Today, Martin Gaston (GameStop) tells you why the Nintendo Wii U is the console to buy in 2014.
I would not advise anyone to buy a wii u.
I would advise everyone to buy a Wii U.
i bought mine yesterday and i'm loving it. Gamepad is amazing!!! Nintendo magic! PS4 WiiU best combo ever
I agree with abzdine the wiiu is an amazing console and very underrated. For me I have loved pikmin 3, Lego city, windwaker HD, sonic lost world, Mario word 3d, and even though the 3rd party support has not been the best I picked up bo2, Tekken tag 2 and FIFA 13 last year for it and they worked very well on the game pad and pro controller. For me the 1st half of this year is about the wiiu and Xbox one and ill look to pick a ps4 up when a few more of the games I want come out on the console. But I would say anyone who has a ps4 or Xbox one and fancy's another console look at the wiiu you will be suppressed at how good the console is. I know a few people who have picked one up over Xmas for the family and have said they have been more impressed with the wiki than they were with the Wii.
Agreed. People who own WiiU love the system after they get their hands on it. Don't listen to the trolls, folks. If you enjoy playing video games how can you not have a Nintendo System?
You should buy a Wii U in 2014 for the exclusives if they appeal to you.
The WiiU as a console is great and has some fantastic software. I plan on getting the WiiU when X comes out, I think that will go perfect with my PS4. With that said, unless there is a game that you absolutely wants to play I would say wait as long as you can. The reason is simple, obviously big changes are in the works for Nintendo. This could mean price drops of hardware or software. You might think it doesn't matter, but how much would it sting to buy a WiiU and then a week to a month later the price drops. It's a small thing, but it's enough to make you question your purchase. Regretting buying a console is the last thing you want.
So you advise people to waste their money? Yikes.
The WiiU is a blast. The exclusives are great, and as an added bonus all of your Wii accessories work with it! My only complaints are that there is no network port (I hate wireless), and the game pad battery life could be better.
I would advise only some to buy a Wii U, but not everyone.
Indeed, it's this generations Dreamcast :). ALl the Sony Fanboys hate it, but I'm really adoring it :D. In 10 years all the Sony Fanboys will act like they owned one and behave like they loved it. Just like they did with the Dreamcast. With bullshit statements how Fifa looked better on PS2, while EA never supported the Dreamcast ;). When pointing that one out to a Kotaku "journalist" he had me banned ;). Silly Sony Fanboys *hugs* we still like you anyway.
Why not, windblowsagain?
Why not, unless you're a troll what are your reasons? It has a great lineup for 2014, its a great system with a fun/natural feeling/ and potentially game changing controller. So either you're a fanboy who never touched the system or you have a very good reason like the WiiU ate you're homework and kicked you're dog...then I'd give you the benefit of the doubt.
There is a very good reason not to buy a Wii U, it's future is rather uncertain at the moment. At a minimum there is likely to be a price cut in the not too distant future so you might want to wait. In the worst case the console could be discontinued. I think it will continue, but third party support will all but vanish if Nintendo don't break out the check book.
Maybe it just doesn't appeal to his personal tastes. It certainly doesn't feed my inner sadist. I'm still on the fence about the system until I see the new Zelda and a new Metroid. Hopefully the new IP will appeal to me as well.
