I'm gonna be getting AC3 and NSMBU if I have enough extra money.
I really fail to see the point in waiting.
If you like at least one of the launch games, and you have the money to buy the Wii U and the game, why wait?
Wait until you don't have the money to buy the console or the game you really want? Yeah that makes sense.
Why not be prepared for that game you absolutely want? Because if you buy the Wii U now, you'd only have to have around $60 when the game you really want comes out. As opposed to, I don't know $360-$400 depending on what you decide to buy with your Wii U.
I just don't see why there's a point in waiting. Why not spend your excess cash now on the console, then hopefully get the $60 for that game you want.
That's the way I see it, of course I have no money to do that, so it doesn't apply to me. But oh well.
If only I should be lucky to pre-order a new gaming console when pre-orders are available, have the money to pre-order the gaming console and a game I've never played before (including those supposed "ports").
Not to mention Nintendo doesn't change their home consoles, really. The only change the Wii went through removed features, there's no downside to having gotten a Wii at launch.
But I can see your point. However, ignoring possible hardware failures, it still doesn't make sense. Waiting for the right moment has its downsides, like I suggested there might be an unexpected expenditure, and well you might miss the time that you actually wanted to get it.
Irrelevant.the Wii U isn't worth a day one purchase, ports
If you aren't rich, and you don't have a 360 and/or a PS3, I don't see how ports would be negative.
After all if you never played the game before, how can you negatively respond with "Damn, Nintendo and your launch title ports" but if you have played those games, then perhaps those ports would be relevant to your decision to not buy a Wii U from day one. But otherwise I don't see how ports are to be treated negatively and should a reason why you wouldn't buy a Wii U (outside of the only valid excuse, I've played those games before).
Because I don't.If you like at least one of the launch games, and you have the money to buy the Wii U and the game, why wait?
Why don't I have the money down the road?Wait until you don't have the money to buy the console or the game you really want? Yeah that makes sense.
Yup. Do you...do you think my $350 will light on fire if it doesn't get spent on November 18th or whatever? Because it won't. I could put that same money into my savings to earn a few extra bucks interest. Or just sit on it. And it will be the same ****ing $350 when I WANT a WiiU for an actual game. Better, they may even have been a price-cut or sale at that point.Why not be prepared for that game you absolutely want? Because if you buy the Wii U now, you'd only have to have around $60 when the game you really want comes out. As opposed to, I don't know $360-$400 depending on what you decide to buy with your Wii U.
So oh no. I want the same ****ing money to do the same ****ing thing when it's actually productive. That just makes no sense at all.
Damn fhqwhgads, what happened to you? You never used to sound so bitter.
See this is why I fail to see why anyone should wait.
Because all anyone is doing, is waiting for that one game.
In terms of 3DS, some people haven't gotten yet, because hey there's no Gamefreak Main 3DS Pokémon game on it yet. And when it does happen those people will buy it.
And yet depending on your tastes there are quite a few decent 3DS games out and are coming out.
Just like it would be for the Wii U, why buy it when that amazing awesome game you want comes out? Who knows, that one game you might want could be the worst made game ever. So your pinning all your hopes, all the money and that one game.
So what happens if that game disappoints you?
Do you sell your Wii U and that game for likely less money that you spent on that console in the first place, and wait until the next game that strikes your interest, then what spend an additional $400 for another Wii U console as well accessories and that game?
Now how does that make sense.
What I don't get, what this is all about, my whole argument, is why wait for that one game to buy the console, when it in turn could be the worst game that you ever played? Why pin all your hopes on that "ONE" game? Just like other people who refuse to buy a console because that "one" game hasn't made it on the market.
Why not just have the console for the sake of having that console? It plays Wii games, so if you have a Wii and games for it, your probably not going to have a problem with it. It will also have Netflix (but sure you mileage may vary), and there's Eshop, who knows what strange HD Eshop games or applications might be available.
It's like me with the 3DS, sure I have 4 3DS games, and like 5 Eshop games, but I have it for the sake of having it, so that way one day hopefully, I'll get a game that really knocks me off my feet. Right now, while the games I have are fun, and they are still games I'd like to get, and there is one game coming that takes precedence over anything else (Paper Mario), I still have yet to see a game that I desperately want. Right now, the games out there and known are simply "I'd like to have."
Anyway if you don't find anything interesting of the Wii U launch titles, that's fine. But for someone like me who doesn't own a 360 or a PS3. A lot of those ports, if I had the money, and if I had the time, would keep busy for a long time until more games came out.
So for me, if I could, the Wii U would be a day one purchase for me. Sadly I'm not rolling in money, so I have to wait for a few years and even then there's no guarantee I'll get it. So for those of you, who have pre-ordered the Wii U, or at least are going to get it, when it becomes available (since right now, I don't think you can pre-order any more), then you're already far more lucky than I am. It took me a little more than a year after it was released just to get the 3DS, and I'm already sacrificing games I would like to get, with games that are coming out soon, because they interest me more.
As long as GTA 5 gets ported I'll be happy (Well I guess it won't be a port since it is not out yet but hopefully they release it on the Wii U too)
BTW do Gamestops have the Wii U out in stores to be demoed? Like how they had the Wii out about a month early in 2006 so people could test it out.
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I see a valid excuse for waiting to buy a Wii U. Is it really?
Nintendo, if you think Wii U will get hot in a similar way to the 360 in its early days, then please don't give us a console with more "Red Ring Of Death"-esque bugs at launch, as that would likely ruin your head start against PS4/xbox 720, as fans will contact your customer service for repairs more often than they ever did when your respective-to-time-position legacy console was on the shelf, whether it was NES, SNES, N64, GCN, or even the Wii, and, as a result of the implied spike of customer service requests, potentially eat into your profits...
^ If it's a logical, valid excuse, then that would give me a sad face, as by the time Nintendo finds a solution to that problem, the PS4/720 would likely either prepare to celebrate launch day, or will already be on the shelf, effectively wasting Nintendo's head start on them, and who knows if the fans will start expecting that the Wii U should be the last console they will ever make. If the fans say so, then Nintendo will have themselves to blame if the fans are proven to be drawn away as a result in the form of buying the Wii U less and similar to, or slightly greater than, middle-life Gamecube sales levels, which is low enough to narrowly avoid being below healthy, rather than becoming a true financial failure like the Virtual Boy and other companies' consoles.
^ However, since we don't know the Wii U's true sales data yet, we can only project based on scenarios, yet we do think that the Wii U would still at least barely make money, just like most products when they are in their early stages of release, whether the evidence holds true or not, but if it does, confidence in the Wii U console's future would be pretty low, and serve as a warning bell to the critics, although I hope the Wii U future prospects are not even lower than mentioned, for Nintendo's sake, if the above holds true...
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