What price point would motivate you to buy a Wii U?

Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) 10 months, 8 days ago

Poll: What price point would motivate you to buy a Wii U? (145 votes)

$99.99 15%
$129.99 8%
$149.99 17%
$199.99 11%
$249.99 (Current) 6%
I already own a Wii U 30%
I'm not getting one period. 14%

Out of curiosity what price point would motivate you to buy a Wii U?

#101 Posted by NUSNA_Moebius (45 posts) -

$200 if the system actually got a decent library of well made games.

#102 Posted by bigblunt537 (6874 posts) -

I haven't been to fond of Nintendo products recently. I'd pick one up at 149.99 if it included a game.

#103 Posted by MonsieurX (31693 posts) -

Paid 240$ for my WWHD bundle.

#104 Posted by Star0 (451 posts) -

Just got one a couple of days ago for $427.15 off the official store so I guess that much. I have 8 games ready and waiting to play. I am 100% sure I will enjoy all of them.

I have 4 PS4 games. I regret buying all but one of them (Second Son).

Morale of the story?

I should have bought a Wii U first and waited even longer than I did to buy a PS4 (I thought I waited long enough, but I guess not. I will be stronger next-gen!)

I pick no sides. Whichever system provides me the most fun/value for money gets the thumbs up from me.

OT: Does the Wii U have anything like the Thrustmaster steering wheels for it? I'd like to try it on Mario Kart 8 when I play it and ultimately for Project Cars.

#105 Posted by Krelian-co (13098 posts) -

Not about the price, i will get it later into the gen, when it has more games available.

#106 Edited by 2_Quiet_2_Riot (740 posts) -

Probably skip the WiiU for this generation.

I'll likely be more occupied with the PS4 + 3DS

#107 Posted by Vatusus (5205 posts) -

149 would be a fair price

#108 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

$50? maybe...

Really it's not even the price that is the issue. it's the amount of games... I bought xbox one for $500 because it has the games i want not the price... If ps4 had anything good i wanted i would bought that to.

2014~ H???? warriors, smash bros, skylanders is literally the only games coming out this year... Shit the wii u version of smash bros don't even have a real release date.

2014-bayoneta, squid game. Maybe x and zelda if you are lucky...

every game wii u had there is AT LEAST 5+ solid games on x1/ps4 to take it's place

#109 Posted by Celsius765 (772 posts) -

I'm ok with the price but I'd like 3d world bundle physical copy of the game of course I'm not looking to buy an ehdd right away, my digital library on wii u will be slowly grown

#110 Edited by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

Has nothing to do with price. Has to do with it being catered to kids. Bring back the Nintendo of the 80s and I'm in.

#111 Posted by gta50419 (338 posts) -

$59.99

#112 Edited by CTR360 (7388 posts) -

130 euros

#113 Edited by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@Star0 said:

Just got one a couple of days ago for $427.15 off the official store so I guess that much. I have 8 games ready and waiting to play. I am 100% sure I will enjoy all of them.

I have 4 PS4 games. I regret buying all but one of them (Second Son).

Morale of the story?

I should have bought a Wii U first and waited even longer than I did to buy a PS4 (I thought I waited long enough, but I guess not. I will be stronger next-gen!)

I pick no sides. Whichever system provides me the most fun/value for money gets the thumbs up from me.

OT: Does the Wii U have anything like the Thrustmaster steering wheels for it? I'd like to try it on Mario Kart 8 when I play it and ultimately for Project Cars.

You paid $427.15 for a Wii U?

Please tell me this was monopoly money.

#114 Posted by RossRichard (2505 posts) -

I would bite at $200 AND if they removed the gamepad and shipped with the pro controller.

#115 Edited by Star0 (451 posts) -

@Shielder7: Err no, it's the premium pack incl. Mario Kart 8...I just converted GBP to USD.

EDIT: Holy shit, we get ripped off hardcore in the UK. Just checked the NA bundles. Damn...

#116 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (26397 posts) -

I bought one at launch and in 1 week I had four games to play.

#117 Edited by Heirren (18947 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

Has nothing to do with price. Has to do with it being catered to kids. Bring back the Nintendo of the 80s and I'm in.

Things haven't changed all that much.

#118 Posted by mdisen (804 posts) -

Yep.

#119 Posted by M8ingSeezun (2041 posts) -

None to be honest.

