Crudbucket: One thing the Wii U needs to know about me: I'm not buying one.
loser0: Now that the L33t gamerzz have chimed in, do any actual people have an opinion on the basic set vs the premium set?Is $50 worth:1. An extra 24G of flash memory2. "Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade"3. Stands4. Charger stand for the tablet5. Discounts on downloadsI'm thinking a 32G SD card is $20 on Amazon now, and will come down later, but the old Wii prefers things to not be on the SD card.And that charger stand will help the big tablet from going missing -- it'll be easier to get a nine-year-old to put it on the stand.
Mike_LowELL: Crudbucket: One thing the Wii U needs to know about me: I'm not buying one.Your loss. Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade is easily the best launch title for any game console ever.
TheOriginalEd: Eh... Nintendo like always is going to kill the average person with peripheral spam. Basic model is 300 doesnt include a charger for the gamepad. that will run you at the least another 50 at which point youre up to the 350 price point of the deluxe model that includes it but also includes more memory and a sub to their online model (which judging by past efforts buy nintendo will be over priced and terrible) If you want to play with anyone else, which has been the general marketing point and appeal of nintendo consoles these past 2 generations (though theyve moved away from it some with this one) you have to buy more controllers which conservatively ups the price to 450. at this point youre about 50 bucks away from the next gen consoles that sony and ms are offering (assuming they learned their lesson last time around and dont come out of the gate overcharging for their product and losing sales as a result) which will have 5 times the development potential.
TheOriginalEd: Basic model is 300 doesnt include a charger for the gamepad
NeoCortex42: maybe with an optional USB dongle to use the Gamecube controllers.
farkeruk: It'll fail because very few people are going to put down $450 (~ £360) for a console, when they can buy a Media Centre PC for the same money and then play Steam.
loser0: farkeruk: It'll fail because very few people are going to put down $450 (~ £360) for a console, when they can buy a Media Centre PC for the same money and then play Steam.Did these people by PS3s?Not that I don't agree that it's overpriced.../can't buy one at launch because I'm getting a new clutch instead.
NeoCortex42: people that also wanted a Blu-Ray player
Gergesa: Oh and I heard that the next dragon quest is going to be released for this and will be an MMORPG. Does anyone know if there has been any important news about that?
loser0: NeoCortex42: people that also wanted a Blu-Ray playerTruth. The difference now is that you can get a blu-ray player for $60 -- which is why I ignore the whiners that complain that it can't play DVDs. Now that streaming and downloads are the way to go, then Nintendo has to get hooked in to that -- which they appear to be doing. I know my parents only bought a Wii to watch Netflix on.If that TVii can control my TiVo and let me watch TiVo from the other room then I definitely want one.
loser0: Did these people by PS3s?Not that I don't agree that it's overpriced...
JeffMD: 1) Expensive,at $299 starting it is more expensive then current gen bundles while providing the same level of graphics + a single tablet controller.
NeoCortex42: . Now it's basically a doorstop because Philips stopped releasing software updates and the copy-protection on releases from the past few years makes a lot of movies completely unplayable on it.
JeffMD: Wii won over people because it was cheap and it had a lot of family games. However no serious gamer would ever consider one.Wii U makes a ton of mistakes that will kill it.1) Expensive,at $299 starting it is more expensive then current gen bundles while providing the same level of graphics + a single tablet controller.2) The tablet controller is actually not going to be used by people in traditional games cause its clunky and heavy.3) Most of launch games look to be new titles on small development time or existing titles ported over. NONE of which have had any visual make over.have fun with that
Spartapuss: JeffMD:1) Expensive,at $299 starting it is more expensive then current gen bundles while providing the same level of graphics + a single tablet controller.Eh? Got some specs on any of that? Also, $40 difference from the original at release
MayoSlather: Consumers are weak minded though
lucksi: Also, what is it with the 8GB of onboard memory? Is that the total for cpu und gfx?
loser0: lucksi: Also, what is it with the 8GB of onboard memory? Is that the total for cpu und gfx?The 8G vs 32G is flash storage - it won't affect gameplay. There is 2G of system RAM, and they haven't said how much video RAM.
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