What do you think of the WiiU now?
I got one before and was disappointed; I still regret my decision.
0.5% (3)
0.5% (3)
I wasn't going to get one before, and my mind hasn't been changed.
27.2% (166)
27.2% (166)
I have no strong feelings either way.
8.8% (54)
8.8% (54)
I didn't want a WiiU before, but now I want one.
16.5% (101)
16.5% (101)
I already got a WiiU, and now I'm even happier that I did.
29.5% (180)
29.5% (180)
I have other things I need to buy before I can consider a WiiU now.
10% (61)
10% (61)
I wanted one before, and I want one even more now.
7.4% (45)
7.4% (45)
I wanted one before, but I don't want one anymore.
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Poll: What do you think of the WiiU now?

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So, Nintendo decided to show us some goods at E3. Let's take a look at the WiiU now:
Super Smash Bros WiiU (not to mention 3DS and the actually nifty little amiibos, plus Miis and LADY PALUTENA!)
Mario Maker (been a long time coming)
Zelda WiiU (to be open world this time, which sounds awesome)
Hyrule Warriors (2 player, with Zelda, Impa, and Midna, possibly more, playable)
Yoshi's Wooly World (I legitimately hope TBFP can make Woolie do a playthrough of this)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (canvas curse was actually pretty solid)
Sonic Boom (after Colors, Generations, and Lost World, I'm actually willing to trust in Sonic)
Devil's Third (From the only brains Team Ninja ever actually had)
Bayonetta 2 (and the first one thrown in as well, with some extra Nintendo elements thrown in)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (still looks absolutely gorgeous)
Splatoon (what the heck is this and why is my boner throwing my wallet at my screen)
Starfox WiiU (Confirmed! Miyamotosama has indeed been working on his secret black projects)
Project Guardian (Tower Defense? In a Nintendo Game? More likely than you'd think)
Project Giant Robot (We need more Project Giant Robots in our lives)

Plus, we've already recieved:
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World
New Super Mario WiiU
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Sonic Lost World
Wonderful 101
Pikmin 3
ZombiU

And that's in addition to any other good games that we've already had that I hadn't listed, or any other good games that might be coming in the future. Some people in the escapist enjoy any chance to say that Nintendo is screwed and should stop making hardware and sell out to one of its competition, and even I would be crazy to not admit that the WiiU has had an atrociously rough start. But what do you honestly think now?

Captcha: Mouth watering. Wow, that's bizarrely accurate for me. I tried to be at least impartial to the options for the pole, and am entirely open to people who still view all of this as barely noteworthy in comparison to what other companies have in store. But I'm -definitely- happy with what I see coming my way, and with 3 more unannounced Nintendo titles in the next 2 days, alongside any other games that aren't Nintendo Exclusive to be added to the WiiU's library (I tried to focus just on what 1st party for Nintendo I could find), I'm feeling pretty good.

At least they are trying. I'll give them that. Look call me when these games get released , then we'll talk.

E3 was 'won' by Nintendo for me.

So...I think my body is ready.
At least by next year.

I still don't have any strong feelings towards the WiiU to be honest with you, I still have my sights set on the PS4 (and I will be acquiring one fairly soon), but I will be seeing if these games get released and then I just might pick up a wiiU, but for now I am happy with my PS3

krazykidd:
At least they are trying. I'll give them that. Look call me when these games get released , then we'll talk.

Pretty much this is the same for me.

Now don't get me wrong, I have had a Wii U since before it ever even got it's first price drop (happened a week later, still miffed a bit), but for the longest time it collected dust. The main problem Nintendo, well at least Nintendo of America, has had is that they don't advertise there games at all, and the few advertisements that were out were generally really bad. The only 2 that have been really good were Tropical Freeze's 1 ad they'd play, and the Mario Kart 8 ones. If Nintendo doesn't advertise these games more the closer they get out, then nothing will change. Now I'm getting most of the games either way, since I follow game news in general, but for those who don't these games will completely go under the radar unless they are advertised properly (well except for Zelda of course).

However, you cannot deny that Nintendo has had a terrible year and a half with the Wii U. The marketing was abysmal, the sales were at Dreamcast levels, and the glut of not many interesting games being released was constant. Like what happened with the 3DS, Nintendo needed to focus on the Wii U badly. Unfortunately though, they kept focusing only on the 3DS, long after it didn't need to. The marketing was so bad that most people thought the Wii U was just an expensive peripheral pad for the Wii, and it didn't help that it took ages for the actual Wii U console to show up in ads and not just the GamePad. Then the fact that the GamePad hadn't really be utilized at all to actually be a fully integrated part of the games. Sure we had some of them, but the main games like 3D World and Tropical Freeze don't even really use the GamePad (Tropical Freeze the GamePad is completely dark if not using off-screen play), Finally, all the supposed "killer apps" up to Mario Kart 8 would only just give an initial sales boost, only for that boost in console sales to be gone within about a week.

