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Re: WiiU
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 12:15 AM »
My Wii is doing just fine. I see no need to upgrade.

I did however, pick up a used GameCube at Good Will for $5 a couple of weeks ago. So I've got that going for me. ;)
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Re: WiiU
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2014, 10:33 PM »
Need to resurrect this thread with a question for you guys.

We've had a Wii for years now, but they are not releasing Disney Infinity 2.0 on this platform, so my sons are pretty upset that they can't play it.  Does anyone currently own a Wii U?  If you do, can you explain what the deal is with the controller and the fact that you can only have one of them per system and need to get a standard controller(s) for multi-player games?  Is it really worth it to upgrade to this system vs. getting a PS4 or XBox One?  Our Wii is working fine, so they can still play the games they own on this system.  It's just a matter of whether we want to have two different systems in the house, or get the Wii U and be able to play all of our game.

Any help you guys can provide is appreciated.
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Re: WiiU
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2014, 09:27 AM »
WiiU has had a rough time.  Some think it might be Nintendo's last console, as it's fared so poorly.  They tried to recapture the lightning in a bottle from the Wii, and made a lot of missteps.  This could impact longevity and future software support.

The PS4, OTOH, has been one of the fastest-selling consoles of all time, vastly outperforming expectations.  It's a solid, gamer-centric unit which has had a stellar reception.  The software line-up for 2015 looks amazing.  Given it's Infinity 2.0 support, I'd recommend going that route.
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Re: WiiU
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2014, 10:02 AM »
Pros: 
You can still play all of your old Wii games (even though the process of doing so is sort of clunky)
Nintendo 1st Part games can only be played on the Wii

Cons:
2nd Party gaming sucks, and sucks hard...PS and XBox blow the doors off anything that the Wii can touch

We have a WiiU and a XBox One and like both for what they are...my boys are super duper pumped for Super Smash Bros

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Re: WiiU
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2014, 08:31 PM »
Thanks guys.  The boys have never really been big fans of the Nintendo 1st Party games (Mario Cart not withstanding). They have mainly stuck with the Lego games and Infinity over the last year or so.  Knowing that both are available on another platform makes me think I'm done with Nintendo.  Well that, getting confirmation that playing the old Wii games on the WiiU is a bit of a hassle, and that WiiU might be the nail in the coffin for them.  I think I'm going to go a different route when we upgrade.  Now it's just a matter of deciding whether to go Playstation or XBox.  I used to own a PS1 back in the day so I'm thinking about going back to that again.
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Re: WiiU
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2014, 08:47 PM »
The PS4 has outsold the XB1 by a 2-to-1 margin to date (11 million v/s 5.5 million).  It's also the more powerful console spec-wise, which is why a lot of multi-platform games that run at 1080p on the PS4 run at 900p or lower on the XB1.  Some people say you can't tell the difference, while others say you can.

Not that I want to get into a console war here...   ;D
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