Purchase a Wii U?

#1 Edited by mkfanforever58 (28 posts) -

I was considering the wii u because I never owned a wii and there are quite a few games that interest me, and obviously there are wii u games that I would like and some cool upcoming ones. Is this year the best time to get one? I just got a 3ds last month so is the Wii U worth it for me? And bonus question what do you guys think is the best Wii u bundle? I was thinking either wind waker or nsmbu and luigi bundle. Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by Sgt_Crow (4365 posts) -

Best time would have been a few weeks ago during the Mario Kart 8 offer (+1 free game after registering MK8).
But yeah, now is a pretty good time to get a Wii U. Enough to play for a new owner, lots coming and you can play all the Wii gems from the past 8 years and more.

#3 Posted by Jaysonguy (37602 posts) -

@Sgt_Crow said:

Best time would have been a few weeks ago during the Mario Kart 8 offer (+1 free game after registering MK8).

But yeah, now is a pretty good time to get a Wii U. Enough to play for a new owner, lots coming and you can play all the Wii gems from the past 8 years and more.

Awesome job at awful advice

It's not worth getting one now. Mario Kart didn't help sales at all so look for Nintendo to offer more near the holiday season

Now is the worst time to get the console

#4 Posted by MonsieurX (29734 posts) -

@Sgt_Crow said:

Best time would have been a few weeks ago during the Mario Kart 8 offer (+1 free game after registering MK8).

But yeah, now is a pretty good time to get a Wii U. Enough to play for a new owner, lots coming and you can play all the Wii gems from the past 8 years and more.

Awesome job at awful advice

It's not worth getting one now. Mario Kart didn't help sales at all so look for Nintendo to offer more near the holiday season

Now is the worst time to get the console

How is it the worst time to get the console?

Best current line up and upcoming as well.

#5 Posted by yokofox33 (29407 posts) -

You could yeah. If you find a good bundle deal I'd roll with one. Otherwise I'd perhaps wait another month or two for a Black Friday or holiday sale. Will be closer to SSB as well.

#6 Posted by Raptor_Herc (190 posts) -

If you only just got the 3DS last month, I would recommend enjoying the library that console has to offer and wait for a nice deal/bundle to come along for the Wii U.

#7 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7262 posts) -

You never got a Wii, so you have a ton to play on Wii U with backwards compatibility. I would wait until the holiday to see if Nintendo comes out with better bundles. It's a great time to get a Wii U, but if you wait a couple more months, you may get a better deal.

#8 Posted by SolidTy (42556 posts) -

Wait for the Xmas deals. You waited this long as the machine came out in 2012. What's a few more months?

Lots of bundles, deals, and discounts are coming.

#9 Edited by littlestreakier (2903 posts) -

If you don't want to wait till black friday (waiting for black friday is also great advice, especially cause I have a feeling Nintendo will do a SSB bundle) I would go here https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/browse/subcategory.jsp?categoryId=cat140077. It's Nintendo's official store. They're selling Refurbished Wii U's for $200 with Nintendoland game with the one year warranty. oh yea, they're also selling refurbished wiimotion plus + nunchuk for $25 a set, which is a great deal, a new nunchuk alone is $20 and wiimote is $40. Cut/paste details from the website below from Wii U page:

The Wii U Deluxe Set is now available as an Authentic Nintendo Refurbished set only from Nintendo, and it comes with our standard one year warranty. Although it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are VERY high.

This refurbished Wii U Deluxe Set includes everything you need to start playing right out of the box.

Included in the set:
Wii U console (Black/32GB Internal Storage*)
Wii U GamePad (Black)
Nintendo Land game disc
Wii U AC Adapter
Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
High Speed HDMI Cable
Sensor Bar
Eligible for Deluxe Digital Promotion.
Wii Remote+ Controllers not included
Not eligible for Club Nintendo hardware registration Coins

Edit: A friend of a friend bought one. His Wii U looks completely brand new, was in perfect cosmetic shape.

#10 Posted by Sgt_Crow (4365 posts) -

Awesome job at awful advice

It's not worth getting one now. Mario Kart didn't help sales at all so look for Nintendo to offer more near the holiday season

Now is the worst time to get the console

Thanks for opening my eyes. I'll continue playing sales now.

#11 Posted by mkfanforever58 (28 posts) -

Thanks for the great responses guys, I'm hoping they will make a SSB bundle that isn't only the game and gamecube controller. If they don't make that then I'm hoping to get the Mario Kart bundle if it isn't discontinued by then.

