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Poll: Have you bought a Wii U? (127 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you bought a Wii U?

  1. Yes (13 votes [10.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.74%

  2. No (108 votes [89.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 89.26%

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#181

Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:29 AM

Wii U = Pee U


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

I would not own this console right now at this point in my life. I do think it is great for kids.


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#183

Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:24 PM

No, I don't have a Wii U.

 

The only games I'd be interested in are Mario 3D world & Bro's U. I can't stand Mario Kart games. Not interested in the Zelda Wind Waker. 

 

They need a new GOOD Zelda game and a good Pokemon game for me to even consider a Wii U but even then it's not likely I'd pick it up because the console has been out for nearly 2 years and there aren't many good games (so far) due to be released for it. 


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

 

 

For me, it seems Nintendo have actually got ahead of the competition with the tablet style controller, but are seriously lacking behind due to the actual software available for the console. It was the same exact story for the Wii, with the motion control being the main focus, of which was copied by Sony and MS, but not so much so as a main focus point. The Wii flopped though because it became too much of a gimmick, too many sh*te games being released that only saw you having to wave your arms in a different motion, rather than focusing on bringing out some top quality games instead. Don't get me wrong, some games were quality, but the Wii had already flopped. I'm wanting to actually buy a Wii, but only because it's like £30 now...

 

 

How did it flop though? It's sold over 100 million units, almost 20 million more than Sony and Microsoft's respective 7th gen consoles.


 

 

In terms of a gaming console, it flopped. In terms of, "let's buy this for the kids as a toy", then yeah, it sold well. The Wii appealed to a much different audience than what the previous Nintendo consoles have, and this is probably the same for the Wii U, unless they start releasing some actual decent games, rather than gimmicks that try to make the most of the tablet controller.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:56 PM

 

 

 

For me, it seems Nintendo have actually got ahead of the competition with the tablet style controller, but are seriously lacking behind due to the actual software available for the console. It was the same exact story for the Wii, with the motion control being the main focus, of which was copied by Sony and MS, but not so much so as a main focus point. The Wii flopped though because it became too much of a gimmick, too many sh*te games being released that only saw you having to wave your arms in a different motion, rather than focusing on bringing out some top quality games instead. Don't get me wrong, some games were quality, but the Wii had already flopped. I'm wanting to actually buy a Wii, but only because it's like £30 now...

 

 

How did it flop though? It's sold over 100 million units, almost 20 million more than Sony and Microsoft's respective 7th gen consoles.


 

 

In terms of a gaming console, it flopped. In terms of, "let's buy this for the kids as a toy", then yeah, it sold well. The Wii appealed to a much different audience than what the previous Nintendo consoles have, and this is probably the same for the Wii U, unless they start releasing some actual decent games, rather than gimmicks that try to make the most of the tablet controller.

 

Actually, no. By any possible measure, the Wii was not a flop. It expanded the available target market for all consoles and it brought a largely neglected group of gamers to the attention of the industry. Sure, lots of sh*t titles were released to "make use" of the motion controls. The same can be said for the Kinect and the Move. Heck, Nintendo forced Sony and Microsoft's hands in that regards. If they were a flop, neither Sony nor Microsoft would care for motion controls. And it appealed to a different audience, yes, while still appealing to the same audience as the previous Nintendo consoles. It isn't an "either/or" situation, Nintendo had its cake and ate it too, see the over 100 million sold. 

 

This time however, they dropped the ball on the marketing, the naming, the brand distinction. They tried to ride the Wii wave too much, resulting in a huge swath of those "casuals" who bought the Wii to not even bother with the Wii U due to brand confusion, thinking it was just an updated Wii and thus have no need for it. 

 

But of course, Nintendo is not dumb. They are probably testing the waters on the second screen on a home console, the tablet controller and such to see how people react. They can afford to sell nothing this generation because of their previous profits, and the money-printing machine that is the 3DS now. My guess is that they are getting ready to force the hand of the other two again, releasing a new home console before this generation is over.


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#186

Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yo, I seen some things called smash bros controllers, are they just gamecube controllers or specially made controllers for the wii u. also can I use a gamecube controller in the wii u?


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#187

Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:45 PM

what is a wii u?


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

what is a wii u?

it's an addon for the wii.


