Submitted by TalesofDalton 504d ago | opinion piece

Wii U Selected as CNET's 4th Worst Holiday Tech Gift for 2013

This morning CNET released a video detailing it’s top 5 worst tech gifts for the 2013 holiday season, and the Nintendo Wii U, sadly made the list. (Nintendo, Wii U)

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Snookies12  +   504d ago | Well said
Wow, that's kinda harsh. I'd love a Wii U as a gift.
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Muffins1223  +   504d ago
I guess i would too but i would rather have a ps4 or even a xbox one anyday....
Snookies12  +   504d ago
Well yeah, I would too. Just saying, there's no way getting a Wii U as a gift would be a negative if you're a gamer lol.
Bathyj  +   504d ago

if someone gave you a WiiU it would be one of those gifts where you smile and say its the thought that counts. Unfortunately that thought is, I dont like you enough to get you what you actually wanted.
bullymangLer  +   504d ago
but with wiiU there is more comfort and LESS split screen than sony ane micro machines . wiiU is just bad ass . even without games because fast internet streaming <

Nintendo = Michael Jackson

Sony = Usher

Microsoft = Justin Bieber

this fact will hurt many fanpipes
LOL_WUT  +   504d ago
@bullymangler last time I checked MJ had passed away? What are you trying to get at? ;)
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badz149  +   504d ago

LOL_WUT has beaten me to it but yeah. you're implying that the Wii U is dead? LOL

Nintendo fans are going to have words with you and they aren't pretty!
guitarded77  +   504d ago
I already have a Wii U, but I wouldn't frown on it as a gift. Plus, these "tech sites" are full of douche hipsters anyway, so their opinion is irrelevant. They probably think everything from Apple is the best.
zeal0us  +   504d ago
What about the Ouya? It never gets any love.
XisThatKid  +   504d ago
Man if I was given a free Smash Bros entertainment system I'd be cool. It's one of the few prices I'll get one at. Hell that's about a trip to craigslist 2 PS4 games the only 2 X1 game I want and a cheap PS3 game away from my real happiness.
Blacktric  +   504d ago
"or even a xbox one anyday...."

Get out.
abzdine  +   504d ago
i would love me that Wind Waker bundle.
insomnium2  +   504d ago

Magicite  +   504d ago

so according to your logic if M.J. is dead then Nintendo is also (almost) dead?
mikeslemonade  +   504d ago
I would get irritated if someone bought me a console at the end of the console generation too. I'm getting rid of the PS3 and 360, so why would you get me a WiiU?
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   503d ago
@bullymangLer, is that because Nintendo mostly tries to attract kids? :D
PSX04  +   504d ago
Welcome for any gaming gift
AbortMission  +   504d ago
I would view it as a punishment Lol

"Billy, you're getting underwear and coal for Christmas! That'll teach you!"
Murad  +   504d ago
I'd love anything that I didn't need to pay for :p
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Snookies12  +   504d ago
Lol, even if you didn't want a Wii U. You can always sell it or something. Even if that is a lame thing to do when someone gets you a present...
dcj0524  +   504d ago
I buy anything that has a sonic game on it. Oh hello there Wii U. Peobably in summer 2014 though.
Koyes  +   504d ago
Wii U would be a great gift.. to sell on eBay or Amazon ;)
MsmackyM  +   504d ago
I already have a Wii U and love it. I have a PS4 pre-ordered and at the moment no reason to unbox it, maybe next year when Ground Zeroes is released. This holiday I'll be enjoying Super Mario Bros 3d World with the family. But if I had to add a gaming console to the list for worst gifts the Xbox one would be an easy addition.
rxl209  +   504d ago
please dont get me a wii u, im a real gamer
dotwithshoes  +   504d ago | Well said
No you're not.
ExCest  +   504d ago
Someone's entitled.

"gamer" and a real one at that.
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_QQ_  +   504d ago
probably plays shooters all day
Nabbic  +   504d ago
What's with this common misconception with Nintendo fans that not playing on a Nintendo console = FPS fan?
Maybe he wants Demons/Dark Souls 2?
Blacktric  +   504d ago
"Maybe he wants Demons/Dark Souls 2?"

