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Submitted by ipadsense 813d ago | news

Wii U gamepad price almost same price as a PS Vita

PSX-Sense writes: "The Wii U Gamepad is a very cool controller, but that's actually everything. To buy a Wii U Gamepad you will have to pay approximately $150. For a few dollars more you can have your own PS Vita, which is a great handheld and can be used as a controller with the PlayStation 4." (PS Vita, Tech, Wii U)

Credit url: psx-sense.nl
TOGC  +   814d ago
Few dollars more? Uh...last time I checked the vita started at 299.99. That is double the price of the Wii U gamepad.
M4GN3T  +   814d ago
At target the Lego bundle is 209 dollars.
1upgamer99  +   813d ago
Yes it is, but don't forget it does not come with a memory card.
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Coltrane_C  +   813d ago
Also the motherboard try is not removable.
bullymangLer  +   813d ago
. playing with the Vita feels just like when i'm trying to flip half an orange inside out, because my thumbs land in the same position. playing with the gamepad on the other hand makes me smile and my hands almost feel to be inside a perfectly fitting glove .

so no matter the price difference between both handhelds, i and millions of others rather play on the wiiU gamepad rather than a Vita . .facts of comfort
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redrim217  +   813d ago
@bully
Shame it's got such a crappy single touch, pressure pad display.
I really like the premise of the wii u, though after having a crack on my friends I was left feeling a little underwhelmed. Playing multiplayer feels ridiculously unbalanced, based on the fact that EVERYONE would rather use the wii u pad than a wii mote or classic controller. Having the most fun pad being reserved for a single gamer is unfair, and un-nintendo. 150 whatevers is far too expensive for a single controller. At least the Vita is worth its price, and exists as it's own entity.
--Onilink--  +   813d ago
@redrim217

Yeah because multitouch has been so useful in the vita.... Pretty much every game out there is using single touch in the vita as well. Multitouch is pretty much useless when you already have analogs, buttons and triggers
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Godchild1020  +   813d ago
The Vita is about 20,000 yen now in Japan. So this article comes at a good time. Though a few dollars is off by a bit.
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Kamikaze135  +   813d ago
The starting cost of a Vita is $249.99. Target has a sale going on atm as well.
joab777  +   813d ago
Price drop just came to Japan, will be coming here. By November, expect it to be quite reasonable.

On the other hand, i didnt realize how expensive the touchpad was. This could be an issue for the wiiU.
TheLyonKing  +   814d ago
Literally forgotten about the wii u with all the ps4 talk and what reminds me of it is this negative article. Oh Internet.
Jadedz  +   813d ago
Wow
Though the Wii U also functions as a universal remote (the Wii U system isn't needed to use the gamepad's, "TV function" button).
1upgamer99  +   813d ago
The Wii U and the Vita are not the same thing. I am sure in the next few months the gamepad price will come down, when some games start to support 2 gamepads. Hell Nintendo is losing Money on every Wii U sold, so they have to make some up somewhere. Also 6 years ago I paid $129 for a smart remote for my TV, the gamepad does allot more than that.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   813d ago
What I really want to know is...
Who is the hand model who has the monopoly on holding game devices?

Whoever it is they have pleasant hands.

Wait I was going to say something about the article... MEH.

I hope another game is announced today-
When is the Next Nintendo Directs?
Thepcz  +   813d ago
nintendo made a big mistake with that.

its a great idea to use two screens, dont get me wrong, but at that cost, its just not realistic.

they should have invested more in the tech inside the console, not cripple it because of the controller.

oh well
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Spookshow  +   813d ago
Also you get a gamepad with your WiiU... Is Sony throwing out a free Vita with every PS4 purchase? If they are I'm so IN!

:D
pikey  +   813d ago
This isn't an article, it's a sony ad.
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Danbruno1310  +   813d ago
A good one at that. Goooooo NinSony!!!
Killzoner99  +   813d ago
This article makes some excellent points. Why bother buying a WiiU when you can get a PS4 and a Vita for only slightly more money. Plus the functionality is ten times better with a much better library of games. I knew this was Sony's plan with the Vita all along.
Whxian  +   813d ago
i dont think 2 wiiu controllers is a good idea anyway so i doubt it would be supported in any games, i remember hearing reports that using 2 controllers would lag the game, that aside discussing whats best of wiiu vs vita is quite pointless because even tho ps4/vita will be sure have higher specs, what will sell each console is the games made, and i doubt that ps4 will have the same type of games nintendo usually offers.
MasterCornholio  +   813d ago
"and i doubt that ps4 will have the same type of games nintendo usually offers."

True which is why the Wii U will appeal to a certain demographic. But you have to take into account that the PS4 and the 720 will have their own share of games that the Wii U wont have which is what happened last gen with the Wii, PS3 and XBOX360.
rainslacker  +   813d ago
I'm wondering at the comparison here. I mean if you could control a Wii U game with the Vita then yeah, go for the more diverse controller in the Vita for a bit more. Since that's not the case why compare the two?
lilbroRx  +   813d ago
150 is almost the same 250? I've learned something new today.
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TranceXTheory  +   812d ago
Not only is the vita about 100 more than game pad but ps4 is most likely about 100 to 150 more than the entire wii u and its already bundled with the gamepad unlike ps4 that doesn't have one. Wii u two game pads = $450 ps4 by its self with no vita=$450
pedroyamato  +   813d ago
It is better and cheaper.

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