@Lord_Solth It's one thing to not like a system because of personal taste, that's fine but to tell everyone to not buy a system because of the unbiased point is ridiculous. Even if you don't like a system to say it has no selling points that DO interest others and games that would appeal to others is comply selfish and fanboyish. I don't like the Xbone and how MS is trying to pushing gaming to a cable box nearly DRM require machines with microtransactions galore but I'd be a fool to say that Titanfall is a great selling point for the casual gamers who are getting bored with Call of Duty, or Halo is always a game that shines and has great value, even XBL has nice perks to go with it. WiiU HAS games that appeal to all sorts of players, Smash, Kart, Zelda for the more core nintendo fans of young and old. Mario, kirby, yoshi kong for the older players and new generation of gamers. X, ZombiU, Wonderful101, Bayonetta, for the dedicated gamers who want something that is a bit different from Nintendo. Most of those are due out (or are already out) this year which is a solid lineup alone. The controller has great potential for gaming, plus gives a nice benefit for people of the option of off screen play right out of the box with no internet require so either someone can watch TV while playing a game, have a significant other that doesn't want to watch a game, or a little one who wants to watch tv or a movie...Again, personally not liking the system because of personal taste but it's fanboyish and a poor reason for others to not enjoy the system because you refuse to try or ignore the facts.
Actually the Wiiu ate my dog Jeese R.I.P. to the best akita in the world.
Great lineup my ass.
Great lineup my ass. Peeyew is a kid's toy.
Great lineup my ass, peeyew is a kid's toy.
I advise people to buy PSVITA!
This too. Vita has a great library of games. Many of them may be niche, and lacking that huge AAA franchise name, but a great game is a great game regardless of the name or who makes it. And with PS+ you have at least a months worth of content ready to play Day 1. You should be downloading the Vita content on your PS3 even if you're remotely interested in the Vita, so you'll have that huge library waiting for you whenever you take the plunge. Vita is definitely the most underrated handheld/console this gen.
Spoken like a true troll and somebody who I guarantee 100% doesn't own one. Ive owned a Wii U since early March and after a slow start i.e most console launches, certainly my current PS4 and if I remember will PS3, its at present a wonderful console and a breath of fresh air in a fast becoming predictable industry. Good Gamepad, excellent OS and a (now) wonderful mix of games, some of which genuinely outstanding and exclusive only to Nintendo.
I agree Nintendo make good games but its the hardware that is the problem and not the games.
i enjoyed my ps3 and that was weaker then wiiU
Not really much of a point, considering when PS3 came out. I had boxes and boxes of games for my Atari 2600 back in the day, but if it came out today I wouldn't buy it not knowing what games would be released. I could say the same about every other console I've ever bought and loved, even PS3. To be clear, what I'm talking about is buying an older tech console without prior knowledge of it's roster of games, as if it was a brand new release with no history and no guarantee of long term support.
The hardware is capable of supporting great games so I dont see it as an issue. Will it perform as well as ps4 and x1 on graphically intense games? No. However it offers a unique way to play and I think its brilliant. Also the 2014 lineup looks pretty special so far. But then it does for all 3 consoles.
I feel for Nintendo fans, but of course hardware is an issue. If WiiU had come out with PS3/360 it may very well have won the generation just like Wii did but for different reasons and a smaller margin. As it is, the casuals who made Wii sell so well are not buying WiiU and harder core gamers aren't buying it either because other than the controller it's more comparable to last gen than current. Exclusives are great, and they are definitely a valid reason to buy a console, but in modern gaming the vast majority of games will be multi plat. Devs apparently don't want to go to the trouble of basically creating last gen versions of current gen games, while simultaneously coming up with ways to use WiiU's unusual controller.
I still don't get this hardware issue people talk about. The psx, ps2, Wii and others had so called weaker hardware but produced amazing games. Its not the hardware that makes the console good or not its the software and the line up of games this year on the wiiu is impressive. For example look at the psv its an amazing peace of hardware but dose not really have the game to back it up yet and its the same with the Xbox one and ps4 they have good games like ryse, Forza 5, kz etc but nothing special like we have seen on the Xbox 360 ps3 and Wii where the wiiu now has some special games like Mario 3d world.
The WiiU hardware is not a problem for me. Maybe you have difficulty figuring out how to push the buttons on the GamePad? The hardware is solid, the machine never overheats, the GamePad is an amazing controller.
I have no problem with the hardware but sales don't lie. I'll say it again "NINTENDO" has a problem with the hardware.
