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Darth Yokel

WII U

Have you bought a Wii U?  

136 members have voted

  1. 1. Have you bought a Wii U?

    • Yes
      16
    • No
      114


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The__Phoenix

 

This console is going to fail so badly.

I´m not going to buy this console because although Nintendo thinks otherwise,is not 2006(Wii U´s specs) anymore.

But probably the Wii U will sell really well because"Hardcore gamers will buy them; hardcore Nintendo fanboys will buy it. They could put out a piece of cardboard and say that it'll play Mario and they'll buy it." Pachter.

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MikeChase69

The reason why I'm not getting is mostly because well the First Party games aren't for me.

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MikeChase69

So now I'm hearing that you won't be able to play actual games on the tablet anymore. Is that true?

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Finite

 

Nintendo Announces 23 Games Launching with Wii U on Nov. 18

September 26th, 2012 Posted in News, Wii U

Posted By: Valay

An Additional 29 Games Are Planned Through the End of March

 

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U™ home console. When Wii U launches in the Americas on Nov. 18, 23 games from Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will be ready to play as well. These include Nintendo-published games like Nintendo Land™, New Super Mario Bros.™ U, SiNG PARTY™ and NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses like ZombiU™ from Ubisoft, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II from Activision Publishing, Inc., Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and Scribblenauts™ Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

 

“We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites.”

 

The high-definition Wii U system is available in two versions in the Americas, and each comes with a touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and Nintendo Land, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99 in the United States.

 

Wii U owners who connect their systems to the Internet also unlock a vast array of features to enhance their gaming, social and entertainment experiences. This includes features such as Nintendo eShop, which allows users to buy and download games directly to their systems, and Miiverse™, an online gaming community that lets players interact in new ways and share playing tips. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.

 

Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games for launch day and beyond.

 

Publisher  Title  Launch Date

505 Games  Funky Barn  Launch Window*

2K Sports  NBA 2K13  Launch Window

Activision Publishing, Inc.  Call of Duty®: Black Ops II  Nov. 18

Skylanders Giants™  Nov. 18

TRANSFORMERS PRIME™  Nov. 18

Wipeout 3  Nov. 18

007™ Legends  Launch Window

Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts 2013  Launch Window

Rapala® Pro Bass Fishing  Launch Window

Broken Rules  Chasing Aurora  November

Pwnee Studios  Cloudberry Kingdom  November

D3Publisher  Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game  Launch Window

Ben 10 Omniverse™  Launch Window

Family Party: 30 Great Games®: Obstacle Arcade  Launch Window

Disney Interactive  Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two  Nov. 18

Electronic Arts  EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13  Nov. 18

Madden NFL 13  November

Mass Effect™ 3  Launch Window

Frozenbyte  Trine 2™: Director’s Cut  November

Gaijin Games  Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien  January

WayForward  Mighty Switch Force HD  November

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.  TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition Nov. 18

TANK! TANK! TANK!™  November

Nintendo  New Super Mario Bros. U  Nov. 18

NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge  Nov. 18

Nintendo Land  Nov. 18

SiNG PARTY  Nov. 18

Game & Wario™  Launch Window

LEGO® City: Undercover  Launch Window

Pikmin™ 3  Launch Window

Wii Fit™ U  Launch Window

The Wonderful 101™  Launch Window

SEGA  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™  Nov. 18

Aliens: Colonial Marines™  Launch Window

Shin’en  Nano Assault Neo  November

Tecmo Koei America Corporation  WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper  Nov. 18

THQ  Darksiders® II  Nov. 18

JEOPARDY! ®  Launch Window

Wheel of Fortune®  Launch Window

Tomorrow Corporation  Little Inferno  November

Two Tribes  Toki Tori 2  November

Ubisoft  Assassin’s Creed® III

Nov. 18

ESPN Sports Connection™

Nov. 18

Just Dance® 4  Nov. 18

Rabbids® Land  Nov. 18

Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013

Nov. 18

ZombiU™  Nov. 18

Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth  Launch Window

Rayman Legends®  Launch Window

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment  Scribblenauts™ Unlimited

Nov. 18

Game Party Champions

Nov. 18

Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition

Nov. 18

 

* Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.