PS4 will suffice for this generation.

#120 Posted by SakusEnvoy (4443 posts) -

The Wii U is looking better than ever after the Zelda Wii U announcement, and it's also getting to be more affordable....

And yet, there's three things holding me back from getting one, regardless of price.

1. The first is that while the upcoming exclusives look good, they're not games that I absolutely feel the need to have right away, especially since I already have a number of really good 3DS Nintendo games already to buy and get through.

2. Nintendo has a track record of having much shorter console generations than Sony. When their systems are popular, their console generation lasts about 6 years. When their system is not successful (ie, unfortunately, the Wii U), their console generation seems to last about 5 years.

3. Iwata has gone on record to say he would like the next system to take advantage of the Wii U architecture. I take that to also mean the next system will probably be backwards compatible.

In short, I expect Nintendo will have a more compelling, more technically advanced, and probably more successful system out by 2017. That's only 3 years from now. I can probably just pick up the good Wii U exclusives later on their next console.

#121 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11390 posts) -

I'm already very interested but I tend to let the games I buy just sit there (seriously, I have over a dozen games still in their shrink wrap for PS3/360/Wii...yeah) and it's really not in my wallet's best interest to buy anything else until I've played those games first. Oh and the Steam Summer Sale...I bought so many games I know I'll never play them all. >_>

#122 Posted by nintendoboy16 (28066 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

Has nothing to do with price. Has to do with it being catered to kids. Bring back the Nintendo of the 80s and I'm in.

Nintendo of the 80's CATERED to kids and families.

#123 Posted by Seabas989 (11034 posts) -

I already own one.

The real questions are: Will I buy a PS4 this year or 2015? and Will I ever buy an Xbone?

#124 Posted by mario-galaxys (574 posts) -

I already owned a Wii U since launch.

#125 Posted by DocSanchez (2365 posts) -

@Seabas989: That's not the question. Specifically, it's about the price point of the wii u.

#126 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (5237 posts) -

I don't need motivation, that's the old way of thinking. Not calling anyone in particular fanboys, but it's mainly them and they need to let that go. It was funny and even true a year ago, but you guys are just under-estimating the system now. IMO it's already better than the GC and Wii. After e3 it has become apparent that the Wii U well worth owning. It has the exclusives now and upcoming. It looks like the perfect addition to the PC imo.

I need to decide whether to swap my X1 for it. I might be being premature though, I just wish I hadn't early adopted. A SERIOUSLY DUMB move. I know it's only the first year but the offerings on the PS4 and X1 are seriously dry right now.

#127 Edited by Litchie (16663 posts) -

Already got one which I paid about 210 bucks for. A very good price here in Sweden. For some really weird reason the Wii-U is cheap here. Games and consoles are usually a lot more expensive here than in the US..

#128 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@nintendoboy16: "Nintendo of the 80's CATERED to kids and families."

You obviously weren't around during this time period.

#129 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (28562 posts) -

There's literally nothing on it I want to play. If Nintendo gave me $50 I'd think about it.

#130 Posted by SecretPolice (23558 posts) -

$179.99 with the new Zelda packed in and it's a deal. :P

#131 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7876 posts) -

@speak_low said:
@Shielder7 said:
@farrell2k said:

Multiplats on a console? Ewww, especially when $400 pc hardware plays them better than any $400 console.

No one believes that not even you so stop trying.

That guy was begging for multiplats for the Wii U before. When it was obvious they weren't getting it, the new thing was to make fun of all console multiplats. Now he's adding the "$400 PC Ultra Settings 1080p/60+fps-for-all-next-gen-games" falsehood to further attempt to humiliate the PS4 after the Wii U and defenders took a shot to their pride.

I want to see this $400 PC that you buy today that will run the new Witcher 3, Watch_Dogs PC and Assassin's Creed: Unity all at 1080p/60+fps (or even 4K) Ultra Settings with no compromises.

I can't wait when I see them link us towards some shady Russian site that shows this "$400 PC" they keep talking about. You may or may not get your PC through them. The fun is in the gamble and guessing where your credit card info will end up.

He didn't say the PC would run the game on ultra settings with no compromises. He said it would run them better than the PS4, which means if you put the settings on low/med, the game will run at 1080p with a better frame rate than the PS4.

