Wii U with HDMI cable included, suprising!

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#1 JuanGrande386
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I know Nintendo is all HD this HD that now with the Wii U but I was actually suprised when they said an HDMI cable would be in the box. I thought they would pull a Sony or Microsoft and just toss in a composite cable even though thats the worst connection for the systems. I know HDMI cables are cheap but who else kinda expected some "Nintendo Brand HDMI Cable, Best for Wii U"?

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#2 GC4ever
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i'm sure it will have the nintendo seal of approval lol
but ya i think it's awesome as well

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Considering Nintendo products cost less to make then they are to sell, it's about damn time Nintendo did something nice as a standard.
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#4 shockwave04
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probably since HDMI cords are a bit cheaper now than they were 6 years ago.
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#5 WreckEm711
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Thats because Nintendo does what they used to Nintendont! :P Seriously, Nintendo is making good on their work that they want to cater to the hardcore gamer this gen too. This entire day has been a huge "SUCK IT COMPETITION" fest.

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probably since HDMI cords are a bit cheaper now than they were 6 years ago.shockwave04
And even then, I could get them for seven or eight bucks.
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#7 meetroid8
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It's about time, someone had to make them standard.
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#8 GamerEye
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[QUOTE="shockwave04"]probably since HDMI cords are a bit cheaper now than they were 6 years ago.JustPlainLucas
And even then, I could get them for seven or eight bucks.

Lol.

I remember 5 years ago I found an HDMI cable on the ground. At the time I didn't know what it was as I only had an SD TV and couldn't afford the 360 or PS3.

Woo for free stuff.

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#9 Jaysonguy
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I know Nintendo is all HD this HD that now with the Wii U but I was actually suprised when they said an HDMI cable would be in the box. I thought they would pull a Sony or Microsoft and just toss in a composite cable even though thats the worst connection for the systems. I know HDMI cables are cheap but who else kinda expected some "Nintendo Brand HDMI Cable, Best for Wii U"?

JuanGrande386

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HDMI cables are cheaper to make then analogue cables.

So who's surprised that they picked the cheapest option? Hopefully no one.

Of course this screws over a large chunk of their base but it's cheaper for them so they'll be content with charging for the analogue cables later on.

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#10 superbuuman
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HDMI cable is cheap as chips..lol not surprising at all. It should be expected to come with a HDMI cable since they didn't even include a wiimote & nunchuck.

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#11 JuanGrande386
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Ive been using the same HDMI cable and digital opitical audio cable for my PS3 and 360 since the slim 360 came out. I probably wont even take the Wii U one outta the box.....still hoping they stick an optical audio port on it or Ill have to change my surround sound setup a little

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Meh, Wii-U games will be $60 it would seem...
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What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

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#14 aquaglow
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What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

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Realistically anyone who hasn't had the money to upgrade to a HDTV won't be buying an expensive new games console.
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#15 Link256
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It's about time, someone had to make them standard. meetroid8
I agree.

I mean, I understand why most go with composite as the pack-in, with composite connection being on most every TV, but still, in this day and age, when most households now have at least one HDTV, it's time. HDMI should be the pack-in. If someone really wants composite, they can be purchased on the cheap.

HDMI cable is cheap as chips..lol not surprising at all. It should be expected to come with a HDMI cable since they didn't even include a wiimote & nunchuck.superbuuman
To me, it's surprising, when you consider the fact that just about most everyone else, whether it be Sony, Mircosoft, BD markers, or Roku, still goes with composite as the pack-in.

What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.GameboyTroy
Wii U still has a compsoite connection. Apparently, it uses the same connection as the Wii, so if someone has a Wii, they are already covered, and even if they don't, composite cables can be purchase on the cheap.

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What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

GameboyTroy

You can get a name brand 50 inch for $499. If people can't afford that, they shouldn't be buying a new system.

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[QUOTE="GameboyTroy"]

What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

ZamboniGamer

You can get a name brand 50 inch for $499. If people can't afford that, they shouldn't be buying a new system.

You can get a 32 inch for waaaay cheaper than that if you're in a bind, there isn't really any excuse for not owning an HDTV in this day and age :P

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#18 enrique_marrodz
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I actually still waiting to see if it is an actual regular HDMI cable, but it sounds great to me too!
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I am glad that they are including it with the system.
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[QUOTE="GameboyTroy"]What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.Link256

Wii U still has a compsoite connection. Apparently, it uses the same connection as the Wii, so if someone has a Wii, they are already covered, and even if they don't, composite cables can be purchase on the cheap.

Looks like I'll be covered.

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#21 superbuuman
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To me, it's surprising, when you consider the fact that just about most everyone else, whether it be Sony, Mircosoft, BD markers, or Roku, still goes with composite as the pack-in.

Link256

Its Nintendo's next gen system...pretty sure next MS/Sony system will come with HDMI cable. Its a standard now. You'd be dumb to be buying tv/display without a HDMI input.

