The Wii U can have a 3TB attched to it out of the box so they are just providing the min to get you started
The Wii U looks pretty fun, I only wish there was more 3rd party support for the launch. I'm surprised Capcom didn't decide to port a plethora of their games to the system. Since I still haven't played Street Fighter 4, Resident Evil 5, Marvel vs Capcom 3, those are all games I would have gladly purchased on the Wii U at launch were they offered.
And then there's other games I would also play on the Wii U were they offered, Mortal Kombat, the next NHL game, the latest Transformers game and even the upcoming Deadpool game. Alas, it looks like if I want to play those games, I'll finally have to get an X-Box 360.
Oh, I'm not saying there's no support whatsoever, only that the 3rd party games that I have an interest in haven't been announced for the Wii U yet. What can I say? Having never owned a non Nintendo console, many of the 3rd party franchises currently being offered, I have no interest in. Everything I'm interested in is either a franchise that's been on a Nintendo console before, or it includes characters from franchises that I care about. I really would love to play as Grimlock on the Wii U...
Its baby steps when you go from getting barely any at launch the last 2 console cycles
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Like I said on E3 discussion here on org.
They move a little harder this one, beside if the new Playstation or X box consoles announce, this platform will generally fallback into 7th generation.
I still don't think they need a new PS for at least another 5 years.
Oh didn't say I got mine ordered from my local gamestop, got the deluxe version.
I've pre-ordered the Deluxe one myself, its good value for money for what we are getting and the "gimmick" is a useful one, moving the game to the pad when the missus wants to watch TV sounds like only a good thing to me
And nintendo have really tried this time, 3RD party support is high, they've got great features like Nintendo TVii and the prices is far lower than anyone actually thought
As for the next xbox or playstation, people are expecting too much, they may be more powerful, but not by a lot at all, were in a recession, the industry is struggling and both MS and Sony couldn't afford the development costs to make the same sort of technological leap we saw between ps2>ps3 generation.
The next Xbox/Ps will have the same sort of GPGPU that the WiiU has but maybe slightly more powerful, they'll have the same RAM of 2GB and maybe a slightly faster CPU, although i doubt they will have a seperate sound chip like the WiiU has so that will be covered elsewhere
As I recall they also stated a bit early on they wanted this generation to last a bit longer.
Looks like for now most of the online preorders are already gone, the only one left is the basic at gamestop.
At any rate I pre-ordered a Deluxe package on Saturday and I can't wait to get my hands on some Mario Bros. and ZombiU action!
During a recent interview with Japanese economic website Toyo Keizai, ever-charming Ken Kutaragi had this to say about Sony's goal for the PS3: "for consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one'. We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else."
Thus he is no longer CEO. Kaz Hirai is now in charge.
Got my black deluxe Wii U preordered yesterday! :hmgrin: :shgrin:
Well it's finally here! Anyone who is interested in beefing up their friends list send me a PM. None of my real world friends got a Wii U :(
I went out yesterday just to see if I could find a Wii U. Toys R Us had the basic system in stock, but I decided to wait until I could find the Deluxe. So it may be a while before I get one, since I assume after this weekend these won't be anywhere until after Christmas sometime.
That's ok. I feel like I don't have any time for video games these days. :hmsad:
Interested in hearing from some folks who grabbed one of these. I've always been a Nintendo fan and even preordered my Wii so that I got one on launch day. Still, nothing about the WiiU does anything for me. None of the games seem overly appealing, the features seem rather gimmicky, and I'm just not impressed by technical aspects of the system for being a brand new console. Usually Nintendo has one killer game that I just can't live without but at this point, I can't identify one.
Maybe I just feel burned by the Wii? Had one since launch day and can only think of a handful of games that I ever really wanted to play. The only reason I still have my Wii is because I gave my Gamecube to my brother-in-law. Really want to hear some opinions from folks who are playing the Wii U right now.
The upside to this is since its similar in specs to the 360 and PS3 then it will at least get some decent 3rd party support which is what the Wii had a major lacking of. But ultimately its up to the Devs to find a use for the tablet, iOS and Android proved some amazing games can be made for touchscreens.
The specs stats are embarrassing, it is suppose to be a next-gen system, yet it is just up to par with aging systems both of which are slated to see replacements next fall. That won't get 3rd party people on board when they have to back step to port multiplatform games. Which is were MOST 3rd party developers opperate.
I doubt the next 360 will be anything major either, probably a CPU and GPU upgrade but MS wants to make it a streaming media center that just happens to play games.
Anyone expecting some monster HD system in the next-gen is going to be sorely disappointed I think. Nintendo has always been behind in hardware, the Wii was not a grand leap from the Gamecube for example. I think about the only time they did a huge leap was the Virtual Boy and that failed miserably :hmlol:
It will be interesting to see if the tablet goes over well, unlike the motion controls which Nintendo pioneered the tablet/touchscreen is really Apple's domain at this point.