Because that's a good reason to sh*t on a console that still has great gems like Wonderful 101, right? Come on.
Muffins1223  +   504d ago
Or gta or any other game of the year game..skyrim...metal gear solid.....
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_QQ_  +   504d ago
@ nabbic read his comment.... he didn't say he doesn't play Nintendo consoles.If you look carefully he is insulting Nintendo's games. If he doesn't like hack n slash,action adventure, platforming,RTS and RPG games i can imagine he only plays bro military shooters.

@Muffins So Mario Galaxy and twighlight princess??!?!

Lol don't defend this guy i'm pretty sure he has a youtube channel and if he is the same guy then he is pretty ignorant, and really stupid.
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Muffins1223  +   501d ago
twilight princess and mario galaxy where on wii not wiiu......even then besides zelda and mario its not enough....if i had to be stuck with one gaming machine it would probably be ps4.I mean the hardware is horrible,the multi platform support is horrible,and even the first party games are lackluster at the moment,Mario kart is the only system seller i see,the new Mario 3d world game looks good but its not huge like Mario galaxy was and brawl can be gotten on my 3DS....i feel like Nintendo is already starting to abandon the wiiu. Nintendo needs to do allot better job because honestly you know and i know their going to get their ass kicked in sales this 4th quarter and next year....im not saying your not a gamer if you play wiiu or theirs not good games on it....its just the competiers it has seem to offer a much better gaming experience
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WooHooAlex  +   504d ago
Real gamers don't play Nintendo games? Guess I'm not a real gamer then... My entire life has been one big lie.
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SonyNGP  +   504d ago
Oh god it's you.
Eyeco  +   504d ago
A real gamer is open to games across all platforms, and will desire to own as many consoles/ hardware as they can.
GuruMeditation  +   504d ago
There's no such thing as a real gamer. The sooner that fallacy is put to bed, the better. But I get your point, the more dedicated enthusiast will aim to play games on whatever platform they fall.
GordonKnight  +   504d ago
Real gamers have all three systems. So you are NOT a real gamer.

By the end of the year I'll have all of the following systems: XBOX,360, XBONE, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, NES, SNES, N64, GC, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, DS lite, Saturn,& Dreamcast

The system I like the most at this moment is the 3DS, due to the software available. That should be changing soon though.
Bathyj  +   504d ago
Take that Blackberry.
Youre worse than a WiiU.
RefractionHD  +   504d ago
Blackberry is worse than life lmfao
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HugoBau5  +   504d ago
If you got a Wii U for christmas instead of a PS4, even an Xbox One as a kid today, you would cry of disappointment.
ICANPLAYGAMES2  +   504d ago
I really doubt that, I have all of the current gen systems, and a Wii U, and my kids really could care less about what I currently have and the upcoming consoles compared to the Wii U. Apparently, how they interact with the games just makes more sense to them on the Wii U, and frankly all of the games they care about are on it. Note, this is just what I observe in my own home, just sayin.
MsmackyM  +   504d ago
Funny thing is dude bros don't quite understand market diversity, and the very large family demographic. The "hardcore" gamer consoles are great for those without wives or children. Games like BF4 and Skyrim are not very family friendly in the sense that they are very time consuming single player affairs. Once the WiiU get it's software and marketing strategy together they will do just fine. And besides Nintendo doesn't have the other divisions in their company to subsidise them.
_QQ_  +   504d ago
They would cry that they got a knack instead of Mario.
GreenRanger  +   504d ago
I have no intention of getting a Wii U but I sure as hell wouldn't turn one down if a family member bought one for me.

The Wii U shouldn't be on this list. No games console should.
badz149  +   504d ago
who would be dumb enough to complain getting a Wii U as a gift? I'm no fan but for FREE, I'd take it! same as the Xbone too.


there's 1 console that deserve to be on this list, OUYA! if you get 1, call the one who give you and ask for the receipt! return it unopened, and save the money for the upcoming Vita TV! I know I would do exactly THAT!
Snookies12  +   504d ago
I'm interested in the Ouya... Though only for old-school gaming and video playback... Lol.
GenericNameHere  +   504d ago
So you would have been fine and happy if you were given a Virtual Boy instead of a Dreamcast or Gameboy Color or N64 or PS1?

