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.
0.2% (1)
0.2% (1)
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Arqus_Zed:
I've been making Mario levels since the TI83+

Oohhhhh that brings back goood memories. ^_^

I did that too all those years ago and it was tons of fun.

I actually went and recreated most of the levels of Mario RPG in it. That was a blast to do. XD

And then my best friend had to go and make a nearly impossible level set, including a !@#$ing invisible maze, which is HORRIBLE DESIGN, and yet he said it was good design because HE could beat it....XD

If you put a gun to my head and made me choose one of the next gen consoles, it would have been the Wii U. Now I want one of my own volition. While I'm glad they got the idea to release a new Star Fox, I just wish they would have remembered to make a new Metroid too. (or a remake of Super Metroid...speaking of remakes...Majora's Mask would be awesome.)

But it looks good. I was never a Smash player due to no friends and slow internet, and now that I have fast internet I still don't much care for it, but I'm very happy for all the fans.

Also, Game Grumps are going to have to play Yoshi's Wooly World.

gmaverick019:
but nothing I'm interested in and that damn controller is making that console overpriced"

Also, that controller being necessary is still making me not want it, microsoft was smart and has dropped the kinect as being necessary at least"

.... I'd like to preface this by noting that I'm not trying to be mean or anything. I have no problem whatsoever with people who disagree with me because we have different viewpoints. I don't care at all about that, though admittedly it's a bit harder to spark a conversation when two people are at different polarities.

But the WiiU Gamepad and the Xboner180 Connect are two completely different beasts. With Microsoft, you could literally cover the extraneous device with duct-tape (and I've had friends who actually did this, because the idea of microsoft being able to even scan their heartrate during gameplay sounds horrifying to them), leave it facing the wrong way, and ignore it entirely, while still playing as is. Infact, Matt of Two Best Friends noted that he and one of his friends both used the thing once, and then ignored it, and it even stopped working entirely sometime down the line, not that either cared.

The problem with this is that Microsoft -swore- up and down how important the Kinect was, even if it was just an attempt at grabbing Motion Control sales last gen and this gen. The Wiiu Gamepad isn't nearly as revolutionary as the Wiimote motion controls were (and I fully acknowledge those are still a rather highly gimic-y option), at least they're trying something new that wasn't actually being threatened to be banned in a few countries for being invasive, and lots of good games (Pikmin and Mario Kart 8 are recent examples that come to mind) don't actually require it exclusively. Not to mention that 5 player local multiplayer, or the ability to fully play a console system in the same space as your friends, family, or room-mates watching something else is an experience that the WiiU Gamepad allows that neither other console allows for. Not exactly revolutionary, but it's something, at least.

Lastly, the Xboner180(minus that-thing-we-blatantly-lied-to-your-face-about) runs you $400, and a quick search (admittedly my search was just a bit of google) doesn't seem to tell me if you even get any games starting out with it. And as many have noted, you'd still be getting a stronger system with a PS4. The WiiU, meanwhile, has bundles sitting in the 300$ range, starting you right out with Mario Kart 8 or a different game, depending on where you look, which means the system itself is 250$. Considering the Wii was 200$, and the WiiU is more powerful and with a better online, I'd say the only thing it's missing to be better in every way and completely worth the deal is the lack of the massive Gamecube Library its ancestor had.

Not being interested is one thing. But your facts might have either been generalized (in which case, I apologize for having such a long stick up my ass; forgive me for ranting at you), or might have been a bit misinformed. I doubt I changed your mind at all, but I still felt the need to express my opinion.

EHKOS:
Also, Game Grumps are going to have to play Yoshi's Wooly World.

No, Two Best Friends need to get Woolie to play Wooly World. That's too good a chance to miss.

I finally took a solid look at the poll, and the most surprising thing is how this website and others have such a "Nintendo's doomed" reputation, yet so many of the voters have already boarded the Nintendo Hype Train. Getting close between those who're the same against and the same for, but it seems this E3 did attract a few people, too.