 

Broadband Internet access is required for online features. For more information, go to http://support.nintendo.com. Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

 

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

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SimmerE15

^This is off-topic, but do you have a bigger version of your sig?

I'd like to use that as my facebook wall pic biggrin.gif

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Gtaghost22
^This is off-topic, but do you have a bigger version of your sig?

I'd like to use that as my facebook wall pic biggrin.gif

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MikeChase69

So anybody buying one?

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Chaise
So anybody buying one?

Probably won't buy one until the next Zelda game comes out. Only reason I have a Wii is for Zelda games tounge.gif

 

I might also buy it if GTA V comes out on Wii U, not sure though.

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MikeChase69

It came out today.

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Gtaghost22

http://www.gamingvogue.com/first-wii-u-bri...irmware-update/

 

The Wii U will brick if you shut it down during an ongoing firmware update.

Ben Fritz, Film business reporter for Latimes, has bricked his Wii U without playing a singlegame. The reason? Shutting down the system during an update. The size of the update is something that is not pretty either.

It's a known fact that many hardware manufacturers tell you not to turn any system off if it's updating, but there is always a backup mechanism in place if things go wrong, for example, the PS3 will retry the update as soon as the console starts.

 

Warning: don't unplug your Wii U during the 2 hour plus software update or the console stops working, he tweeted .

The Wii U firmware update is 5 GB in size and adds the Nintendo Network to the console. Weird way to install a required service, but hey, it's Nintendo

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Not really interested in the Wii-U btw, it doesn't feel like a real next gen console.

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GTA3Rockstar
it doesn't feel like a real next gen console.

Because it's not, it's more of an update to the wii and better gameplay. smile.gif

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Freakorama

I've been watching people play it, and I'm really uninterested.

The whole thing is going to be so out of date when the next xbox and playstation come around and it'll be stuck with shovelware again.

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Seddo

 

it doesn't feel like a real next gen console.

Because it's not, it's more of an update to the wii and better gameplay. smile.gif

Nintendo says otherwise

 

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/11/nintendo-...ole-generation/

 

“This is absolutely the beginning of a new generation,”

Nintendo can say what they want but they're wrong.

 

Been watching a few videos of some games they've got going and Mario looks just as fun as always, Zombie U although looked promising at the start just seems like a bit of a letdown and the pad thing just seems like a massive annoyance for this game.

 

Not seen a whole lot of hype surrounding the Wii U on these forums so lets see where we're at with a lil poll. Didn't buy one myself and can't see myself buying one in the future.

*Just realised that it's only available for North America at the moment.

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Gtaghost22

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1687689/wii_u..._light_dev.html

 

Nintendo’s Wii U is out in the US and with reports coming in that it is struggling in a number of areas, many are claiming its third party games aren’t quite up to the visual standard of their Xbox 360 and PS3 cousins.

That the Wii U struggles to render games (that run perfectly on the Xbox 360 and the PS3) is a worrying trend for Nintendo. In fact, some games currently scheduled for release on the 360, PS3 and PC won’t be heading to the Wii U at all because of the differences in processing power.

One of these titles will be 4 A Games’ Metro: Last Light. Chief technical officer, Oles Shishkovtsov, explains why Metro’s sequel won’t be appearing.

“The Wii U has a horrible, slow CPU” said Shishkovtsov to NowGamer.

Even his colleage, Huw Beynon, confirmed there would not be a Wii U version of Metro: Last Light, and couldn't justify the effort required to bring a comparable version to the Wii U.

“We had an early look at it, we thought we could probably do it, but in terms of the impact we would make on the overall quality of the game – potentially to its detriment – we just figured it wasn’t worth pursuing at this time. It’s something we might return to. I really couldn’t make any promises, though.”

