Decided to jump ship to Wii-U

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#1 Edited by ronaldmonster (1110 posts) -

So question. I have an unopened PS4 I'm going to exchange for a Wii-U because truthfully I just don't see much of it's library entertaining me at this point. I think I got it because I had tons of trade credit and just wanted it for it's popularity. But what I do see that I enjoy is Monster Hunter, Bayonetta, Wonderful 101, Mario Cart, Mario Bros/3D world (Obviously), Windwaker HD (Which I'm getting in the bundle), Pikmin, etc and plenty of others including Luigi and Bayonetta 2. Long term for you all I want to ask a few questions;

1. How long does the screen controller last on average? Will I honestly be annoyed by it?

2. Is the online truly a hassle as everyone makes it out be? Purchasing, playing online etc. I mean truthfully I'm only worried about stuff mentioned in that thread where the guy killed his whole account by accident.

#2 Edited by Master_Of_Fools (1241 posts) -

@ronaldmonster:

1st: Gamepad lasts about 3 hours on a full charge. Just leave it plugged it and its not a big deal. Or buy the Pro Controller and it lasts for 80 hours. I always just have my gamepad plugged in. Not a big deal.

2: Nope, Online is fine. Buying games digitally on the e-shop is pretty easy, making an account is easy, its pretty good. Not perfect but definitely very good.

#3 Posted by bdmckinley (788 posts) -

Be sure to create a Club Nintendo account too. Nintendo is offering a free downloadable retail game when you register Mario Kart 8. Gotta love free games. Choices are Mario U, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, and Wii Party U (assuming you are in the states). Don't forget Donkey Kong Country either!!

#4 Edited by spike6958 (4650 posts) -

@bdmckinley: Wow, the US has a disappointing selection. The UK has Nintendo Land, Mario Bros U, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic Olympics, Wii Party U, Wonderful 101 and Monster Hunter 3 to choose from.

#5 Edited by Jaysonguy (37409 posts) -

@bdmckinley: Wow, the US has a disappointing selection. The UK has Nintendo Land, Mario Bros U, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic Olympics, Wii Party U, Wonderful 101 and Monster Hunter 3 to choose from.

All of those games failed to sell, the third party games can be purchased for 19.99 in the US and the first party for 30

#6 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6568 posts) -

@spike6958 said:

@bdmckinley: Wow, the US has a disappointing selection. The UK has Nintendo Land, Mario Bros U, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic Olympics, Wii Party U, Wonderful 101 and Monster Hunter 3 to choose from.

All of those games failed to sell, the third party games can be purchased for 19.99 in the US and the first party for 30

Where can you get Pikmin 3 for $30?

#7 Posted by JordanElek (17687 posts) -

2. Is the online truly a hassle as everyone makes it out be? Purchasing, playing online etc. I mean truthfully I'm only worried about stuff mentioned in that thread where the guy killed his whole account by accident.

No. People are generally worried about what happens to their digital purchases if their console explodes. That's the edgest of edge cases, and you're still able to get your digital purchases onto a new console; it just takes more work than it would on other services. You need to call Nintendo, which you'd be doing anyway if your console bites the dust.

I don't think people realize that screaming about the problem scares other people away from the console. Sure, it's a problem that should be fixed, but it's a problem that will affect very few people, and even then, it's simply a minor inconvenience.

#8 Edited by Pierst179 (10677 posts) -

The Gamepad's battery lasts for about three hours. However, you can play with it plugged when the battery runs low. It is not ideal, but it doesn't bother me much.

And the online is perfectly fine, though it hasn't really been tested when it comes to a very popular online game. Mario Kart 8 will be its first real challenge. As for buying games, it is pretty easy and Miiverse is great too.

#9 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6021 posts) -

To add to the discussion about the GamePad battery life the GamePad is able to charge independently of the Wii-U as it comes with its own power adapter so if you have an outlet near your couch you are golden.

#10 Posted by KBFloYd (12727 posts) -

welcome to the good ship lollipop :P

#11 Edited by thetravman (3510 posts) -

To add to the discussion about the GamePad battery life the GamePad is able to charge independently of the Wii-U as it comes with its own power adapter so if you have an outlet near your couch you are golden.