FillerDmon:

That was considerate of you to preface your post with that, however I didn't take it as any sort of mean attack, you placed your argument with well touted facts (you had your opinions in there too obviously, but they didn't sway the facts) and I completely see your side of this. Hell I agree just about all of it, and I didn't mean to make a DIRECT comparison between the kinect and wiiU gamepad, the comparison I wanted to make was that it was something extra to the hardware, something that didn't actually give any sort of hardware boost to the console, therefore wasn't critical to my enjoyment of it. So I'm sorry for not thinking that through clearly and obviously generalizing it without realizing how someone else could take it. (Also, I would completely get a wiiU before an xbone, so just a side note I'm not remotely interested or a microsoft fan by any stretch).

All that being said, I'm one of those gamers who is ALWAYS looking for the pricepoint deals (seriously, my pc library is about 400+ strong at the moment, and maybe 12 of those I've paid $50+ for) so when the wiiU came out with that gamepad and basically had it as a requirement (as you've noted, not for everything, and there are workarounds for some games for it) I started to frown, because even though there are some games that don't make you use it, good luck buying a wiiU without it and getting very far either. I have the same stance on the 3DS, I don't have a statistic on it, but it would shock me if even 40% of 3DS owners ACTUALLY use the 3D part of it, I've yet to see anyone use it for more than 10 minutes at a time and just find it an annoyance. (Yes they came out with the 2DS, but what the fuck is up with that no flip/shut design?!?! who honestly thought that was a good idea? I could swear EA came up with that idea.)

*sorry, slight off topic rant there*

To sum up, I have used the wiiU pad, I pitched in to buy my little brother one last summer, and I've used it many times with him, so I know the feel and use it has.... but I still feel like if I would buy a wiiU I'd rather have a pro/gamecube controller in my hands to play the games, and it's just a waste of money that will be a relic in the corner. (I do agree and see the pro's it has in your list, but I still see the added price as a con and would rather just have a regular controller. preferably wired.)

I really don't like the controller, and the main staples seem to be party games, which doesn't help me much since I live in an isolated area. It's nice to get another, better, version of Mario Kart and SSB and Zelda and Super Mario, but I just haven't seen enough compelling 3rd party titles to justify getting one.

To paraphrase from Yahtzee, I respect the Wii U quite a bit for remaining a games console rather than baby's first PC.

Well if I were a wee lad looking for all the latest family games then this would be heck of a line up, but that time is long past and there is just no way kids games will come before any of the upcoming adult games on my list.

I think that it exists.

If I were crazy for Nintendo brand games, then no doubt I would be beating a path to the nearest electronics retailer right about now.

As someone who is utterly indifferent to Nintendo games, the WiiU offers precisely zero things of interest to me. There isn't even anything I'm vaguely curious about.

To be fair though, the other consoles aren't doing much better.

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

This.

The thing is, there still aren't any games for the Wii U. At least my PS4 finally has some games, like Dynasty Warriors, Watchdogs, Killzone, Child of Light, Thief, Ass Creed 4, Metal Gear Solid, and more every month. Not only that, but a lot of these games are dropping prices as I wait, so now some of them are 30 and soon will be less.

But Wii U games are still 45 despite being released a few years ago. The Wii U has barely dropped price. It still doesn't have any amazing games. It keeps promising amazing games, but these games still aren't here.

Let's say I bought one. I have Mario Kart, Super Mario and Pikmin. Which is a shame, because I would like a multiplayer console, but as the prices don't drop AND the games aren't out, I'm still not interested. If they would let their prices drop AND release the games, then I'll buy them. As it is, my PC and PS4 have enough that I am not struggling for choice, so I certainly don't need the added expenses of a Wii U.

FillerDmon:

Lightknight:

FillerDmon:

I legitimately hadn't considered that as an option, though I think I'm running out of slots...