*not saying the Wii U is equivalent to the VB. You said "No games console should"
AceBlazer13  +   504d ago
i wouldn't mind getting a wii u as a gift. then again i already have a ps4 preordered.
R00bot  +   504d ago
Then you'd have a Wii U AND a PS4. Where's the downside? :)
Muffins1223  +   501d ago
he wasted 300 dollars...
josephayal  +   504d ago
MEH Wii u MEH, Good job cnet
budd  +   504d ago
cnet is the worst advertisement firm ever
ea is worst company ever
apple iphone worst gadget ever...20 different phone in five years...plus..ain't shit free on it like andriod..free apps..
..i believe someoneLIKE ..MS.. pay some one to runs this ad.or polling....dumb as CNET...
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   504d ago
to say that the wii u is even top 5 is just stupid. and considering that the list goes in order of least-sucky to most-sucky, how could anyone think a DVD player is a better gift than the wii u?
LOL_WUT  +   504d ago
Maybe because with a DVD player everyone could enjoy it? Unlike the WiiU only the person holding the gamepad can actually experience gaming with a second screen. ;)
R00bot  +   504d ago
Sharing the gamepad maybe?
In games like Nintendoland it's just as fun to have to work together with the wii remotes as it is playing alone on the gamepad.
The_Villager  +   504d ago
Who watches DVD's in 2013? LOL
1upgamer99  +   504d ago
Who Needs a DVD player? Seriously? Most people have more than one, and more people stream now rather than put a DVD in. If I do watch a hard copy of something its Blu Ray.
Yep  +   504d ago
Good thing nobody goes to CNET for opinions.
Dehnus  +   504d ago
WOW, talk about a "spoiled opinion". Like anybody is going to cry about getting a Wii U gifted to him or her. Maybe some spoiled brat, but most would be quite happy with a gift like that.
Jeedai Infidel  +   504d ago
Someone should have let him borrow Visine before he went on air, it looks like he hit the four-footer before going live.
BobBelcher  +   504d ago
I couldn't turn down a free Wii U.
I won't buy one though.
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Plasticgearsolid  +   504d ago
he is right ps4 and xbox 1 are in more of a demand so if you were to go from best to worse demands wise for strictly consoles the wii U would be at the end. I don't think this is at all a comment on if its a good console or not.

edit: spelling
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Scatpants  +   504d ago
If I got one I wouldn't bring it back to the store. It might even have something I'd want to play on in a year or so.
bobtheimpaler  +   504d ago
I have plenty criticisms aimed at Nintendo. I want new IPs. Is that too hard to ask for? These can be developed along with their classics, but Nintendo fans think that's asking too much and that we should just accept the same software they've been giving us for decades.

That said, if I got a WiiU as a gift. I would try it out at least. I have my PS4s on order already anyway and don't see the harm in it. Certainly beats the crap out of getting a jumper or something.
Jay70sgamer  +   504d ago
@bobtheimpaler ...... Microsoft and Sony don't give you the same games every year ?how about call of duty ,gods of war,halo,killzone.forza....the y come out annually and I don't see you complaining about that ...I'm tired of the tire old B.S. excuses and contradictions of these so called "hardcore gamers" just enjoy the games ......to be honest look at the playstation and Microsoft launch titles I don't see a lot of new IPs either ....true gamers play any game on any system ....and don't complain all the damn time
bobtheimpaler  +   504d ago
I don't like cod. Apart from cod and halo, none of the games you mentioned are yearly releases. The last killzone came out 2/3 years ago. Same with god of war. Sony do invest in new IPs and are at least willing to experiment and provide new experiences through new IPs like the last of us, and heavy rain. The ps4 is already seeing new IPs at launch and down the line not far from launch.

On the other hand. I keep hearing how a new Mario or Zelda will save the Wii u. Why not a new IP?

I find it funny how you reacted to my previous post the way you did, I didn't mean anything incendiary at all. I'd rather have a Nintendo over an Xbox as at least they offer something different to the other platforms, but clearly something is getting in the way and preventing you to reply rationally. Fanboyism maybe?
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Nabbic  +   504d ago
Expect you're pooling two companies IPs, none of which are yearly releases, and comparing it to one. CoD is owned by neither Microsoft or Sony.

