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Submitted by SarahFox 530d ago | news

Nintendo deploys 5,000 Wii U kiosks to allow players to try the Wii U before buying

Nintendo has announced that it will be supplying 5,000 Wii U kiosks over the holiday season in order to allow consumers a chance to try-out the Wii U for themselves before picking one up.

The Wii U kiosk stations will be made available across the United States, Nintendo stated in a press-release this morning, Starting now, more than 5,000 interactive Wii U kiosks will roll out at select retail stores across the United States, inviting families and consumers to discover the unique gaming and entertainment experiences made possible by Wii U and its touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller”. (Nintendo, Wii U)

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live2play  +   530d ago
i hated my experience with the wiiu demo stations

first the tv didnt work, then when it did work the sound was off

oh well i'll wait till the 18th to get a true experience
herbs  +   530d ago
Are Canadians getting the shaft? Oh well I'll wait until its in my living room.
FinalomegaS  +   529d ago
eb told me we arent getting them up here...
DivineAssault  +   530d ago
Its a beautiful system & is so fast & responsive compared to the laggy current gen offerings.. Im still waiting until E3 before deciding on if im buying this or wait til nx gen gets here.. I cant see myself using that gamepad for all my games.. but who knows, it could happen if nintendo gets the right multiplats & 3rd party exclusives
WeAreLegion  +   530d ago
Can they give us another demo besides Rayman? It doesn't really do much to sell the system. I want a ZombiU demo.
Perjoss  +   529d ago
ZombiU was being demo'd at the Eurogamer Expo a few weeks ago and it looked great! Quite happy about my preorder on the console now.
WeAreLegion  +   529d ago
Thanks for the info. :) I can't wait to get my hands on that game.
kma2k  +   530d ago
They had a kiosk at my local best buy on saturday & it showed me two glaring problems (granted it might have been just my scenario)

1. While i stood & watched with my 4 year old son while a girl looking to be around 7 played ray man origins i saw one thing i thought would be an issue since ive heard about the controller, the little girl played for a total of about 5 minutes she almost never took her eyes off the contorler, whats the point of having a 50" tv if your not going to look at it.

2. My 4 year old son who has plenty of experince with multiple consoles dating all the way back to NES up until ps3/xbox360 played for about 3 minutes then told me "this is to heavy" (handed me the controller) then said "this is boring" might have been the game though it was rayman origin, but the kid loves little big plannet which is pretty damn similar.
beerkeg  +   530d ago
I think I'll judge for myself before trusting the opinion of a guy talking about a 4 year old who has 'plenty of experience' and a random 7 year old who happened to be looking at the controller.
Qrphe  +   530d ago
I've only seen kids playing at the Wii U kiosks I've been to. Most of them I've seen have had a blast but it concerns me the Kinect demos of those Best Buys had more ppl trying them out than a new system thar is coming out in a few weeks.
live2play  +   529d ago
the its too heavy complaint rests solely on the fact the gamepad is secured to the demo station

the controller is VERY lightweight

the boring complaint is an opinion on the game and not the ''wiiu'' as a whole
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WeAreLegion  +   529d ago
The problem is you started him off with LittleBigPlanet. That's like feeding a hobo fillet mignon every day, then letting him have his pick of the menu at McDonald's.

LBP is brilliant. Rayman is a fantastic series and Origins/Legends are great games. However, LBP evokes imagination in a way that very few games ever have or will.
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wiiulee  +   530d ago
not really....kinect has been out and has an audience...wiiu will pass kinect attention real soon....and nintendo is doing the right thing by getting the wiiu into people's hands

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