Considering the strong offering of first party titles they showed it's forgivable not to consider that option. But it made me think, "Well, if it's still not enough then I guess 3rd party really is that important to me".

I did go back and add that, in an interest of fairness. I just don't think I could make too much more broad a spectrum of options, especially since now I am completely out of slots.

As for 3rd Party, it's funny. Some companies don't want to make games for Nintendo until they get more customers. Some customers don't want to buy the WiiU until they get more 3rd party games. It's and endless cycle that hopefully this e3 will break. I'm certain that they'll push out more units once Smash comes out, and that should hopefully be enough to get more people to ride the Hype Train.

Well, it's actually more of an issue than that. The Wii had a TON of customers but it didn't get 3rd party development due to the power disparity. See, Nintendo games are most often artistic and so don't require anything close to the amount of processing other games do (I also think this artistic design makes their games timeless in a way realistic games often end up showing their age before long until recently). So Nintendo puts out a console that's more than enough for their titles but usually really underpowered for typical 3rd party AAA games. That's why the most popular console of the 7th generation (the Wii) was passed up on for most 3rd party AAA games.

The WiiU fell into the same trap. It's far closer to the 360 (even has the same cpu) than it is to rest of the 8th generation consoles. That combined with low popularity (low return on investment), proprietary hardware (more difficult to program for), proprietary architecture (ditto), and severely underpowered hardware really doesn't encourage anyone to develop on it. So even if WiiU was ultra popular, we would start running into problems as the 7th generation gets phased out and are potentially already running into that since at least the rest of the 7th generation consoles have a significant client base.

Looking at the poll, taking the people who previously weren't going to buy a Wii U or have no strong feelings. About 30% have changed their minds and now want one. That's quite a lot.

Though at this point, I feel that even if the Wii U does suddenly crash and burn as a console, it'd be okay. There are enough games coming out and in development that it's enough to warrant the purchase of the console (for me at least).

My logic is, if a console has enough games for it that you want, but you can't afford all of them, then the console has enough games to be worth buying.

Dexterity:
Looking at the poll, taking the people who previously weren't going to buy a Wii U or have no strong feelings. About 30% have changed their minds and now want one. That's quite a lot.

Though at this point, I feel that even if the Wii U does suddenly crash and burn as a console, it'd be okay. There are enough games coming out and in development that it's enough to warrant the purchase of the console (for me at least).

My logic is, if a console has enough games for it that you want, but you can't afford all of them, then the console has enough games to be worth buying.

? Only 16% of responders didn't want one before and now want one. I'm not sure which one you're adding to make it 30%.

Considering bayonetta was one of the major selling points for me that was an title announced even before the wii u it self was released I believe, still calling the system a disappointment till the game is in my hands.

Oh and fire hopping ;p

Eve Charm:
Considering bayonetta was one of the major selling points for me that was an title announced even before the wii u it self was released I believe, still calling the system a disappointment till the game is in my hands.

Oh and fire hopping ;p

Can you tell me what the appeal of bayonetta is? Is it just gameplay or do people actually like the character? I find her actively grotesque. Like, extremely and distractingly so. As if a disfigured (disproportionate) unattractive librarian decided to start wearing skin-tight latex outfits. I suppose she falls directly to the bottom of my uncanny value (must be a crude joke in there somewhere...) but she also looks like an old librarian so there's just general issues too. It would be different if she were merely a character but they constantly try to flaunt her like she's attractive and it makes me gag a little bit. I get that young boys will go crazy over any female posed in a spread leg position but this is over the top.

Lightknight:

Eve Charm:
Considering bayonetta was one of the major selling points for me that was an title announced even before the wii u it self was released I believe, still calling the system a disappointment till the game is in my hands.

Oh and fire hopping ;p

Can you tell me what the appeal of bayonetta is? Is it just gameplay or do people actually like the character? I find her actively grotesque. Like, extremely and distractingly so. As if a disfigured (disproportionate) unattractive librarian decided to start wearing skin-tight latex outfits.

