a Windows Surface Pro, is probably going to put Nintendo to shame, from a technical perspective. To be fair, the pro is going to cost $1000, but still.

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