I got the chance to buy a brand new Wii U WW edition + 3DS XL combo for $300 and I couldn't let it pass, so we'll see what is it made off.
What... seriously? What a steal. Enjoy your new machines, dude. Wind Waker HD is a damn pretty (and good) game to start your Wii U gaming. :)
Thanks mate, I ordered it on Amazon so hopefully I won't receive a box filled with rocks (would be funny tho). I'm also looking for SM3DW but i'm not sure if $60 is a fair price.
If we speak for next gen, I think the best choice for 2014 is surely Wii U. It has great games so far and in 2014 we wait Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros, DK Country, Watch Dogs, Cars and more.
I have one, but with everything coming out for the other systems I Will most likely pass up what the WiiU has to offer this year, hope I can squeeze some of the games in, but as it stands March is about to break my wallet hahaha. Take that back I will be trying SB at least.
Sorry but IMO Nintendo has lost it. Yes they had great games in the past.... but these great games have never really evolved. They are really living in the past, and gimmicks like the game pad don't dot it for me. I am surprised event eh motion controller from the WII was succesful. I had a WII and Gamecube, and they really collected dust. I am no making the mistake a 3rd time. Yes first part titles are great to have support on but in the end of the day you still need heavy 3rd party support. Ppl do not only play 1st party games. If you have money play on all 3 platforms + PC, but most ppl prefer only working with one system. Hence the fanboyism comes up which cannot be avoided.
I love Wii U but indeed if you're a gamer Wii U only is not enough, at least for now. I have PC to play the multiplataform games, and even play PS2/PS1 sometimes, but Wii U doesn't have the library to be independent yet.
I play on PC as primary platform (graphics whore and love those PC exclusives/ great looking multiplatform games) I got all systems in the previous gen. And Nintendo stood out as NOT being a primary platform to play on. Yes it had its quirks like any other console but It never pulled me in like the others.
But if you are a gamer, when is one system ever enough? I'm sure most people here have a few platforms in their home. WiiU should be one of them.
i keep asking myself, why i have not sold my wii u yet?
You just made swayed me in the right direction. This console is dead, I'll wait for the next Nintendo console and hopefully they will learn from their mistakes. I remember when Nintendo told Sony and Sega to shove it with all 64 bits of graphical power! When did they become so complacent with not competing in every category? I love their approach with making quality games, but without 3rd party support their goose is cooked.
Although I don't agree the console is dead I do agree I liked it better when they were innovating performance-wise. Surely they can see that their golden days were the SNES & N64 which were both ahead of their time!
wiiu is a special machiene, for non nintendo fans, it's completely worthless, for nintendo fans, it's a small magic box that make dreams come true (nintendo games in HD)
I wouldn't say a bunch of remakes, low rated games, and mario makes it worth it. This console is dead. We don't care about it anymore.
Then go troll elsewhere. Because there are alot of us who do care and enjoy the system and it's games. The fanboy stink is palpable. I feel infected by it.
Waiting for Smash Bros Wii U, some new IP's and/ or a price drop/ SKU without game pad.
Smash Bros U - coming. New IPs - Wonderful 101 is already out, and X is coming out this year. Price drop - will come eventually. It already had one, as a matter of fact. SKU without gamepad - never going to happen.
I am interested just not a priority atm.
I just hate when I watch videos like this or read articles and they just tell lies how is call of duty worst on wii I have all 3 versions (360,ps3,wii u) cause my sons play on Xbox and I have a wii u etc and hands down the wii u is the best the frame rate is better the visuals look better and cause of the way wii u handles split screen. Even the co op is better and I never have a problem finding a game yeah there's not hundreds of thousands of people online like on last gen consoles but finding a game is never a issue and off screen play is amazing I love that I can leave my wii u in my living room cause that's where I game on my 60 inch led tv ..but I can still take my wii u pad upstairs and play games in bed and still talk to my friends with a mic plugged in while my wife is watching tv right next to me but I don't hear a dam thing lmao ..it's the best
Your house must have pretty damn good reception, or thin walls, or something. I can't take my gamepad more than 4 or 5 meters away from my Wii U without losing the signal.
