Wii U Arrives in United States on November 18

#151 Posted by Lucidlife (107 posts) -

Nintendo won't be getting a dime of my money this time. And a base price of $250 for this under powered piece of junk? Too funny.

#152 Posted by Lucidlife (107 posts) -

@Peanut: And people like you trying to look intelligent and mature by taking the virtual "high road" are even worse.

#153 Posted by JRock3x8 (248 posts) -

this is nintendo's last home console. they're done.

#154 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2683 posts) -

All the people over 35 say, "FINALLY, an interface that harkens back to rotary phones! Now I'll be better at using this thing then my kids!!!"

#155 Posted by Orange_Pork (588 posts) -

@chaiHazuki: Games.

#156 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2379 posts) -

So in other words without the premium package your Wii U gamepad will either eat all your batteries or die without charge. I'm pretty sure which version to get.

#157 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Aw shucky ducky quack quack! The witch is back!

Well played Nintendo. I might just get a Wii U a lot earlier than I thought now.

#158 Posted by raptorsrevenge (22 posts) -

Any news on how you can preorder or where you can preorder?

#159 Posted by Peanut (953 posts) -

@Lucidlife: HA! Not really. It's just really tiring how much negative bullshit the games community at large spits, especially in the last year or two where every game, every piece of hardware, every piece of new DLC and every initiative any developer or publisher tries is pushed into the mud. So now, how about go fuck yourself? Low enough for you?

#160 Posted by Realitymoves (17 posts) -

the problem i see is they dont have any games to play on it, apart from there back catalogue

of games they can put HD in the title somewhere.

#161 Posted by FrenchFriedFool (168 posts) -

Goddamnit, I really don't want a Wii U, buuut I also really want a Bayonetta 2. :(

#162 Posted by Mattemat87 (3 posts) -

Does NIntendo honestly think they will be able to recapture the same market as the Wii did? Watching the TVii "experience" made me wonder who is actually going to use that. I know I won't because I want to play games on my TV and my parents get frustrated with a DirecTV remote having too many buttons. Nintendo really has left us gamers at the bus-stop with nothing to hold on to but a great back catalog from 10+ years ago. $350 black matte my butt!

#163 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

The only reason I'm really put off by the WiiU is its graphical capability. It's not going to advance consoles to the next generation whatsoever because of it; it'll just get ports of games that came out on PS3/360 as well as some new stuff that'll probably launch alongside PS3/360 as well. Once Sony/Microsoft put out a new console, the WiiU might struggle.

#164 Posted by StarvingGamer (8146 posts) -

Well, you did it Nintendo. You got a 3rd party exclusive that is a must-buy for me. Guess I'll be scouring the internet for Wii U deals come Black Friday.

That is, if Bayonetta 2 is coming out in the nearby future.

#165 Posted by Atom (198 posts) -

Bayonetta 2? Wow, talk about unexpected... Still, there's no way in hell I'd buy a WiiU

#166 Posted by me3639 (1753 posts) -

@YukoAsho said:

@Brandino said:

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii-U exclusive? MY BODY IS READY

Let's see how long that lasts when the next systems come out.

If it IS a true exclusive, than I'm surprised. You'd think Platinum would have learned their lesson after MadWorld tanked.

From other sites and reading comments, it sounds as if Nintendo paid Platinum 100% for exclusivity.

#167 Posted by Grognard66 (62 posts) -

The hard drive limitations are astounding. It's almost like Nintendo doesn't want consumers to buy games/movies from their online store. Hard Drive's are cheap - Nintendo should be packing in as much as they can to get people to buy more.

#168 Posted by laserbolts (5317 posts) -

Did I Dream this or did Nintendo say something about having a second controller plugged in severely effecting the frame rate?

#169 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive? Platinum Games, why? I'm not buying a system for one game, why shun your Xbox and PS3 fan base?

#170 Posted by LarryDavis (937 posts) -

Bayonetta 2 exclusive? Yup, I'm getting a Wii U. I think this gen I'm just going with the U and PC.

Pretty great launch window lineup, too. Wonderful 101, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (with 3DS cross-play!), and that premium bundle's eshop discount is a really good idea. Please, Nimtendo, don't botch this like you did the Wii. Not that it'll matter, as it seems most people still have no idea what the Wii U is or that it even exists.