Really I hope Nintendo does well, but when you see them doing as badly as they were doing, especially after the excellent marketing done for the Wii, you have to question what the hell have they been doing for this last year and a half.

It's still a resounding 'meh' from me.

I'm more into their handheld stuff anyways, but the only thing that really stands out for me is Bayonetta 2. Loved the first game and while I'm a little bummed that Nintendo was the only company that bothered to pick that series up I really don't know if I want to fork out cash for one game.

As for Devil's Third, call me when it actually comes out because after the whole THQ fiasco I'm not holding my breath. I mean, it looks bat shit bonkers and fun as hell, but I'm gonna withhold judgement until it comes out.

In general?

The Wii U, for all the failures, tries to be a game console first and not a shoddy PC. This is also reflected in some games that, for me, bring a unique kind of joy.

I told people long ago that if I'd ever get a console it'd be a Nintendo product. Seems this'll be a Wii U rather soon.

Near enough everything I hear about the Wii U in terms of being a machine isn't really positive, but the games and the pad really make me want it more and more. At this point I just can't wait to get one, but there are games getting in the way of that seeing as new games cost a pretty penny.

I don't understand it. A bunch of people on Twitter say that Nintendo should go software only, even though they revealed a TON of great games today.

Why should they do that when the Wii U is getting games?

On topic, yes. I am now interested in getting a Wii U. 2015 looks to be a great year not just for the Wii U, but for gamers in general.

I can't say that my feelings have really changed all that much. The new Zelda looks pretty cool so I may eventually pick up a WiiU almost entirely to play that, but nothing else excited me. They certainly didn't have a dull thud of a presentation, but it's Nintendo and their presentation was very Ninteodo. I can't see anyone really getting excited about what they showed unless you were already on board.

VG_Addict:
I don't understand it. A bunch of people on Twitter say that Nintendo should go software only, even though they revealed a TON of great games today.

Why should they do that when the Wii U is getting games?

On topic, yes. I am now interested in getting a Wii U. 2015 looks to be a great year not just for the Wii U, but for gamers in general.

Keyword is "getting" games. The wiiU has been out for almost 2 years are people are still singing the same song. " Getting games, getting games" release the damn game already. Now don't go posting a grocery list of games, because that doesn't convince anybody. "Getting" games can only go so far, "Has" games is what people want.

Hey but maybe in 2015, the wiiu will "have" games.

I will get a WiiU at one point or another, though likely not for another year or two. That is more than I can say for the PS4 or Xbone, since I have no plans to buy either of them and chances are it will remain that way. To be honest, a PlayStation TV will probably be my only hardware purchase from the big 3 for the foreseeable future.

This E3 has not changed my intentions.

I was gonna get it some point besides they work like clockwork and I really like their franchises and approach to videgames. Also did anyone else laugh when Reggie and Iwata fought during the Smash Bros part of their confrence?

I doubt Wii U will make a comeback, but do you think it will do a lot better in 2015?

krazykidd:

VG_Addict:
I don't understand it. A bunch of people on Twitter say that Nintendo should go software only, even though they revealed a TON of great games today.

Why should they do that when the Wii U is getting games?

On topic, yes. I am now interested in getting a Wii U. 2015 looks to be a great year not just for the Wii U, but for gamers in general.

Keyword is "getting" games. The wiiU has been out for almost 2 years are people are still singing the same song. " Getting games, getting games" release the damn game already. Now don't go posting a grocery list of games, because that doesn't convince anybody. "Getting" games can only go so far, "Has" games is what people want.

Hey but maybe in 2015, the wiiu will "have" games.

Bayonetta 2, Smash, and Hyrule Warriors come out in 2014, and around the same time.

Don't own one, but I've played on one a fair bit at a friends house and I have to admit it's actually quite nice. Not sure whether I would ever buy one myself but then the same could be said for the Xbox and PS4 as well, and of the three I've pobably had the best experience with the WiiU so far. Very crisp visuals as well, which was a bit of a surprise for me when I first saw it because I was expecting it to look the weakest of the new generation of consoles, yet so far it's been the one to impress me the most in the respect as well.

I like the screen controller too. Neat idea now that I've actually seen and played with it myself.

So yeah, good console. Just needs more games.

same as i did before: its a console waiting on (largely exclusive Nintendo) games.

we all knew that really.

we're just...impatient :P

Eh,still dumb buy for me.Jus the most expensive option unless your a sole N gamer. Mass effect, Ass creed uncharted infamous, halo, CoD, DA-I, Doom, Tom clancy games, arkham Knight, pretty much every single tripple A release for the next 5 years wont show up (unless gimped) on the U.