Because it's Cool stylish and deep character action game that gave the "Good" devil may crys a run for it's money. I really don't care about " Omg look at that body " I care about stabbing things with a sword and shooting them with my feet at the same time ;p

Platinum isn't the biggest team, I know Wonderful 101 wasn't an all hands on deck thing but considering now they just announced an exclusive XB1 and PS4 game, and then piled on they have to remake the first one for the wii u also, When's bayonetta a damn good question to ask here.

Also where the heck is SMT x Fire emblem? Which of these new games are going to be lost in Development hell?

I got my Wii U on launch day, I really loved playing Nintendo Land with my friends, I didn't like ZombiU...but my friend who has a Wii U really loves it, go figure, Wind Waker HD finally gave me a chance to properly play one of the games I've most wanted to play for years, Mario 3D World was excellent and had nice ideas for levels and finally Mario Kart 8 is just brilliant....so....I AM SO PUMPED FOR PRETTY MUCH ALL THE GAMES NINTENDO HAD AT E3!!

E3 is good at showing what will be coming out in the distant future, which does little to help the console in the short term unless people want to pre-order on promises of better games. Ask anyone who bought a 3ds for Megaman Legends 3 what their feelings are on that idea.

Colt47:
Ask anyone who bought a 3ds for Megaman Legends 3 what their feelings are on that idea.

Don't remind me about that. I still tear up a little inside about Megaman Legends 3. Still trying to make that device to go to other universes, because if the theory of multiple universe is true, then it's out there somewhere. T^T
Legends 3 was the main reason I bought a 3DS at launch, with Dark Moon coming out later on. I've learned to not buy systems until the games are actually released for them.

Lightknight:

Dexterity:
Looking at the poll, taking the people who previously weren't going to buy a Wii U or have no strong feelings. About 30% have changed their minds and now want one. That's quite a lot.

Though at this point, I feel that even if the Wii U does suddenly crash and burn as a console, it'd be okay. There are enough games coming out and in development that it's enough to warrant the purchase of the console (for me at least).

My logic is, if a console has enough games for it that you want, but you can't afford all of them, then the console has enough games to be worth buying.

? Only 16% of responders didn't want one before and now want one. I'm not sure which one you're adding to make it 30%.

I cut out the portion of the responders who already owned a Wii U, have other things to buy before getting a Wii U and those who already wanted to buy a Wii U.

I only took the portion of people who previously didn't want to buy a Wii U.

Neronium:

Colt47:
Ask anyone who bought a 3ds for Megaman Legends 3 what their feelings are on that idea.

Don't remind me about that. I still tear up a little inside about Megaman Legends 3. Still trying to make that device to go to other universes, because if the theory of multiple universe is true, then it's out there somewhere. T^T
Legends 3 was the main reason I bought a 3DS at launch, with Dark Moon coming out later on. I've learned to not buy systems until the games are actually released for them.

I still haven't forgotten that incident and it's made me pretty bitter about pre-order culture in general. Also, it doesn't help much that the 3ds is just not as good of an experience as the DSI. The screen is just a bit too small on the default model for adults, making the 3ds XL basically a requirement if someone wants a decent gaming experience. On the other hand, I've been using my PS Vita to play Muramasa: Rebirth and a few other titles such as Deception Blood Ties and enjoying it. The only downfall I've had with the Vita is more so due to poor game design, as Deception Blood Ties does not let the player save mid mission resulting in a situation where if your PS Vita needs to update, you may lose 30+ minutes of progress due to having to use the Vita software suspend state. I've basically never made it past the tutorial mission in that game because of it.

Dexterity:

Lightknight:

Dexterity:
Looking at the poll, taking the people who previously weren't going to buy a Wii U or have no strong feelings. About 30% have changed their minds and now want one. That's quite a lot.

Though at this point, I feel that even if the Wii U does suddenly crash and burn as a console, it'd be okay. There are enough games coming out and in development that it's enough to warrant the purchase of the console (for me at least).

