Wii U is anyone behind this thing? yes or no and why.

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#101 Posted by Snowsprite (105 posts) -

If they keep putting out Xenoblades and Last Stories and Donkey Kong Returns and Guilty Gears and Muramasas and Klonoas then yes

#103 Posted by bixer (2 posts) -

Bizarrely, I'd possibly argue Nintendo usually find themselves in the best position out of the three. Most people tend to choose either the new Playstation or the new XBox, but barely anyone will get both. Regardless of their choice though, many people will also buy the new Nintendo console because it's different enough to warrant a purchase.

The Wii U isn't doing that great right now, but just wait until the new Zelda, Mario Kart and Smash Bros. games come out, and suddenly it's sales will skyrocket. I know I for one will be buying one then.

#104 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

Nope. I haven't cared about Nintendo franchises since I was in middle school about 20 years ago. The specs for the machine were also designed to catch up to the PS3 and X360 without surpassing them in any meaningful way which just seemed ass backwards and short sighted since their more powerful replacements were only a year away. The whole console smelled of greed to me. They made a hail mary pass with the Wii and won. I think they thought they could do it again because they believe gamers will buy anything with Mario and Zelda in it even if it is made out of outdated bargain bin parts. They lost that bet this time. The damn thing is underselling the Vita of all things.

#105 Posted by crithon (3111 posts) -

my cousin has 3 boys ranging from 4-11, and they are NOT buying a Wii U, they have 4 ipads, 3 3DS, 6 DS, 1 Wii, PS3 and 360. They eat, sleap and dream everything Mario and Luigi.... And No Wii U. I'm surprised, they are tech smart, but gone through at least 30 Wiimotes. I mean I understand, they are the embodiment of why those warning screens load up, but I mean it says a lot about the system when the kids who pretty much embody everything nintendo and they are skipping it says a lot.

#106 Posted by Gregoric399 (9 posts) -

Nothing against the WiiU

It just doesn't have what I'm looking for right now.

However, if the prices drop then it might be worth picking one up once some nintendo classics have been released.

#107 Posted by TooWalrus (13155 posts) -

All they need to do to get me to buy one is put out something like this. They've done it for every portable generation until the DS, Sony's doing it, I wish Nintendo would as well.

#108 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

I've had a lot of fun with my Wii U so far, and Mario is one of the last games of the year I'm really looking forward to.

#109 Posted by Hailinel (24286 posts) -

Got mine at launch, and I've enjoyed plenty of games for it, so I have no reason to complain. 3D World should be a great capper for the year, and next year has plenty to look foward to, so hey!

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#110 Posted by xX_Kells (17 posts) -

Got one a couple days ago, after watching Brad and Vinny's QL of Wind Waker, but I'm not sure what else is out on the horizon besides that. Mario games of any kind I have 0 interest in and another Zelda game isn't coming to Wii U for some time.

#111 Posted by TheHT (11102 posts) -

I'm coming around on it. The thing seemed real lame from the start, and its lackluster launch didn't help. I'm still uninterested in the whole tablet thing (besides using to play without a TV), but seeing that new Mario game has got me craving some Nintendo goodness.

#112 Posted by PandaBear (1344 posts) -

Nintendo do stupid things. They don't drop the price worldwide, they pack in Super Mario Bros U and Super Luigi U INSTEAD of 3D World, they drip feed Virtual Console games... All of these issues could be fixed.

All I need is a good solid price drop and I'm on board.

#113 Posted by NTM (7321 posts) -

I'm not right now since I don't have one, but I think in time I will. I like Nintendo, and I think they make great games. The third party support I believe will be a challenge and will be unfortunate if we don't see much on that side of things because then we're just left with a few Nintendo titles, and as great as they can be, it may not be enough.

#114 Posted by BanzaiBandito (71 posts) -

I just picked up a New Super Mario Bros Wii U bundle this weekend and can't wait for Super Mario 3D World. I've no interest in either of the next gen consoles at the moment, not until they make it out of their launch window and start showing some games I really want to play. Most of the upcoming games that have my attention are Ninendo titles or on the Wii U, X for instance.

#115 Posted by geirr (2508 posts) -

I'm still waiting for Gamecube 2.

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