Submitted by Relientk77 1050d ago | article

30 Days Until Wii U: Did You Pre-Order?

IGN - Why some of us can't wait for Wii U - and why some of us can.

In exactly 30 days, the next generation of video game consoles will officially kick off. Half of you are rolling your eyes at that statement and half of you are probably nodding in agreement, so I reached out to my fellow IGN editors to see if things were just as divisive around here. (Wii U)

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ThePsychoGamer  +   1050d ago
Nope, probably going to wait a year or two before I get a WiiU, have been burned by early adoption way too many times.
dasbeer88  +   1050d ago
The WiiU can wait. In the meantime, I'm getting Halo 4 and Assassins Creed 3.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1050d ago
I'm waiting for some serious next gen wiiU exclusive games to release first.
Till then, I still have plenty of upcoming PS3 games coming out soon and next year:-)
guitarded77  +   1050d ago
Pre-ordered Deluxe Edition with Mario U, Zombie U and a Pro Controller. Can't wait for the midnight launch and a couple days of calling in sick. Got BlOps 2 on the 13th, Wii U on the 18th and PSASBR on the 20th. I paid it all off already so my wallet won't hurt so much. I'm still trying to decide on one more game for the Wii U launch though. I've narrowed it down to Scribblenauts, Tekken Tag 2 or Assassin's Creed 3. Obviously I would automatically pick AC3, but I don't know if it will have trophies/achievements of the Wii U. If not, I'll get it for PS3 since it has bonus content. Ahhh... first world problems... how do I manage?
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1050d ago
I've no problem getting the Wii U. They have a great launch window. It's not like the PS3 were all you were getting was a Blu-ray player and Resistance:Fom and have to wait 2-3 years to get some good games to play.
Anon1974  +   1050d ago
I agree. I've always been an early adopter but this gen I was just burned too badly. Numerous 360 hardware issues and with the Wii, I had no idea just how much I'd hate the Wii-mote, and how it's motion control would just be tacked on to everything replacing the most basic button presses with waggles. I wanted to like it as I've always been a huge Nintendo fan, but I couldn't force myself to play the damn thing.

With the Wii-U, right out of the gate it has the pro-controller which gives me hope for playing the types of games I like the way I want, but I'll still wait a year or two. This gen's got some decent legs to it and I'm in no hurry. It's not like I've got a shortage of games to play. The backlog of excellent games alone that I haven't had time to play yet would probably last me the next couple of years even if not another single game came out this gen.
dp277407  +   1050d ago
I went ahead and preordered the deluxe but I was thinking about selling it for a little extra cash more then anything although there is a possibility I'll keep it.
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SonyNGP  +   1050d ago
I don't pre-order. I reserve.
LOGICWINS  +   1050d ago
GuruStarr78  +   1050d ago
Yup.... got me a black one... can't wait!
Optical_Matrix  +   1050d ago
Indeed. Pre-ordered a Premium Pack along with (reluctantly), New Super Mario Bros. U. I'm sure the game will be good but after rinsing New Super Mario Bros 2 only a month or 2 ago, kind of wanted a break from Mario for a while. But seeing as Rayman was delayed, was the next best thing. Not long now.

What i'm really looking forward to is Wii U's Q1 2013 line up. Rayman Legends, Pikmin 3 and Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate is easily 150 Hours + of AAA quality entertainment. My wallet isn't ready.
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swice  +   1050d ago
I'm going to wait a year
BeAGamer  +   1050d ago
i pre-ordered the PS4
ape007  +   1050d ago
it's not even confirmed
NegativeCreep427  +   1050d ago
That doesn't prevent retailers like Gamestop from taking consumers' money.
It's true.

I put a $5 deposit on God of War "4", back in February. Way before GOW: Ascension was officially announced.
Ilovetheps4  +   1050d ago
I pre-ordered the Wii U 32gb version. I can't wait to get it in a month. I have ZombiU preordred along with the console. I hope that the console turns out well.
ape007  +   1050d ago
it's gonna be fun and all but i just can't shake the fact that it's just an upgraded 360\ps3, not hating just my honest emotion
Ilovetheps4  +   1050d ago
Nah, I can understand that feeling. And I do have a PS3. I just like to have multiple consoles. And I can't wait for some of Nintendo's exclusives. Zelda is my favorite series. You can't get those on the PS3 or 360 or their successors. But I enjoy getting consoles on first day. I did that the past two generations.

But I definitely see where you are coming from, but innovation is helping my purchase. I like the Wii U controller.
AWBrawler  +   1050d ago
I did not due to getting paid too late and now there's nowhere to preorder
forestfrog  +   1050d ago
no, I am sane.
r21  +   1050d ago
No you're a frog.
forestfrog  +   1050d ago
correct, and how does a frog preorder a Wii?
r21  +   1050d ago
Better question, how are you typing if you're a frog...oh wait its the internet where nothing makes sense :D
forestfrog  +   1050d ago
yeah and how did Imanage to uploads my profile pic, who took the pic in the first place? am I on facebook? so many questions...
PopRocks359  +   1050d ago
Need I even answer? lol

Pre-ordered the Deluxe bundle. Looking forward to it.
IIC0mPLeXII  +   1050d ago
Got that console on the layaways and I'm ready to flip ya, flip ya for real. Seriously I am putting that thing up on ebay a week before Christmas, hopefully I will get enough to fund my building a high end PC fund.