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#189

Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:49 PM

A question popped up in my head; what about Bayonetta 2? I wonder; will it boost the sales of the Wii U? I, for one think it will, but I've yet to see that.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

A question popped up in my head; what about Bayonetta 2? I wonder; will it boost the sales of the Wii U? I, for one think it will, but I've yet to see that.

Nah,the Bayonetta series sure has it's fans like all the Platinum titles but it's not going to be any system seller especially for Nintendo which has a totally different target audience, the Mario Karts and the Smashes and the Zeldas ,those are the system sellers but unfortunately Nintendo still has this problem like the last generation where they are behind in terms of hardware and the support from the 3rd parties is going to shrink again,which it doesn't even have that much anyway. I think Nintendo thought that by releasing their new console before MS and Sony they would be ahead of them and they rushed the console on the market instead of spending more time on making it more powerful and to please the 3rd party developers. Next time if they fall behind again i think that's it for Nintendo as an hardware company, and i'm not saying this as a hater,i really like them but they are not  doing themselves any favor .


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#191

Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:24 PM

Yo is this new Zelda coming for PS4 & X1?
Probably no lol since Nintendo has the rights.
I think now its finally time to get a Wii U then.
Zelda is one of those games I put on the same lvl like Shenmue. If a new Shenmue comes out exclusively on only
one console I have no choice than buying the console just for 1 game.
Any real gamer needs to play those games aint that so? lol
 
Can't miss a Zelda game so I have no choice. XD

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:19 AM Edited by one55, 21 June 2014 - 07:20 AM.

the only game that is really tempting me to get a wii u is Zelda U. but that's still a long time away and we don't know everything about it yet.

 

oh an nintendo. a pokemon game would go a long way. a proper pokemon game. no spin off sh*t. i'd love a pokemon MMO, nice graphics (even if they cartoony), huge map and more realistic pokemon battles. 

 

damn it, i'd even be happy with another pokemon stadium game. just give us something.


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#193

Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

 

 

 

 

For me, it seems Nintendo have actually got ahead of the competition with the tablet style controller, but are seriously lacking behind due to the actual software available for the console. It was the same exact story for the Wii, with the motion control being the main focus, of which was copied by Sony and MS, but not so much so as a main focus point. The Wii flopped though because it became too much of a gimmick, too many sh*te games being released that only saw you having to wave your arms in a different motion, rather than focusing on bringing out some top quality games instead. Don't get me wrong, some games were quality, but the Wii had already flopped. I'm wanting to actually buy a Wii, but only because it's like £30 now...

 

 

How did it flop though? It's sold over 100 million units, almost 20 million more than Sony and Microsoft's respective 7th gen consoles.


 

 

In terms of a gaming console, it flopped. In terms of, "let's buy this for the kids as a toy", then yeah, it sold well. The Wii appealed to a much different audience than what the previous Nintendo consoles have, and this is probably the same for the Wii U, unless they start releasing some actual decent games, rather than gimmicks that try to make the most of the tablet controller.

 

Actually, no. By any possible measure, the Wii was not a flop. It expanded the available target market for all consoles and it brought a largely neglected group of gamers to the attention of the industry. Sure, lots of sh*t titles were released to "make use" of the motion controls. The same can be said for the Kinect and the Move. Heck, Nintendo forced Sony and Microsoft's hands in that regards. If they were a flop, neither Sony nor Microsoft would care for motion controls. And it appealed to a different audience, yes, while still appealing to the same audience as the previous Nintendo consoles. It isn't an "either/or" situation, Nintendo had its cake and ate it too, see the over 100 million sold. 

 

 

But that's my point, the Wii was mainly based around the gimmick that they were over-using purely based on it being the first company to bring it to the gaming market, whereas MS and Sony both saw it as just a side product. The Wii should have been a side product, with Nintendo releasing a 'serious' console, matching their previous releases. Whereas Sony and MS have surpassed their previous, Nintendo have yet to match the superior N64, hell, even the SNES and NES...

 

Just my opinion, mind.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:55 AM Edited by SFPD officer, 25 June 2014 - 10:55 AM.

Caught up with Nintendo's E3 presentation. Dayum, they showed some impressive titles and I'm especially in love with Splatoon. I'm quite tired of current multiplayer shooters. Burn out of BF, tired of CoD being the same game over and over again, Halo is pretty much dead right now and Valve rode TF2 into the ground. This seems to offer an innovative twist on the concept. I had a blast just watching the gameplay.

