The VGutopia staff is asked the question "Will you buy the Wii U at launch?" See what they thought.
I have a new baby in Novemeber and a slew of game from Borderlands and LBP Vita *now* to Last of Us and Bioshock *early next year*. I won't be getting one until probably next years Black Friday sale in which, I assume, we will have seen some more games and have had another E3, Gamescom, and TGS plus more expos of new announcements.
Next year for me aswell June to be exact, just after E3
That's a good time to wait until. I think i'm going to wait after about a year for all upcoming systems. That way you can get a better idea of what direction they are headed and the library of games will keep you busy. 1. I'm still not convinced about their online network which is another reason i'm waiting. I don't think it will all be ready at launch either. 2. I want to see what Sony and Microsoft show and if they don't next year i'll get a Wii U for sure. 3. I want to see beyond the launch window of games coming and how committed 3rd party publishers really are. 4. Waiting will give a better sense of how the hardware holds up (Nintendo usually makes systems that don't break down as much).
Next year for me, White one, wanted the black more just for the color, but people are going crazy for it, so yeah... White will be "easier" to find next year :P
Lol, not sure how anyone can disagree with you having a baby and a bunch of games to play this holiday season. I for one agree wholeheartedly. You DO have a baby, and there ARE a bunch of games to play. As to the article's question...nah. I'll be sad missing out on Bayonetta 2, but it's a lot of money for multiplats and exclusives that don't appeal to me. Hope it succeeds and draws me in later, but for now, so long and good luck Nintnedo.
Yup. There's far too many great games releasing over the next few months that I'd much rather spend my money on, as opposed to a Wii U. I'll still probably check the Wii U out at some point, but I'll wait until it's cheaper and actually has a library of decent games to justify the purchase (a new F-Zero and StarFox would be a good start).
i can get it but won't till i see what sony and ms will offer up. I usually buy 2 systems per gen and this time it was ps3 and xbox360. PS4 is a day one no doubt about it been with PS brand for a long time, sony knows how to deliver to core gamers its between wii-u and xbox720 and i am leaning 70% towards wii-u just because ms has shown they love casual market just look at last 3 E3. In the business of gaming they show the least amount of games from 1st or 2nd party. The aspect of having a zelda game in 1080p is enough for me compare to another halo,gears or forza. i wish MS would make a proper crackdown 3 with big budget because that IP along with Alan wake has a lot of potential. But they keep worrying about kinect
I like what I see from the Wii-U, but I learned my lesson about buying launch consoles this gen, and that goes for all 3 consoles. I'll wait and see. It's not like I have a shortage of great games to play.
After only buying 2 games for my GameCube. And 2 for the wii. I will never buy another Nintendo system again. Just not my cup of tea anymore. Their franchise titles are to kiddie. I like playing Mario but gets old after awhile and I use to like playing Zelda. Just seems like a chore trying to get though the new ones.
Simple answer, nope. Never, to be precise. Same as the Wii.
Yup. Already have it preordered.
I'm not really enticed by any of the games to really get this at all.
Already did !
when i can afford it.
Well I don't really get why they say there aren't games they want to play...I mean even SOME of the Wii U ports are "Superior" to quote Activision Link for doubters its right there in black and white. http://www.gamingexaminer.c... Then You have MOST 3rd party games in FULL 1080p Like Assassins Creed, 360 and PS3 WILL NOT BE 1080p Link again- http://www.forbes.com/sites... Then You have your exclusives like Rayman, ZombiU, Bayonetta2, NSMB2. Common and The developers of the ports love the game pad-See Activisions link above and I quote activision "It's a clear advantage over other consoles no matter what your preferences are or where your loyalty lies." So these people who write the articles are not interested in the BEST preforming and best looking version of these games currently possible. The links here back EVERY statement I have made .. Oh also in the second link is the fact that Nintendo Purchased the IP Fatal Frame..so that is Nintendo Only now too.
Oh a troll gave me a thumbs down when I CLEARLY backed up everything I said....Boo Hooo!
Why get bent up over people saying the games coming to the console don't appeal to them? I loved Batman Arkham City, but Armored Edition has no appeal for me because I already played it. Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed 3 will probably be great on Wii U, but I have a PS3 and PC already, so it doesn't attract me to buy a Wii U; maybe if I was desperate for that "superior" experience, but I'm not. As for the exclusives, if they're not your kind of games, they're not your kind of games. All this adds up to: there are no games coming out on Wii U that would entice me to pay $300 for the new console. Don't get frustrated, I'm not saying their aren't good games for the console, just that none of or not enough of them appeal to me to convince me to buy. Good links by the way, well supported claims.
