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.
Wow, that's kinda harsh. I'd love a Wii U as a gift.
I guess i would too but i would rather have a ps4 or even a xbox one anyday....
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.
@Snookies 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.
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
@bullymangler last time I checked MJ had passed away? What are you trying to get at? ;)
@bullymangler 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!
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.
What about the Ouya? It never gets any love.
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.
"or even a xbox one anyday...." Get out.
i would love me that Wind Waker bundle.
@bullymangLer so according to your logic if M.J. is dead then Nintendo is also (almost) dead?
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?
@bullymangLer, is that because Nintendo mostly tries to attract kids? :D
Welcome for any gaming gift
I would view it as a punishment Lol "Billy, you're getting underwear and coal for Christmas! That'll teach you!"
I'd love anything that I didn't need to pay for :p
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...
I buy anything that has a sonic game on it. Oh hello there Wii U. Peobably in summer 2014 though.
Wii U would be a great gift.. to sell on eBay or Amazon ;)
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.
please dont get me a wii u, im a real gamer
No you're not.
Someone's entitled. "gamer" and a real one at that.
probably plays shooters all day
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?
"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.
Or gta or any other game of the year game..skyrim...metal gear solid.....
@ 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.
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
Real gamers don't play Nintendo games? Guess I'm not a real gamer then... My entire life has been one big lie.
Oh god it's you.
A real gamer is open to games across all platforms, and will desire to own as many consoles/ hardware as they can.
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.
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.
Take that Blackberry. Youre worse than a WiiU.
Blackberry is worse than life lmfao
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.
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.
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.
They would cry that they got a knack instead of Mario.
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.
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. @GreenRanger 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!
I'm interested in the Ouya... Though only for old-school gaming and video playback... Lol.
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"
i wouldn't mind getting a wii u as a gift. then again i already have a ps4 preordered.
Then you'd have a Wii U AND a PS4. Where's the downside? :)
he wasted 300 dollars...
MEH Wii u MEH, Good job cnet
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...
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?
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. ;)
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.
Who watches DVD's in 2013? LOL
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.
Good thing nobody goes to CNET for opinions.
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.
Someone should have let him borrow Visine before he went on air, it looks like he hit the four-footer before going live.
I couldn't turn down a free Wii U. I won't buy one though.
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
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.
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.
@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
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?
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.
@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
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.
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...