Wii U Arrives in United States on November 18

#101 Posted by TheHT (11364 posts) -

oh goddamnit, i just started watching and they're ending the livestream. from what i caught though, that new runner game, pikmin 3, and that 101 game look great.

#102 Posted by DefaultProphet (473 posts) -

There's something seriously wrong when your exclusives on a next gen system look objectively worse than the ports from the current gen. What the actual fuck.

#103 Posted by CircleNine (381 posts) -

Holy shit did anyone else catch the Tekken TAG Tournament 2 WiiU Edition having the power up mushroom from Mario? lmfao, serious fighting game.

#104 Posted by Bane122 (793 posts) -

@CODA117: Funny, because they just showed and talked about a lot of games. In fact, I'd say Nintendo is still more about the games than MS, given how XBLA games have become buried in the dashboard and how few 1st party games they do.

#105 Posted by Franstone (1124 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Link43130 said:

How much will another one of those controllers cost, I wonder.

Only 1 works with each Wii U i think...

They announced a while back that the WiiU would support two pad controllers.

#106 Posted by Brandino (254 posts) -

@Balex1908 said:

@Brandino said:

@Balex1908 said:

Seriously? Bayonetta is the thing that makes people going from "I dont give a shit" to " OMG DAY ONE" ? Really?

Bayonetta has a strong following and if i wasn't already buying it and was on the fence, this would of sold me. But i could say the same thing about Halo, I don't care for it and wouldn't buy a console for it but millions do. And yeah Bayonetta isn't as huge but it does have it's followers.

I did not want to shit on the game. I just cant get the mentality that makes people spend 300 - 350 dollars because of a single game. And most of the commenters were not even on the fence they did not have any interest at all. And to go from 0 interest to " I will buy one at launch" because of a single game is baffling to me.

I would have said the same if it was Halo.

Did you buy a 360/PS3 or any other console at launch? How did it feel spending $300+ on a console at launch with 0 good games? How is that any different?

#107 Posted by Peanut (954 posts) -

Not a great showing, but I'm still gonna be there day one. I did get a bit annoyed when Reggie talked about "launch window" games, because who even knows what that entails anymore. Super disappointed Pikmin 3 wasn't in the "for sure launch ready" category along with Nintendoland and NSMB U.

#108 Posted by EgoCheck616 (782 posts) -

@DefaultProphet said:

There's something seriously wrong when your exclusives on a next gen system look objectively worse than the ports from the current gen. What the actual fuck.

That's Activision for you.

#110 Posted by Skanker (254 posts) -

Wii U is getting Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It's already fucking incredible.

#111 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (930 posts) -

that extra 50 seems pretty worth it.

#112 Edited by CircleNine (381 posts) -

@rebgav: Yeah it's always been kinda stupid but not Smash Bros Items level of stupid for whats been a more traditional fighting game.

#113 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

$300 seems a bit much to me and 8 or 32GB is pathetic. But then again, I could not care less about the Wii U or Nintendo. Maybe people who're into it see it as a pretty good deal.

#114 Posted by Aetheldod (3593 posts) -

Well at least I nailed 1 of the prices ,,,,, but $300 for the basic is a tad much and only for 8GB

#115 Posted by MildMolasses (3221 posts) -

I would love another Bayonette, but I'm not buying a machine just for that one game. And it's nice that they have some exclusives, but what happens in a year or so when all their multiplatform games start to look terrible in comparison to the rest of the new gen systems? And what the hell kind of storage is 32 gb? I know that the launch of the 360 had a sku without a hard drive, and even the sizes of the the ps3 drives weren't enormous, but the landscape of gaming has changed considerably since then, and realistic storage solutions need to be available. Does the WiiU support plain old USB drives and SD cards? The speed isn't as good, but at least it would be a cheap way to boost your storage capacity

#116 Posted by super_machine (1930 posts) -

I was actually going to joke earlier and write Mario X Tekken! I wish I had.

#117 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii exclusive, way to kill your franchise!

#118 Posted by RockyRaccoon37 (453 posts) -

@msavo said:

Man I kind of bought the 3DS for myself and my brother because I felt sorry for Nintendo but I just can't do it anymore. So long Nintendo, looking forward to seeing your games on the next Playstation and Xbox.