It's just a shame I'm not a Nintendo fan. I didn't grow up with Mario or Zelda and apart from Pokémon, their games are largely an unknown territory to me. Wii U would be a good console to complement PS4 or X1 for me, but not as a primary, and I'm definitely not buying two next-gen consoles. But yeah, now I can definitely see why some people say Nintendo won the E3.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

Well, picked myself a Wii U up the other day, since I couldn't resist a £180 price tag for the console and Mario Kart 8...which then also gave me a free game to download too, which I obviously had to choose Wind Waker HD. Can't really fault them at all for this, buy a game and get a brand new game for free on top of that.

 

First impressions, great console. Without comparing it to anything else, then the Wii U is actually pretty decent. Compare it to other consoles though, and it's still lagging behind a little, such as the lack of channels that are yet to be introduced, such as Netflix etc, but yeah, apart from that, good console. Obviously I wouldn't JUST have the Wii U though.

 

The gamepad actually has a brilliant screen on it, so much so I've done 90% of my game time just on the gamepad alone.

 

Mario Kart 8 is a brillaint game, but what else would you expect from the series?  My only gripe is that they, for some unknown reason, have edited the N64 version of the Rainbow Road track, and pretty much changed the full track...no idea why...if anything that track should have stayed the same simply because it's one of the most iconic tracks in the series.

 

Wind Waker HD looks gorgeous with the new updated visuals!

 

Only major gripe with the console is that I'm now having to shell out about £60 for an external HD due to only having the 8gb console, which actually only gives you about 3gb of storage in total.

 

Next purchase is likely to be one of the Mario titles, or Pikmin 3...only a year to go for Zelda...


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#196

Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:25 AM

Kilner: The retro tracks of MK8 are all remodeled from the ground up. N64 Rainbow Road is the same layout but looks different due to making most of it antigravity.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

Kilner: The retro tracks of MK8 are all remodeled from the ground up. N64 Rainbow Road is the same layout but looks different due to making most of it antigravity.

 

I understand that, but since there is already an MK8 Rainbow Road track, I believed this would actually be THE N64 version of Rainbow Road, what with it being the last track in the game, as a little treat. The only part that even resembles the 64 version slightly is the drop at the start. Ah well.

 

Great game nonetheless.


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#198

Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:07 AM

Colossal bump.

 

Anyone else picked up a WiiU?

 

I've picked one up since moving to Japan, and I'm loving it. Mario Kart 8 is always present and entertaining, and now I've gotten Splatoon. Can't get enough of that game, enjoying more than most online shooters I've played it to date.


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 06:59 PM

Colossal bump.

 

Anyone else picked up a WiiU?

 

I've picked one up since moving to Japan, and I'm loving it. Mario Kart 8 is always present and entertaining, and now I've gotten Splatoon. Can't get enough of that game, enjoying more than most online shooters I've played it to date.

 

Is Splatoon really that good? I picked one up just for Bayonetta 2, Got Smash Bros later on. But that's about it.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:04 AM

 

Colossal bump.

 

Anyone else picked up a WiiU?

 

I've picked one up since moving to Japan, and I'm loving it. Mario Kart 8 is always present and entertaining, and now I've gotten Splatoon. Can't get enough of that game, enjoying more than most online shooters I've played it to date.

 

Is Splatoon really that good? I picked one up just for Bayonetta 2, Got Smash Bros later on. But that's about it.

 

It's a ridiculous amount of fun. Matches are quick to play, online is pretty solid with very few connection issues, the whole gearing system is pretty sweet and gives you a lot of freedom to create your own "class", there's no 12 year old screaming at your ears if you suck, and even if you suck you can still contribute to the team and get your experience points and cash. 

 

Single player is also a lot of fun, if a bit short. Platforming with the ink mechanics is really good, and the boss encounters are some of the best Nintendo designs in years.

 

Plus every other week they are releasing new free content for the game, which will continue all the way through August with new maps and modes, and probably past that too. 

 

Do it. Buy it.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 03:43 PM

 

Colossal bump.
 
Anyone else picked up a WiiU?
 
I've picked one up since moving to Japan, and I'm loving it. Mario Kart 8 is always present and entertaining, and now I've gotten Splatoon. Can't get enough of that game, enjoying more than most online shooters I've played it to date.

 
Is Splatoon really that good? I picked one up just for Bayonetta 2, Got Smash Bros later on. But that's about it.
 
