By C0V3RT 5 Comments
I'm a horrible person.
I'd been fighting with myself the last week about getting a Wii U. I feel like ever since the GameCube, every Nintendo product I've purchased with the exception of the DS has just been gut punch after gut punch. But, because I've apparently developed some kind of Stockholm Syndrome relationship with Nintendo, after talking myself out of getting once a dozen times, I pulled the trigger.
I've come to justify it by telling myself it'll be a hit with my family over Thanksgiving, so really it's an investment in my family. It's a pretty weak excuse but it'll help me sleep at night. Even if it's sleep on the couch after my wife gave me "the look" when I came in the house with it and she found out the price. I didn't get any games aside from Nintendo Land as I went for the deluxe. It's probably for best I didn't as that would have gone over horribly. I do intend on picking up ZombiU once the dust settles though.
In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have bought it. With the holiday season at work seems to come layoffs. I should also probably replace the cracked exhaust manifold on my car so it doesn't sound like a motorcycle anymore. My PC is long overdue for an upgrade too. Oh well... no regrets. It's the first time in a few years I've been able to buy myself something expensive and with us planning to have kids next year, realize my disposable income will be a thing of the past. Gaming has been a lifelong hobby so I might as well enjoy it while I can.
I also want to add, there's been some discussion I've seen floating around on twitter about if the abundance of Wii U stock is because of Nintendo being prepared, or if people are just not interested. I present another theory, and that's that no one knows what the shit a Wii U is. I've seen a total of one advertisement. My 12 year old sister and 11 year old brother also have no idea what the Wii U is (but they can sure tell you who Notch is). I called my mom to tell her I was bringing it tomorrow and she asked how we were all going to play a handheld gaming console. There are both demographics who helped the Wii become as "successful" as it was and they had no idea it's successor even existed. I give Nintendo marketing a solid F+ in terms of marketing this thing.
Anyway, fingers crossed for some kick ass first party titles and meaningful 3rd party titles this time around. Off to play The Walking Dead: Episode 5. Make me cry Telltale, I dare ya!