Not sure if anyone has said this to you yet, but you're a grade A lunatic.

#119 Posted by algertman (852 posts) -

WiiU getting MonHun 3 world wide along with the 3DS version. Please don't kill yourself weeaboo sony fanboys.

#120 Posted by NostalgicShakedown (132 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Welp, Warriors Orochi 3, Ken's Rage 2, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII are all coming to Wii U.

Take my money, Nintendo.

Yeah heard about Ken's Rage 2 as well, I am really looking forward to how they're going to implement the Wii U version.

#121 Posted by Peanut (954 posts) -

People being negative about video games, crying about things they apparently don't care about and making ridiculous alarmist statements!? Get right outta town!

#122 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

@Brandino: Not really, I would love them to make games and continue with all their intellectual properties but they need to stop embarrassing themselves in the console market falling behind constantly in quality and support from developers. Im well aware that the Wii sold well but it doesn't make it a good console. That is my opinion and nobody will change it.

#123 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

@MormonWarrior: Fair point!

#125 Posted by DeviTiffany (439 posts) -

God dammit Nintendo, up until now I had no reason to buy a Wii U. Now you say a sequel to Bayonetta, one of the best games this generation as far as I'm concerned, is a Wii U exclusive?

Well fuck you, take my wallet. You assholes.

#126 Posted by Balex1908 (143 posts) -

@Brandino said:

@Balex1908 said:

@Brandino said:

@Balex1908 said:

Seriously? Bayonetta is the thing that makes people going from "I dont give a shit" to " OMG DAY ONE" ? Really?

Bayonetta has a strong following and if i wasn't already buying it and was on the fence, this would of sold me. But i could say the same thing about Halo, I don't care for it and wouldn't buy a console for it but millions do. And yeah Bayonetta isn't as huge but it does have it's followers.

I did not want to shit on the game. I just cant get the mentality that makes people spend 300 - 350 dollars because of a single game. And most of the commenters were not even on the fence they did not have any interest at all. And to go from 0 interest to " I will buy one at launch" because of a single game is baffling to me.

I would have said the same if it was Halo.

Did you buy a 360/PS3 or any other console at launch? How did it feel spending $300+ on a console at launch with 0 good games? How is that any different?

Nope I did not buy one at launch. I would never buy a console at launch.

To be clear I am not saying dont buy the Wii U. I am just saying, that if you think the console is overall not interesting to you, dont change your mind because of one game. What if the game turns out to be crap?

#127 Posted by mercury228 (40 posts) -

I really think all of this looks terrible.

#128 Posted by MeatSim (10870 posts) -

I was expecting $250 but that tablet controller isn't cheap. Still not getting a Wii U anytime soon though.

#129 Posted by Peanut (954 posts) -

@Balex1908: Why do you even care? Who gives a shit if someone thinks one game is enough to justify a console purchase? Is them buying it directly impacting your life? Are you the one paying for it?

People will seriously complain about anything and everything.

#130 Posted by Anjon (117 posts) -

For the first time since 1996, Nintendo has made me somewhat hype for a console. Though, I guess that's more of a testament to my love for Bayonetta than any loyalty to Nintendo. Fortunately, I doubt Bayonetta 2 is going to come out anytime soon, so I'll probably be able to catch it at the first price drop.

#131 Posted by DizzyMedal (399 posts) -

@Shaunage said:

Any word on Australian pricing yet? $300 Aus is what I'll pay for it and not a cent more.

While I applaud you making a stand, I regret to inform you that only after several years and numerous price drops will you be able to buy a Wii-U.

...Then again look on the bright side, this whole thing could tank badly and you might be able to grab one in a year for $50 :)

#132 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

The basic bundle is dumb. Nintendoland is probably going to cost like $30 and an additional 24 GB of memory is probably at least $20, and you get more stuff than that for the deluxe bundle.

#133 Posted by Residentrevil2 (445 posts) -

I assume you'll not be installing games onto the hard drive? Eh... I'll wait until it drops in price next year.

#134 Posted by Marz (5654 posts) -

it's Deluxe version or bust..... I think Wii U will do allright for itself.

#135 Posted by SlashDance (1818 posts) -

I'm so glad I hate Bayonetta right now.