My logic is, if a console has enough games for it that you want, but you can't afford all of them, then the console has enough games to be worth buying.

? Only 16% of responders didn't want one before and now want one. I'm not sure which one you're adding to make it 30%.

I cut out the portion of the responders who already owned a Wii U, have other things to buy before getting a Wii U and those who already wanted to buy a Wii U.

I only took the portion of people who previously didn't want to buy a Wii U.

If you cut out possible responses then you immediately bastardize the results. People would have responded differently had those options not been present.

Additionally, why cut out the people who value other things above getting a Wii U? These are people who haven't been convinced that this console should be a priority for them.

Likewise, the people who already wanted one before are still people who haven't bought them. They are directly related statistically to the people who didn't want one and now do. So removing them is... strange.

Event so, it still comes out to around 28% which is no small matter. However, we have a clear response bias present unfortunately. People who care about the WiiU are going to respond whereas most people are likely going to pass this over. Randomization generally requires you go to the individuals or that individuals who come to you shouldn't know what the poll is going to be about.

Eve Charm:

Lightknight:

Eve Charm:
Considering bayonetta was one of the major selling points for me that was an title announced even before the wii u it self was released I believe, still calling the system a disappointment till the game is in my hands.

Oh and fire hopping ;p

Can you tell me what the appeal of bayonetta is? Is it just gameplay or do people actually like the character? I find her actively grotesque. Like, extremely and distractingly so. As if a disfigured (disproportionate) unattractive librarian decided to start wearing skin-tight latex outfits.

Because it's Cool stylish and deep character action game that gave the "Good" devil may crys a run for it's money. I really don't care about " Omg look at that body " I care about stabbing things with a sword and shooting them with my feet at the same time ;p

From what I see they specifically focus on her body in marketing with spread leg positions and ass shots. Then I see pictures like the one below and I think she might just be someone's grandma (apparent graying hair and sagging breasts with what appears to be a doily costume don't help):

Is it possible that she's a social commentary mocking the notion of exaggerating features of women to implausible proportions? Perhaps they're ridiculing fantasies? That would be novel if so but I've seen nothing to indicate that. Instead I just see a protagonist that is on screen all the time which actively revolts me. However, I wasn't a fan of devil may cry either so it sounds like it's just not the game for me.

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The news has made me actually look at the Wii U and now im interested in it.

I wasn't really interested in any of the Wii games because I didn't like the motion controls and when the Wii u came out I thought it was just a add-on for the Wii or was still based mostly around motion controls.

After seeing some of this stuff I am really interested in possibly getting one. I've always enjoyed Zelda games and would love to play some more again. I also always wanted to play the first Bayonetta so it being packaged with the second one sounds great.

I might wait for the price to go down but Hyrule warriors and the open world Zelda game have really got me interested in this gain. The PS4 and Xbone are always just going to be inferior PCs to me, the Wii U probably will be too but if I can find it at a good price then I would be willing to buy it just to use it as a dedicated Nintendo exclusive box.

Lightknight:
If you cut out possible responses then you immediately bastardize the results. People would have responded differently had those options not been present.

Additionally, why cut out the people who value other things above getting a Wii U? These are people who haven't been convinced that this console should be a priority for them.

That's not how it works... In fact, it's more accurate with all these options there. If you cut out the options which are irrelevant, then the responses will be less accurate.

And why would I include the irrelevant poll options? People who already own a Wii U aren't going to decide that they want to buy a Wii U, that makes absolutely no sense.

The people who value other things above getting a Wii U is a strange option, because it has two meanings. It either means that people want to buy PS4s, Xbox Ones or PCs over a Wii U, or it means that they simply can't afford a Wii U, since they do cost a lot. I didn't include it because it'd skew the percentage.

Of course it'd be more accurate if the money option wasn't there, but that's why I said "about 30%". You just decided to take it too literally.