It has no launch titles anyway.
Pillsbury1  +   1050d ago
I procrastinated so I will wait till next year but I really want zombiU, oh well I'll play dead island to get my zombie fix for now.
DivineAssault  +   1050d ago
i wanted to really bad but im going with my instinct & waiting.. I supported every launch since the 90s but this time i cant..
--Onilink--  +   1050d ago
i got my pre-order with Toys R Us, i was ready to buy NSMBU, Zombie U and COD, and then i saw that for some unknown (but completely idiotic) reason, Toys R Us doesnt let you change the shipping address on an order (like every other website does), even if that order wont ship for another 2 months.... so the temporary address that i put just to guarantee i got the pre-order became my doom....

Now ill spend the money on bunch of games on Black Friday/Steam Sale and get the WiiU on Jan/Feb with even more games...
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1050d ago
What? That's crazy. Did you try calling them? That's ridiculous if they don't let you change your shipping address.
--Onilink--  +   1049d ago
call, email, you name it. They are completely useless. Its not even understandable if I couldnt change it, since its the most basic thing i can do on any website. But not even Customer Service??? thats absurd....
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1050d ago
Does anyone else think it's weird that someone would work at IGN and NOT preorder the first new console that's been released in six years? My hobby is video games so if I don't buy a console it doesn't matter, but if my career revolved around gaming you can bet I'd buy every console day one just to keep up with my company's industry.
Rockoman16  +   1050d ago
Yeap, i'm gonna pay it all off next week
Deathdeliverer  +   1050d ago
I reserved my Premium Black along with scribblenauts unlimited and super mario bros U. Launch day seems so damn far away. Im on the fence about ZombiU. Hopefully there will be demos of full games this time. (do you hear me NINTENDO!) I looks cool but Ubisoft is so damn inconsistent these days. Screwed up splintercell so bad that now I may be a little traumatized... Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory... I miss you so...
FinalomegaS  +   1050d ago
Check my account picture and voila!

1/3 paid already.

Can only afford 1 game at launch so I need to pick something good.

Until next pay week.
Kamikaze135  +   1050d ago
Nope. I won't buy a console/handheld at launch ever again. I'm going to wait a while before I buy one. Game droughts suck and there is no telling how reliable the hardware will be.
Neonridr  +   1050d ago
when's the last time a Nintendo machine crashed on you? If Nintendo knows how to do one thing, it's make reliable hardware.
Kamikaze135  +   1050d ago
Never, but with the Wii, DS, and 3DS, there were pretty long game droughts till after the 1st year. So yeah, I think I'll wait.

Don't get my wrong though. The Wii U looks like a fantastic system...though ports a Mario game and Zombie U aren't enough to make me want to buy it. Maybe in Fall 2013 it will have a good selection of exclusives for me.
Neonridr  +   1050d ago
I agree totally, it's not for everyone. I am getting it only because I see value personally. ZombiU, AC3 and Black Ops 2 are all games I wanna play. I can get the wifey involved with games like NSMBU and Rayman when it drops. I wanna download a couple of the eShop titles like Trine 2 and Little Inferno. Plus when the other first party Nintendo games inevitably come (Zelda, Metroid, 3D mario) I will be all over them too.

But nothing wrong with waiting if you want to ensure you have enough games to keep you busy.
Baka-akaB  +   1050d ago
Nope i never pre order consoles , it's there or its not , i'm not going into a frenzy or fight over any of them
YoungPlex  +   1050d ago
Yep, one for me, my son and one for the many people that get that last minute urge, for a price of course. Mwhahahahaha... No but for real I pre-ordered three and an extra for some lucky person that wants to buy one on launch day.
ronin4life  +   1050d ago
Pre ordered. WOOT.
I have also noticed a strange amount of negativity in this thread... so many people have massive disagrees for no reason... well, actually everyone here does...O.O;
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1050d ago
That's the price of anonymity my friend. :P
Schawk  +   1050d ago
Disgusted fanboys who cant sleep at night now because nintendo is gonna have the strongest console on the market both in hardware and software.
Not long now i cant wait to get a hold of mine!!!!
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stage88  +   1049d ago
Although true, give it a year and it will be bottom of the pile again in both.
ZeekQuattro  +   1050d ago
I preordered. I'll pay the rest when I go to pick it up.
stonecold3  +   1050d ago
no im waiting for ps4 to arrive got ps3 games still coming to tie me over until the real next generation begins .
axisofweevils  +   1050d ago
Ordered a black Deluxe one.
And Scribblenauts Unlimited.

I'll buy other games too, but i'm waiting for more info.
Zichu  +   1050d ago
Im not 100% sure on getting it. I will wait for a year or two. Price should drop, better deals, cheaper games and hopefully a zelda game will be out.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1050d ago
I order the black one must have it on day one cant wait til I play zombieu
Schawk  +   1050d ago
Ordered, cant wait really excited for wii U
deadfrag  +   1050d ago
payed in full since the first day of pré sales!
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