It's 2014. Why should we tolerate wired controllers again?

The battery is dreadful but thankfully I bought an external battery for it that lasts twice as long. It's a bit more bulky and heavy but my play sessions are more refined.

#12 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2532 posts) -

@spike6958 said:

@bdmckinley: Wow, the US has a disappointing selection. The UK has Nintendo Land, Mario Bros U, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic Olympics, Wii Party U, Wonderful 101 and Monster Hunter 3 to choose from.

All of those games failed to sell, the third party games can be purchased for 19.99 in the US and the first party for 30

But if you're going to buy Mario Kart, free is free.

#13 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (6844 posts) -

It's 2014. Why should we tolerate wired controllers again?

The battery is dreadful but thankfully I bought an external battery for it that lasts twice as long. It's a bit more bulky and heavy but my play sessions are more refined.

Nintendo sells a high capacity battery directly from their website. So, you could scrap that external battery sometime and get a less bulky solution. :)

Note: Their online store is currently down for maintenance last I checked.

#14 Posted by gamenerd15 (4423 posts) -

I would keep the PS4 and get a Wii U. There is a decent amount of games on the system. I just got one myself about a couple weeks ago. I only own Donkey Kong so far.

#15 Edited by SolidTy (41427 posts) -

You again? I'm noticing a pattern about how you trade in the PS4 for a device. First it was a Xbone, now it's a Wii U. The motif is about trading a PS4 for something else. I'm starting to get the impression you bought machines and tried to sell them or maybe it's an elaborate troll every few months.

Here's a previous thread of yours where you wanted to trade a PS4 for an Xbone:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/honest-inquiry-should-i-trade-my-ps4-for-an-x1-31206555/

TITLE: "Honest inquiry, should I trade my PS4 for an X1?"

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Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though.

#16 Posted by Solaryellow (422 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

All of those games failed to sell, the third party games can be purchased for 19.99 in the US and the first party for 30

Where can you get Pikmin 3 for $30?

new Super Mario Bros. U, Windwaker and Pikmin 3 all seem to be full (or damned close) price these days. Regardless of the price though getting one thrown in when you buy MK8 is a nice bonus and much better than a foolish key chain, stylus, etc..,

#17 Posted by fgjnfgh (2578 posts) -

I own both so I'll tell my honest opinion. Currently, best between PS4 and Wii U is Wii U. I played almost every game out there on PS4 except Tomb Raider and Ghost which I already owned on PS3. Best exclusive games on PS4 right now are Killzone and Infamous. Infamous is a blast you are going to have tons of fun and jaw dropping moments if you play it in1080p and Killzone has a really engaging and fun multiplayer. Why I said Wii U is better because you have 2 Mario games and Mario 3D world is best game I played last year. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is by far the best game on Wii U. Pikmin 3 is indescribable and this game will stun you with visuals and game play. You'll love the ideas the developers put in the game. W101 is not only fun, but you will admire the game a lot and you'd want W101 2 after you complete it. You will also have unusual games like Scribblenauts that have strange ideas that I've enjoyed. Zelda is another exclusive that you don't want to pass on. You don't see those kind of games on other platforms. There are other exclusives I haven't mentioned like Monster Hunter, but I am not into that type of gamepIay. I also played non exclusives like Batman, AC 3, and Splinter Cell and they all played great. Some non exclusive played even better on Wii U than X360 or PS3 like Batman Arkham City. I can't talk about virtual games on Wii U market because there are too many hits and they range from NES, SNES, GBA, and also DS games coming soon.So, there you have it, Wii U is more playable now and for me I love Nintendo exclusives more than anything. Get Donkey Tropical Freeze,Pikmin 3, Mario 3D World before anything else.

Regards Nintendo Network, it's fine and I haven't had any sort of problem with it. The only thing that I dislike is that once you purchase a game whether from 3DS shop or Wii U shop, that game you buy won't be downloaded on other 3DS's or Wii U's even if you use the same account you used to purchase the game. Say you purchase a game on Wii U and your Wii U can no longer operate, you can't download that game you purchased on new Wii U even if you sign in with your original account. It sucks.