Also, as a side note. A games console is NEVER a priority. I definitely wouldn't buy a Wii U now because I'm entering my second year of University soon, so I don't have $300 to spare, and probably won't have that much spending money for about a year or two. Also, if I do ever get that much money, then there're much more important things to buy. You know... Life defining things.

As it so happens, I'm going to have some spare money in a few months. E3 convinced me that the WiiU is the console I'm spending some of that money on. Most of the stuff I'm really interested in on the PS4(XBOne was never in the running) is also coming out on PC.

The only way Nintendo could have done better, in my opinion, would have been to show a new first person perspective Metroid game.

Lightknight:

From what I see they specifically focus on her body in marketing with spread leg positions and ass shots. Then I see pictures like the one below and I think she might just be someone's grandma (apparent graying hair and sagging breasts with what appears to be a doily costume don't help):

Is it possible that she's a social commentary mocking the notion of exaggerating features of women to implausible proportions? Perhaps they're ridiculing fantasies? That would be novel if so but I've seen nothing to indicate that. Instead I just see a protagonist that is on screen all the time which actively revolts me. However, I wasn't a fan of devil may cry either so it sounds like it's just not the game for me.

Bayonetta is in some ways a parody of itself. Hideki Kamiya is most well known for designing very over the top games. He designed the original Devil May Cry, Wonderful 101 and Viewtiful Joe. He's also known for designing Okami and Resident Evil. To call his action games 'extreme' is an understatement, he just goes off the deep end and ignores most physics laws for the sake of making everything in his games extremely exaggerated.

Also, you can't really call Bayonetta "revolting", say that her breasts are sagging and that she looks like someone's grandma. Really, I see that you're trying to say you don't like her design, but the way you're saying it makes it sound like you either have RIDICULOUS expectations in beauty for women, or you have an extremely attractive grandma.

I'm not trying to bash on your opinion of Bayonetta, but I'm just pointing out how your description of bayonetta reflects on you as a person.

However, you are partially correct about her design. The character design of Bayonetta is supposed to be that of a sexy, dominant matrix. She's supposed to appear older, about in her late 30s to 40s. She is supposed to be a fetish character, but the game uses her design for the sake of humor. In some ways it does make fun of the fetish, but in the end it all comes down to the whole "over the top exaggerated action" aspect.

Lightknight:

Oh and fire hopping ;p

Can you tell me what the appeal of bayonetta is? Is it just gameplay or do people actually like the character?[/quote]

While I don't personally think she is attractive (although I like her design) the appeal of Bayonetta for me personally is just how the game doesn't take itself with even a modicum of seriousness.

I figured that out when during the beginning credits before the game starts when it hits the name of the producer a fat guy is taking a long as hell piss on his "gravestone".

Then it really hit home to me when one of the mini bosses you fight is some happily moaning, and orgasmic bayonetta clone appropriately titled "Ecstasy" and "Joy". That's skipping over a huge chunk of weird shit that happens in the first hour of the game.

The gameplay itself is actually pretty in depth. Very in depth actually. Getting the platinum trophy requires you to never get hit once, nor every using health items. Something you simply cannot achieve if you don't have a very good grasp on the battle techniques.

Over all, the game is never meant to be taken seriously. Ever. That's the joy of it all.

Xenoblade is about the only thing I care about on that list.
1 game does not a system purchase make.
Besides, it'll be a couple years before I get a PS4 - which is my next system purchase.

I've loved my Wii U since the day I first got it. New Super Mario Bros. U, Wind Waker HD, ZombiU, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, EarthBound on Virtual Console, plus the promise of Bayonetta 2, X (now called Xenoblade Chronicles X), and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem... it's the only current-gen console with any games that I care about!

And after this E3 and all the amazing stuff that Nintendo pulled out for it, I'm even more giddy than I was before. The Wii U wasn't in the BEST spot before, but it's getting better all the time.

