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Posted by Namekaze_Minato

There should have been a Zelda or Pokemon game that made use of the Wii U's relatively superior hardware; instead we get nintendo versions of games that are on other consoles.

Posted by JJOR64

Just noticed that Rayman Legends isn't a launch game in the US. :(

Posted by SpartanHoplite

Those i care i can get on other platforms, so..

Posted by Hailinel
@Castiel

I can't see who this console is for. People who wants to play Darksiders II, Batman, Assassin's Creed III, Tekken Tag 2 etc. already have those games or own a console that can play them.

Of course there are the Nintendo exclusives, but if this is Nintendo's way of getting the "hardcore", I have always hated that term, gamers' money I don't think it's gonna work.

I want a couple of those games, but I felt like waiting for the Wii U versions, so there you go.
Posted by AV_Gamer

I don't know why, but I actually want the Wii-U to succeed, but like every console, I might wait to buy it. I want to see how it does with the quality of games first. If you think about it, it's nice to have a console where you can play all the multi-platform games as well as Nintendo exclusives. It's almost like having two console in one.

Posted by das9000

@Tonyyj: That was one of the first things I saw. Glad I'm not the only one.

Posted by Parsnip

With this line-up, it's a tough sell for someone who already has 3 platforms to play games on.

Nothing in that list that interests me, or I don't already have on another platform.

Posted by Will_M
@Lokno

I look forward to the Wii U all-day launch stream!

Holy shit now I'm finally excited!
Edited by Castiel

I can't see who this console is for. People who wants to play Darksiders II, Batman, Assassin's Creed III, Tekken Tag 2 etc. already have those games or own a console that can play them.

Of course there are the Nintendo exclusives, but if this is Nintendo's way of getting the "hardcore", I have always hated that term, gamers' money I don't think it's gonna work.

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Posted by DukesT3

March whenevs man!

Posted by Xpgamer7

I'm waiting for those underground niche games that always seem to pop up without a brand. Chibi Robo, Eternal Darkness, Conker, Little King's Story, No More Heroes. Also money. That's important too.

Posted by The_Big_Rough

Well there goes any reason for day one. Might just wait for Dolphin U to play the few Wii U games worth playing.

I'm a patient man as you'll discover.

Posted by Cybexx

For me I'll probably grab New Super Mario Bros Wii U, Zombie U if it reviews okay. If I can wait the couple weeks I might also grab Assassin's Creed III on Wii U, from some comparison videos done from E3 footage it seems like it is the best looking console version and I think having the map on the gamepad would actually be useful in an AC game, the loading times for getting into the map view in those games has always sucked.

Posted by teh_destroyer

I will buy it when it hits $99 in a few months.

Posted by Generic_username

That's really not bad, especially considering that this is a Nintendo launch. Didn't even realize there was a new Scribblenauts game, that actually makes a lot of sense for the platform. I'm too broke to be getting one right now, but Pikmin 3 is pushing me to start saving, at least. NSMB doesn't interest me anymore, sadly. Wish it did, but Nintendo managed to wear the concept out with the last release. If Giantbomb does another "Take a Break" award for this years GOTY, that's definately gotta be on there.

Posted by Brendan

This is actually a pretty well rounded launch line-up.

Posted by jasondesante

Can't wait to triple and quadruple task!

Posted by PSNgamesun

ill wait a good 3 months and then ill get mario, zombie u, and hopefully pikman 3 comes out by then. The main reason tho that im waiting is because I just feel the BIG N might announce something big I don't know y but I just do.

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Posted by Th3_James

None of that appeals to me in any way. I got my fill of NSMB with the latest 3DS game.

Edited by ShatterShock

Of that list, The Wonderful 101 is the only game that I feel a need to play, and I'm not going to put down $350 ($100 too much, and no I'm not getting the gimped machine) for one game.

I've decided that I shouldn't get any more consoles until they have at least five games worth buying, but by the time Wii U gets to that point, we'll be hearing all about the Durango and Orbis. To Nintendo's credit however, I will be treating myself to a 3DS this holiday season; PSVita is a dead handheld walking and there are now enough 3DS titles I want to play.

Posted by SpudBug

Not the best launch lineup ever, but if you want to buy some of those games on wii u, they certainly wil let you.

I'm happy with NSMBU and Nintendoland until next year, especially with PC games and a few xbox games also.

Posted by jakob187

Let's be honest: that's a pretty solid lineup for the launch of a console. Are some of them multiplatform and have been out for a bit? Yeah, sure. At the same time, they are big games to have on the console at launch. It will help ease in their online play and find issues with it, gives RPG players a few things to toy around with, and generally appeals to multiple demographics. It's a smart move.

The hardware is also much cheaper than we honestly expected, and while people can say "it's going to crash and burn", the same was said for the Wii...and it thrived on last-gen tech.

I want a Wii U. I won't be getting it launch day, but I will be getting it within the first year of production.

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@ptys said:

So this is the line up Nintendo chose to bow out on. It'll sell for the first year or so, but will probably be their last console.

Even when it looks like Nintendo is losing, they usually have a strategy to stay profitable. Thinking that this is the end for them is comically short-sighted. Remember when everybody thought the DS was going to get stomped by the PSP? Remember how the 3DS was "doomed"? If you take off your nostalgia goggles (aka "the retrospecs"), the N64 and Gamecube were not exactly what one would call "revered and respected" consoles in their day.
 