Sorry, I guess after hearing all of the Sony Microsoft fanboys for soooo long(I love PS3) saying the Wii U was sub par to PS3 and etc, I still get defensive...Its soo funny though even with claims backed up there are still people who will still argue about Wii U being a pile of crap. Even when a developer making games on all 3 systems says that Wii U is better...and Lets face it PS3 is 7 years old, Wii U should be better
@1up - I can relate to that. I'm not big on most things Nintendo, but I'm also not their target audience for a lot of products. I wasn't a fan of Wii, 3ds, or most of their franchises, but Wii U is pretty close to what I'd look for in a new console. It has the hardware to carry modern multiplats, online access, and an innovative twist to set it apart (the controller of course). The exclusives are a bit more diversified than previous platforms, and the target audience isn't predominantly juvenile or casual. I might pick a Wii U up down the road, and it'll be my first Nintendo purchase since my Gameboy Advance. Thanks for the civil reply 1up, you give me hope for gamers, lol.
Not in nintendos target.....lol. they target everyone.
@WiiUAlpha - I enjoy RTS, western RPGs, first person shooters, and cinematic action adventures. Those were not the dominant genres on Wii or the DS. I wasn't the target audience. Like I said, WiiU may win me over in time, but Nintendo hasn't been my cup of tea in a while.
when a new zelda game come out :p
I'm gonna pre-order the Black version on Friday or Sunday.
your leaving it a bit late dude good luck in finding one.
Considering i turned down someone who wanted my deluxe edition pre order for $500, i would say im getting it day one.lol
xD nice i have mine pre ordered me and my friends enjoyed camping out for a wii now we will do it again if the same situation arises and then just sell our tickets to the desperate >:}
Already pre-ordered it, so yes.
NO, they waited too long to announce the release date and price so my money went elsewhere.
You bet I'm buying one on launch. I already have mine on pre order. Let's hope that means I get one.
i hope gamestop.com give me my preorder, cause if i don't get one i be very sad
thats what im worried about too!!! like what if others go before me and they didnt get enough consoles to meet the preorderes then i get left without one D: only one solution, be the firts one there!
Day 1 if it ain't sold out...
absolutely will not waste my money on any system at launch ever. never any games and this thing is not an exception. 1 year after launch during the next holiday season is best time to buy a console. more games, price drop if any, and all the kinks hopefully fixed. I will wait atleast a year for the wii-u. Unless they somehow were launching with an FF7 Full Remake lol
I've made the decision starting this gen to wait at minimum 2 years before buying a console on release for the following reasons. 1.) Correct any hardware issues. 2.) Lower in price. 3.) Increase the software library. When I eventually do purchase a Wii U if there isn't already an emulator for it on PC I'd get Bayonetta 2 and Zombie U.
I will definitely be getting one. I have the deluxe bundle already preordered and paid off. Now I'm just trying to decide which game to get. I'm thinking either ZombiU or Assassin's Creed 3.
I will as soon as the new Super Smash Bros. comes out.
That's gonna be a long wait LOL
If I can find one, definitely.
No, thanks. I am betting the next Xbox and Playstation will be better so I am waiting for them.
My body was ready months ago... My wallet was ready last Friday. See you in November Mr Wii U, I've booked a few days off work so we can get properly acquainted :)
Pass. I'll be busy playing Halo 4 and Forza Horizons.
probably when the Wii U Zelda title is release
even though I owned a xbox 360 and I will buy a Wii u On launch day yea the Wii u don't have the same 3rd party support as the Xbox 360 but i feel the Wii u will have enough games this holiday season to keep me satisfy
I'm getting one. I don't like to miss out on any new systems.
Nop, but sooner rather than later, next year
Not happy with the launch games but it was already pre-ordered so whatever.
Zombi U pack pre-ordered.
Yeah, I'm getting two.
I already pre ordered. Have a feeling I'm going to regret it eventually but I've waited 7 yrs for next gen. But sooner or later Metroid, Zelda, and Mario 3d will be out for it.
Nope will get one in 2-3 years.
Nope. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
No. I'm going to wait for Bayonetta 2.
Zombie U premium pack. Hook.Line.Sinker!
Nah, gonna wait for some more new IP's. ZombieU looks to be a good start. Most people will probably buy it for Mario though
wasn't really planning on it, but since i had so much credit at gamestop i decided to go for it.
My last Nintendo system was the 64, so I am still sort of researching tech and game related things before considering getting a Wii U. Have outgrown every Mario and other kiddie related Nintendo games and into more mature content games like those offered on the PS3/XBox360 which I both have. Already seen a lot of games lined up for the Wii U and must say they are quite enticing.
no, not worth 300 dollars for a wii.01 beta. i will save my money for the 2013 game releases then save up for the real next gen with ps4
Real next gen is PC.
done and done Everyone who says no (on N4G anyways) are PS3 fanboys.
preordered so yes.
nx yr.. If btr 1st party is out.. If not, the yr after.. if not, the yr after..
Getting one for myself and one for my 9 year old son at launch, both are deluxe models! ;-)