Will you buy or have you already brought a Nintendo Wii U?

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Posted by GH05T-666 (1045 posts) 4 years, 6 months ago

Poll: Will you buy or have you already brought a Nintendo Wii U? (53 votes)

Yes! 85%
No! 15%
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#1 Edited by MirkoS77 (12923 posts) -

I'll buy one when Nintendo's next console arrives. Then I can get everything for dirt cheap.

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#2 Edited by tocool340 (21189 posts) -

I'll give it one more year or til the next Zelda game comes out to buy it. Or if the new Smash Bros. Wii U game has a limited edition bundle release....

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#3 Posted by CyberLips (1826 posts) -

There's nothing that interests me in Wii U, so no.

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#4 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11233 posts) -

I already bought one. It's present+ future lineup is quite good. By the end of 2014 I'm garunteed to have 14 great games for it. Not bad at all IMHO.

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#5 Edited by KBFloYd (19419 posts) -

@CyberLips said:

There's nothing that interests me in Wii U, so no.

mario 3d world and sonic Lost World...don't interest you?

playing wii sports online against others?

windwaker HD?

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#6 Posted by b4il (115 posts) -

bought one about two months ago, it was completely on impulse but i don't regret it. i sold my wii three years ago and just wanted to play some mario and zelda again and ended up playing pikmin 3 and tw101 as well.

i'm looking forward to sm3dw, dkctf, mk8 and smash and of course the new zelda u. i hope there won't be more long draughts, there's no interesting title in december and january for me for example.

maybe i'll catch up on skyward sword since my wii was already sold when it came out.

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#7 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9116 posts) -

Already got mine at launch. :D

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#8 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

I may buy one next year.

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#9 Posted by pierst179 (10805 posts) -

I have had mine for 7 months and I have bought 8 great games!

Until the end of the year that number will probably be around 12 or 13. So I am pretty satisfied with it.

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#10 Edited by david61983 (288 posts) -

I will if Nintendo ever gets the price right.

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#11 Edited by KBFloYd (19419 posts) -

@david61983 said:

I will if Nintendo ever gets the price right.

it costs the same as the ps3 and 360 here in usa lol...geez

buy it used if you want it for 99 cents.

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#12 Edited by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

I bought one at launch, and I actually like it. Not a great console by any means, but I enjoy it. Obviously if it had more games (both retail and VC games) it could be seen as a great console. Not there yet though.

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#13 Posted by spike6958 (6691 posts) -

I got one at launch. Will admit I wish I had held off, getting it at launch and going through the worst dry spell in gaming history has soured the system for me, but it does have some pretty interesting games coming for it, so I don't regret owning it, but next time I'll wait a year or so before I buy a home console from Nintendo.

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#14 Posted by wiifan001 (18657 posts) -

I haven't, and I'm not sure I ever will.

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#15 Edited by mrfokken (642 posts) -

Have one. Enjoy it a lot. There are more games that I want than I can afford with either money or time. Have started Splinter Cell Blacklist, but am playing Wind Waker, and just picked up Zombie U for cheap but haven't started it.

Also have: Lego City Undercover, Darksiders II, Batman Arkham City, Call or Duty Black Ops, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Need for Speed Most Wanted,

VC: Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Mega Man X, Punch Out, Donkey Kong, Ice Clmber

eshop: The Cave, Toki Tori II, Zen Pinball, Giana Sisters, Earth Bound, Nano Assault, Trine 2

Would like to get: Lego Batman 2, Rayman Legends

Plan on getting: Sonic, Super Mario 3D World, Batman Origins, Watch Dogs

And people say there aren't any games.

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#16 Posted by superbuuman (6087 posts) -

Already have one, its ok ..next games - Sonic Lost World, Watch Dogs, maybe Cat Mario 3D Land since Im ditching Deus Ex Director's Cut. :P

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#17 Posted by pillarrocks (1465 posts) -

Probably in a few years when Nintendo lowers the price and more games come out.

