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Submitted by alexcosborn 736d ago | opinion piece

Is The Wii U Worth A Day One Purchase

GR: Information overload hit the web a few days ago when Nintendo revealed a slew of new launch details for the Wii U. With a $299 price of entry and a November 18th launch date, the oncoming release of Nintendo's next piece of hardware finally feels like a reality. We learned about new exclusives, television functionality, and additional third-party support.

With this news finally out in the open, one question plagues the minds of many gamers (the rest of which clearly don't care): Should I pick up one of these bad boys on launch day? The answer to that question depends on what kind of gamer you are and what you're looking for. (Wii U)

ftwrthtx  +   736d ago
Maybe down the road sometime, but definitely not at launch.
-Mika-  +   736d ago
Wow why do you have 3 disagrees but I agree with you. There no must-have titles at launch for the Wii-U or none coming out in the future. Plus there so many good games coming out for the PS3,3DS,Vita and Xbox this holiday season. So instead of spending 360 or 400+ for the WiiU. You should invest that money and just buy the games you really want on the current platforms you own. The Wii-u just doesn't have enough must-have exclusive titles right now or even in the launch window to justify buying it on day 1
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PopRocks359  +   736d ago
@-Mika-

Because some people disagree with his opinion? It's not like he stated a fact.
BattleAxe  +   736d ago
^^^

No, he pretty much stated a fact.
ronin4life  +   736d ago
@battle axe
He stated a fact about himself. That's a personal point: an opinion.

However, the whole agree/disagree system is just too confusing. It's hard to tell if people are disagreeing to say "It is worth is to me, so I disagree" or to say "You know nothing troll!!1!11 The wiiU is the absolute AWESOME and you should want it NAO"

We need a less vague system... @.@ Or fewer jerks...^_^;;
BitbyDeath  +   736d ago
'We need a less vague system... @.@ Or fewer jerks...^_^;;'

Best to just laugh with it >_<
alexcosborn  +   736d ago
Agreed. Once I see the next Zelda or Metroid that blows me away I'll be sold, but until then I can wait.
knifefight  +   736d ago
Same.
Especially since my finances from now till like January are questionable at best.
The price is fine overall, I think, but I dunno I'll have that much disposable income to drop on a new system this year.
LOGICWINS  +   736d ago
The only way I'd purchase one is if it turns out that the Wii U is the lead console for GTAV.
dbjj12088  +   736d ago
That's almost always the safe bet.... But I'm too eager of a consumer for safe bets.
MEsoJD  +   736d ago
Yeah, I won't be purchasing it at day one.
ronin4life  +   736d ago
I think some of those points are a bit off... the launch window one does make sense, but could also be used as a reason to buy a wiiu at launch.
Rrobba  +   736d ago
I can't say for sure until we know more about the online and OS and have a finalised launch games list.

However at the moment I would say this: it is not ESSENTIAL, you could wait a while without it and survive, but it IS looking like a solid console with a good launch lineup. I'm certainly more interested in it now than I was before, and that is without any Zelda or Smash Bros yet.

I normally wait a little after launch though, just to let the bugs shake off a bit.
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alexcosborn  +   736d ago
Yeah, the online functionality is still a huge question mark. And let's face it... Miiverse isn't going to cut it.
dbjj12088  +   736d ago
I think the aggressive updates to Nintendo's online infrastructure, like allowing people to transfer accounts between hardware (FINALLY) speaks to the way they're actively addressing the problem. 3DS online play is fluid, fast, and more importantly, without net code issues. I think the Wii U may have a rocky online start, but it'll be addressed and smoothed out in time for the next Smash Bros.
Chidori  +   736d ago
I think the tech alone is enough to go out and get it day one, but money doesn't flow out my behind at will...even though I would like it to. There's also few must buy ps3 games on the horizon, so even though I'm a huge Nintendo fan, I'm fine with waiting a few months to get the system. Launch title games never define a system anyway, but I think there's enough for every type of consumer picking up a Wii U within the launch window. If the Vita launch titles deserved praise, the Wii U surely deserves even more.

As long as I can afford the $350 pricetag without sacrificing the ps3 games that I plan to get, I'll be in line for a Wii U no doubt before year end.
alexcosborn  +   736d ago
Great points. There are plenty of great 360 and PS3 titles coming out this holiday season, which makes waiting for a Wii U a bit easier.
jboy  +   736d ago
Most up to date console hardware smell heating up while playing games in HD,, that has to be worth a day one for me
o yes and the number one reason is the brand which is generatiing this smell "NINTENDO"
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Ace_Pheonix  +   736d ago
...smell? What, are you high or something?
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jboy  +   736d ago
you must know what im talking about then?
ChunkyLover53  +   736d ago
For me and millions of other gamer's, YES! First new hardware in six years could be an Atari console and it'd be a day one for me. I'm dying for something new on the hardware side of things.
BitbyDeath  +   736d ago
A new Atari console would be pretty awesome.
I have many great memories with my old Atari ST 500.
digger18  +   736d ago
Yup
LordHiggens  +   736d ago
ZombiU, Assassins Creed III, Nintendoland...I'm going with yes...I could care less for Zelda or Metroid or anything like that...Zelda has been the same boring game for years and I'm no good at Castlevania/Metriodesque style games. I am looking forward to more Mario and hopefully a new F-Zero and Starfox. But, yes it is worth a day one purchase...especially for ZombiU that game looks boss...
BlueandRed  +   736d ago
Day one buying two deluxe if I can get two preorders : ( I gotta go everyday to BestBuy, LOL.
Tornadobounce  +   736d ago
For sure. How could you not want to use that controller.
ftwrthtx  +   736d ago
With cross-controller compatibility coming to the PS Vita for the PS3, I'll already have the controller.
from the beach  +   736d ago
Yeah, why not? If you're buying it anyway why not have it from the start!
DivineAssault  +   736d ago
Theres nothing good for wii u thats been announced or launching.. Ninja Gaiden looks cool but is a port w added features like batman & tekken.. 1st party games all suck & bayonetta is no system seller.. The closest game thats worth looking at is smash bros & its nowhere in sight.. Times are tough & i cant afford to waste my money & no good games come from 3rd party.. Ill save for PS4 cuz thats guaranteed to have full 3rd party support.. Im hopeful that games will come & it has great potential, just been burned too many times since N64
ShaunCameron  +   736d ago
Of course it is. NSMBU is gonna be there on day one as well.
kickerz  +   736d ago
I'm gonna wait for a couple weeks, read up on the reviews and if everyone's saying its pretty awesome I may get one.
NBT91  +   736d ago
Best launch game for it is Tekken Tag 2, and I am playing that game right now.Soooo... Nope.avi

Actually should say "Not quite.avi" the console looks good, there are a few launch games that look interesting and the future seems bright for it.. And its nice to have things on launch day.
Ah hell - I paid £500 for a PS3 on launch day when only Resistance and Motorstorm were the main launch games, I think I can pay less than that for something with more variety, no?
KonaBro  +   736d ago
At this point....
No. The only game I could possibly be somewhat excited for is Bayonetta 2 but I don't want to play that on the GamePad or use the janky looking Pro controller that looks like a 360 pad. Maybe after E3 next year when they announce more games but not right now and definitely not for $300.
representj  +   736d ago
ps3 is better than the WiiU

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