tldr; the Wii U doesn't do anything I want it to do
I just want to rant about my issues with the Wii U, possible workarounds, and hopefully persuade people to wait it out. incoming:
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I just bought a Wii U a couple of weeks ago with my tax return money. I primarily play arcade games and have not owned any next(I guess it's current now)-gen consoles, but I love the one-off titles that I can't play on PC. I typically wait until hardware revisions and price cuts before I commit myself to a new console, but I really wanted a Wii U for TW101 (my first and only physical game purchase so far), SM3DW, Bayonetta 2, X, mario kart, and the new wave race. I also bought quite a few classic titles including one of my favorite RPGs - EarthBound. Eventually I'll be a manticore again, but right now I guess you can call me a sheep?
Here's the issue: as you may know... people don't refer to nintendo consoles as a primary console any more. I didn't agree around the time of the Wii, but now I'm starting to see their point.
So I've been playing the wonderful 101 and I wanted to make great use of the new touch screen. I roll over on my bed and make the controller my main display - pretty cool... but then after a few minutes of playing, I noticed that the graphics are too much for the handheld controller display to handle. Insanely huge distortion until the controller refreshes and catches up... which caused some slight annoyance. not a big deal, still enjoying my time with the console.
Lets boot up EarthBound instead. So I boot up EarthBound and everything so far is good. I've read that you can walk the controller around your house, and I wanted to make it out to the living room in my tiny apartment (my living room is probably 50 feet away from my bedroom where the Wii U is located). As soon as I step out of my room, the Wii U controller loses connection to the console and boots down. I tried multiple times, but I can't get the controller to work as it should...basically less than 50 feet away from the console.
Owe well... it's getting late. Lets throw on some netflix... but little did I know, there's issues with netflix staying connected on the Wii U. I get a tv show or movie to play for about 45 seconds before an error pops up saying the media playback is no longer available.
Alright... well I have an insane movie collection, let's throw in a DVD I want to watch... only to be greeted with a message stating that the Wii U does not recognize that media format.
This is seriously the worst time I've ever had with a new console purchase. I actually have it unplugged right now so I can watch netflix and amazon prime instant when I'm laying in bed and going to sleep. The games are pretty fun, but I can't rely on the Wii U for anything else. very unreliable console.
agree/disagree? anyone have a similar experience?