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#18 Posted by etmaul (760 posts) -

I bought one at launch, then sold it a month later. I bought one a couple weeks ago and plan on keeping this one since I transferred my Wii VC games over to the Wii U. Also, the Nintendo line up looks pretty solid for at least the next 6 months so seems like a great time to dive in.

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#19 Edited by KBFloYd (19419 posts) -

@wiifan001 said:

I haven't, and I'm not sure I ever will.

im sad to hear you say that wiifan.. you were a great nintendo supporter.

whats the biggest turn off of the system for you?

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#20 Edited by FinalFighters (2782 posts) -


waiting to see if they release a red Wii U mario kart 8 bundle first before i make a purchase.

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#21 Posted by FinalFighters (2782 posts) -

Also i have a question: can ALL eshop games be played on the gamepad screen (off tv play) ?

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#22 Posted by Kenny789 (10434 posts) -

Got one a few months back with no regrets!

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#23 Posted by Elaisse2 (25 posts) -

I cancelled my ps4 pre order and got a wiiu and getting a new gpu. Love the wii u and I have pc for mutli plats given that ps4 cant seem to do 1080p and 60p this gen either. Sonic lost world looks amazing wonderful 101 is a great hardcore game.

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#24 Posted by KBFloYd (19419 posts) -

@FinalFighters: all 3 of my eshop games can be played off tv play..

i have toki tori 2, ducktales, and spot the difference

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#25 Posted by Megavideogamer (6370 posts) -

I bought the Wii U at launch way back in Nov 18th 2012. Thus far I have 9 retail games. Nintendoland,New super Mario Brothers U, Zombie U, Need for speed most wanted U,Batman Arkham city Armored edition, Call of duty black ops 2, Avengers Battle earth, TanK Tank Tank, New Super Luigi U

downloadable games Nano Assault Neo, Zen Pinball 2 plus 11 Wii U virtual console games. Plus all the free DLC Throw ins like Rayman Legends app challenge.

I thought I give the Wii U a shot. It is O.K

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#26 Edited by SNESMaster420 (1358 posts) -

The Wii U is the only console I have ever bought on launch day. I like it, but I could have waited until about now.

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#27 Posted by wiifan001 (18657 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

@wiifan001 said:

I haven't, and I'm not sure I ever will.

im sad to hear you say that wiifan.. you were a great nintendo supporter.

whats the biggest turn off of the system for you?

Buying a Wii U alone would be $300, and each Nintendo game would rack $50-$60 each.

This year I've paid less than $75 for Steam games so far on my high end pc, (which I needed one for college), and have about 22 games with steam special sales and the humble bundle. A lot more for a less.

I need watch my spending a lot more due to college funding

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#28 Posted by zeroyaoi (2458 posts) -

Already have one. Kinda wish I hadn't picked it up so early. Would've loved the Zelda themed gamepad.

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#29 Edited by KBFloYd (19419 posts) -

@wiifan001 said:

@KBFloYd said:

@wiifan001 said:

I haven't, and I'm not sure I ever will.

im sad to hear you say that wiifan.. you were a great nintendo supporter.

whats the biggest turn off of the system for you?

Buying a Wii U alone would be $300, and each Nintendo game would rack $50-$60 each.

This year I've paid less than $75 for Steam games so far on my high end pc, (which I needed one for college), and have about 22 games with steam special sales and the humble bundle. A lot more for a less.

I need watch my spending a lot more due to college funding

would you consider buying a wiiU used?

then buying the games a few months after they release when price goes down?

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#30 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

I've had one for almost a year now and the software releases have been disappointing, but now it's starting to roll with great games. I just picked up Rayman Legends and The Wonderful 101 and I'm loving them both.

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#31 Posted by wiifan001 (18657 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

@wiifan001 said:

@KBFloYd said:

@wiifan001 said:

I haven't, and I'm not sure I ever will.

im sad to hear you say that wiifan.. you were a great nintendo supporter.

whats the biggest turn off of the system for you?

