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5 Reasons Wii U is worth owning

It has been 2 years since the Nintendo Wii U has launched. It has unique ideas of its own and a touchscreen. But is owning a Wii worth it?

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2pacalypsenow2051d ago (Edited 2051d ago )

I got all 3 consoles .
Even tho I prefer the PS4 , there's no point in missing out on great games the other 2 consoles have

marloc_x2051d ago (Edited 2051d ago )

No point at all! I hope everyone gets to try all these awesome games :)

Now, which dope will be the first to carry in their soap box for a rant?

Yi-Long2051d ago (Edited 2051d ago )

Well,for me the reason to skip the WiiU for now, is the price. Not just the console, but more the price for the older games. I would love to play The Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3, but unlike great games for PS3, 360, PS4 and XBO, Nintendo doesn't seem to discount their good games. Only after quite a bunch of years.

Now, I'm not going into an argument about if these games are 'worth' 50 euro (I'm in Holland), because I'm sure they are...

... but let's say there are 5-6 must-have games for me on the WiiU, maybe more. You're looking at an investment of (at least) 500-600 euro considering the current prices here.

Well, for that kinda of money, I can also choose to just pick up a truckload of must-have PS3, 360, PS4 and XBO games, all worth playing, if they're about a year old (or more), cause those will be prices 10-20 euro in the bargain-bins.

So yeah, there are a bunch of Nintendo games I would love to play, and I'm sure I would enjoy them, but I've already got a bunch of consoles, which all offer much cheaper must-have titles in their library, so I can't justify that investment just yet.

Another concern I have is that I suspect Nintendo will announce a new next-gen console next year, OR a severe hardware-upgrade for the current WiiU model (Bigger HDD, FullHD multi-touch controller, so I'm simply going to remain patient about the WiiU, and I'll definitely pick it up SOME day, but certainly not in the near future, considering the current pricing of the (older) games.

@Marloc: I guess that would have been me ;)

marloc_x2051d ago

Lol..that was no rant..

Cheers :)

desolationstorm2051d ago

Wonderful 101 has been in the $20+ range for awhile now. Actually the Wii U has been the best value for a Nintendo home console. $300 with a game plus the MK 8 deal which gave you a free game also.

3-4-52051d ago

Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, NSMBU, Super Smash Brothers U, have all been worth owning and some of the best games I've ever played.

They are games at their best....just pure fun.

Beautiful appealing visuals, with some of the best music ever created in any genre.

Quality over Quantity with Wii U.

Love my XB1 too, but Wii U has more games I'm going to replay over and over again, where the XB1 has a lot of games that are good initially but might not be as fun later.

* XB1 is great for sports games and FPS though.

I'm sure PS4 is the same.

All are worth owning honestly.

kingdomtriggers2051d ago

1 Reason, same as it has always been, nintendo exclusives are some of the best games in the industry.

xwilldemise2051d ago

I may be in the minority here but I don't beleive the Wii U is worth owning very much. The hype was real the first week I bought it but then I ended up finishing most to nearly all the best games it has to offer in about two weeks such as Mario Kart 8, Wind Waker HD, Pikmin, Tropical Freeze, 3D World, etc(only thing I feel I haven't touched is Bayonetta 2) & then there's Super Smash Bros which I skipped out on because it's more of a party game u play with friends & I can't really have company in my place. I just go over to friends houses to play Smash whenever I want.So now, there's nothing to really use MY Wii U for after I get around to playing Bayonetta. There's also Zelda U & Xenobladr next year, but again those are games I will beat in a weeks time & with no third party support my Wii U won't see much use. This is just my perspective with my situation. Everyone's different of course & it's also just a opinion. That being said I do love Nintendo's exclusives & have been supporting them for a long time now.

kingdomtriggers2051d ago

You beat all those games in 2 weeks? Do you sleep?

Yi-Long2051d ago

I'm not worried about beating Zelda and/or Xenoblade within a few weeks.

I AM 'worried' about Nintendo announcing a next-gen console and seeing that new Zelda skipping the WiiU in favour of launching as a launch-title for that new console. Kinda like what happened with Twilight Princess (although that was released on both Gamecube AND Wii).

GameBoyColor2051d ago

I was gonna ask that lol, wind waker alone should at least be a week and a half to beat, this guy is hardcore.