Question Should I buy a Wii U so that I could hack , or simply wait for an exploit releases for Switch?

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Arkyo, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. H1B1Esquire

    H1B1Esquire RxTools, the ultimate CFW machine.

    Nov 2, 2016
    United States
    Earth, bro-dude.
    Things to remember:
    Wii U is out of production
    Wii U has all the 1st-party titles it will get (RIP)
    Wii U will cease online gaming eventually, sooner than Switch
    Wii U can emulate a lot more than Switch and you can play those backups while Switch gets releases
    You can buy accessories cheaper
    You can buy a refurb Wii U from Nintendo for $200.00
    Switch won't have what you want for some time, depending on what you want
  2. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    The wii u probably would have been about only $100 to $150 used instead of $200 to $250 if that tablet controller didn't cost $100 by itself.
  3. SoslanVanWieren

    SoslanVanWieren GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 6, 2017
    they should port splat-toon 1 to the switch though because people who did not get the wii u did not get to play it
  4. retrofan_k

    retrofan_k GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 31, 2013

    I know it's not always possible for others to own more than one console, especially if it's new on the market, yet I mention it all the time.

    I remember the early PSP days when 1.00/1.50 were the golden fw and people got upset when they updated past it.
  5. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 11, 2013
    I am mad that Nintendo console is starting to get games?
    I dont classify 3$ indie crap as games mate.

    Also I understand the concept of a remake but I decided to list games that were previously released on WiiU since the OP is trying to decide between two. Hence some multiplatform games.
  6. LaPingas

    LaPingas let's go mangoooooo

    Nov 2, 2016
    Armada's Mustache
    Wii U, no doubt
    The amount of shit you can play COMPLETELY WITHOUT PAYING (except for 6.99 for a DS VC game) is insane.
    Wii U games, VC games (doesn't really count though), Wii games, GC games.
    Also free online
    Save editing
    Flappy Bird? (It's in the HB App Store)
    Way more controller options which are much cheaper than the Switch controllers
    An option for using external storage that connects through USB which right now have much more options than SD cards and you get more storage at the same price of less on SD

    I think it's the perfect Nintendo experience right now.

    Also ppl are reporting problems with the Switch and for that few games, even if you choose to buy a Switch, I'll recommend waiting until it gets stable and have enough games.
    Last edited by LaPingas, Aug 24, 2017
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  7. tivanh

    tivanh GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    Profiteering is greedy by definition. Don't profit, your not greedy. Share with the community, make your own expenditure back, etc awesome, but try to sway more that somethings worth or your output value and your then profiteering and rightfully labeled greedy.

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    Its not hard to grasp.... one man grows tomatoes the other potatoes. If it takes the same input to deliver 3 tomatoes as it does 5 potatoes, then that is the trade. Any wanting more, may well get it but it is being greedy and profiteering. Profiteering ruins real trading and builds disparity.
    Last edited by tivanh, Aug 24, 2017
  8. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    The Twilight Zone
    Do you have a job (or plan to get one), or do you intend to leech off of others for the rest of your life? Profiting isn't the same things as profiteering. Profiteering is like raising the price of malaria pills as soon as there is a malaria outbreak.

    If it's selfish to sell an exploit, then it's selfish of you to not spend your time finding one.
    Last edited by JoostinOnline, Aug 24, 2017
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  9. Nema

    Nema Member

    Jan 31, 2016
    United States
    You will get some similar games in swich and more. I have wiiu and it's not worth it since it lacks of games. Hopefully the switch will be much better. I still hate the fact they are focusing with more family friendly image and western pandering with their games and upcoming monolith soft games art like having fully clothed armor. Anyway the switch will have better future for sure so wait for that.
  10. Arkyo

    Arkyo Newbie

    Jul 27, 2017
    Woah, didn't expect this thread could have 3 pages, which means many people share the same question as me too
    Well I heard that Switch will have MK8D bundled,so I might go for Switch..
    although Wii U could gimme a lot more option of games,I actually targets for MK8D so.
  11. Risingdawn

    Risingdawn Tempallica

    May 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    If you want homebrew on the go buy a New 3DS.

    If you want homebrew on TV then buy a WiiU.

    If you want homebrew on Switch remember that:
    A. There isn't any yet.
    B. The entry point is on a very low FW that can't play any games yet to be released.
    C. Absolutley nobody knows if you ever will be able to play recent games on a hacked Switch, it uses Efuses as a FW check so there won't likely be any golden a9lh hack for possibly years if ever.
    D. A Switch for hacking means keeping on 3.0.0 for an indefinite time untill either FW spoofing or recent FW exploit releases, both could take either years or never happen, waiting is the only option.
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  12. mech

    mech ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Oct 26, 2014
    I agree with most of that but my own opinion for homebrew on the TV would be a playstation TV.
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  13. Risingdawn

    Risingdawn Tempallica

    May 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Maybe, I wasn't including Vita/TV to keep Nintendo options only, plus they are also FW locked at 3.60 where the WiiiU is hacked on most recent FW and I don't think you can emulate GC on PSTV which for me is a seller.

    WiiU can play GameCube, Wii and WiiU titles VS PSTV playing PS1, PSP and Vita. It's a tough call, GC wins it for me personally but I can understand someone preferring the Sony offering. (for on the go homebrew Vita wins for me, Vita+PSP>DS+3DS backups)
    Last edited by Risingdawn, Sep 8, 2017
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  14. starfox5194

    starfox5194 Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    United States
    New Britain, Connecticut
    If someone is interested in a loaded hacked wii u 8gb for 200$, send me a pm
  15. isoboy

    isoboy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 23, 2016
    United States
    I hacked mine, installed 500gb games for fun but haven't really played any. It's nice to have for later though.
  16. Pokezuculento

    Pokezuculento GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 4, 2016
    I reccommend you to buy a Wii U, more games and very quality of them
  17. Noctosphere

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    wii u is not as powerful as the switch is, so you wont have acces to powerful emulator like ps2/xbox
    however, the scene is very large so you will have more support and more tools for homebrew, emulator and piracy
    Also, so far, wii u is hackable on all firmware (or at least all recent firmware), so by buying it now, you wont risk to have a wii u with an unhackable firmware
  18. Stellar Bull

    Stellar Bull Advanced Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    The Switch is not much better than the Wii U at all in terms of horsepower:

    Switch - 393 GFLOPS (Docked) 157-196 GFLOPS (Undocked)
    Wii U - 352.0 GFLOPS
  19. stevjd

    stevjd Advanced Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    United Kingdom
    I think you need to check your numbers there :rolleyes:
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  20. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 13, 2014
    United States
    Get a switch and keep it boxed, Wii U can be emulated in 4k easily.