Despite Nintendo’s console offering Metro: Last Light new experiences to its players with it dual screens, when asked Benyon was adamant that the Wii U would ever seen Metro: Last Light when asked directly.

“We had an initial look at the Wii U, but given the size of the team and compared to where we were last time, just developing for the Playstation 3 is a significant addition.”

 

On Topic: No, i won't be buying it anytime soon, i'm going to wait for the PS4.

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Corndawg93

I don't plan on buying this console, at least until Super Smash Bros U comes out

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Remix

I'm not really sure who this console is catered for. WiiU doesn't seem to be immediately drawn to casual gamers, and 'hardcore' gamers see the gamepad as an unnecessary gimmick. There are so many issues with the console, too. For example, why can I not plug headphones/mic into the pro controller?! How am I meant to talk to other players, or am I forced to use the gamepad for games that are more suited for the pro controller?!

 

Apparently Unreal Engine 4 can run on the WiiU but like most of you have already said, once Xbox and Sony release their new consoles, both of the consoles will both overshadow the WiiU.

 

Seeing as all the launch titles are underwhelming and most can already be played on the Xbox, why would Nintendo think anyone would want/need a WiiU? The gamepad definitely isn't interesting enough on its own.

 

I just... I just don't get it. I'm all for new consoles, but it really seems Nintendo have no idea what consumers want with this new console.

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JOSEPH X

That's pretty conclusive 17-0! 100% non-buyers.

 

I won't be getting one, it seems like a step down from the current gen tbh. The first party titles don't appeal to me any more, which I suppose is pretty sad really having owned their second and third consoles, and playing a heck of a lot on their first.

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Los Santos Pedestrian

If I remember correctly, the only games that were ported to the original Wii were ones from the PS2/Xbox, because its processor was ~750 MHz, compared to the 3.2 GHz processors both the PS3 and Xbox 360 have. The Wii U uses a more powerful one, but they have yet to release its specs, probably because it's still incomparable to the previous generation ones.

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TheFoxRiverFugitive

I really don't have any right to say this, because I'm not a Wii U owner, but I'll say it anyway. The thing is just complete garbage. Nintendo killed themselves by not putting more juice into the system. It's going to end up exactly like the Wii did; it will lack third party AAA titles next gen and the third party games that are made specifically for the Wii U will sell like sh*t again.

 

It's absolutely shocking to hear devs say the console isn't as powerful as the 360 and PS3. That's 7 year old hardware for f*ck's sake. I shouldn't be surprised though, Nintendo is a Japanese company, and it's been blatantly obvious this past gen that they have no f*cking idea what the west wants.

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Remix

Like I mentioned in the WiiU thread, the Wiiu can run the Unreal Engine 4.

 

 

 

 

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faizanali

NOOOOOO, There is no DX11 on Wii U, I think OpenGL is way better uses less power consumption and does everything what DX11 does but im sure it doesn't support DX11.

 

 

GPU: The Wii U's graphics processing unit is a custom AMD 7 series GPU. Clock speed and pipelines were not disclosed, but we do know it supports DirectX 10 and shader 4 type features. We also know that eDRAM is embedded in the GPU custom chip in a similar way to the Wii.

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-08-...he-wii-u-really.

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ccrogers15

I dont want a wiip-u

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ll rdny ll

I believe the Wii U is Nintendo's 'bridge' It's only here to cash in on the AAA titles releasing within the next few months. A new Nintendo console will be released in 2014-15 that will be the real Next-Gen Nintendo console.

 

I haven't bought a Wii U yet. Only because my card isn't working and there are no stores in a 250 mile radius that have them in stock.

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MikeChase69

So anybody else on here have one of these?

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LotusRIP
So anybody else on here have one of these?

I got a Wii U the other day biggrin.gif

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MikeChase69

Anybody else got one of these things.

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