Nintendo Wii U Press Conference Reactions

We sat down to run through our reactions to the US and EU Nintendo Wii U announcements -- including launch date, price and games!

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Discussion

70 comments
mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wait a minute how is wii u @ 350 a fail if xbox 360 launched at 400 basically , cause you needed a hard drive at least if you bought the 300 version you get 8 gigs and a sd card slot and ability to use external hard drives?  you sir are a fail@ seekerofangels 

and lol no games included ? what console besides nintendos includes games with them?   my xbox core did not come with any games and i had to pay 60 for perfect dark zero 

do you see a difference plus i had to buy a wifi adapter  yea lets talk about pricey when  , xbox360 and ps3 launched they were both expensive in the long run or short run respectivelly wii u comes with a hdmi cord  ,did  xbox or ps3 no they came with either standard or component if you ponied up 400 for 360 and av for the300 360 and ps3 ,  

 

so if anything nintendo is being fair at least they give you what you need to get going ,  and if you want a game buy one it still costs 360 either way     or pay 349 get nintendo land free as well as stand and such your choosing jeez its not like your paying 400 plus a game 

stephbm6
stephbm6

I think i'll wait till MS & Sony bring out there machines next year.

da_nibbler
da_nibbler

am definitely intrigued by it now. not sure about launch date buy, but will quite probably buy this early next year the latest....

zilcher
zilcher

Sorry Nintendo, no sale

klusps
klusps

yeah, the commentary and the conference  together doesn't really work out :?

wheezin_eddy
wheezin_eddy

A lot of the women in my office (most of the staff in my office are women) bought Wii's, none of them are traditional gamers and they have no interest in Xbox's or PS3's but they all went out and bought Wii's because they were cool and they wanted Wii fitness. They spoke about the Wii incessantly for about two months and never mentioned it again.

 

The Wii sold amazingly because it was a fashion thing, like a ipad/ iphone, I really don't think the Wii U will sell anywhere near as much as the Wii and in a years time its going to be completely outdated when Sony/ MS release their new consoles only this time they wont have the casual market to prop it up.

 

I suspect this is going to be a massive fail unless they produce WAY more hardcore games then they did for the Wii.

murat8
murat8

omg u guys talk at the worst times.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

Awful launch all around by Nintendo. Just awful.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Looks like a mirror match of the VITA launch to me, incredibly interesting hardware, but (and it's a big but) only one maybe two pieces of software worth playing!  What's up with that?

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

worst video ive ever seen here on gamespot.

aldronlin
aldronlin

i just want to watch the conference, those 3 jokers doenst add anything to the video, but very annoying.  I am just to going to wait for the official video from Nintendo, Gamespot thanks for nothing

sasami_adachi
sasami_adachi

A lot of the launch titles are merely Wii U-fied version of the games we have already played elsewhere. Games not built from the ground-up with (likely) gimmicky input controls added will not be able to showcase what the hardware is capable of.

 

Oh well, at least we will finally be able to play future Nintendo first party IPs on our HD sets without squinting or squirming. The game screens will resemble what are shown on the game boxes, manuals, and art books.

 

xavvor1
xavvor1

Lets be honest here everyone that's buying the WiiU is going to buy it and store it away in a deep dark corner until the new Zelda/Metriod/StarFox/Mario comes out.

kenjing1
kenjing1

Eh, It has a few Wii U exclusives like ZombiU, Mario, and Bayonetta 2 and those other ones, but not enough for a first day buy. Most of the games they showed, in my opinion, don't look that interesting and never heard of them before. Then they got games that are or have already came out for THIS generation like batman, call of duty, mass effect 3, and assassin's creed 3. This is 2012 and I want to see NEXT GENERATION GAMES for this "NEXT GENERATION CONSOLE". Let's see a NEW batman, call of duty, mass effect and assassins creed game EXCLUSIVELY for the Wii U with updated graphics and gameplay. THEN that would be worth it. Not games we can get on TODAY'S GENERATION consoles. It looks like they are competing with xbox 360 and ps3, which is sad. Seem's nintendo is still lagging behind and I predict it will end up like the original wii when the next Playstation and Xbox systems comes out.

dalger21
dalger21

nope..nothing i want tbh

Bathius
Bathius

I would so like to discuss with those lads around a beer. It should be a good console, but now that they have a good system Nintendo gamers will do as PS3 and Xbox players can, so enjoy beautiful games!

emperiox
emperiox

Lol @ people getting excited over the Wii-U xD

NemoNine
NemoNine

The blathering from the 3 dorks on the video is insufferable.