#171 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

Bayonetta 2? Alright Nintendo, you got me.

#172 Posted by geirr (2529 posts) -

If the US prices is $350 I'm scared to think what the European price would be and specifically the Norwegian one.

The PS3 launched in the US for $600 but we had to pay like $1000 for it.

#173 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

On the one hand, $50 more gets you a lot more stuff. On the other hand, you have to own a copy of Nintendoland.

#174 Posted by Lucidlife (107 posts) -

@Peanut: You can try to recover all you want. But you already revealed what you are. A lowbrow moron. You can throw out your fuck you's all day long tough guy. It just makes you look that much less intelligent than you already do.

#175 Edited by chilibean_3 (1634 posts) -

It's an interesting pricing. Try to make some money back from the early adopters that were going to buy it at damn near any price then cut it before the real next consoles get announced. I never though about that. Not bad, Nintendo.

#176 Posted by Catarrhal (826 posts) -

@me3639 said:

@YukoAsho said:

@Brandino said:

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii-U exclusive? MY BODY IS READY

Let's see how long that lasts when the next systems come out.

If it IS a true exclusive, than I'm surprised. You'd think Platinum would have learned their lesson after MadWorld tanked.

From other sites and reading comments, it sounds as if Nintendo paid Platinum 100% for exclusivity.

According to Michael McWhertor, Nintendo is publishing the game, so, yeah… that makes it a true exclusive.

#177 Posted by SmilingPig (1337 posts) -

I wish them well, but at 300$ or 350$ for a Nintendo, it’s too much for me and by the time its 200$ the ps4/Xbox 720 will be out and have games.

#178 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Nintendo what SEGAWONT

#179 Posted by NachoMatrimony (12 posts) -

The comparisons some of you are making with the PS3/360 are hopelessly dumb. Of course it's more expensive than a 6-year-old console from a concluding generation that's had over half a decade to cultivate a library of games. Remember the PS3's growing pains?

All things considered, this is a fairly reasonable starting price for the system, as slow as its software launch might seem at first (also not surprising because, hey, it's new system). But most of what will be there plus its new media interfaces and features show a lot of promise. Right now, the system, in all its capabilities, looks like a good start.

This shit isn't new, folks. I know it's been a while since a console launch, but I'm sure at least some of you have lived through enough of them to know that this is a relatively sane deal being made on Nintendo's end.

#180 Posted by ProfessorEss (7319 posts) -

Not Nintendo's fault, I mean they can't be giving these things away but the price takes it well out of my "buy it for my son on a whim" price range.

Especially when Pikmin is the only exclusive that interests me personally.

#181 Posted by Davin (243 posts) -

Because Bayonetta 2 is worth $360, am I right guys? What else are you going to play on this thing? Mii mini-games and yet another rehashed Mario? Whee? This console doesn't appeal to the mainstream nor the core gamer. I don't see grandma waving around a huge pad on morning talk shows.

#182 Posted by ozzdog12 (859 posts) -

I'm sure its going to be cool and all, but i'm not wasting money on another gimmicky Nintendo console. I wasted money on a Wii that just collected dust after 4 months. Move along

#183 Posted by Peanut (953 posts) -

@Lucidlife: Oh, Jesus. One of these guys. You win, buddy. Good luck with everything.

#184 Edited by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

So their "premium" model has less storage space than the launch PS3? Sounds like some really forward thinking! So advanced I can't even see the benefits, but certainly Nintendo knows what's best.

Also both SKUs are about 50$ too expensive for a Nintendo, I'd say.

#185 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2052 posts) -

I'll probably pick one up once Bayonetta 2 and Smash Bros. are out.

#186 Edited by Chaser324 (6411 posts) -
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#187 Posted by Skanker (254 posts) -

@Davin said:

Because Bayonetta 2 is worth $360, am I right guys? What else are you going to play on this thing? Mii mini-games and yet another rehashed Mario? Whee? This console doesn't appeal to the mainstream nor the core gamer. I don't see grandma waving around a huge pad on morning talk shows.

Monster Hunter is core as fuck homie, don't be disrespectin'. If that game is too manly for you, you can go play yo baby games elsewhere son.