From last generation, Sony and the PS3 have offered me 3D Dot Game Heroes, Beyond Two Souls, Demons Souls, Dust 514, Heavenly Sword, Heavy Rain, Infamous, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Journey, The Last of Us, LittleBigPlanet, MAG, Motorstorm, Resistance, Tokyo Jungle, Sound Shapes, Dragons Crown, Uncharted, The Unfinished Swan, Fat Princess as fresh experiences this generation, not including PS3/360 only multiplats like Mass Effect.
That's not even everything they've done, that's what I like.

Now, can you list as many, or even more similarly rated, new experiences for the 360 or Wii that you enjoyed? Because I can't, most of those good experiences on the other consoles are continuation of IPs.
Jay70sgamer  +   504d ago
@bobtheimpaler and Nabbic ...I was talking figuratively....how many of the same IP's was released in the last generation alone..gods of war (7)halos(4),Forza (4)killzone(3) ...nintendo only releases one mario kart ,super smash , and the most two and that's only last generation mario 3d games(2) and Zelda(2) ....@bobtheimpaler sounds like fanism or nintendo hate to me lol...@Nabbic ummm how does zombi u ,wonderful 101,nintendo land,wii fit,wii play,wii sports ,land of us,xenoblade etc if I'm not mistaken aren't they all were new IP's ..so stop with the nintendo doesn't make new IP's ....@bobtheimpaler. I didn't answer your reply with hate or anger I was just disagreeing and pointing out the contradictions of you and others statements... shrugs ...I'm not a nintendo fanboy ..I'm just stating facts ...p.s. I owned all three last generation and this generation I will own alll three I have wii u already ..I'm a gamer
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11eleven11  +   504d ago
It's the perception of today's shallow journalism.
PS4/xb1 could be 1st next year. Whoever compiled the list never even saw a wii u outside pics on the internet.
Crillvirus81  +   504d ago
That's some bull straight up as a gamer who's pre ordered both x1 and ps4 I'm actually looking forward to Mario 3d world more then any thing on them and I'm currently playing ghost on wii u and it runs and looks better then Xbox 360 and ps3 ... You gotta love the wii u hate and if you look it up cnet parents company are national amusements who have been doing a lot of business with Sony over the years and funny this comes out the week of the ps4 release .. http://www.bigscreen.com/jo...
Grimhammer00  +   504d ago
Oh come on! As adults and semi-mature gamers....if I got a WiiU instead of Ps4 or Xbone......I'd be gratuitous, but disappointed.

As a kid? Many under 15 or so would be vocally upset.

That's reality.
browngamer41  +   504d ago
Correction-that's opinion-saying it's reality doesn't make it so..
Metallox  +   504d ago
"A kid would disappointed" "An adult would be disappointed". How do you know? What about if that person likes Nintendo games? And don't tell that no one likes them, because that's NOT true.
theizzzeee  +   504d ago
They're a bunch of haters.
Metallox  +   504d ago
I don't think so.
g-nome  +   504d ago
It is a neat console actually , enjoying mine a lot , did get it for cheap though. Looking forward to 3d world and mario kart in HD.
Thepcz  +   504d ago
correct choice
since if you received a wiiu you would have no choice but to play bad/mediocre games.
R00bot  +   504d ago
Are you calling Mario Kart 8, Wind Waker HD, Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, X, Yarn Yoshi, Super Smash Bros., Sonic Lost World, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, NintendoLand, Nano Assualt Neo, Assassin's Creed 3 and 4, Mass Effect 3, Rayman Legends, Darksiders 2, Injustice; Gods Among Us, Lego City Undercover, CoD Black Ops 2, CoD Ghosts, Fifa, Madden, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, NBA 2K, Need For Speed Most Wanted U, New Super Mario Bros. U, Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors Edge, Resident Evil Revelations, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Sonic And All-Stars Racing Transformed, Tekken, Trine 2, ZombiU, Batman Arkham City, Batman Arkham Origins, Deus Ex, Watch Dogs, Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101, Skylanders and Disney Infinity are all bad or mediocre games then you can't call yourself a gamer.