Maybe there will be a good emulator in 5 years all I'll catch up on the backlog i'd play. Starfox, metroid, Fzero .... and ... o yeah smash bros.

I think the same of it now as I did before.

Hell, I still don't even know what the console looks like.

They should have been doing this last year, back when their main competition was a pair of ancient hardware from 2006 and the 'next gen' was still months away.

I still do not care for it. I've never been a fan of Nintendo's franchises except for Pokemon (I was a PS2 gamer growing up) so new Mario, Zelda and Kirby games do not excite me at all. Looking down that list the only games I would be interested in are The Wonderful 101 and Smash Bros... but they aren't must buys for me. Plus I could always get Smash Bros on my 3DS.

Really it's unlikely I'll ever get a Wii U. I'm more likely to actually get a PS4 in the future, what with new Uncharted, Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV coming (hopefully soon).

anthony87:
I think the same of it now as I did before.

Hell, I still don't even know what the console looks like.

it looks like a rounded off wii.

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it's actually quite small and cool and "apple-y".

and while i might be seen "defending Nintendo" on occasion, you're not alone by any means ...even major media outlets were running pieces suggesting the controller was the console after the complete fuck up that was the original reveal.

hell, imo it was even worse and more damaging that the xbones "it's a TV!" one...

I already had a WiiU, and frankly love the thing. Mario Maker will definitely be on my to-buy list(though I'm disappointed that it won't also be on the 3DS, even though I don't have one). Nice to see that the new Zelda is going to be more open-world, too.

I'm just glad to see Nintendo actually attending E3. That alone might buy the WiiU a bit more life.

Really weird how this gen is turning out as the less power the console has the more interesting exclusives it has.

They sold me the WiiU when they announced Smash Bros.
That was literally all I needed to buy one, just as Pokemon X/Y was all I needed to buy a 3DS.
The more games the better I say!

Honestly though, most Nintendo fans probably already have a WiiU at this point. Most of those announced games probably aren't going sway anyone else not already in the Nintendo camp.

krazykidd:

Keyword is "getting" games. The wiiU has been out for almost 2 years are people are still singing the same song. " Getting games, getting games" release the damn game already. Now don't go posting a grocery list of games, because that doesn't convince anybody. "Getting" games can only go so far, "Has" games is what people want.

Hey but maybe in 2015, the wiiu will "have" games.

To be fair, the PS3 did kind of the same thing; it took a very long time for it to have any kind of solid library, and even now, I'd only get one (don't have one at this time) to play Journey.

'Course, it didn't take the PS3 NEARLY as long as the WiiU. I love it, sure, but I got it last Christmas. I doubt I'd have loved it if I got it at launch or even the next year.

Sleekit:

anthony87:
I think the same of it now as I did before.

Hell, I still don't even know what the console looks like.

its looks like a rounded off wii.

image

and while i might be seen "defending Nintendo" on occasion, you're not by any means alone by any means...even major media outlets were running pieces suggesting the controller was the console after complete fuck up that was the original reveal.

hell, imo it was even worse and more damaging that the xbones "it's a TV!" one...

Huh, it's actually very nice looking as far as consoles go. I'm 100% with you regarding the marketing thing though, despite how my post may have sounded I'm actually more interested in the WiiU than the Xbox One, having said that I knew early on what the Xbox looked like y'know?

Although that may have been helped by all the VCR comparison jokes.

There's no "I was holding off for a larger library" Option?

V4Viewtiful:
There's no "I was holding off for a larger library" Option?

If I were to genericize that into one of the above choices, it'd be "I wasn't interessted before, but am now.", since you weren't interested immediately yet, due to the library.

tm96:
Also did anyone else laugh when Reggie and Iwata fought during the Smash Bros part of their confrence?

That was stupid, and completely ridiculous. I loved it. The biggest faces of the company so willing to take the piss out of themselves, while advertizing some pretty cool features. Especially since that completely dispels the "Nintendo is going to make people purchase individual characters" rumor that was mentioned a little while ago; Nintendo doesn't operate that way!

Story:
Honestly though, most Nintendo fans probably already have a WiiU at this point. Most of those announced games probably aren't going sway anyone else not already in the Nintendo camp.

You're probably right, but I was still interested in seeing what the numbers are. I saw one thread before e3 noting many people, even after the Xboner180 went back on the majority of it's horse-crap, still won't be investing in a Microsoft system. I wondered if the same might be true for the WiiU, given its similarly troubled first few years.

Quite frankly, they should have released the WiiU and all the games for it at Christmas this last year, not almost 2 full years ago. Just the hype from everything about to come out for it, along with a decent roster out now, I honestly feel would have had people singing an entirely different tune about it. 8 Incredibly solid launch titles, plus the promise of these 14 additional, would have seen better starting sales, less 3rd party support revoked, and the like and such. More time for development couldn't have hurt sales any more than them prematurely releasing a Fresh Prince'd Console. And god, more people than the token few that accessed the Miiverse at first should have been informed about the WiiU.