#188 Posted by Hailinel (24400 posts) -
@Catarrhal

@me3639 said:

@YukoAsho said:

@Brandino said:

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii-U exclusive? MY BODY IS READY

Let's see how long that lasts when the next systems come out.

If it IS a true exclusive, than I'm surprised. You'd think Platinum would have learned their lesson after MadWorld tanked.

From other sites and reading comments, it sounds as if Nintendo paid Platinum 100% for exclusivity.

According to Michael McWhertor, Nintendo is publishing the game, so, yeah… that makes it a true exclusive.

Meanwhile, at Sega, the guy that told PG "No" weeps.
#189 Posted by Theresonlyone (190 posts) -
@Link43130 It's $137 in Japan.
#190 Posted by ptc (615 posts) -

Just can't muster a shred of enthusiasm for this thing. I'll gladly wait for next xbox and/or playstation.

#191 Posted by Kear (109 posts) -

Bayonetta 2 as a WiiU exclusive is diabolical. Probaby won't get a WiiU, but this is the first thing to make me even consider it. I had been worried that a sequel to Bayonetta might never happen.

#192 Posted by MegaMagick (40 posts) -

As someone who really isn't a fan of traditional nintendo franchises, i really don't see the point investing 300-350 dollars in the WiiU. I can get just as good of an experience with AC3/BLOPS 2 on my Ps3 or 360 and with the Ps4 and Xbox 3 coming around the corner buying the WiiU will just be circling $400-500(WiiU + a couple of games or more) down the drain.

#193 Posted by Warchief (657 posts) -

Nintendo is destined to become Sega

#194 Posted by Olivaw (1215 posts) -

@Grognard66 said:

The hard drive limitations are astounding. It's almost like Nintendo doesn't want consumers to buy games/movies from their online store. Hard Drive's are cheap - Nintendo should be packing in as much as they can to get people to buy more.

Games, yes, they want you to buy those directly from them. Movies, it sounds like those are all streaming through separate services (Netflix, Hulu, etc.). Amazon lets you download movies, but it also allows you to stream them, so why bother with space?

Hell, if Nintendo is smart, they'll offer the same thing. Not streaming, but keeping a library of your purchases to download at any time, so you can just uninstall any time you need space, and reinstall any time you feel like playing New Super Mario Bros. again.

Hard drives are cheap, but what's the biggest iPhone size these days? 64 gigs? And who fills it up? Crazy people, is who.

#195 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19329 posts) -

@InfiniteGeass said:

I'll probably pick one up once Bayonetta 2 and Smash Bros. are out.

Yep, pretty much my thoughts as far as currently announced games are. There'll be more eventually, I'm sure, but I'd only want a Wii U so far for two games that will be released a long while after the console itself.

#196 Posted by SmokePants (267 posts) -

Pffft. Bayonetta 2 won't sell on Wii U. It'll be on the other consoles within a year. I don't care if Nintendo is publishing. Microsoft publishes stuff all the time that winds up on other platforms, published by other companies.

Definitely not buying the Wii U. I'm pretty sure the GameCube was my last Nintendo console. I don't see them ever breaking out of this cycle of releasing last-gen hardware with a dubious gimmick slapped on it and trying to pass it off as current gen. The value is not there for me and long gone are my days of arguing that Nintendo was the best at the lunch table.

#197 Posted by Splodge (1258 posts) -

@mercury228 said:

I really think all of this looks terrible.

I am very sceptical also. I dont see the point. I dont need a fancier wii to gather dust in the corner.

#198 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2489 posts) -

Give me a 1st party game I want to play, and I'll probably pick one of these up.

I don't see that in the launch window unfortunately. No Metroid announcement, no Smash Bros, no 3D Mario, no Zelda. No sale.

#199 Posted by VargasPrime (301 posts) -

Kind of indifferent on the Wii U so far, but...

32GB of memory? What year are we in? How do you make a console with no storage capacity with the amount of digital content that is available, and what WILL be available in the months/years to come?

#200 Posted by MegaMagick (40 posts) -

As for Bayonetta 2, i really feel sorry for Platinum Games. This game should be on Ps3/360/WiiU, instead it'll be a WiiU exclusive that will be buried and ignored on a new platform with a low install base. Unless Nintendo is handing PG a big bag of money for it's exclusivity(i severely doubt that) i don't see how this makes any sense for Platinum Games business wise.

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