How excited are you now?

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#1 Posted by mikey87144 (2000 posts) -

My initial gut reaction when they started talking about it last year was that of almost indifference. The console wasn't going to be that much more powerful than current hardware so why should I be interested? Now those feelings are reinforced. I have not read or heard anything to suggest that this new Nintendo console is at best a slightly more powerful 360. I'm struggling to form any kind of excitement for this system. I also think that second screen stuff is a tad bit too gimmicky. I have a really nice HDTV. Why would I want to look away from it during gameplay?

#2 Posted by Mutley (350 posts) -

I'm honestly not very impressed by it. I was prepared to be wowed at the nintendo conference and was SEVERELY disappointed so I'm not really excited about it at all.

At least the 3DS line up was decent I guess.

#3 Posted by killacam (1320 posts) -

i hated all sorts of auxiliary control schemes until ZombieU. now i actually want a wiiU. looks sexy as hell.

#4 Posted by Rafaelfc (1816 posts) -

dude!!! I wanted so bad to be in the WiiU boat... was watching the press conference just to hype myself for buying it.

They managed to unsell me on the console... for now. bummer

#5 Posted by AgnosticJesus (547 posts) -

I'm not excited, on the other hand my son is. He's 7 years old and that is to be expected for Nintendo products. I'm sure I'll be purchasing it for him. I'd be passing on it if it was just me though.

#6 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6115 posts) -

I don't know why i hate it, i just do.

#7 Posted by Gargantuan (1895 posts) -

Zero interest. Never wanted to play Nintendo stuff before and nothing they've done makes me want to play it now.

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Not very. Call me when Fire Emblem comes to the console.

#9 Posted by Irvandus (3102 posts) -

Less then I was last year.

#10 Posted by PenguinDust (12839 posts) -

Show me some non-Mario game exclusives and then I'll answer. And Zombi U isn't cuttin' it. I am tired of zombies.

#11 Posted by Cincaid (3048 posts) -

Just checked my local retail store, just interested to see what they are selling it for.

4995 sek, which is roughly $667. So yeah, I'm not getting a Wii U. :)

#12 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7597 posts) -

I was pretty interested last year after they first showed it. Seemed like Nintendo was getting really serious and I think the controller could potentially add an interesting mechanic into some games.

But their show this year was completely underwhelming and they totally failed to sell the thing. Pikmin was the only real "system seller". Everything else was third party ports of year old games, why would I want to buy a new console for that?

#13 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Screw the WiiU, I want some of those sweet bananas Iwata had.

#14 Posted by SmilingPig (1370 posts) -

If its 250$ or less, I may get one ofr my stepson with legocity.

#15 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3687 posts) -

big fat 0

#16 Posted by Zor (715 posts) -

I would say about 6 out of 10. I was already at this point last year, and this year press event didn't do anything to increase it (well, other than having Pikmin 3). I'll get one eventually, but it won't be at launch.

#17 Posted by DeF (5229 posts) -

Still as excited as before because I'm smart enough to know that what they've shown is not all they've got. What we saw is what's coming out this holiday and that's it.

  • ZombiU looks awesome
  • Pikmin 3 looks awesome
  • Project P-100 looks awesome
  • Rayman Legends looks awesome
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited looks pretty cool.
  • Lego City Undercover looks promising (lots of polish still needed going by those show floor demos)
  • And I know I'll get Darksiders II and Assassin's Creed III on Wii U to see how third party stuff holds up.
  • NintendoLand could be cool if they pack it in. If you have to buy it separately, screw that ...
  • Game & Wario is also only cool at budget price/eShop game or as a pack-in

That's still more launch games I've cared about than for any other system ever!

Their E3 showing was horrible in terms of messaging and willingness to tease anything that's coming in 2013 but the stuff they did show was all pretty cool!

The bad feedback hopefully makes them realize they can't charge too much for the thing 'cause they still have to win a lot of people over so I'm not worrying about that either.

#18 Posted by Cloudenvy (5874 posts) -

I was on board before the conference, expecting them to show a bunch of games for their new console.

Now I couldn't care less about that console.

#19 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1751 posts) -

Much less. They had two E3s and over a year to convince me, they've done the opposite. 

#20 Posted by RadioFlyer (33 posts) -

It's not even the wii u for me, I'm just sorta done with nintendo. All their games are the same thing every generation. Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Smash Bros., etc, I know what they're gonna be like.

#21 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

No excitement here.

#22 Posted by Claude (16630 posts) -

I keep telling myself I want one the day it's launched, but this E3 was so underwhelming I just don't know anymore. I'm very selfish when it comes to video games and Nintendo seems to be alienating itself from me with every step they take. I'm not writing off the WiiU, but I'm not as excited as I was before E3.

#23 Edited by Ben_H (3642 posts) -

Didn't watch the press conference but did watch gameplay videos. It looks interesting. Plus it will have Nintendo first party games, which I always like.
It has Pikmin, 100% excited. I will buy it just for Pikmin as long as it is $299 or less.

#24 Posted by SeanFoster (912 posts) -

I'd like to play some Mario with any friends who get a Wii U but that's about it.

#25 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

The controller has 3-5 hours of battery life and takes over 2 to charge. What a pointless console.

#26 Edited by Soapy86 (2683 posts) -

Prior to Nintendo's press conference I was planning on picking up a WiI U at launch, I was really sold on it, but after the press conference...I really, really don't want one. At least not until it's less than $200 and it has a few really solid games I'm interested in.