#18 Posted by ominous_titan (444 posts) -

There's supposed to be a battery upgrade, which they should just switch to anyways because yes it doesn't last long. The wii u is great I play it more then the ps4 or xbone on a regular basis beside the honeymoon phase which is over. Don't forget Zombi u, it's fun it's difficulty is similar to dark souls and is better then the review states. The ps4 or xbone won't have anything great till Xmas or after the wii u has games now

#19 Posted by JordanElek (17687 posts) -

@fgjnfgh said:

Say you purchase a game on Wii U and your Wii U can no longer operate, you can't download that game you purchased on new Wii U even if you sign in with your original account. It sucks.

You can download it if you call Nintendo. They control that stuff from their end, for some reason. They basically just flip a switch that associates your new console with your existing purchase history. It's dumb and inconvenient, but at least it's possible to get those games back.

#20 Posted by fgjnfgh (2578 posts) -

@JordanElek: didn't know that, thanks for sharing it.

#21 Posted by ZyroXZ2 (66 posts) -

@fgjnfgh said:

Say you purchase a game on Wii U and your Wii U can no longer operate, you can't download that game you purchased on new Wii U even if you sign in with your original account. It sucks.

You can download it if you call Nintendo. They control that stuff from their end, for some reason. They basically just flip a switch that associates your new console with your existing purchase history. It's dumb and inconvenient, but at least it's possible to get those games back.

Glad to see I'm not the only one running around trying to clear this up, lol...

You don't lose your downloads just because your console burns to ashes! It just takes a phone call and a few days of patience!

To the OP:

The Gamepad battery lasts 3.5 hours for most people on 3-brightness. However, I don't know a lot of Wii U owners that play more than 3.5 hours in a sitting... It also comes with a charging cradle, so every time you're done playing, you just plop it onto the cradle. Chances are, you'll rarely have to plug your Gamepad in, assuming you always put it back on the cradle when you're done.

In terms of the game library, anyone buying a Wii U now has a lot of games to catch up on, there's no doubt about it. By the time they do catch up, new titles have been released, and a new Wii U owner now will probably be pretty occupied through the rest of 2014, considering Smash Bros for Wii U releases at the end of the year!

#22 Posted by nethernova (4048 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

You again? I'm noticing a pattern about how you trade in the PS4 for a device. first it was a Xbone, now it's a Wii U. I'm starting to get the impression you bought machines and tried to sell them or maybe it's an elaborate troll every few months.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/honest-inquiry-should-i-trade-my-ps4-for-an-x1-31206555/

TITLE: "Honest inquiry, should I trade my PS4 for an X1?"

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Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though.

He's a cool guy though. He managed to play all PS4 exclusives without even opening the box of the PS4.

#23 Posted by SolidTy (41427 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

You again? I'm noticing a pattern about how you trade in the PS4 for a device. First it was a Xbone, now it's a Wii U. The motif is about trading a PS4 for something else. I'm starting to get the impression you bought machines and tried to sell them or maybe it's an elaborate troll every few months.

Here's a previous thread of yours where you wanted to trade a PS4 for an Xbone:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/honest-inquiry-should-i-trade-my-ps4-for-an-x1-31206555/

TITLE: "Honest inquiry, should I trade my PS4 for an X1?"

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Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though.


He's a cool guy though. He managed to play all PS4 exclusives without even opening the box of the PS4.

That is a cool guy. What would be an impossible feat for most, he can do with ease. The ability to play games without opening boxes.

For that we should thank him for humbling us with his presence and maybe he'll teach us how.

#24 Edited by SolidTy (41427 posts) -
@fgjnfgh said:

@JordanElek: didn't know that, thanks for sharing it.

I own two Wii U's and I had to choose which system I could DL games, which is no good. I can't even toggle between them as a primary system with ease. Nintendo should have learned after the Wii how do handle digital distribution and networks, but in the design of the Wii U they goofed again with regards to digital content. This digital process benefits Nintendo over the consumer.

In fact, my Nintendo Network ID isn't allowed to be on my other Wii U. It's also why I refuse to buy digital content on the Wii U until they get their act together. I will support their physical efforts though.

