Is the Wii U worth buying?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Games & Content' started by Some1CP, May 20, 2013.

  1. Some1CP

    Some1CP GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
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    I've been recently thinking about buying a Wii U if I can sell my Xbox 360.

    Yep. I didn't like the Xbox 360, rarely used it, and now I want to sell to buy a Wii U. The games I really want to play on consoles are Nintendo exclusive, I built a gaming PC this year so I can play multiplatform titles on it. I'm not interested in any Microsoft or Sony exclusive games, and I'm really looking forward for the next Smash Bros., "3D" Mario and another key Nintendo franchises.

    The problem is: the Wii U is looking worse than the 3DS at its launch, with low sales and few games until now. People keep saying Nintendo will discontinue selling the Wii U and all that drama, just like what happened to the 3DS in its first year.

    Will it flop? Will Nintendo make it successful?

    Is it worth buying one now?
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  2. pyromaniac123

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    Spend your money on something more useful, like magic beans.
  3. weavile001

    weavile001 Spiritmaster

    Jun 10, 2012
    i wouldn´t say ``right now´´ but maybe in 2-3 months when some cool games like wonderfull 101,pikmin 3 or other good games are released.
    but the games really worth buying right now are just 3: RE revelations, NsupermarioBrosU and nintendo land and maybe Zombi U.
  4. Dork

    Dork Newbie

    Nobody actually believes the Wii U will fail, it's just had a horrible launch so far. It's looking to pull a 3DS this E3, with a bunch of games being announced and released this summer. Right now, there aren't that much titles for it, unless you're a die hard Nintendo fan who will love Nintendo Land and NSMBU.

    I own a Wii U and I love it, and I can't wait for all the
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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  5. AaronUzumaki

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    At this particular moment in time, it is hardly worth buying. However, I'm sure once some more first-party Nintendo titles start coming out, it will take off (especially if it ends up being the least expensive console). Then, third parties will come running to the system and hopefully, make some quality games. I'd wait till' the end of the year if I were you (even though I already bought my WiiU at launch). By then, there will be more must haves. Namely, Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101 (if it is still coming out).
  6. Some1CP

    Some1CP GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
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    Well, I already have a gaming PC, and I'm not interested in any PS4/NextBox exclusives.
    I really got interested in it knowing that they'll announce big titles in E3

    I personally like Nintendo 1st party titles. Wii U and 3DS for Nintendo exclusives and PC for the rest. I think it would be a nice combination.
  7. weavile001

    weavile001 Spiritmaster

    Jun 10, 2012
    well, if you want to cover EVERY good game released, you should get a PC,3DS,VITA,WII U and ps3/4.
    thats what i´m going to do, but i still need the vita.....
  8. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 4, 2006
    Why can't anybody wait for this year E3 ?
    E3 is gonna be a make or brake moment for the Wii U , I'm sick and tired of all this kids screaming Nintendo is doomed and all that other shit.
    The system has been around for merely 6 - 7 months for crying out loud !
    I don't remember any console having a shitload of games in the first half a year of it's life, ever !

    My advice, if you really care about Nintendo exclusives, pick a Wii U now at a discounted price if you can.
    In a few months time the worse it can happen we get a shitload of Nintendo games and a few 3rd party games.
    More then enough to justify a purchase if you ask me.

    Since you have a gaming PC ( like me ) , in the worse case scenario ( no 3rd party games ) you won't miss much.

    Do we really have any doubts that Nintendo will pull a 3DS with the Wii U ???
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  9. Chary

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    I'd say buy it only for being ready for all the big gaems Nintendo will be releasing. I bought one, solely for the fact that I know Smash Bros and Zelda will be on the system sometime soon.
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  10. Parasite X

    Parasite X Banned

    Jul 6, 2009
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    I have a Wii U & love it so I go for it
  11. Some1CP

    Some1CP GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
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    That's exactly what I was thinking about doing.
  12. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Are there games you want to play that exist right now?

    Yes - Buy it.

    No - Don't.
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  13. PityOnU

    PityOnU GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 5, 2012
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    If you can get it for cheap now because of the lack of games (I haven't checked eBay or Craigslist so I wouldn't know), maybe it's worth getting. Otherwise, you aren't missing out.