#27 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

Not at all, not 1 game appealed to me, the controller looks clunky. God I just want Nintendo to go away with their lazy games. Plus by the time it comes out the Xbox 720 will be less than a year away, once again Nintendo will get left behind.

#28 Posted by evanbower (1244 posts) -

@Sooty said:

The controller has 3-5 hours of battery life and takes over 2 to charge. What a pointless console.

There is no way those numbers are confirmed.

#29 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

I'm excited-ish for it because I haven't played Nintendo games since GameCube, and I really love Zelda. So, I'm really looking forward to HD Zelda/Mario/Metroid/etc. Also, ZombiU looks like it could turn out to be pretty sweet.

#30 Posted by killacam (1320 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@Sooty said:

The controller has 3-5 hours of battery life and takes over 2 to charge. What a pointless console.

There is no way those numbers are confirmed.

FACT: the sweeter your caresses, the faster the charge.

#31 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

It is hard to be excited about the wii U. It looks like the world's cheapest tablet (do you really want to use a resistive touch screen tab with a 3 hr battery?) with old graphics (really, not even 1080P+AA on a 2d platformer).

I'm sure I'll buy one eventually, but I would have preffered they just release all of those games on 360. And it is hard to understand why a HD Wii was not released 1.5-2 years ago.

#32 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

Nintendo is heading for SEGA style disaster. Maybe they should combine forces and bring gaming back to its former glory. Wow, wouldn't that be something!

#33 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2472 posts) -

I think Nintendo is fucking out of their minds. Don't be surprised when they ask $400+ bucks for this thing.

#34 Posted by TheSmashing (321 posts) -
#35 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -

Did anyone notice 2 things:
Its seems you need more than 2 people for everything
A majority of the time when watching videos of gameplay the user is always looking at the gamepad screen.
Total gimmick. Nintendo in BIG trouble.

#36 Posted by FreakAche (3028 posts) -

It will have Nintendo games on it, ergo I will buy it at some point.

#37 Posted by Commisar123 (1854 posts) -

Interested is the word for me

#38 Posted by wookie912 (25 posts) -


#39 Posted by TheKing (856 posts) -

I'm always excited for new Nintendo products.

#40 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

My excitement is at zero. It may have been a little higher if they announced either a new 3d Mario title or a new Zelda title (doesn't have to be a launch game) but they didn't. It would have been at a million if they announced a follow up to donkey kong 64 but they didn't. My excitement is at zero.

#41 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Not much, it'll be the first Nintendo console I won't be buying at launch.
I still have not seen one reason to get the Wii U, Pikmin 3 alone isn't enough.

#42 Posted by wookie912 (25 posts) -

I find this E3 surprisingly dull... am I alone in this thought?

#43 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1190 posts) -

Not very, I'm not saying Nintendo is a bad company (I think the opposite), I just haven't been following anything that Nintendo has been doing for the past few years.

#44 Posted by CL60 (17120 posts) -

Oh em gee, I am super excited, gonna be the best thing in like, ever.

#45 Posted by fox01313 (5176 posts) -

Some of the games shown look interesting though they could have found ways to put them on the Wii (and wondering if they will due to so many people owning the Wii over the WiiU) but the console not so much as what they shown still fits in as a better tech demo but not quite sure yet until it's out. Agreed with Jeff (rough paraphrasing here) on what he said about the asynchronous gameplay (where one person is using the WiiU controller & another is watching TV) in one GB E3 video about how having a flat screen simple TV isn't that expensive so if you can buy the Wii or the WiiU, you can probably get another 20"something LCD HD TV.

#46 Posted by aquamarin (669 posts) -

I'm not, and kinda want it to fail so it leads to Nintendo going the way of Sega. Does that make me a bad person? I just want to play Mario and Zelda on Microsoft or Sony's non-gimmicky future consoles.

#47 Edited by NegativeCero (3090 posts) -

Not at all. They needed to nail this E3, and they've shown that they still don't get it. Also, to my knowledge, they haven't talked about how they will handle online, which makes me worry that they will fuck it up. They can't afford to keep neglecting online. They're chasing their monster success from the Wii, and I don't think they can make it happen twice. I hope they succeed and prove me wrong, though.

#48 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@Sooty said:

The controller has 3-5 hours of battery life and takes over 2 to charge. What a pointless console.

There is no way those numbers are confirmed.

Aren't they on the Japanese spec sheet on the Nintendo website?

#49 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1695 posts) -

Could not be less excited for it than I am right now. You've got a new Pikmin game, that's great, fan-tastic. But that's it? Sure you've got a New Super Mario Bros., but that's it? I think this sentiment is echoed by a lot of people on the Internet, but I couldn't care less about 3rd party support on the WiiU, especially if that just translates to gimmicky uses for the GamePad controller. I've got an Xbox, I've got a Playstation and I've got a nice gaming PC. I don't need another way to play Assassin's Creed III or Darksiders II.

Show me something new, show me something crazy that I can't get anywhere else, Nintendo. I want to like the WIiU; who doesn't want to see Nintendo make another awesome system? They're Nintendo! They're the grandfathers of games. But I just can't get excited if this is all they've got.

#50 Posted by sonicrift (321 posts) -

I was prepared to buy one day one, but now I'm not so sure. I'm going to want to play NSMBU and Pikmin 3, but I don't know if I need them this year.

It seems they don't want us to know what's coming out next year at all for either of their systems.

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