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    The Nintendo Wii U, the follow-up to the monstrously popular Nintendo Wii console, launched in North America on November 18th 2012.

    What would get you to buy a Wii U?

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    L33T_HAXOR

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    Poll What would get you to buy a Wii U? (347 votes)

    Another big price drop. 33%
    Option to buy without the game pad. 5%
    More games in general. 32%
    More games aimed at older audiences. 18%
    More Nintendo franchise games 20%
    More and better online stuff. 12%
    Some amazing killer app that will come out of no where and blow your fucking mind!!! 17%
    I own one already. 25%
    I will never ever buy one, ever. 12%
    Other. 9%

    I've been thinking a bit lately about what would get me to buy the system... I know I'll get it eventually so I can keep up with Mario, Zelda, etc. But it took me 3-4 years before I got

    the original Wii and it looks like it might take even longer for me to find a reason to buy

    Wii U. At this point I think I'm waiting for another big price cut ($200ish) and I kind of wish Nintendo would put out some kind of more mature game that had the kind of impact that Goldeneye had back on the 64. What about you? What would get you over the fence?

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    StarvingGamer

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    When Bayonetta 2 comes out

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    I think if nintendo just made solid games and didn't throw in some gamepad support I'd be happy. Basically until there are games I want to buy I'll hold of.

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    GooieGreen

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    Honestly, there hasn't been a single killer game for me. It all seems like old hat Nintendo nonsense. If they started grabbing Japanese titles from Sony, then I'll have to give it some thought. I think the "getting a Wii U" boat has sailed for me.

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    Flappy

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    It'd take a whole lotta shit to make me buy a Wii U.

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    Handjob or if I could play 3ds games on it

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    DarthOrange

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    #6  Edited By DarthOrange

    Mature games?

    lol

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    ajamafalous

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    Games that actually look interesting

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    morningstar

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    More Jrpgs.

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    A $50 price drop, a bundle with Wind Waker HD and Hyrule Hystoria, a special gamepad and... oh wait.

    Well, that's what got me to get one a few weeks ago anyway. Can't wait for some of the games coming later this year and next year.

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    • Another big price drop.
    • More games in general.
    • More games aimed at older audiences.
    • More and better online stuff.
    • Some amazing killer app that will come out of no where and blow your fucking mind!!!
    • I will [probably] never ever buy one, ever.
    • Other.
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    jacksukeru

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    I chose "I own one already." but owning one already wouldn't actually get me to buy another one so it was a lie.

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    #12  Edited By BaneFireLord

    The only way I would ever buy a Wii U is if for some impossible reason it's the only platform Fallout 4 or Elder Scrolls 6 comes out on. There is literally nothing else that could convince me to get one.

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    The price drop wasn't as big as I was hoping but the Wind Waker edition and decent games coming out this holiday season finally got me to bite and buy one for my son.

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    @ezekiel said:

    • More games aimed at older audiences.

    What does this even mean? What is an example of this on other systems?

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    Hailinel

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    Own one already. Bought it at launch.

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    Andorski

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    Unless the next Super Smash Bros Wii U replaces Melee as the main competitive SSB game, I would only pick up the system if it came out under $150 USD.

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    That price has to go down, and Super Smash needs to be outstanding. $300 for a WiiU is silly: that's the price of the fancy 360 and PS3 which have actual games.

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    TheManWithNoPlan

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    More exclusive games that I care about. Honestly, at this point, Windwaker and Pikmen 3 would be enough if there weren't new consoles coming out in a month.

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    Why does it need mature games? You probably already own a console that has mature games.

    Nintendo just needs to make sure their Nintendo stuff is great and it does kind of look like it is going to be great so I just bought one.

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    @angouri said:

    That price has to go down, and Super Smash needs to be outstanding. $300 for a WiiU is silly: that's the price of the fancy 360 and PS3 which have actual games.

    Define "actual games," because unless it's some bizarre definition that the rest of the world doesn't use, the Wii U already has those.

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    Klei

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    I have one. And Wonderful 101 climbed up to my top 10, even my top 5 of this year, alongside Last of Us, GTA5 and Tomb Raider.

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    #23  Edited By LiquidPrince

    I already bought it at launch for pretty much nothing. I hadn't even turned it on until last night when I played Wind Waker on it. But seriously it was worth it, just for that.

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    Probably nothing, honestly. The only way I would buy it is if it was under $50 and also had at least one game that was just so incredible I can't bear to miss it. There's approximately 0% chance of that happening, so it's not worth thinking about. I thankfully am not afflicted by the desire to get every new gadget that comes out, so it's been really easy for me to ignore so far.

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    #25  Edited By Hailinel

    Probably nothing, honestly. The only way I would buy it is if it was under $50 and also had at least one game that was just so incredible I can't bear to miss it. There's approximately 0% chance of that happening, so it's not worth thinking about. I thankfully am not afflicted by the desire to get every new gadget that comes out, so it's been really easy for me to ignore so far.

    That's such a ludicrously unrealistic measuring stick that I have to wonder why you even bothered posting in here.

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    Niceanims

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    ....man that's a bummer....