And Nintendo was fine. They will continue to be fine. It's Sony and Microsoft you have to worry about - they sunk hundreds of millions of dollars in to launching the 360 and PS3 and probably only made a fraction of that money back in return. And to stay ahead of Nintendo, they're going to have to do it all over again - because that's what the game industry is now for them: a constant balancing act between roaring success and devastating bankruptcy.
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@SathingtonWaltz said:

@Soap said:

@blacklab said:

Some mook at Gamestop tried to get me to pre-order a Wii U yesterday. Um, no.

I had a similar thing happen here in Game in the UK. The guy tried to get me to pre order and I just said "No chance, but honestly, not as an employee of a huge store, but as a gamer... would you pre order one?" at which point he looks me straight in the eye and goes "pfft! Hell no!"

I try not to care to much when the employees pester me, they are just doing their jobs and working at Gamestop is a major drag anyway.

Oh I know, I've worked those jobs before :P

Soul crushing work for sure.

Posted by JasonR86

There are two launch games I would consider buying that are exclusive to the system (the others I can buy on my Xbox/PS3). Yeah, I'm good.

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Posted by WEGGLES

Unimpressed. I'm definitely not in for this. Bought a 3DS early on and couldn't be more... meh on it. There's not enough out there. In hindsight I wouldn't buy it. This seems like something, if I bought it, I'd be in the same boat.

Posted by Willy105
@ptys said:

So this is the line up Nintendo chose to bow out on. It'll sell for the first year or so, but will probably be their last console.

Why would it be their last console?
Posted by RedSox8933

That's actually not a terrible lineup. Nothing too exciting, but not bad. I'm still probably not going to pick one up for at least a year or so.

Edited by ptys

So this is the line up Nintendo chose to bow out on. It'll sell for the first year or so, but will probably be their last console.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

This may do better than I imagined, but I'm still curious to see if it can pull in Wii numbers. I doubt it, but what do I know?

Posted by PompousDawson

NSMBU and ZombiU day one, then Rayman Legends and Game & Wario whenever they release. Im interested in Epic Mickey 2 (played the first, camera destroyed it) and Darksiders 2 but I may just play those on 360 after the inevitable price drop.

Still a great time to be a gamer.

Posted by jaycrockett

I wonder if my 360 portal of power would work on a Wii U. Maybe they won't even sell a copy of Skylanders:Giants without it bundled in.

Posted by MjHealy

Funky. Barn.

Posted by redefaulted

I'll be picking one up when a game that actually convinces me to purchase the console shows up. Another Super Mario Bros. is a cop-out, which leaves that list pretty lack-luster for me. Nintendo will remedy it down the road, though, I'm sure. It's not like Microsoft/Sony didn't pull these shenanigans for the 360/PS3.

Posted by paulunga

As far as launch lineups go that is a pretty solid list. Certainly better than Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Posted by steelerzfan101

Well, I can see that the system already has it's fair share of shovelware crap already coming out! I am though looking forward to both Rayman Legends, NSMBU, and Lego City Undercover. Those will probably be the first games that I will get.

Posted by tourgen

I just want to play Bayonetta 2. The question is how much is it going to cost me.

Posted by hagridore

It has CoD and a token Mario game so technically this is a good launch. And if the Wii U is anything like the Wii: I'll buy one 4 years after this November.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

I bet NSMBU is going to sell a big load of copies.

Posted by SathingtonWaltz

@MasturbatingestBear said:

I don't know why I am not that excited, because I see a lot of games on here that I would want to play. This is actually a really good launch lineup.

It is, we haven't had this strong of a console launch since maybe the Dreamcast.

Posted by MasturbatingestBear

I don't know why I am not that excited, because I see a lot of games on here that I would want to play. This is actually a really good launch lineup.

Posted by SathingtonWaltz

@Soap said:

@blacklab said:

Some mook at Gamestop tried to get me to pre-order a Wii U yesterday. Um, no.

I had a similar thing happen here in Game in the UK. The guy tried to get me to pre order and I just said "No chance, but honestly, not as an employee of a huge store, but as a gamer... would you pre order one?" at which point he looks me straight in the eye and goes "pfft! Hell no!"

I try not to care to much when the employees pester me, they are just doing their jobs and working at Gamestop is a major drag anyway.

Posted by ripelivejam

i have a strong feeling that many of the naysayers commenting here will end up clamoring for a wii u in the months to come.

Posted by SathingtonWaltz

I know that many people hold bitter feelings about Nintendo, but I'm surprised there aren't more people on this site that are excited for this. This is easily one of the meatiest and impressive launch line-up of games I've seen in years, though I would like to see more 1st party titles. Still, it's been a very long time since we've had a console launch with this many games.

Posted by Morrow

No Zelda game?

If they were to announce a new Zelda game, I'd consider getting a Wii U. I missed out on Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword and while those received mixed reactions, I would have loved to play them. But Nintendo as a whole doesn't appeal to me enough anymore to get a console just for those nostalgia games.

Posted by wizeguy

What winds me up is that is a impressive launch but still you get people saying it isn't. No matter what Nintendo do they will always be slated. I've preordered mine and will quite a lot of those game. And I own all other consoles. I'll get fifa13 on wiiu as well.

Edited by Warchief

No Wonderful 101 on day one = who fucking cares.

Posted by freakin9

@iAmJohn said:

@freakin9

I'm a little surprised just how bad the new Mario game looks to me.

I think it's partially because they didn't even try to update the look of Mario with the new power under the hood, very lazy.

Not that I expect them to ever make a realistic Mario, but I'd welcome something of that ilk.

Go look at pictures of Realbotnik from Sonic 2k6 again and tell me you actually want that.

I'm perfectly aware of the creep factor.

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