The Nintendo Pro Controller has been discounted to just $39.99. Also on sale are several Wii U compatible Ethernet adapters for $9.99 in addition to external hard disk drives for as low as $86.99.
Nintemdo continues to nickel and dime its consumers by not just building an Ethernet port into the console
It really is embarrassing that they couldn't even spend a few extra bucks to include an Ethernet port, they clearly went for a barebones console to keep their profits up (and make up for the high cost of the gamepad). Very sad.
Cheer up! Slow wireless is nothing to be sad nor embarrassed about schiller👧
I never bothered to check for an ethernet port.. Wireless works just fine for me but i guess it might piss off people that buy digital only... Wii U games dont need to install either like PS4/XB1.. Everything loads quickly and runs perfectly without filling up storage.. While on that subject, Sony/M$ are guilty too for only putting in a 500GB HDD when all games need to be fully installed.. I had to upgrade to a TB before i even played my PS4.. M$ makes you get an external HDD plus play n charge kit unless constantly wanna buy batteries.. When it launched, they made you pay top dollar for kinect too.
Oh right like how last gen console didn't come with HDMI oh right.... definitely.
@Otaku Wtf did I just read?Lol PS3 had an HDMI port.The fact that 3 people agreed with you just shows how outdated Ninty fans are with features. http://www.proconsoles.nl/m...
@Majin-vegeta I am talking about the cord.
It's an option, not a necessity. I'm not saying it wouldn't have been nice to have, but I don't know many people who even make use of an Ethernet connection on a console. I'm not saying NOBODY does, but once again, this is definitely something more on the optional side. Besides, is $10 for an Ethernet adapter gonna kill you?
Ughhh if youre gaming wireless you should stop like now.Not only are you ruining someone elses online fun but youre also limiting yourself.Its been proven time and time again that to get best gaming online process to use an ethernet cable.
I personally don't like paying for features i don't use. I don't feel a Ethernet port is at all necessary. Never needed one before
There's no harm in adding more options for gamers. Nintendo themselves even advertised that using a wired connection would improve connectivity with SSB4, showing that they are aware of its importance. Adding an Ethernet port isn't expensive. The PS2 added an Ethernet port and still had a cheap cost. There's no excuse for Nintendo to continue nickle and diming its consumers.
The PS2 was around $100 more than GameCube. You may want to give those goggles a wipe..
You're not even making any sense. The PS2 was more expensive than a GameCube due to the built-in DVD player. When Sony added an Ethernet port into the PS2 in 2004, it wasn't more expensive than its previous models, it was in fact a cheaper slimline model. Maybe it's you that needs to check your own goggles.
If only 1 in 10 people utilize the function, then they are not nickel and diming anyone, they are offering an option that is largely unnecessary. Just because they advertised the option, doesn't mean that anyone actually needs it. they have to account for the variability in peoples internet and routers, thats all.
You don't have any idea of how many people use Ethernet. Fact is that many people have a wired connection and they shouldn't be thrown under a bus. It's also a fact that Nintendo is continuing to nickle and dime its consumers that prefer a wired more stable connection. I really don't get how you can still be damage controlling not getting the most bang for your buck. That's beyond absurd, especially when it doesn't cost you anything as a consumer. Just because you don't use it doesn't meant everyone else doesn't as well. Plenty of people use Ethernet. Adding an Ethetnet port isn't even expensive it's fairly to cheap to implement. Even the $100 PSTV has an Ethernet port.
Nickel and dime? That would be charging consumers to USE said connection..😉
It is the very definition of nickel and diming. The Wii U would still be the same price it is now, so idk why anybody would complain about its inclusion. If you don't wanna use a wired connection then don't. That doesn't mean people who do want to go wired should be forced to unnecessarily pay for a peripheral device to get a better connection. Having as many options is as consumer friendly as you can get. Idk why anybody would even damage control the continued exclusion of a built-in Ethernet port on Nintendo's consoles.
Oh, I thought that said discontinued for a second there.
I make that mistake all the time.
Why would anyone need 2TB HDD for Wii U? That would never be even close to filled unless you downloaded every title they make.. I buy physical games if i can and the only time i needed external storage was for the xenoblade x patches.. I just used a thumbstick for that though..
I'm not sure. I downloaded several retail games as well DLC, virtual console, indies, and updates and still have almost 400gb left on my 500gb hardrive.
Because we can and why not
Maybe i should rephrase.. Why would anyone want to WASTE MONEY? That better for you? A 500GB is more than adequate for the biggest fan of the console.
Pro controller is awful. I wouldn't recommend it unless you NEED to have a second controller.
How is it awful? It feels a lot like a 360 controller, comfortable and easy to use. I'm just not a fan of the triggers but they are rarely used in Nintendo games.
Just feels really uncomfortable for me. I prefer using game pad than the pro controller.
I wouldn't say awful, just not as good as the game pad for me, but it definitely is a good 2nd controller option.
Wow,I had no idea you had to buy an ethernet to be able to game online on the Wii U.Well Ninty you jusy lost one sale.I wint be buying a console that requires me to buy a standard feature that other consoles have.Maybe better luck with the NX.
An ethernet cable is not required to play online, WiFi is already built into the console.
I know but I dont game online unless its through wired cable.
Yeeeaaah That's the reason not to buy one. You were looking for a reason and now you've found it. Good job!!
I trust using a cable with fighting games though. This is off topic but I have a question. can you folks tell me what hard drive works with the WII?. My Grandson wants one but all I see are memory cards for it. Thanks in advance.
You mean the Wii or Wii U?
The WII. Not the WII U. Can a hard drive be used on it? Thanks
Not that I'm aware of, Standard SD cards work though. I believe you are limited to 32 gb or something.
Ok, Thanks for your help.
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