Buying a Wii U alone would be $300, and each Nintendo game would rack $50-$60 each.

This year I've paid less than $75 for Steam games so far on my high end pc, (which I needed one for college), and have about 22 games with steam special sales and the humble bundle. A lot more for a less.

I need watch my spending a lot more due to college funding

would you consider buying a wiiU used?

then buying the games a few months after they release when price goes down?

Most Nintendo games stay the same price for at least 3 years. In 2017 Super Mario 3d World and Smash Bros Wii U and Mario kart U will still be retailed at full price at a retail store. Of course there will probably be some online deal or something crazy at the Toys R Us or something, but still probably range at he $35-$40 mark.

I haven't paid for than $5 for any one game this year including Darksiders 2, Dead Space 3, Crysis 2, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Resident Evil 5 and Mirror's Edge just to name a few.

And my backlog is already at an all time high. So, I'm good for now and for a long time.

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#32 Posted by the330and419 (245 posts) -

Buying one this weekend. Super pumped about it. I'm so glad I cancelled my xbone preorder.

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#33 Posted by anab0lic (374 posts) -

I just bought one... looking at what ps4 and xbone have to offer at launch and next year i dont see anything is a must play for me...whereas Nintendo has some games like that already with plenty more to come in 2014.

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#34 Posted by ail_taco (128 posts) -

had one since launch, getting the upcoming batman game

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#35 Edited by Gaming-Planet (19133 posts) -

Maybe around 2014 or early 2015.

The games need to be there for me to buy.

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#36 Posted by FFCYAN (4964 posts) -

I got mine a few days after launch. I could have waited longer since I don't play much of the Wii U at all. NSMBWiiU is a great game, but there's not too much keeping me interested ATM. As a longtime Nintendo fan that has been playing Mario games before some of you were born, the Wii U has been Nintendo's biggest misstep console-wise. There's nothing I find inherently wrong with the hardware, it's just that I expected more from Nintendo software wise. Even the N64 drought was mitigated by the launch of Super Mario 64 with the system. Nintendo just dropped the ball with readily available games big time. Looking forward to SMW3DLand and Mario Kart 8 though.

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#37 Posted by CTR360 (8528 posts) -

i dont buy WII-U for the next two years

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#38 Edited by superclocked (5864 posts) -

Yes, but only after Zelda Wii U is released...

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#39 Posted by Kamina85 (32 posts) -

Yes, and I own New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendoland, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Wonderful 101, and ZombiU (and have Super Mario 3D World pre-ordered). I'm pretty satisfied with the console so far.

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#40 Edited by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

Too pricey with not nearly enough games that interest me.

Once stuff I want comes out I'll look into either bundles or wait for a price drop and do it. System is the only that has any appeal left for me out of the three that exist and playing a new Zelda is a must. Might be next year, might be the year after, but I'll purchase one at some point during its lifespan.

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#41 Posted by Sphensen (1168 posts) -

I bought one at launch and regret nothing, I have enjoyed numerous games sales along the way

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#42 Posted by Avatar_Taxidous (4407 posts) -

I got mine a few days after launch and I've enjoyed it a lot. Going on Miiverse and using the gamepad for games (and applications) turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected.

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#43 Edited by --Thomas-- (920 posts) -

I own a Wii U along with New Super Mario Bros U, Resident Evil: Revelations and Pikmin 3. I'll probably pick up Wind Waker and the new 3D Mario next month.

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#44 Posted by GAJY_FILTH (112 posts) -

For me the lack of analog triggers is the biggest let down

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#45 Edited by Gloryfinder (423 posts) -

Between the eventual release of Monolith's X and the Zelda bundle tempting me beyond belief, I finally purchased a Wii U. I'll be containing myself and probably wont open/use it until the holidays though, because my time is already split too much amongst a handful of excellent game releases the past few months on systems I already actively use.

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#46 Posted by WR_Platinum (4685 posts) -

I'm waiting till there is a Zelda bundle for the next game.