Bought myself a Wii U on ebay for $200 and it came with Zombie U, Nintendo Land, and a pro controller. Nintendo has always been the second console in my household (I already have a PS4, had a PS3 and Wii last gen, a PS2 and Gamecube ect...) and it's just fantastic for party games. Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Smash Bros are just unmatched by any game on Xbox or PlayStation. I'll probably be gaming more on my PS4, but I'm not missing out on great first party Nintendo games, even if I have to play with my iPad ;)
Even Zombi U is a damn good game, despite being VERY rough around the edges. Its gamepad integration is fantastic, and is actually the best example of how different your gaming experience can be with the Wii U. I wish there were more games out that took real advantage of the gamepad, like Zombi U.
Zombie U actually seems really fun, despite poor reviews. My Wii U hasn't come in yet, so I'm waiting on it, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it. Especially with that multiplayer.
Zombi U is a very good game I would recommend it to any wii u owner ....it uses the gamepad very well...
i do love my 3DS Xl and want to play the games on Wii U, but with all the consoles i have (PS4, PS3, Vita, 3DS) there is literally no time for another one. and money is tight and i dont have kids so the Wii U will be mostly a dust collector (in my case)
I got to get me a 3DS and Wii U this year.
The more I think about it lately the more I'm interested in actually picking up a Wii U to go with my PS4. It's seeming to start to make sense to me that a Wii U is not trying to compete with the 2 big hitters & is taking its own completely different angle & giving it's own experience which you cannot get on the other 2 consoles. Although lacking games, it has games/genres that the other 2 don't have & cant even match & is less open-internet/strangers play & more home/family/splitscreen-orient ated play. It's weird, the more I look at it as not "The home console" the more it's starting to make sense as a console going in completely its own direction that can survive perfectly fine at doing exactly what it's doing to it's target audience.... if that makes sense???
Video started out nice then it dipped right into the bulls*** of comparing a system that's been out over a year to one that is 2 months old. How about we make a video of why you should buy a WiiU because it's a good system to own and not why you should buy a WiiU because it temporarily has a nicer lineup of games. These videos and articles are spam at this point with damn near every major site campaigning hard for Nintendo. While that is nice(because it never happens), it's basically overkill at this point. It's really up to Nintendo to convince gamers to buy their console. Not the media. And if the media will continue with the WiiU shilling, at least do it in a tasteful way without bashing the new consoles.
...wait are you saying the media does too much campaigning for the wii u? Because as far as I have seen the wii u has been the whipping boy of the media to the point where videos like these are like a raindrop in the ocean. Sorry if I misunderstood the comment.
If you are a "gamer" why would you not have Wii U, unless money is tight. Lego City, SM3DWorld, Zombi U, Sonic Lost World, Pikmin 3, NSMB/Lugi, Wonderful 101. All only on Wii U. People seem to forget, yes some ports are lesser on Wii U, but some are "superior". Deux Ex, Rayman, Need for Speed, Ninja Gaiden,Monster Hunter3 and BOPS (that is just my opinion, I like having my friend over and playing online with him NO SPLIT SCREEN.) This year its Bayonetta 2, X, SSBros, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Zelda Hyrule Warriors, and more. So yeah PS4/Wii U.
I'm planning to get a Wii U but I'm not planning to buy third party games though apart from exclusive ones
I will buy I Wii U only when a new Zelda and Metroid game come out.
I like my Wii U. Its a gaming console and a tablet all in one. Has great games coming out.
I'm probably going to get the wii u before I get an xbox one , the library of games is well established
Maybe because you want one? Isn't that good enough?
The Wii U is awesome. There's wayyy too man haters on here with way too much time on their hands. They spend more time hating on the Wii U then they do playing their own consoles.
I totally with your post.....