Still, while it would require Sony to hammer themselves in the nuts for Nintendo to have a chance to reclaim the dominance they once had in the market, I don't see the Big N going down anytime soon anymore.

I got a Wii U on day one and I'm feeling really gratified after watching the digital presentation on the Nintendo Youtube Channel. As for what was announced/expanded upon;

Smash Bros characters - The Mii characters confirm my thought that characters will have multiple final smash's & Paulatina vs Rosalina will probably be a big thing on Tumblr a few hours ago.

Mario Maker looked like a semi-lame 3DS digital thing but what they showed off took me by surprise. I'm probably not gonna get it but it looks a lot better than I expected. Kinda reminds me of Scribblenauts in a way...

I want Hyrule Warriors and I want to know who else is playable. I want to brawl as Groose dammit!

Bayonetta 2 is one my GF is really hyped about. It looks great and since they're packaging the first with it, I'll have no excuse to not play that one when she inevitably gets it.

Yoshi's Wooly World looks like a mix between the same-old-same-old that are the Yoshi games with Kirby's Epic Yarn. I'm interested but will probably wait on it. It looks adorable though.

Kirby's Canvas Curse...did we enter a timewarp? I remember claymation being a thing in some 90's games. It looks really great in this though. I'm probably going to get Yoshi's Wooly World before this though.

HOW THE HELL IS DEVIL'S THIRD EXCLUSIVE TO THE WII U?! It looks like it'll be a lot of fun but damn, it also looks like something you'd find on the other consoles first. I want it if only to see if I can play the drums in-game.

Mario Party 10 is like all of the others; it could be good. I hope it's good. I don't like that everyone is in a car/train/whatever again but playing as Bowser is a great new way to dick around friends.

I've said in a few posts how Sunset Overdrive LOOKS like an actual video game...then I saw Zelda U and, Splatoon and forgot about SO. Zelda U looks beautiful but I want to see more of it. I thought Link was a girl...from behind I could have sworn I saw a pony tail nub thing...Splatoon also looks like it'll be really good but I could have just been blinded by the colors and, fun.

Amiibo is something I'll likely buy into since I haven't been tempted by Skylanders or, Disney Infinity...

I'm on the hype train.

They introduced a lot of stuff and its not as if I dislike any of it. Nintendo just isn't offering what I want right now, under different circumstances I would totally enjoy the WiiU.

They seem to be happy with their niche and I respect them for it. I hope they can bounce back and continue well into the future. I am sure I will want to jump back into the Nintendo ecosystem again at some point, just not right now.

I got the Zelda Bundle because of Watch dogs and X by monolith. Sold it when watch dogs was delayed and looks like I'm not getting one until X comes out.

Riverwolf:

krazykidd:

Keyword is "getting" games. The wiiU has been out for almost 2 years are people are still singing the same song. " Getting games, getting games" release the damn game already. Now don't go posting a grocery list of games, because that doesn't convince anybody. "Getting" games can only go so far, "Has" games is what people want.

Hey but maybe in 2015, the wiiu will "have" games.

To be fair, the PS3 did kind of the same thing; it took a very long time for it to have any kind of solid library, and even now, I'd only get one (don't have one at this time) to play Journey.

'Course, it didn't take the PS3 NEARLY as long as the WiiU. I love it, sure, but I got it last Christmas. I doubt I'd have loved it if I got it at launch or even the next year.

That is very fair. And when the WIIU does the same thing and get games, then it will be noteworthy. Don't get me wrong, i want the wiiu to have games, but i just find it funny how people have been going on for a year and a half about things it's going to get.

Very glad I have one!! Why?

*Gigglegiggle* Whee!! Thank you Tecmo-Koei!! *Wipes some slobber* hehehehehehehehe!

The other open world Zelda game seems to have some promise, too.

I might actually get smashbros, too. I don't have a ton of time to throw parties with people to get together for smashbros.

Rebel_Raven:
Very glad I have one!! Why?

*Gigglegiggle* Whee!! Thank you Tecmo-Koei!! *Wipes some slobber* hehehehehehehehe!

So, I'm not the only one who saw some of these and literally lost his/her shit.

Rebel_Raven:
I might actually get smashbros, too. I don't have a ton of time to throw parties with people to get together for smashbros.

That is why you organize such parties online ahead of a predetermined date. Possibly through a group made up specifically of people who enjoy playing said game, who might meet on the forum of a video game / media news outlet.

Same as before. I want it but I don't own a TV and I've invested a lot into my PC gaming rig. Also, still waiting for a F-Zero game.

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