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[QUOTE="Link256"]

To me, it's surprising, when you consider the fact that just about most everyone else, whether it be Sony, Mircosoft, BD markers, or Roku, still goes with composite as the pack-in.

superbuuman

Its Nintendo's next gen system...pretty sure next MS/Sony system will come with HDMI cable. Its a standard now. You'd be dumb to be buying tv/display without a HDMI input.

No, those other companies wuldn't, they're also not failing like Nintendo is right now

HDMI is cheap and that's what Nintendo is looking for at this point

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#23 WreckEm711
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[QUOTE="superbuuman"]

[QUOTE="Link256"]

To me, it's surprising, when you consider the fact that just about most everyone else, whether it be Sony, Mircosoft, BD markers, or Roku, still goes with composite as the pack-in.

Jaysonguy

Its Nintendo's next gen system...pretty sure next MS/Sony system will come with HDMI cable. Its a standard now. You'd be dumb to be buying tv/display without a HDMI input.

No, those other companies wuldn't, they're also not failing like Nintendo is right now

HDMI is cheap and that's what Nintendo is looking for at this point

Microsoft isn't, Sony is, the'yre failing hard on all fronts :P

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[QUOTE="Link256"]To me, it's surprising, when you consider the fact that just about most everyone else, whether it be Sony, Mircosoft, BD markers, or Roku, still goes with composite as the pack-in.superbuuman
Its Nintendo's next gen system...pretty sure next MS/Sony system will come with HDMI cable. Its a standard now. You'd be dumb to be buying tv/display without a HDMI input.

It should be, but it's not. Like I said, just about everyone else still uses composite as the pack-in connnection. And it's not just gaming consoles, either. This is the case for Blu-ray players as well, for example.

Wii U, as far as I am aware, is one of the few using HDMI as the pack-in connection.

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to everyone who is saying hdmi cables are so cheap to make, if thats the case then why doesnt micro$oft or sony include them in there skus anymore???.....bunch of haters:roll:

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#26 bonesawisready5
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I think it is great too.

But I really think the Basic Set should come with regular A/V cables, or at least Component because I'm sure the people buying the lowest priced version of the system are the most likely to be not hooking it up to an HDTV.

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#27 bonesawisready5
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to everyone who is saying hdmi cables are so cheap to make, if thats the case then why doesnt micro$oft or sony include them in there skus anymore???.....bunch of haters:roll:

mrmoeone

Because they know YOU will pay for an expensive one.

I can go into Blockbuster, Half Price Books or other local stores and get a brand new, 6ft HDMI cable that works as good as any for $7. And you've got to consider that the $7 HDMI cable I'm speaking of is probably still selling at a 50% profit.

Sony and MS are ripping people off with higher priced HDMI cables, there is no doubt about that. Like how MS sold the WiFi adaptor for years at $100 while it costed like $10 to produce.

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#28 bonesawisready5
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[QUOTE="superbuuman"]

[QUOTE="Link256"]

To me, it's surprising, when you consider the fact that just about most everyone else, whether it be Sony, Mircosoft, BD markers, or Roku, still goes with composite as the pack-in.

Jaysonguy

Its Nintendo's next gen system...pretty sure next MS/Sony system will come with HDMI cable. Its a standard now. You'd be dumb to be buying tv/display without a HDMI input.

No, those other companies wuldn't, they're also not failing like Nintendo is right now

HDMI is cheap and that's what Nintendo is looking for at this point

What?

So you're saying shipping an HDMI cable when they COULD charge $50 for a Nintendo branded one is "cheap"?

How is that "cheap" if they're actually walking away from easy money from consumers?

How is any of this "failing" on Nintendo's behalf?

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#29 Link256
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I think it is great too.

But I really think the Basic Set should come with regular A/V cables, or at least Component because I'm sure the people buying the lowest priced version of the system are the most likely to be not hooking it up to an HDTV.bonesawisready5

... Or it's just people who want a deal.

Again, if someone really wants composite, it can be purchased on the cheap. At some point, the switch over just needs to be made, like it was with coaxial to composite, and if you ask me, that time is now.

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ya lol i paid 20 bucks for my hdmi cord 3 x cause it kept breaking , these things are made cheaply but cost alot , compared to av cables so yes im glad they included one , but since i go on trips i have to buy a standard def one for my dvd player in the car , so i can use it

other then that , im good

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#31 Link256
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You can get a name brand 50 inch for $499. If people can't afford that, they shouldn't be buying a new system.ZamboniGamer
For that matter, best selling TV on Amazon is a 42 inch LG TV for $399.

You can get a 32 inch for waaaay cheaper than that if you're in a bind, there isn't really any excuse for not owning an HDTV in this day and age :PWreckEm711
For 32 inch models, under $300, for the record.

Also, Amazon sells a Panasonic 24 inch HDTV for $199, and I've seen 19 inch models go for low as $80 at Best Buy.

Not to mention, those are regular prices. Black Friday is around the corner.

So, yeah, HDTVs are certainly affoardable, these days.