#25 Posted by Vatusus (4223 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

You again? I'm noticing a pattern about how you trade in the PS4 for a device. first it was a Xbone, now it's a Wii U. I'm starting to get the impression you bought machines and tried to sell them or maybe it's an elaborate troll every few months.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/honest-inquiry-should-i-trade-my-ps4-for-an-x1-31206555/

TITLE: "Honest inquiry, should I trade my PS4 for an X1?"

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Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though.

He's a cool guy though. He managed to play all PS4 exclusives without even opening the box of the PS4.

Jeez, TC is trully pathetic. What have fanboys come to... tsk tsk

#26 Edited by JustPlainLucas (73563 posts) -

@Vatusus said:

@nethernova said:

@SolidTy said:

You again? I'm noticing a pattern about how you trade in the PS4 for a device. first it was a Xbone, now it's a Wii U. I'm starting to get the impression you bought machines and tried to sell them or maybe it's an elaborate troll every few months.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/honest-inquiry-should-i-trade-my-ps4-for-an-x1-31206555/

TITLE: "Honest inquiry, should I trade my PS4 for an X1?"

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Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though.

He's a cool guy though. He managed to play all PS4 exclusives without even opening the box of the PS4.

Jeez, TC is trully pathetic. What have fanboys come to... tsk tsk

I know the guy personally. He's not a fanboy, just a very indecisive gamer. But yeah, keep assuming.

#27 Edited by ronaldmonster (1110 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

@nethernova said:

@SolidTy said:

You again? I'm noticing a pattern about how you trade in the PS4 for a device. First it was a Xbone, now it's a Wii U. The motif is about trading a PS4 for something else. I'm starting to get the impression you bought machines and tried to sell them or maybe it's an elaborate troll every few months.

Here's a previous thread of yours where you wanted to trade a PS4 for an Xbone:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/honest-inquiry-should-i-trade-my-ps4-for-an-x1-31206555/

TITLE: "Honest inquiry, should I trade my PS4 for an X1?"

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Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though.


He's a cool guy though. He managed to play all PS4 exclusives without even opening the box of the PS4.

That is a cool guy. What would be an impossible feat for most, he can do with ease. The ability to play games without opening boxes.

For that we should thank him for humbling us with his presence and maybe he'll teach us how.

Wow, leave it to SolidTy & Vatusus to show they know

A- Know absolutely nothing about how I ended up with a sealed PS4 (See, my PS4 was freezing and I exchanged it. At that point I started a new job and with my schedule lord knows I couldn't truly appreciate a console like the PS4 or XB1 and even recently the Wii U, hence why I never updated this thread. The sealed PS4 sat there for almost 3 weeks collecting dust.) I still hold my opinion that it has some of the better exclusives by comparison to the other consoles. I thought about going back to the X1 but I just don't have time anymore.

B- To show you two have nothing better to do with your lives than lurk Gamespot to "troll bust" seriously, do something with yourselves instead of trying to make yourself look superior on a gaming forum. Freaking idiots. Especially you Vas, what fanboys have come too indeed when you're constantly stalking me.

#28 Edited by SolidTy (41427 posts) -

@ronaldmonster said:

SolidTy said:

nethernova said:

SolidTy said:

You again? I'm noticing a pattern about how you trade in the PS4 for a device. First it was a Xbone, now it's a Wii U. The motif is about trading a PS4 for something else. I'm starting to get the impression you bought machines and tried to sell them or maybe it's an elaborate troll every few months.

Here's a previous thread of yours where you wanted to trade a PS4 for an Xbone:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/honest-inquiry-should-i-trade-my-ps4-for-an-x1-31206555/

TITLE: "Honest inquiry, should I trade my PS4 for an X1?"

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Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though.


He's a cool guy though. He managed to play all PS4 exclusives without even opening the box of the PS4.

That is a cool guy. What would be an impossible feat for most, he can do with ease. The ability to play games without opening boxes.

For that we should thank him for humbling us with his presence and maybe he'll teach us how.

Wow, leave it to SolidTy & Vatusus to show they know

A- Know absolutely nothing about how I ended up with a sealed PS4 (See, my PS4 was freezing and I exchanged it. At that point I started a new job and with my schedule lord knows I couldn't truly appreciate a console like the PS4 or XB1 and even recently the Wii U, hence why I never updated this thread. The sealed PS4 sat there for almost 3 weeks collecting dust.) I still hold my opinion that it has some of the better exclusives by comparison to the other consoles. I thought about going back to the X1 but I just don't have time anymore.