    Looking at those options now, none of them look like something that would make me want to by this system. Maybe when the Nintendo pedigree games roll around, but right now... I'm not feelin' it, even if those Nintendo IP's came out right now.

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    I usually wait for either a good price drop or a good bundle. There's never really been a game that sold me on a system. Luckily Nintendo dropped the price $50 and packed in a game I was interested in.

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    #29  Edited By AyKay_47

    Persona 5 exclusive would guarantee them my money.

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    #30  Edited By Aegon

    $250, a free game or two, and a larger catalog of good games, I think.

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    #31  Edited By Shaunage

    I own one already and I feel like Nintendo owes me a personal apology.

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    I'm waiting for more money to appear in my pocket.

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    #33  Edited By hollitz

    So far The Wonderful101 and the Windwaker HD remake are the only games I could see myself picking up for the system. I've kind of fallen out of love with most Nintendo franchises. But if they can land a few more super fascinating third party exclusives (I know that's asking for a lot) then I'll definitely be buying one. Hell, Bayonetta 2 alone might sell me on one.

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    More games. I'll just pick it up for 2 bucks like I did with all previous Nintendo consoles since the N64. Nintendo is notorious for making people wait, and I don't want to own a console that won't have enough good games for a while.

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    Well one major retailer in Australia had a fire sale on them the other day (200 bucks) and i didn't get one then so....

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    #36  Edited By ArbitraryWater

    I have resigned myself to getting a Wii U at some point during its lifespan, but not until there are more than like 3 games I want to play on it. I still have no idea what the hell Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is going to be, but however it ends up will probably be crazy. Another price drop wouldn't hurt either.

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    Just waiting on a price drop, really. I mean it's inevitable that I'm going to own one, I simply cannot miss out on the exclusive games, same with any console that comes out. There are already around 6-7 games that I really want to play on the system, and if I had enough disposable income I would already have one. However, as things stand I still need another price drop to justify spending that amount of money on a games system these days :(

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    dont want it. never gonna.

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    A gun to my wife's head (one to mine wouldn't be enough)

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    If you don't care about Nintendo games there is really no reason to buy one anymore. 3rd party support will end completly in 2014 and then Nintendo is on their own.

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    Own it. Slowly becoming an investment I don't regret, very much in the way the Vita is, as the library grows a little. Pikmin was worth it, Wind Waker, Wonderful 101, Zombi U and Rayman were all great, and I'm looking forward to Bayonetta and the other Nintendo first party stuff. It's not the choice for your first system, maybe not even your second, but if you're into playing everything, it's slowly becoming a thing you may want to have at some point.

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    #42  Edited By Ezekiel

    @darthorange said:

    @ezekiel said:
    • More games aimed at older audiences.

    What does this even mean? What is an example of this on other systems?

    I wouldn't phrase it exactly like that. Games that don't need to be accessible to "impressionable" children and don't need to have cartoon graphics. Those games are fine in moderation, but I want more from Nintendo. Also, I find it a bit sad that Zelda has gotten much lighter in its atmosphere since the N64.

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    Zombi U2 where you have to fight off an infected Bono and his band.

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    #44  Edited By newmoneytrash

    @korwin said:

    Well one major retailer in Australia had a fire sale on them the other day (200 bucks) and i didn't get one then so....

    I saw that about a day late and was preeetty mad.

    I just bought the Monster Hunter Wii U pack thing for $400 just so I could play Wind Waker HD and Earthbound and I am super okay with this decision.

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    Zombi U2 where you have to fight off an infected Bono and his band.

    There will be no Zombie U2. Zombie U bombed so badly that they will not consider it again.

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    First off. I need more disposable income. No matter how much I want to buy one, its hard when I can't. That said however, the Wii U doesn't have nearly enough games to pull it's own weight yet. Outside of Wonderful 101, I only see Bayonetta on the horizon, and nothing much else. If I was shitting money, those two are a given system seller. But I don't, so poor Nintendo doesn't get a sell.

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    I hate to be one of those guys, but if Nintendo could find it in their hearts to spoil us with a unified account system... I would consider buying it.

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    #48  Edited By Anund

    I was going through the list, looking at the options. Price is not really an issue for me but none of the games look appealing, and I can't imagine what would be so awesome it would get me to buy a whole console. In the end I had to select the "I will never buy a Wii U" option. I think I hadn't actually formalized that idea to myself before now.

    Sorry Nintendo.

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    #49  Edited By ProfessorEss

    I'm not opposed to the all the touchscreen business, seems like a lot of potential for cool things there but with that being said, I love the thought of playing a new Zelda, Mario or Donkey Kong game on a standard controller again someday. I was actually talking to a friend about this yesterday and I said (sadly) that if they could at least build a library as decent as the underwhelming Gamecube I might start considering it

    I hope Nintendo can turn things around but from where I sit things aren't looking pretty. While XBox, Playstation and PC battle it out, releasing more games than I have time Nintendo continues to sit back repeating "Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong" over and over to themselves while I sit here repeating "That's not enough" over and over. (though that new Mario does look like, wow)

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    The biggest thing for me would more games that I want to play. Right now there's really only a few I'm interested in.

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