#12 Posted by lamprey263 (23300 posts) -

The NSMB bundle is best, and widely available at it's MSRP price or cheaper, comes with the Luigi DLC expansion on disc.

The Wind Waker bundle was an old one, they're still around but at inflated prices, plus the game doesn't come on disc, it comes on a voucher.

The Mario Kart 8 bundle too is one that's not going for it's original $330 price tag, and I doubt you'll find it at that price, it's probably a lot steeper by now. It came of course with Mario Kart 8, and since your focus was on a Wii BC aspect it came with a Wiimote Plus (you'd still need a nunchuck). If you'd of acquired it a month or two ago you could have partaken in the promotion and got a free download voucher for NSMBU, Pikmin 3, or Wind Waker; with that promotion it would have been your best deal.

#13 Posted by superbuuman (2713 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

Wait for the Xmas deals. You waited this long as the machine came out in 2012. What's a few more months?

Lots of bundles, deals, and discounts are coming.

^ This better to wait for holiday deals/bundles...its not like its selling out. :P

#14 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1335 posts) -

Might want to wait just a little bit and see if Nintendo does a Smash Bros Wii U bundle...since there is a Smash Bros 3DS XL...

#15 Posted by yixingtpot (1389 posts) -

My Wii U hasn't been powered on in about 2 months again... there are a lot of great Nintendo franchises to play but I'm not into them. I'm waiting for X and Fatal Frame then I can dust it off and see if it still functions. I played the P.T. demo trailer on my PS4, scared the crap out of me... so Wii U will have Fatal Frame and PS4 all the other classic horror games, should be good.

#16 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2563 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

@Sgt_Crow said:

Best time would have been a few weeks ago during the Mario Kart 8 offer (+1 free game after registering MK8).

But yeah, now is a pretty good time to get a Wii U. Enough to play for a new owner, lots coming and you can play all the Wii gems from the past 8 years and more.

Awesome job at awful advice

It's not worth getting one now. Mario Kart didn't help sales at all so look for Nintendo to offer more near the holiday season

Now is the worst time to get the console

How is it the worst time to get the console?

Best current line up and upcoming as well.

Technically, right now is the worst time to get any console on the market, as all consoles can only get less expensive and will have expanded libraries the longer you wait. Sure, the phrasing pushes buttons by design, but logically, the longer you wait to purchase a console, the more value you'll get for your purchase.

#17 Edited by trugs26 (5314 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:
@MonsieurX said:

@Jaysonguy said:

@Sgt_Crow said:

Best time would have been a few weeks ago during the Mario Kart 8 offer (+1 free game after registering MK8).

But yeah, now is a pretty good time to get a Wii U. Enough to play for a new owner, lots coming and you can play all the Wii gems from the past 8 years and more.

Awesome job at awful advice

It's not worth getting one now. Mario Kart didn't help sales at all so look for Nintendo to offer more near the holiday season

Now is the worst time to get the console

How is it the worst time to get the console?

Best current line up and upcoming as well.

Technically, right now is the worst time to get any console on the market, as all consoles can only get less expensive and will have expanded libraries the longer you wait. Sure, the phrasing pushes buttons by design, but logically, the longer you wait to purchase a console, the more value you'll get for your purchase.

So now is the best time to get a Nintendo 64 right? They're around 30 bucks on eBay.

Technically, it's not purely about cost-price, but also the excitement of playing something current. So it's a balance between pricing and the right time to pay for a product you will get the most play time out. Which means it could potentially be now, depending on the person.

For example, buying on launch is the worst time to buy a system, price-wise as well as the size of the library being small. But those people who bought on launch have also been playing on the system longer. Assuming there were some games from the beginning that the consumer found worth playing, alongside the overall excitement, the overall value could determine that the launch is the best time to play. Again, depending on the person.

#18 Posted by Jaysonguy (37602 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:
@MonsieurX said:

@Jaysonguy said:

@Sgt_Crow said:

Best time would have been a few weeks ago during the Mario Kart 8 offer (+1 free game after registering MK8).

But yeah, now is a pretty good time to get a Wii U. Enough to play for a new owner, lots coming and you can play all the Wii gems from the past 8 years and more.

Awesome job at awful advice

It's not worth getting one now. Mario Kart didn't help sales at all so look for Nintendo to offer more near the holiday season

Now is the worst time to get the console

How is it the worst time to get the console?

Best current line up and upcoming as well.

Technically, right now is the worst time to get any console on the market, as all consoles can only get less expensive and will have expanded libraries the longer you wait. Sure, the phrasing pushes buttons by design, but logically, the longer you wait to purchase a console, the more value you'll get for your purchase.