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#32 Link256
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ya lol i paid 20 bucks for my hdmi cord 3 x cause it kept breaking , these things are made cheaply but cost alot , compared to av cables so yes im glad they included one , but since i go on trips i have to buy a standard def one for my dvd player in the car , so i can use it

other then that , im goodmariokart64fan

You are doing it wrong. Do not pay more than $10 for a HDMI cable.

They can be had on Amazon, for example, around $5, and even chaper than that. Like, under $2.

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You can get a 6 ft HDMI cable on ebay for two bucks. It's really no big deal.

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What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

GameboyTroy

The way I see it, Wii U is catering to people who were lost with the Wii and went 360/PS3 in the last few years.

The Wii U is also catering to people who previously owned a Wii, and the Wii U uses the same input as the Wii for Composite/Component.

Can't imagine anyone with a 360/PS3 without a HDTV, nor can I imagine someone who doesn't own a Wii.

Those who don't...well...invest in a HDTV first.

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What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

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I bought a 32" 1080p TV for 100 bucks less than a Wii U this year. There's really no excuse.
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to everyone who is saying hdmi cables are so cheap to make, if thats the case then why doesnt micro$oft or sony include them in there skus anymore???.....bunch of haters:roll:

mrmoeone

This is not rocket science.

First of all no one is making them, please stop that right now. They're subcontracted out.

Secondly, it's more expensive to get analogue cables then it is HDMI

Lastly, the whole point is to be able to satisfy everyone at the onset. If you give analogue cables you make sure that everyone is going to be able to hook up the device no matter what kind of TV they have. If you only include HDMI you're making sure that there will be people who will need to buy extras.

That's why the other companies include analogue cables, they have the money to spend to go the extra mile. Nintendo as a company does not.

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#37 Hekynn
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I know right? This is awesome news unlike the other consoles which did not include a hdmi cable ugh.
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#38 Jaysonguy
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I know right? This is awesome news unlike the other consoles which did not include a hdmi cable ugh. Hekynn

No it's not, I already explained how it's not

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[QUOTE="Hekynn"]I know right? This is awesome news unlike the other consoles which did not include a hdmi cable ugh. Jaysonguy

No it's not, I already explained how it's not

What may not be awesome for you can be awesome for someone else. Contrary to what you might think, the world doesn't revolve around you. You need to lose the "I know better than everyone else" attitude that you carry on these forums.

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#40 Sepewrath
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This is not rocket science.

First of all no one is making them, please stop that right now. They're subcontracted out.

Secondly, it's more expensive to get analogue cables then it is HDMI

Lastly, the whole point is to be able to satisfy everyone at the onset. If you give analogue cables you make sure that everyone is going to be able to hook up the device no matter what kind of TV they have. If you only include HDMI you're making sure that there will be people who will need to buy extras.

That's why the other companies include analogue cables, they have the money to spend to go the extra mile. Nintendo as a company does not.

Jaysonguy
But what if your TV doesn't have analog connections, then your being screwed over right? What your saying is complete nonsense and your well aware of that fact. Very few TV's are made without multiple HDMI slots anymore, if you have an older TV that lacks one, then you have to buy the cable. No different than having to buy an HDMI cable for the PS3 and 360. It has nothing to do with cost, its just the nature of the TV market right now, so stop coming up with fantasies to support your trolling.
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#41 Link256
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This is not rocket science.

First of all no one is making them, please stop that right now. They're subcontracted out.

Secondly, it's more expensive to get analogue cables then it is HDMI

Lastly, the whole point is to be able to satisfy everyone at the onset. If you give analogue cables you make sure that everyone is going to be able to hook up the device no matter what kind of TV they have. If you only include HDMI you're making sure that there will be people who will need to buy extras.

That's why the other companies include analogue cables, they have the money to spend to go the extra mile. Nintendo as a company does not.Jaysonguy

Look, not as if there is not precedent for this. Back in the Nintendo 64 era, Nintendo used composite cable as the standard pack-in, so anybody who did not have a TV with a composite connection had to buy a RF switch. I was one of those people. Big deal. I spent under 10 bucks for one, and I was good to go.

Same deal here.

Also, the amount of people who neither have a HDTV or a Wii, and yet, who are buying a Wii U, I have to imagine is very small, and even than, for the record, a Wii composite cable, which will work on the Wii U, can be had on Amazon for under 5 dollars.

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#42 GameboyTroy
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[QUOTE="GameboyTroy"]

What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

OreoMilkshake
I bought a 32" 1080p TV for 100 bucks less than a Wii U this year. There's really no excuse.

Hmm, not bad for a tv that size. All you have to do is save some money if you're getting paid.
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#43 Nintendo_Ownes7
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What are the people that don't have HDTVs going to use? HDTVs are not cheap.

GameboyTroy

Nintendo said it was compatible with Wii A/V cables.

So if you have a Wii you have the cables to work on an SDTV.

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#44 cooldust
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It sure is nice but no big deal as you can literally buy one for £1. Great for convince and I certainly approve this approach.