It's a ridiculous amount of fun. Matches are quick to play, online is pretty solid with very few connection issues, the whole gearing system is pretty sweet and gives you a lot of freedom to create your own "class", there's no 12 year old screaming at your ears if you suck, and even if you suck you can still contribute to the team and get your experience points and cash. 
 
Single player is also a lot of fun, if a bit short. Platforming with the ink mechanics is really good, and the boss encounters are some of the best Nintendo designs in years.
 
Plus every other week they are releasing new free content for the game, which will continue all the way through August with new maps and modes, and probably past that too. 
 
Do it. Buy it.

Oh cool, will have to try this out. My only concern is whether the online community will stick around long enough.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 03:19 AM

That seems to be the concern of everyone, yeah, specially since it's a new IP and all. Nintendo does appear to be going full force into supporting it and making it work, and with the global nature of the servers, there will still be a lot of Japanese players to play against throughout the summer. I haven't tried the new online mode which is more focused on killing, but I heard it's very competitive. But yeah, if you can, do give it a go, it's a great game.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 02:09 PM

That seems to be the concern of everyone, yeah, specially since it's a new IP and all. Nintendo does appear to be going full force into supporting it and making it work, and with the global nature of the servers, there will still be a lot of Japanese players to play against throughout the summer. I haven't tried the new online mode which is more focused on killing, but I heard it's very competitive. But yeah, if you can, do give it a go, it's a great game.

 

Some websites are starting to jump on the idea that Nintendo are slowly moving away from the Wii U, due to them announcing they have a new project in the works and are soon to release it within the next couple year or few. Honestly think it's a load of bollocks tbh.

 

I genuinely do miss my Wii U tbh.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 04:37 PM

Nintendo are working on a new console. All that is known is the project name. Nintendo NX.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 04:44 PM

Nintendo are working on a new console. All that is known is the project name. Nintendo NX.

 

But why?! All this seems to say is that they realise the Wii U is behind in regards to today's market in terms of specs and whatnot, and they want to play catch up, but try and jump a little ahead by maybe putting more performance in that the PS4 and One...

 

Fair play if this works and they start to gain all their support back, but until then, it seems like it could massively back fire on them...


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 04:50 PM

I doubt it'll be as powerful as the Xbone or the PS4. Nintendo like going cheap on their hardware.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

I doubt it'll be as powerful as the Xbone or the PS4. Nintendo like going cheap on their hardware.

 

Adds more to my point though of why they are even bothering, if not to try and outclass the 2 leaders of the market right now. Like I said, seems to just scream out that Nintendo realise they are lagging somewhat behind, and gamers are tiring of their gimmicky games now.

 

Nintendo revealed Tuesday that it's working on a next-generation game console codenamed "NX."

Nintendo first announced the upcoming NX during a press conference, where Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata promised that the NX would be "a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept,"

 

Brand new concept...


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:18 PM

the only upcoming game Im interested in is xenoblade


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 01:57 AM

I don't think Nintendo is making a new console to replace the WiiU and compete with the Xbone and the PS4. My money is on them releasing a sort of tablet platform or something like it, or something to bridge the WiiU and the 3DS, or heck even a sort of mobile phone. Or something completely unexpected that only Nintendo could pull off. They have been watching the mobile industry closely, making a partnership deal with DeNA and all, and who knows. All I know is that whatever they release, people will criticize it in the beginning, and then begin to see that it's something interesting, and then Sony and MS will try to react to it.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:44 AM

I don't think Nintendo is making a new console to replace the WiiU and compete with the Xbone and the PS4. My money is on them releasing a sort of tablet platform or something like it, or something to bridge the WiiU and the 3DS, or heck even a sort of mobile phone. Or something completely unexpected that only Nintendo could pull off. They have been watching the mobile industry closely, making a partnership deal with DeNA and all, and who knows. All I know is that whatever they release, people will criticize it in the beginning, and then begin to see that it's something interesting, and then Sony and MS will try to react to it.

 

They've already practically confirmed that they are doing something along the lines of this, bringing mobile and console gaming together, but they also confirmed this isn't the big announcement (NX)...

 

Nintendo was keen to stress that its venture in mobile does not represent an abandonment of its traditional console business. To emphasise this, Nintendo also announced the project name for its next system, the NX. Iwata referred to it as a “dedicated games platform with a brand new concept”.
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