So now is the best time to get a Nintendo 64 right? They're around 30 bucks on eBay.

Technically, it's not purely about cost-price, but also the excitement of playing something current. So it's a balance between pricing and the right time to pay for a product you will get the most play time out. Which means it could potentially be now, depending on the person.

For example, buying on launch is the worst time to buy a system, price-wise as well as the size of the library being small. But those people who bought on launch have also been playing on the system longer. Assuming there were some games from the beginning that the consumer found worth playing, alongside the overall excitement, the overall value could determine that the launch is the best time to play. Again, depending on the person.

Yeah that's not really the best talking point when talking about the Wii U

What did early adopters get? The longest time with no games in video game history. Literally.

Also the whole thing is that this right now is the worst time to buy a console, especially one that's failing like the Wii U is. There's no blockbuster games on the horizon until the holidays so why pay a premium now so you can see everything you just bought for a greatly reduced price 3 months from now?

#19 Posted by mariokart97 (836 posts) -

Yeah that's not really the best talking point when talking about the Wii U

What did early adopters get? The longest time with no games in video game history. Literally.

Also the whole thing is that this right now is the worst time to buy a console, especially one that's failing like the Wii U is. There's no blockbuster games on the horizon until the holidays so why pay a premium now so you can see everything you just bought for a greatly reduced price 3 months from now?

Blockbuster games? What the hell are those? "AAA" titles that "Dudebros" get in jerk circles over?

People like you disgust me and are vermin, the single component to bring down the gaming industry. Terrible consumers.

If you had it your way, Nintendo would just be a carbon copy of Sony and Microsoft's twin consoles.

Gotta have all those quality games, like FIFA, and Madden, and NBA, and Assassin's Creed, and COD, and Battlefield right? All the games where the publishers pay websites/magazines to review their game in a 100% positive manner? What happened to originality? You want your games to come out on a yearly basis with little to no ACTUAL improvements?

Go to hell, you don't even enjoy Sony or Microsoft consoles for what they're good for. You're just another "dudebro". Prove me wrong.

#20 Posted by CrashNeoSigma (13 posts) -

I'm getting one thats all i know ... 5th or 6th next month

#21 Posted by mariokart97 (836 posts) -

I'm getting one thats all i know ... 5th or 6th next month

Good looks, I hope you enjoy it man, it's already got plenty of gems

#22 Posted by trugs26 (5314 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:
@MonsieurX said:

@Jaysonguy said:

@Sgt_Crow said:

Best time would have been a few weeks ago during the Mario Kart 8 offer (+1 free game after registering MK8).

But yeah, now is a pretty good time to get a Wii U. Enough to play for a new owner, lots coming and you can play all the Wii gems from the past 8 years and more.

Awesome job at awful advice

It's not worth getting one now. Mario Kart didn't help sales at all so look for Nintendo to offer more near the holiday season

Now is the worst time to get the console

How is it the worst time to get the console?

Best current line up and upcoming as well.

Technically, right now is the worst time to get any console on the market, as all consoles can only get less expensive and will have expanded libraries the longer you wait. Sure, the phrasing pushes buttons by design, but logically, the longer you wait to purchase a console, the more value you'll get for your purchase.

So now is the best time to get a Nintendo 64 right? They're around 30 bucks on eBay.

Technically, it's not purely about cost-price, but also the excitement of playing something current. So it's a balance between pricing and the right time to pay for a product you will get the most play time out. Which means it could potentially be now, depending on the person.

For example, buying on launch is the worst time to buy a system, price-wise as well as the size of the library being small. But those people who bought on launch have also been playing on the system longer. Assuming there were some games from the beginning that the consumer found worth playing, alongside the overall excitement, the overall value could determine that the launch is the best time to play. Again, depending on the person.

Yeah that's not really the best talking point when talking about the Wii U

What did early adopters get? The longest time with no games in video game history. Literally.

Also the whole thing is that this right now is the worst time to buy a console, especially one that's failing like the Wii U is. There's no blockbuster games on the horizon until the holidays so why pay a premium now so you can see everything you just bought for a greatly reduced price 3 months from now?

I was talking about value in the general sense. I'm not really participating in the conversation about the value of the Wii U specifically, as I believe the value is a highly individual thing. So I won't bother getting into squabbles about value on an individual basis. For example, people can find value with the current line up. Is it for everyone? No. Is it for someone? Yes. Is this person in particular the right person? I don't know and don't really care to go into details about their preferences, etc.