That's not even mentioning the rumoured Wii U games like Zelda (pretty much confirmed), Star Fox and Metroid.

If you in any way think that all of the games I've just listed are bad or mediocre then do you like any games at all?
Fanboyssuck27  +   504d ago
He's just a troll. I just ignore him, feel kinda sorry for him that he has nothin better to do than to stalk every Nintendo article. Him and LOL wot are not all there in the head so don't feed into their delusions.
Thepcz  +   504d ago
mario kart 8 isnt even out. neither is smash bros or bayonetta 2

wind waker and pikmin are the only worthy titles on that list. and waker is a port.

the other games can be had on other consoles, or are just mediocre/bad.

@fanboyssuck27- no im not a troll. just saying it as it is, thank you very much.
TheDivine  +   504d ago
Any gamer would be stoked if they've seen Monoliths new game, Bayanetta 2, SSB, or MK8 footage. Its worth it just for Wind Waker HD and offscreen play on games (especially when they patch in gamepad controls for wii games).

Kids love Sonic, Mario, MK, and Donkey Kong. Plus it has COD for the kids who just want to shoot sh**, Arkham Origins, and AC4 for multiplats. Not really a big system for multiplats but it has enough so kids won't miss out coupled with amazing first party

The system is def nowhere near as awesome as a tricked out rig and the OS is nowhere near as smooth and innovative as the Xbone OS but it has some awesome features and innovative ideas. Off screen gaming rocks and miiverse is a really great social media gaming community. It has hdmi in and tv control also. Its not as flashy or quick as the xbone but hopefully they can improve it over time.
Edsword  +   504d ago
I have a Wii U. It's a huge disappointment. Nintendo is not even bringing a knife to the gunfight, they're coming empty handed. It's like they have lost all inspiration. They are holding on to the past too strongly and have no apparent plan for the future. It is painful to watch the big N go down this way.
JackieCruise69  +   504d ago
I think this is ridiculous. I can think of MANY other things that would be worse to get.
And nobody would want to get a Wii U for Christmas? That's why my Boyfriend really wants one. That's why my best friend wants one, that's why various people I know want/have one.
But really, this is just as bad as listening to reviewers over games.
But hey, whatever, I guess I'll enjoy the games following up Christmas on my 'horrible' console.
Because, you know, I guess none of the games got factored into this.
Oh wait. Games don't even matter anymore, do they? You know, the supposed point of owning a console?
Gigaguy777  +   504d ago
According to this video, the Wii U is worse than a DVD Player. This guy needs to lose his job, and his mouth while were at it.
RPG_Lover  +   504d ago
Considering this is the same site that doomed 3ds. Who cares
AKR  +   504d ago
Tsk, tsk. Whatever, CNET. I only visit your site for the downloads. Couldn't care less about your "journalism". As to how a DVD-player, something that most people now own as an antique, scores higher than a 2012-video game console is beyond me.

But hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

In MY opinion ~ the Wii U is the best console that I've ever played (I've played most of them, Retro and modern.) It's also the second console I've ever owned. I got it last year, while on vacation - and I've been loving it ever since.

The Internet Browser trumps the one on my laptop.
The Gamepad is like a beautiful bride to the console - visually stunning, alluring, and amazing.
The Online System is a HUGE step-up from what we saw on Wii, and with a little time, it could really take-off (eShop sales have already proven that it's working quite fine).
Whoever came up with Miiverse needs a medal, and the Keys to the Internet.

I can go on with this. Point is; I love my console, and I've been having fun. I don't care who likes it, and runs around the Internet shouting: "Greatness awaits!" ~ That's good for you. Enjoy your console. That's what you should do. Wii U, XBOX One, PS4, Ouya(?) - Whatever! Just play the games and have fun! That's what being a "gamer" means.
browngamer41  +   504d ago
Calling the U the worst tech is implying that it's a pos or does not work as advertised-neither of which are true, I couldn't care less what Cnet thinks they've always hated on Nintendo anyways..I'll happily play the plethora of great first party software that I have currently and anxiously await the super impressive line up of 2014-seriously if you don't have a Wii U by 2014 you might not be a "gamer" whatever the hell that means..
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