#132 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7876 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

@elaisse2: Nintendo, perhaps due to the lack of an actual conference with presenters, showed a greater proportion of their time on games. Not by that much. But on the whole in terms of time, a lot less than the other two.

Microsoft, 1 hour 30, 75% of time gameplay, 1 hour 15 gameplay

Sony, 1 hour 48, 60 percent gameplay, 1 hour 5 mins approx gameplay

Nintendo, 47 minutes, 89% gameplay, 42 minutes gameplay.

They also had a lot less games shown, so they tended to go into more depth with what they did have. Nintendo, 12 games, Sony, 42 games. 3.5 times more. Sony's conference would have to have lasted 165 minutes if they dedicated as much time on each game as Nintendo.

In short, least games, least gameplay footage.

You are completely ignoring all of the trailers and gameplay footage they showed through Nintendo Treehouse throughout E3.

#133 Edited by nintendoboy16 (28066 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

@nintendoboy16: "Nintendo of the 80's CATERED to kids and families."

You obviously weren't around during this time period.

No, but I do know that Nintendo has always been the freaking same since then. To say they never catered to kids is just plain wrong, considering most gamers who played consoles at the time WERE kids and their leading franchises were AIMED for that audience.

#134 Edited by nintendoboy16 (28066 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@amazonangry said:

@nintendoboy16: "Nintendo of the 80's CATERED to kids and families."

You obviously weren't around during this time period.

No, but I do know that Nintendo has always been the freaking same since then. To say they never catered to kids in ANY timeframe is just plain wrong, considering most gamers who played consoles at the time WERE kids and their leading franchises were AIMED for that audience.

Why does this post exist? Damn it! I can't delete now.

#136 Edited by nintendoboy16 (28066 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:

OMG are you still sucking Nintendos shlong? They are a shadow of their former selves. Simple as pie brah.

Your opinion isn't the Word of God...

#138 Posted by nintendoboy16 (28066 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:

Nope. It's just fact LOL.

Nope, Nintendo being downhill is an opinion. YOUR (and some others) opinion.

#139 Posted by DocSanchez (2365 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000: No I'm not. The discussion was about who had the best presentation at E3.

#140 Edited by Zelda187 (1047 posts) -

$200

The big leg up that I give Nintendo over the PS4 and XBone is the RPG catalog both now and coming in the future. For some reason it seems like Sony and Microsoft especially are just interested in FPS's and Platformers. I really don't considers games like the "Soul" series to be RPG's.

#141 Posted by pyro1245 (1075 posts) -

It won't matter once the next Xenoblade come out.

#143 Posted by nintendoboy16 (28066 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:

I agree. DK TF is objectively better than Donkey Kong Country. Mario 3D World is objectively better than Mario 64/Galaxy. Mario Kart 8 is objectively better than Mario kart 64. Zelda U will be better than OoT, TP, and SS right? Sorry but it doesn't work like that. Halo 3 >>>>> Halo 4 by many peoples opinion. UC2 >>>>>>> UC3 as the general consensus. Games don't continue to just get better all the time unfortunately. Your opinion may be that, but it's not exactly how it is.

That can be said for YOUR opinion. Because YOUR opinion on Nintendo isn't fact. You're pretty much saying to me and other Nintendo fans: STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!

#144 Posted by Phazevariance (11067 posts) -

$149.99 and i'm out the door on my way to get one. Until then, I can't justify it after feeling so ripped off with the Wii.

#145 Posted by jake44 (2058 posts) -

I bought The Wind Waker bundle.

#146 Posted by finalstar2007 (25988 posts) -

$49.99 is how much i'd be willing to pay for it

#147 Posted by Seabas989 (11034 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

@Seabas989: That's not the question. Specifically, it's about the price point of the wii u.

But I already answered the question: I already own one.

Which is why I asked those other questions.

#148 Edited by tubbyc (3797 posts) -

I only plan to get about 3-5 games for it, so I would say 250AUD. For reference, JB Hi-Fi are selling a Wii U for 419AUD with Mario Kart 8. There's some better deals, but still not what I'm after, and I still also have to wait until Fatal Frame comes out later this year, if it makes it here.

#149 Posted by sukraj (23979 posts) -

0

#150 Edited by Maroxad (8732 posts) -

I bought mine for 2200 SEK which translates to 320 US dollars. It was worth it.