Nintendo Wii U Console - 32GB Black Deluxe Set
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- Nintendo Wii U Console - 32GB Black Deluxe Set
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii U
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Console
- Item Quantity: 1
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The eight generation of video game consoles is upon us, with the Nintendo releasing the first console of that era, the Wii U. Nintendo has a lot riding on the Wii U. While the Wii has been the most commercially successful console of its generation, the perception has been that the Wii is firmly for causal gamers, and the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 is for the hardcore gamers. Also, given the bumbled launch of the 3DS (Nintendo's most botched debut of new hardware, with the sole exception of Gunpei Yokoi's 1995 Virtual Boy), Nintendo has to get the Wii U right. Here are some concerns that Nintendo wants to address with the Wii U.
THE WII IS ONLY FOR CASUAL GAMERS: One item that effectively fueled that (largely incorrect) perception is the packaging of "Wii Sports", which clearly demonstrated what the motion-controlled driven Wii was all about and what it was fully capable of accomplishing. Interestingly enough, the basic edition (covered in detail later in the review) does not include the Wii U's version of "Wii Sports", a game called "Nintendo Land". Most likely though hardcore gamers will want the Deluxe Edition due to the extra features included, including quadrupling storage space. It was only because of "Wii Sports" dethroned "Super Mario Bros." that "Super Mario Bros.Read more ›
The Hi-Def visuals are awesome, the game pad is very responsive!
The only downside is the internet connection takes a lot of time to set up--they assumed everybody has a broadband Wifi (expensive BUT fast)...we only have a 25 mbps wifi, though!
All in all an excellent console, gamepad and gaming experience!
The Wii U is great as one can play a game, for example Mario U, on either the T.V. screen or the 6 inch screen gaming tablet (included) thus effectively removing the dependance of playing on the big screen. The latter allows your family members to watch their favorite T.V. show or movie on the T.V. screen while independently playing on the gaming tablet. Simply put, this feature comes very handy.
Furthermore, the console boasts 1080p graphics, an online community (Miiverse) where one can interact with fellow gamers around the world about their favorite games, a streaming application called TVii (coming late December release) for active users of Netflix and an Internet Browser.
Effectively, I can see this console being my main gaming hub and much more. Furthermore, all Wii games and remotes will be compatible with this new version. Hence, I am very content with my purchase and expect many great things from Nintendo - this console has a lot of potential.
P.S. If this purchase is for your kid for Christmas, please do yourself a favor and plug the machine prior to Christmas as there is a mandatory update to be downloaded. It would be a travesty to have to wait 1 hour to play during Christmas before playing.
I don't know, you can brag about all the "features" and "multiplayer-ness" that the other consoles have all you want, but let's be honest, is online multiplayer really that big a deal anymore? It's all the same to me; jerks who yell at you from across the world for not being good at the game, or for being better at them at the game. I much prefer this simple, fun system that I can sit down and play with my girlfriend and just have an absolute blast with. And again, any online, third party crap that I want to play, I have or can get on Steam. Why would you ever want to play a generic crappy shooter game on a Nintendo console anyway? Bring back Jet Force Gemini and then we'll talk, but otherwise...
Anyway, all arguments aside, I'm satisfied with my purchase and I highly reccomend a Wii U to anyone who loves gaming for what gaming was originally meant for; fun. It's an escape from reality, something to RELIEVE your stress, not add to it.
Most recent customer reviews
it's a complete console, not only a gamepad.
it have "480i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p" graphics. Read more
I haven't actually purchased this console as of yet, but I have been borrowing my friends Wii-U, in order to determine whether or not to get one. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joimmy
I absolutely just hate the way this console works.The controller is big and clunky and hard to maneuver I am sorry I purchased it. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2014 by lorraine guy
When people ask me what the greatest video game machine of all time is, I have a hard time answering. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2013 by Nolan Kuffner
I waited to buy this system because I didn't really care for the wii accept for Tennis games, but have decided to purchase this a few days ago and am LOVING IT!!!!! Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2013 by FaithChick
I went back to my good old Nintendo roots and bought the Wii U! We LOVE the controller, the ORIGINALITY and the many games that are actually FUN to play. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2013 by MonsieurSinge
It wasn't a good buy in my mind. But the technology built in it is awesome. It was an ok buy.Published on July 18 2013 by Dster2012