Amid a curious price drop, what Nintendo offers, is that enough to get you to buy?
Yeah, but i'm more interested in Wind Waker, that was my turning point. smash bro's and Mario are just the icing on my Triforce shaped cake. The 50 bucks off will pay for wind waker. All the more reason for me to get it.
Well if you get the Wind Waker Wii U Bundle then you are actually saving $100. Since the price of the console is down to $299 ($50 off) and you get the Wind Waker HD included in the set.
I hadn't seen the price until now, I am definitely going that route. Imo that controller looks tasty. :p
Don't forget you get that shnazzy gamepad and a free digital copy of Hyrule Historia. It's a fantastic package for anyone who wants a Wii U and missed out on Wind Waker and/or that book. I'd get it, but since I already have a Wii U and a physical copy of the book, I'mma just stick with the Limited Edition. Ganondorf figure, here I come!
Agreed PopRocks, I have a Wii U and Hyrule Historia as well. Highly recommend that book for any Zelda fan. I wish Nintendo would sell that gamepad separately, although some people may be willing to sell the gamepad alone on ebay (for a ridiculous price I am sure). I am all over that collector's edition w/ figurine, as long as it drops here in Canada.
Still not convinced since all I really want on the wiiU is Bayonetta 2 and Xenoblade...
i always bought Nintendo consoles for Zelda, and Wii U + Wind Waker bundle would have ended in my house no matter what. But i have to admit the price cut came at the right time.
SMH.. don't help Nintendo they don't deserve your sale
what's frustrating is why don't they include the hyrule digital historia with every copy of wind waker hd? also why not have it on the eshop as a stand alone digital download?
In the UK with current conversion it's coming out at $387.31 (£250)... or basically a crap deal for a failing console. No wonder EU sales are the lowest eh?
keep in mind i believe the game is digital code, if that doesnt bother you much then enjoy that kickass bundle
I'm just waiting for a true 'Next gen' *duo-finger-waggle* Mario game to the likes of Mario Galaxy but on Wii U. Not side-scrolling little games that should be on 3DS. And of course, a new Zelda, perhaps also Metroid, where's Metroid Dread, EH? Been waiting like, 10 years for that, lol.
LOL, KEEP DREAMING. PS4 all the way:)
LOL i don't have to. I have my ps4 payed off. Whats wrong with owning multiple. Ill have a lot more games to play that way. PS4 is also my most anticipated. But that doesn't mean these other consoles don't deserve recognition.
Some people go through life with blinders on. They defend their console of choice to their grave, but won't allow themselves the simple pleasures of experiencing as much as the world of gaming will allow them to. Why wouldn't you own multiple consoles is a better question. Money aside, there should be no real reason. So many great games are going to be coming from the Sony and Nintendo camps that having a PS4 and a Wii U will be a great 1-2 combo.
You, sir, made me cry. Agree all the way!!
some people dont have the time to play all day and one console suffices for them.
Here here!!! @Tiqila Busy or not, having a consistent backlog means you never run out of things to play which is pretty guaranteed with multiple consoles and PC. But I do respect your choice because there is nothing wrong with owning one console as long aren't constantly putting others down to feel better about your purchase.
I have multiple consoles already 2 PS3 and a good desktop pc and a descent laptop. PS4 on the way(as pre-ordered), don't need or want any more consoles.
@Tiquila If that's the defense of fanboyism. It's a poor defense. I know i'm gettin wii u/ps4 next gen. But i'll wait for a bit for ps4/xbox1 I'll wait to see which gets the games that justify the purchase first. Snagging a wii u reminded me that you should wait for the inevitable launch game drought to end on every new system. Of course I shoulda learned that lesson from 360, ps2, n64, xbox, GBA, ds, and 3ds... why is the SNES the only system to have an awesome lineup at launch?
PS4 all the way i agree but i the magic of Nintendo games is something no real gamer should be able to skip. I want Zelda, i want that Donkey Kong and i want Mario Kart. For me Nintendo and Sony keep drive gaming forward, that's why PS4 and Wii U are the best combo this gen
great comment, i believe that the wiiu is a MUST BUY system next to a ps4 or x1 or a high end PC wiiu must be there
Needs more games.
Agreed, I've owned one for almost a year.. Most of the games it has are year old ports most people already own on PS3 or 360.