#136 Edited by SomeJerk (3262 posts) -

The price makes perfect sense to people who aren't numbnuts.
 
And I'm still debating getting one on launch. It's that or building a crazy rig that lets me play, record and stream arcade game PCB gaming.

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#137 Posted by Balex1908 (143 posts) -

@Peanut said:

@Balex1908: Why do you even care? Who gives a shit if someone thinks one game is enough to justify a console purchase? Is them buying it directly impacting your life? Are you the one paying for it?

People will seriously complain about anything and everything.

I am not complaining, I hoped someone would explain to me why one game is all it takes to justify a console purchase.

Also sorry for trying to have a conversation, it seem on the internet you should only discuss things that have an impact on your life...so basically nothing that is on the internet.

#138 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (1880 posts) -

Kind of shocked they didn't go for a $250 price point. I mean what's this thing got going for it, really? NintendoTVii looked really neat, but I have something similar built into my TV already. The latest New Super Mario Bros. actually does look like a lot of fun, and I'm glad they're catering more to the hardcore crowd, but it's not $350 bucks worth of fun. Bayonetta 2 was a surprising and promising announcement, but I have to wonder if this is the start of a new direction in publishing for Nintendo or just a gimmick to draw in core players.

Anyways, $350 bucks (or even $300) for that thing is just an absurd asking price. I could buy 5 or 6 games for the prices they're asking, or I could buy this current-gen platform with a tablet controller that, because of its comparatively weak specs, will probably be all but irrelevant in a year and a half.

#139 Posted by chaiHazuki (34 posts) -

Why would I buy another Wii for $350 when I never use the one I have now?

#140 Posted by BBAlpert (1489 posts) -
In addition to an even more deluxe package that comes with a Pro controller and a copy of Monster Hunter Ultimate, anyone who buys the premium version of the console also gains an invite to the beta for Dragon Quest X.

Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest. I'd say that means that at worst it'll sell decently in Japan.

#141 Posted by bunji (41 posts) -

I hate Nintendo for napping exclusivity on Bayonetta 2. Now I have to get that console anyway :(

#142 Posted by ChrisTaran (1621 posts) -

Have to say, impressed with what I see so far. Hoping for good things from and for Nintendo.

#143 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Two Platinum exclusives?! ONE OF THEM A SEQUEL TO BAYONETTA!? TAKE ALL MY MONEYS!

#144 Posted by RockyRaccoon37 (453 posts) -

@Balex1908 said:

@Peanut said:

@Balex1908: Why do you even care? Who gives a shit if someone thinks one game is enough to justify a console purchase? Is them buying it directly impacting your life? Are you the one paying for it?

People will seriously complain about anything and everything.

I am not complaining, I hoped someone would explain to me why one game is all it takes to justify a console purchase.

Because materialism.

#145 Posted by Demoskinos (14875 posts) -

@MattyFTM: Through the power of love.

#146 Posted by budgietheii (165 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii exclusive, way to kill your franchise!

Didn't they go to the previous publisher SEGA asking to do another one and turned down. Being one of the big exclusives for a new console early on can do good things for it. And despite being a fantastic game, the first one didn't sell as well as it deserved.

#147 Posted by Brandino (254 posts) -

@Imsorrymsjackson said:

@Brandino: Not really, I would love them to make games and continue with all their intellectual properties but they need to stop embarrassing themselves in the console market falling behind constantly in quality and support from developers. Im well aware that the Wii sold well but it doesn't make it a good console. That is my opinion and nobody will change it.

Wii was a great console for me. It's all opinions.

I along with most people buy nintendo for first party games and Wii delivered on that. Pandoras Tower, Xeno, Last Story, Galaxy 1+2, the 2 zelda games, Mad World, Epic Yarn etc.

#148 Posted by JJOR64 (19001 posts) -

Got my Wii U preordered already cause I'm a crazy person.

#149 Posted by Blind_Evil (306 posts) -

Bayonetta 2 guarantees my purchase. Money situation dictates whether it's day one or later.

#150 Posted by zitosilva (1840 posts) -

I thought that over here we wouldn't be getting the premium service and all the eShop discounts. Glad to be wrong.

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