ok first let me say that im a long time nintendo fan, iv owned nearly all the nintendo consoles. Thankfully missed out on the virtual boy. I have great memmories of the nes and senes and even the n64 wich is were i think nintendo lost there king of the hill status. I also must say iv been horribly disapointed in the Wii. Just a lack of games i want to play wich lead me to do something i swore i would not ever do again after all the issues iv had with sony hardwear reliabilty and that was buy another sony system. Any way on to the the WiiU
I have high hopes for the wiiU, i love the fact that nintendo is from whats been said in interviews going to release the system for a relativly low price, after forking out so much for a ps3 and not being richy rich this is welcome news to me on many LV's. the controller looks cool and unlike a lot of people i think its a good idea. i do worry about the price of replaceing that controller or buying a second. im sure its not going to be cheap. im predecting 89.99$ lol. I love that many 3rd party devs are porting over some of there AAA heavy hitters like assasins creed series,batman AC ect. most of these iv ether already played to death on my ps3 or can get them on my ps3 but its a good sign regardless. With strong 3rd party support and a low retail price plus strong 1st party support i could see the wiiU captureing some of the core gamer market share.
Of course what worries me is what i think worries most gamers about the wiiU and that of course is what the other two console makers are cooking up. if the next sony or ms system is considerbly more powerful we could be seeing a repeat of the Wii as far as 3rd party support goes. this can of course be countered to a dagree by the Wiiu gaining a really strong foot hold on the market share. with a large enough user base especaly with the core type gamers it would posably make it worth while for 3rd party devs to port there games to the wiiU even If its extra work do to a large gap in hardwear assumeing that the next sony and MS systems have a huge gap in that regard.
One thing im a bit put off about is the number of controllers this thing uses, game pad,pro controler,wii mote with or with out the wiiplus add on plus what about the wiifit pad thing or any other periphreals they release. yegads thats a lot of stuff lol.
Another thing im a bit put off about is the softwear iv seen from ninty so far, the new 2d mario game looks bland,im not a pickmen fan,nintendo land does not impress me at all ect. the only game that really has me exited and that i cant play on my ps3 is zombieU. That game looks like it could be a lot of fun if it turns out well. but yea im def not hyped for the release games. so i will prob not be getting the wiiU right away. Im def going to take a wait and see stance with the system. I want to love nintendo and im hopeing the wiiU will wow me in the years to come but on the other hand i feel very burnt by the wii wich was another system i had high hopes for, it was relativly cheap, had a cool looking controler ect but turned out to be IMHO the worst system ninty ever put out besides the VB and one of the worst systems iv owned. Just not enough AAA softwear for my taste and the controles did not turn out as kool as i had thought. So yea im not jumping on the wiiU wagon right away even though a new console is a tough thing for a real gamer to wait on lol. iv def mellowed in my old age. years ago id be biteing my nails waiting for the mornin i could go pick up what ever the new system was that was comeing out. i rememvber the massive hype i had for the n64 months even near a year before the n64 came out back when it was called unltra 64 lol. i would go so far as to call the nintendo news hot line to get info or just hear old news and specs on the n64 every sat morning a few months before release. i even requasted the VHS tape from nintendo that was basicly a promo for the n64 and mario 64 lol. I dont know if its a matter of me being older and less enthusastic or a if its a sign of the state of the industry that has me less than hyped from what i used to be.