I don't feel compelled to buy any current/next gen consoles, period. Points for showing gameplay and whatever but I just don't care about the games. I'll do what I do with every generation, jump aboard by the time all the good games have been filtered with cult classic reviews and GotY editions. Doesn't hurt they're all cheaper by then too.

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.

Because the thing they do well is games. The thing they have done poorly is all the stuff around those games. What's more, the strategy behind their console line was (and still is - bear in mind a 600% jump over next to no sales still isn't great) failing miserably. Being lower powered and very different meant that porting to the WiiU wouldn't be cost effective unless it would offer a substantial install base - something Nintendo failed to foster in the 18 month lead they had over the PS4 and Xbox One. They've also traditionally handled everything on their systems poorly from rights management to internet related anything.

Ultimately, what people like about Nintendo generally isn't the hardware but the software. If they cannot figure out how to push hardware for their software, the alternative to going games only is to collapse. Also, from a consumer angle, having access to Nintendo games without having to buy in to a platform that has not been particularly attractive to core gamers in the better part of a decade is a win.

WiiU has 3 games that i want to play on it, it's not enough, and none of them are released. They actually convinced me to buy 3ds while owning a Vita, they did it with 6 games. So i'm not writing off WiiU just yet.

After E3 my feelings are unchanged, i have zero interest in the WiiU or the games that are released on them.

I already had a Wii U, but only for a few weeks (got it a week before MK8). So far I have been happy with the system and the games, but lucky for me I am a fan of the core Mario 2D and 3D, DKC and MK. Going into e3 I have been doing a lot of research and realizing that I might be faced with a system with fun, fully developed, AAA Nintendo games that I truly like, but my choices are generally pretty slim otherwise outside of my Wii collection (which look absolutely great even if it is just upscaled). This also made me concerned about how other people would feel about it.

e3 made much less skeptical now, and I feel pretty happy that there will a good collection of Wii U games, even some more mature titles. Bayonetta 2 actually interests me enough to pick it up (having #1 included definitely helps). And all I could think of Zelda was 'looks like Skyrim' - so amazingly beautiful. Smash Bros continues to look great (Mega Man sold me already though. Pac-man though brings a smile). Most of the rest was a 'looks really cool, but probably not enough to buy' for me (bring me Super Mario Galaxy 3! - but I can wait if it means Nintendo squeezing every last drop of power to make it absolutely stunning). Yarn Yoshi and Clay Kirby look fantastic though, and that paint squid game has awesome potential.

Nintendo really needs to stop downplaying the VC (and access to the Wii and Wii VC), increase the number of Wii U VC titles, etc. I realize them bringing GBA games to the Wii U VC is a big deal, but there are hundreds of games on the Wii VC right now that many Wii U owners are blind to knowing they have access too (although it does require at least a wii-mote... something Nintendo might fix someday...). Otherwise I think they are on a solid path to keep building the Wii U base.

Eclectic Dreck:

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.

Because the thing they do well is games. The thing they have done poorly is all the stuff around those games. What's more, the strategy behind their console line was (and still is - bear in mind a 600% jump over next to no sales still isn't great) failing miserably. Being lower powered and very different meant that porting to the WiiU wouldn't be cost effective unless it would offer a substantial install base - something Nintendo failed to foster in the 18 month lead they had over the PS4 and Xbox One. They've also traditionally handled everything on their systems poorly from rights management to internet related anything.

Ultimately, what people like about Nintendo generally isn't the hardware but the software. If they cannot figure out how to push hardware for their software, the alternative to going games only is to collapse. Also, from a consumer angle, having access to Nintendo games without having to buy in to a platform that has not been particularly attractive to core gamers in the better part of a decade is a win.

The Gamecube was their last good console.

Do you think they should go software only?

Would you say they're only good at games?

I was going to buy one anyway. It's all a matter of saving up money for me.

I have gained interest mostly because of Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2. Though i'm still hesitant to get one Since I already got a 3DS XL in march that I hardly use (only have 1 game for it).

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