    Don't forget, though - there is always a chance that they will release a "special edition" version of the console between now and when the "must have" games show up on the system that's a really cool color or has a silkscreen of Pikachu's anus on it or something. For me, that's worth waiting for. Special things are cool.
  14. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

    Jul 22, 2009
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    Don't feel bad, I used my Xbox 360 as trade in for a 3ds xl:blink: Gamestop had a good deal going at the time. Anyways back on topic, if your into whats already out for the WiiU than yes, otherwise It will be later this year before better games start coming out. So really either way you can't go wrong if your into Nintendo exclusives
  15. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
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    Right behind you
    Like Rydian says. If your only interested in future titles, then wait to buy until they come out. The system isnt going anywhere, it will still be here years from now.
  16. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    Honestly I play my WiiU everyday, more so than my PS3. The only time I play my PS3 is for Sleeping Dogs right now.

    But my library for the WiiU consists of:

    New Super Mario Bros. U
    Nintendo Land
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
    Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
    Lego City Undercover

    And then there's the eShop which offers great titles one of which being Nano Assault Neon which is fun as hell, and then there's the virtual console as well.
    Then there's multiplatform titles for it, such as Injustice, Resident Evil Revelations just to name the ones on top of my head. And then you obviously know there's going to be a plethora of awesome titles coming out already, and we don't even know which ones are being made that we don't know about.

    I say get it. Even if there's not a whole lot of WiiU titles, there's still some that will tie you over for a long time, and then you can always check out the virtual console, eShop and buy Wii games as well.
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  17. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    I don't know who told you nintendo is going to discontinue the wiiu, but he's full of shit. If for nothing else, nintendo has enough monetary reserves to hold out at least a few decades. And they've got quite a few games in production.

    In normal cases, I'd say "wait for E3". But no matter what happens, it's already a given that nintendo exclusives will remain nintendo exclusives. And with the wiiu already selling at a (slight) loss, I really doubt ninty is going to do a price drop. So all it boils down to is Rydian's question: is the current wiiu library enough to keep you occupied? (note: this can include the wii library, though you'll have to get some wiimotes and perhaps a nunchuck to play those games).
  18. Pong20302000

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    Sep 8, 2009
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    it makes me laugh all these posts of people trying to justify why they should purchase something

    same with the 3DS
    then when the 3DS price drop happened people that hadn't bought it yet moaned because they missed out on something
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  19. Warlord698

    Warlord698 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 9, 2007
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    and lets not forget, if there is a price drop within the year, they've shown that they are willing to compensate for the loss
  20. ggyo

    ggyo Banned

    May 14, 2013
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    Funny you omit the Xbox360.

    What good games does PS have?

    Killzone? < Halo.

    Resistance? < Gears of War.

    Gran Turismo? With it's outdated physics and inferior graphics, < Forza.

    Uncharted? Just a knock-off of < Tomb Raider, except with overly cinematic (cutscenes) and a plethora of cheap quicktime events.
    Sly Cooper/Jak and Daxter/Ratchet and Clank? (Near carbon copies/synonymous platforming gameplay) Obviously people enjoy these games, so I can't leave them out, and Xbox has no surrogate for them on it's platform.

    God of War? (Better brace myself even more) Shallow level-based gaming with little 'world interaction', boring repetitious hack-n-slash gameplay also loaded with cheap quicktime events. < Fable has much more content, is more interesting and time consuming.


    The Last of Us looks amazing, but we can't count an unreleased game. Then there's LocoRoco, One Piece (PirateWarriors), Yakuza, Heavy Rain, Wipeout, SOCOM, Little Big Planet, Patapon, PS All Stars, ModNation Racers, etc (not the blockbusters) vs Magna Carta 2, Naruto (RiseofNinja+BrokenBond), Banjo Kazooie, Crackdown, Viva Pinata (YES), Ninety Nine Nights, Fusion Frenzy, Project Gothan Racing, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Alan Wake, Left 4 Dead, Infinite Undiscovery, and all the Kinect games (don't judge me), etc. It also got many firsts of game series exclusively, such as Dead Rising, Saints Row, etc.

    Those are all off the top of my head, but I just searched up this list, which I should have done prior to typing all that out.

    The Xbox 360 really has more notable exclusives than the PS3, and if we follow rule of precedent, it should be similar with the next Xbox. It's not even a case of quality vs quantity. All titles are relatively quality... maybe even more towards the Xbox 360, which would explain the doubled software attachment rate in contrast to the competition.

    Edit; this list.