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Why Didn’t You Buy a Wii U?

Kotaku - Did you get a Wii U over the weekend? Good for you! You go enjoy that. This question is for those, like me, who did not.

I'm curious as to why you didn't go line up and get one at launch. Are you waiting for more games? Better games? A price-drop? Different colours? Or have you decided, in your infinite wisdom, to write off a console on day one, regardless of how amazing its future games and experiences may be?

Lovable1259d ago

Not a big fan of Nintendo games ever since. Sure I played Mario back in the days, but it's not just my type of game...I can just buy multiplats.

PraxxtorCruel1258d ago

I didn't buy one, because there were none left.

blitz06231258d ago

My reason is - there is no reason to get one atm

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31258d ago (Edited 1258d ago )

I haven't bought one yet because I'm still waiting for more info to come out for it. I'll get one in the next month or so if I can find one. It won't be a long wait like the one I plan on having when the PS4 hits because I know it'll be a few years before good games start coming out for that console, if history serves me correctly.

BattleAxe1258d ago

My reason is because I'm waiting to see what the PS4 has to offer.

Yi-Long1258d ago (Edited 1258d ago )

- I haven't really seen any must-have games announced for the system.

- I don't like the storage-issue.

- I don't like the tablet-controller, fearing it will once again lead to a gimmick-based console getting a lot of shovel-ware and only a few great games. Like the Wii.

- I have my doubts about the online.

- I fear the specs aren't good enough to compete with next-gen.

- I fear it won't get proper 3rd party support, like the N64, like the Cube, like the Wii.

- Don't like the system-bound account.

- It's not backwards compatible with Cube games.

- It doesn't boost up the graphics for Wii games, like Dolphin does.

Etc etc.

In short, I'll have to wait and see where the console is going, but so far I'm quite skeptical about it all.

Also, I'm still more than happy with my 360 and PS3, I've got a huge backlog, and in the spring the OUYA comes out which I hope will also have a nice library of games worth playing.

Pushagree1258d ago

Same reason I never bought a wii. Tech is outdated.

PraxxtorCruel1258d ago

What tech? Graphics? Buy yourself a gaming pc and leave console gaming then.

Pushagree1258d ago

I would, but money won't allow it in the same way that it won't allow me to get a ferrari. I balance my fiances with the best things that I can get. As of now, there are better gaming products to get with my money than the wii u and there will soon be even better things from the competition.

MEsoJD1258d ago

I'm highly skeptical of the just about everything the Wii U. For now there's no incentive for me to make the jump. The two biggest concerns for me is third party support(it doesn't seem to enthusiastic right now) and longevity of the system(supposedly it has slower ram speeds than 360 and ps3).
If I ever get one, it'll probably be at discount around the time smash bros comes out.

smashcrashbash1258d ago

Agreed. I was a big Nintendo fan back in the day but not anymore.I basically dropped them a while back and they will have to do a lot more to impress me to get me to buy a Wii U and am still skeptical with it. I will probably see what the other shave to offer first before I consider buying one. And before people jump to call me a hater or any other name just know I loved Nintendo more then most fanboys do now. I almost started fights in Sonic and Mario disputes and defended them at every turn and besides the PS2 the SNES was one of my most favorite systems ever. Even when I stopped being a fan I STILL brought every system up to the DS.

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Phil321259d ago

Too many problems at launch. Not RRoD-caliber yet, but I refuse to be a beta tester for a system.

Anon19741259d ago

I agree. This current gen (or wait, is the Wii-U now the current gen because it's been released? Can't really call it "next gen" because it's out now) just ended up being a pain in the ass for me. Hardware issues, missing functionality, high price tags, disappointing libraries. Looking back, there really wasn't any reason to get onboard any of the consoles in that first year.

I've got such a backlog of games already I see no reason to jump onboard the next gen train yet, for either the Wii-U or any of the rumored consoles coming in the next couple of years. Maybe 3-4 years from now I'll feel differently once the new consoles are established.

rainslacker1258d ago

I think trying to classify the Wii U into a generation would just make your head explode if you try too hard. People have been doing it for months and it's gotten nowhere.

Having bought the system I can't really comment on the article, however I think a lot of people are in the same boat you are. Despite all the people saying this gen has dragged on too long, many just don't see a reason to upgrade right now. Expand that sentiment for the casual crowd and it may be that the Wii U just released a year or two too early.

I'm personally not disappointed in my purchase (outside of there being no wired internet connection) but so far the tablet implementations have left me wondering "what's the point". I'm going to remain optimistic though that future software will make it worthwhile.

Blackdeath_6631259d ago

lol RRoD has to be the most outrageous cock up by a company in the gaming industry i can remember. i would be pretty impressed if nintendo manage to mess up harder than microsoft did. i'm gonna wait for ps4/new xbox before mindlessly making a decision. chances are though that i would have gotten a PC before that in which case i won't buy a console until one platform provides a decent number of good quality exclusives that i'm interested otherwise there is no point. this gen i was impressed by many ps3 exclusives so here hoping there more to come.

Outside_ofthe_Box1258d ago

Launch issues are going to happen for all consoles. Early adopters better be prepared for them.

Gr811259d ago

Never bought a console at launch. I like to give the manufacture time to work out hardware kinks, as well as seeing software library becoming more fleshed out.

bigfish1258d ago

Well i decided to hold out after the erratic reviews of ZombiU, helped in no part by the now infamous 'Cricket Bat' used to kill zombies in the game. I feel that the Wii U has developed a bit of a stigma coz of the Cricket Bat incident..... i don't want to be labelled as 'the guy with the Cricket Bat console' so I've decided to hold out and wait till the Cricket Bat 'dust' has settled, may purchase next year.

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