Erm, "ports most people already own"? Sure, because owning the latest COD, Uncharted, Gears, Halo and GTA (for example) is really different than owing the previous instalments in said franchises. Besides, you've done a poll have you to determine the fact most people own Wii U multi-platform games, right? The fact of the matter is this... It will take a long, long time before either Sony or Microsoft will be able to offer the innovation, gameplay and scope of games which Nintendo constantly have achieved, if ever.
@higgins78 You say this... "Sure, because owning the latest COD, Uncharted, Gears, Halo and GTA (for example) is really different than owing the previous instalments in said franchises." Yet you go on to say this... "It will take a long, long time before either Sony or Microsoft will be able to offer the innovation, gameplay and scope of games which Nintendo constantly have achieved" Real talk, Nintendo hasn't innovated or changed much of anything up with their IPs as of late. In fact, Halo, GTA, Uncharted, Gears, and Call of Duty (ok, maybe not Call of Duty, lol) change more with every passing sequel than any of the Mario or Zelda games over the last several years. That's not to say that they aren't fun or enjoyable. Nintendo games are pretty good, and I am still thinking of getting a Wii U when I have the money, but quit pretending like Nintendo is the only company that can make good games consistently.
lucky enough in europe, retailers set their own cost... and i just happened to be lucky enough to be purchasing it from a shop that was 1) in the process of closing down and 2) had screwed over their staff with non wage payments... managed to get it (premium model) and all the games that were released at that point for a pretty decent €150.
Shit bro you hit the jack pot.
ha i know i couldn't believe it when he rang it up... kept saying "oh "damaged" stock that's a reduction"..... was hilarious
To me, I was considering it, but as of now I am not planning on buying one yet, maybe next year, this year is PS4 only, can't afford PS4/WiiU/Xbone at the same time, so just buying one at the time.
actually , now is the time to get a wii U, now its commin ALLOT of great exclusives on wii u. And the ps4 wont have as much games as wii U so u should get ps4 after a year of release. just saying :P
Nothing wrong with that. I am gonna wait on PS4 til Infamous comes out, but they all are must haves for me.
PS4 is right around the corner, but that Wind Waker HD bundle is looking fine! If only money wasn't a concern...
to quote reggie fils-aime: "meh."
Yeah, if I were you I'd wait until MK8 and Smash Bros. come out.
Haha good one dude ;)
$50 is not even a major pricecut especially for system that still have last gen tech. enjoy its 10% sales increase? cause it still doesn't have 3rd party support, quality games, hardcore games. It's lacking so much.
u got to remember that its 299 with nintendo land or wind waker and free online ps4 and xbox one has no game and u have to pay for online xbox1-499+60(game)-xbox live(60)=620+taxes ps4-399+60(game)+50(ps plus)=510+taxes so the wii u at 299 is a definite deal so even if u think its last gen its also half the price
Ps4 has at least 4 or 5 free to play at launch, think xbox one might have something too.but not gonna lie might get a wii u just cause I really wanna play monster hunter.
Yeah wiiu is last tech ?? 2GB RAM Custom E6760 with tons of edram Tri-core cpu with edram cache,out or order execution Dedicated sound processor Hmmmm,get a life.....
Developers are not committing themselves to the Wii U regardless of those specs which is a shame. Some devs even out right laughed if their gaming engines could be used on the wii u, but later had to backtrack due to the backlash. For however more powerful the ps4 and xbox one are, the wii u definitely has untapped potential which i think only nintendo will show us. Third part developers are not fully on board. I do hope for it's success and will probably get one once bayonetta 2 ships out.
50$ and a free game is a major price cut,plus free online makes it at least150$ cheaper than competitors. thats all there is to it.
Nope. Not interested in the current game library.
So... Are you waiting for Mario Kart, or Smash Bros.?
I'll be getting that WW bundle, that's for sure.
The price does intrigue the SONYxNINTENDO combo. The price is right and cost just a little more than the XBOne alone. Feels like the PS2 and Gamecube tag team again.
More games and will convince me, im definitely not paying $300 for a Wii U when i can get a brand new ps3 for that with tons of better games.
seriusly mate , how the hell cares aboute ps3 ? i actually bought a ps3 5 weeks ago only to play The Last of Us , then i sold the outdated piece of junk ;P
I wouldn't buy a PS3 right now, there isn't going to be much more support for it once the PS4 comes out, and it's going to lose a lot of it's resale value.
Maaaaaybe. Nice price drop though. My main console money is going to the PS4 as of now.