B- To show you two have nothing better to do with your lives than lurk Gamespot to "troll bust" seriously, do something with yourselves instead of trying to make yourself look superior on a gaming forum. Freaking idiots. Especially you Vas, what fanboys have come too indeed when you're constantly stalking me.

My original old post was from 13 days, 14 hours ago in this thread. I noticed the pattern of your posts (trading PS4s for every other console) half a month ago.

I didn't call you an idiot, but it would have been very easy after seeing the two threads. In fact, I'm thinking you are an idiot to take my post above and go for the obvious ad hominem by calling me an idiot. Poor showing old chap. I'm better at insults but I kept my post clear of any name calling. I simply noticed a pattern and theme with your posts. My point (observation of you trading in various PS4s for Wii Us and Xbones pattern, anything but a PS4) was made half a month ago and the observation of your fanboy-like, troll, inconsistent behavior still stands.

I also took the time to I answer your OP about the Wii U possible purchase, just in case there was some strange sincerity to your frequently odd posts.

"Good luck with your choice. I own a Wii U. I had fun. Also, I don't buy ANY DD titles on Wii U, I don't support Nintendo's Network DD games, as they tie your games to the hardware instead of an account.

Physical Wii U games? Good to go though."

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It seems all I had waiting was you calling me and other fellows *ahem* a "freaking idiot". That is a very poor showing old bean, but the joke is on you and this two-three week old thread. You just went from odd possible troll to butt-hurt fanboy troll on red alert. A simple observation with no name calling resulted in an emotional outburst using phrases like "fanboy" and "idiots". I just got back from the gym, but I do appreciate the humor you've provided.

If you go through my posts in this thread, think about how much time has passed since you created this thread (18 days, 21 hours ago), consider the fact the thread seemed abandoned up until today. I was fair with you but your anger was not fair to me. I understand others called you names, but I refrained from that and just made light of the situation in your very long absence. People don't come here 24/7, I understand, but the odd behavior comes up with dozens of trolls a day on Gamespot, so it's hard to know who's for real and who's just making threads and wasting time. To be safe, I usually try to answer the OP even if I'm suspicious of their strange behavior. I did so in this situation as well. Sometimes you luck upon what seems to be a possible true-blue strange situation but usually it's trolls. In any event, I covered both angles rather maturely all things considered.

#29 Edited by ronaldmonster (1110 posts) -

#30 Edited by SolidTy (41427 posts) -

I knew with enough work you'd out yourself as the troll most of us figured you to be, lol...which is what this thread's premise always was.

Case closed. Thank you for playing.

#31 Posted by thehig1 (819 posts) -

Yeah the thread creator seems to be just trolling to get a reaction out of ps4 gamers.

#32 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4570 posts) -

@Jaysonguy: What does your opinion about whether those games are commercial successes or not have anything to do with what the TC is asking?

Apply the energy you use for trolling for good Jaysonguy

#33 Posted by ronaldmonster (1110 posts) -
#34 Posted by Heirren (15961 posts) -

@DarkGamer007 said:

To add to the discussion about the GamePad battery life the GamePad is able to charge independently of the Wii-U as it comes with its own power adapter so if you have an outlet near your couch you are golden.

It's 2014. Why should we tolerate wired controllers again?

The battery is dreadful but thankfully I bought an external battery for it that lasts twice as long. It's a bit more bulky and heavy but my play sessions are more refined.

Some people prefer them--isn't there less lag? I know every person that uses a fightstick uses a wired one.

#35 Edited by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

@ronaldmonster: scraping thebottom of the barrel are we. Between the obnoxious replies of others and lucas giving you support I digured I would give you a pass and answer the question, but the virgin remark definitley places you at the lower end of the internet spectrum.

#36 Edited by SolidTy (41427 posts) -

@ronaldmonster: Weak son, weak. lol.

You've certainly outed your inner troll, haven't you? Happy posting! :)

#37 Posted by Pierst179 (10677 posts) -

Well, this thread certainly isn't going anywhere. So I will close it.