getting older, just can't get excited..
getting older, just can't get excited..
went to wikipedia for more info and found this spefic site http://wiiu.wikia.com/wiki/Wii_U.
the show screen shot of games. there will be a console and more traditional controller.
Anyway, I expect the Wii U to be out by the last week of Oct. If they make it in November, they will miss out on the Assassin's Creed III launch and everyone will just buy the game for PS3 or 360 instead of waiting for the Wii U version.
I had a chance to play the Wii U at the Denver Wii U Experience and it is much more fun than I thought! The Luigi mini game was surprisingly fun and Pikimin 3 was sweet too! I can tell that I am gonna like the Wii U much more than I did the Wii.
Day one pick up for me!:skgrin:
I want it. funny I was so close to buying a ps3 one day and I talked myself out of it because the only games that I want are the God of War series and Uncharted. i may still get one but hardly ANYTHING on it appeals to me. xbox and nintendo seem to have me more interested.
Wasn't the Wii $250 at launch? I doubt that this new system will be lower in price. I will be happy if it is, but I doubt it. And I'm wondering how the tablet controller will impact the price. Nintendo does like to keep their prices lower to be more appealing in at least that respect, but at the end of the day costs are costs. I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility of $300, but I doubt that it would go much higher than that.
I think $299 myself, that is about "Normal" for a console. I think the Wii was $249 at launch and the Xbox was $399
Nobody can repeat the awesomeness that was the PS3, get another job to pay for claimed Sony....how did that go for them :hmlol:
Just saw this yahoo.com article.
Anyway, from what I've read the Wii U will have superior specs to the ps3 (outside of being a blu-ray player) what that means for us however is something to be proven. specs on paper mean nothing if developers don't make use of the capabilities.
Sorry, but 50GB discs trump 9 GB discs any day. The 360 is what is holding the PS3 back from its true potential. If you look at games like God of War III, Uncharted series, and Metal Gear Solid 4, they put all other games to shame in terms of graphics because they are PS3 only.
I was just saying if it WERE to be, sometimes depending on the person and what's important to them you just gotta go for it. I'm not saying to live wrecklessly. I'm not saying to splurge on everything that strikes your fancy... BUT, once in a while you just gotta throw caution to the wind and go for it, because one lives only once! :hmgrin:
Anyone who thought Nintendo would launch a $400 console is off thier rocker. They always provide affordable options and I think they learned from the 3DS about launching at too high of a price point.
As far as gaming in general I personally could care less about technical specs. When I play Gears of War I'm not thinking "Gee, I would be having so much more fun if this were on a blu ray disc." Games are supposed to be fun and the Wii U looks like it will be exactly that. Can't wait!
The Wii U just looks like another gimmick to me. I need to see some real games that aren't just using it as a gimmick.
Price and release date announced
$349.99 deluxe $299.99 basic (US prices)
I just looked up some info on this. Apparently the difference between the Basic and Deluxe versions is that the basic will have 8GB of memory while the Deluxe will have 32GB. Those are both very low amounts of memory, and I can see that filling up fast, especially since the system can apparently be used as a DVR. Is there any other difference between the two models besides that?
I at least hope that the small amount of memory means that Nintendo won't be putting much focus on digital distribution of games and content.
The deluxe also comes with a stand, a charger for the controller and holder for it.
You also get a one year subscription that gets you 10% off downloaded games.
That's cool! :)
Also the fact that the deluxe system is black makes it even better! I got my original Wii at launch when they only came in white. I would have preferred black, but I wasn't going to buy the system again just for a different color.
Since we are getting a black Wii U right out of the gate, I will get that version.
In fact, I went ahead and preordered it from Gamestop's website. I may cancel it if I am able to preorder it from Amazon (free shipping and no tax). I'm also debating on even getting it this year at all or waiting until next year. Just found out yesterday that my wife NEEDS braces for her teeth (and not for cosmetic reasons... if she doesn't get them, she will have MAJOR problems years from now), so that's going to be big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! :hmeek: (we pretty much have it figured out, but it is a set-back).
EDIT: Canceled my Gamestop preorder and instead went with Best Buy with the in-store pick up option. I save on the shipping charge and get the system faster. :)