Nope. They could give it away for free and I wouldnt want that paperweight. If Nintendo wouldve produced a true next gen console, on par with PS4 and XBox One, with equal tech, gained the respect of the developers, fired some people and hired new blood, and started making new IP's comparable to it's competition, instead of catering to the casuals...then and ONLY then would I consider buying a Wii U. I say MEH to Nintendo!
Yeah because wonderful 101, bayonetta 2, the legend of Zelda, monolith soft x and donky kong are all casual games, yeah right, wonderful 101 is probably the hardest game I've played in years, Zelda has solid game mechanics and actually requires thought,DK is probably the hardest AAA platformer going. Just because there not shooters doesn't mean there casual, also it has next gen tech that's why crytek called it next gen with ps4 and x1, and that-shirts because like Xbox 1 and ps4, Wii u can do gpgpu programing unlike ps3 and 360, that's why it's fully supported by the new cryengine and on top of that Sony proved wki u memory bandwidth is also next gen, there is alto more to tech than just ghz and flops. Go back under your bridge troll.
You cannot equate difficulty to casual games and pass them off as being AAA hardcore titles. Thats not how this works. IDC how hard Mario and Zelda and DK are...some of us are simply tired of seeing the same renditions of old crap, over and over again. @falcon97 Im not saying gameplay mechanics are not valid, in a game. Of course gameplay is a fundamental importance, but without the graphics to balance it out...it's crap. The evolution of video games has shown us this. God Of War was badass, as it was. Had decent gameplay and superb graphics. An equal balance of the two, for a platformer. Could you imagine how it would look and sell if God Of War was all done in 90's 8 bit pixels? It would suck balls, dude. People go out and buy a shiney Ferrari for how it looks and for the muscle under the hood...not for how well it drives. This isnt the 90's and we dont play on 8 bit consoles anymore and to say that graphics dont matter...is absurd. @R00bot Naww, if I want good graphics...I'll buy a PS4.
Gameplay is why we play games,you don't play graphics,graphics are just for presentation if you play a photo realistic game and the gameplay is broken do you carry on playing it ? No exactly so with Nintendo they concentrate on gameplay 1st graphics 2nd,so in my eyes if you don't play Nintendo consoles you are not a real gamer....
If you want good graphics go outside.
The troll force is strong with this one.
Windwaker bundle is what ive been waiting for and the price drop is just a bonus. The games are slowly but surely rolling in now and by the end of the year the wiiu will have a solid library making it well worth the money. Especially when you consider what's in store 2014, smash bros,mario kart 8, x, yoshi epic yarn and that's just what we know so far. I think the WW bundle is the perfect time to jump in.
Price drop isn't enough.. Where's zelda & metroid?
im confident they will show us these 2 new games pretty soon , just to get ppls eyes off xbone and ps4, its called marketing ;P just have patience :)
Nintendo said themselves that they were thinking about showing Zelda at E3 this year, but decided at the last minute that it wasn't ready. I expect it to be revealed before MK8 and Smash Bros come out, but it will come out as much as a year and a half after reveal. Just speculation, though. Metroid might take a while longer, unless they have a different team working on it (which could make it turn into another Other M), because Retro is preoccupied with their Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze work.
Price drop is good but Wii U's current line up games aren't system sellers at this point.
At the moment the Wii Us library is just meh to me. Once the console gets several exclusives that I'm interested in (PS4 for its exclusives and superior multiplats) then I will consider buying one myself. Motorola RAZR i
Meh. Wake me when a New Zelda, New Mario Galaxy, New Mario Kart, New Metroid, New Starfox, ect. are released, cause Nintendo has put me to sleep till then.
who gives a damn about a wind walker remake make a new damn game why is nintendo so lazy, and the wiiu should have been atthis price from the beginning. "Price drop isn't enough.. Where's zelda & metroid?" metroid is dead all we are going to get from now on is the fake 3d versions of the games we grew up playing.
Are you trying to say that Metroid Prime Trilogy are bad games? Wow.
no never because nogaems
hhhhhh do u realize how bad u make yourself look
yes and im proud of it. none of wiiu's "games" really interest me.
I already have one but if I could go back in time I wouldnt have bought it for a long time. Its still not worth it. there still isnt a steady stream of games. i have a total of 2 games for my wii u. Mario bros and nintendoland, one of which came with the wii u. While mario and donkey kong and link will be in my collection of games this year, It still isnt a good selection of games