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

Its a BUY for me....for later next year.

caseypayne69
caseypayne69

OMG will they staff STFU during this conference??????  I don't want there comments I WANT NINTENDO's.

jdc6305
jdc6305

Someone shut the nerds up I want to hear the speech.

johnd13
johnd13

Reggie reminds me of Adrian Monk...

Turico187
Turico187

 @psuedospike yeah the VITA launched back in Feb. (In the US) and still no good games!! I'm pissed for buying one I haven't touched it in months

emperiox
emperiox

 @xavvor1 There's more Mario, Metroid, Starfox, and Zelda remakes than Call of Duty games. Why on earth would I want to buy a Nintendo product that only makes the same game OVER AND OVER AND OVER. That would be like me buying a console from Activision, it's pointless and will get boring fast.

 

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

 @kenjing1 I doubt PS3 will be any different what else can they do have video games you can taste

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

 @kenjing1 "I predict it will end up like the original wii when the next Playstation and Xbox systems comes out."

Graphically inferior but a killer in sales?

fallin75
fallin75

 @caseypayne69 The video title says "Watch an archive of our press conference Reactions" not "Watch the conference"

emperiox
emperiox

 @seekerofangels I agree. Nintendo is going to bomb on the line-up AGAIN, and blame the bad sales on the kiddy lineup. I'd actually consider buying it if Nintendo would make something other than Mario, Metroid, Zelda, etc...I'm not going to buy a console that doesn't have many action games or RPG's as those are what I'm primarily into. It's not that those games are bad, but I wouldn't buy a console from Activision if they only made Call of Duty, I'd want some variety (just so people don't think I'm hating on Nintendo).

 

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

 @seekerofangels 

Yes, let us relive our fond memories of paying $600 for the first line of malfunctioning PS3 consoles when it first launched. The PS4 and XBox 720 will more than likely cost more than the Wii-U at launch. Hope you brought your milk money.

Daian
Daian

 @seekerofangels Actually it's worse than that, basic model for $299, "deluxe" version for $349.

n0matter
n0matter

 @seekerofangels There there...go back to your crap PS3 first-person shooter games and let Nintendo fans be happy.  *pat, pat*

psuedospike
psuedospike

 @Ripper_TV How can it be 7 year old hardware if it comes out this year?  The specs are nearly double what an xbox 360 has.  Not what I meant though, more that the design and tablet gaming idea is interesting and I'd like to see what can be done with it, same with the Vita's back touch plate and advanced gyro.  Guess we'll just have to give both about a year to gather a library of playable games.

sasami_adachi
sasami_adachi

 @IanNottinghamX  @Steki_knight They should have watched the Press Conference and created a separate summary video to share their thoughts in an organized and informative way... =/

xavvor1
xavvor1

 @emperiox Huh You talk about doing the same thing over and over? I'm pretty sure a certain FPS games does that to a higher degree compare to the "repetitive gameplay" of Zelda and Mario. I'm sorry if you think Nintendo flagship franchise are "repetitive" but you should give them a try you might just end up enjoying some of them. 

cirka09
cirka09

 @emperiox  You have an MMO logo as your icon, yet you're complaining about repetition.... K.

emperiox
emperiox

 @FallenOneX  @kenjing1 He's talking about the lame game lineup idiot. Nobody wants to keep playing Mario rehashes over and over. Get over your Nintendumb whiteknighting.

 

cirka09
cirka09

 @emperiox  @FallenOneX  Actually, FallenOneX's comment is valid based on the context of the comment he is quoting. Also, based on the context of your comment, emperiox, I will refer you to your previous comment about repetition. Again.. you have an MMO logo as your icon, yet you're complaining about repetition....

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

/// @emperiox  I'm an idiot, but you say no one wants to keep playing the same Mario games over and over... WHAT DO YOU THINKS HAS KEPT THAT COMPANY AFLOAT FOR SO LONG? If can't admit that, then you're an idiot.