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50 reasons why you need to buy a Wii U: 50. It's amazing!

We countdown to launch day with our essential guide to everything that's great about Nintendo's new console

Wii U is here!. We began giving you 50 reasons to buy a Wii U back in October when there were 50 days to go (at the time of writing) until launch day. As we counted count down to the launch day, we'll revealed a new reason every day and if you've stuck with us, we're sure you'll be left in no doubt as to whether you should buy a Wii U console.

50. It's here and it's awesome

When we started this 50 days ago, we weren't even sure we had 50 reasons to buy a Wii U but we always knew what the final reason would be. You should buy a Wii U because a) You can, and b) It's awesome. But don't take our word for it. Here's what you've been saying about Wii U based on your experiences at the Wii U Showcase Tour.

Zing06: The WiiU is awesome. The games are incredible, I played New Super Mario Bros U and really liked it even though I'm not a massive fan of Mario. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was fun and Nintendo Land's Luigi's Ghost Mansion was a blast even though I was playing it with strangers. Rayman Legends looks as though it has some great ways to use the GamePad and both Batman and Darksiders 2 look on par if not better than they're PS3/360 counter parts.

PokemonRed: It's great! Played New Super Mario Bros U which is great in co-op, and also great being the player with the GamePad, placing blocks to help or obstruct other players - poor kids. Rayman Legends is absolutely amazing, with superb music and visuals) and Zombi U is fantastic.

Allanironmaiden: Very impressed. New Super Mario Bros U is everything you would expect and looked great, ZombiU was awesome and Nintendo Land was fun. The GamePad itself was very comfy and very light. I was very impressed by how well it fit into my small adult hands.

Have you got your Wii U? Let us know what you think of it!

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  1. MartinIsAwesome Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 13:08

    It makes sence that this is the first reason given since it was one of the first things revealed about the new console - and still one of my favourites.
    Still, 50 reasons... I not sure I can think of that many. Probably why you're the journalist and not me. Are they all going to be added to this article or will new ones be made?

    Also, props on the Great British Bake Off. Not even Theatrhythm can tear me away from the high drama that is finding out whether or not a pie has a "soggy bottom".

  2. 5OUNDWAVE Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 13:08

    i don't need a reason never mind 50

  3. tomonm Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 13:34

    Martin, yes they will be added to this feature. I have 42 reasons so far! Hopefully more will be announced as we build up to launch. Oh, and James for Bake Off!

  4. laurennintendo Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 13:45

    The WiiU console looks amazing im gonna get one thanks ONM :D

  5. TheMasterSword12 Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 14:44

    Bake off is awesome and so is the Wii u

  6. higgins78 Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 15:17

    I only need 1 reason, that being the reason I have purchased every major Nintendo console at launch since the SNES...exclusives! Sure, it may take what feels like an eternity before a new Mario, Metroid or Zelda appears, but when they do we get treat to some of the greatest experiences available on a games console. My mind is already a million miles a second, working out how Nintendo will top Galaxy, Prime and Skyward Sword...

  7. tohaker Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 15:26

    There's a cash machine near me that ONLY dispenses fivers. 8)

  8. tomonm Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 15:30

    Really? No way! I remember when I was a student, I would get a fiver out for a night out. That's when it cost £1 a pint in the Student's Union for a Newcastle Brown Ale. I know. I sound very old.

  9. Riverlution Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 18:21

    I buy Nintendo consoles mainly because I know its the only place I'll get Pokemon, Zelda, Mario, Pikmin, Starfox and Metroid games. Nintendo first party games are always my favourite.

    Obviously, the Wii U also looks like an amazingly fun piece of kit too! I think playing games off the TV is my favourite feature so far!

  10. wghtmf Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 18:50

    This could be a good article but please, please don't make 50 pages.

  11. CraigEmberson Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 19:02

    I'm only counting 1 reason... Only 1 page :S

  12. LavaTwilight Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 09:29

    Why not 50pages? I don't know about anyone else but I've been coming back to this site almost daily to see what news is available for the wiiU since E3 this year. Thanks Tom, this will get me reason to come back every day. The biggest reasons I'll be getting the Wii U is the Wii U Fit for my wife and Pikmin for me! :roll:

  13. K-tet Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 11:23

    Really? No way! I remember when I was a student, I would get a fiver out for a night out. That's when it cost £1 a pint in the Student's Union for a Newcastle Brown Ale. I know. I sound very old.

    Actually there's a cashpoint at my old Uni where they dispensed £5 notes. Always went there whilst I was studying.

    Also £1 for a Newcastle Brown Ale? Envious! Couldn't get drinks that cheap when I was studying (cost double actually), and it costs £2.85 for a bottle at the nearest convenience store.

    But on the topic of these 50 reasons, I only need the one: It's a new piece of gadgetry, and if you're a bloke, you love your gadgets. Simple really!

  14. Night0fCore Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 14:19

    Uhm, don't pause Top Gear plz lol

  15. TheMasterSword12 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 16:21

    I don't need 50 reasons I need a Wii U

  16. ThePokekid78 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 17:01

    You should redo this article, call it '1 reason to buy a Wii U':

    Because it's Nintendo.

  17. higgins78 Sunday 14th Oct 2012 at 10:35

    I'm looking forward to trying Mario Chase as part of the Nintendo Land bundle I shall be hopefully receiving with my console (at launch) but I'll be honest...its not I think a reason you NEED to buy a WiiU. The main reasons will as always be Nintendo's innovation with its "killer" exclusives, gameplay which makes you actually happy AND those devs, those brilliant, brilliant devs!

  18. higgins78 Sunday 14th Oct 2012 at 10:36

    You should redo this article, call it '1 reason to buy a Wii U':

    Because it's Nintendo.

    This basically, summed up perfectly.

  19. HyrulianToad Sunday 14th Oct 2012 at 16:05

    At launch I actually think zombiu might stand a chance of beating nsmbu . I'm probably wrong but we'll see.

  20. nintenu Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 12:43

    Why the heck do you need a reason or 50 reasons to buy something?? like a Wii U Öif you want to buy it, do Öif not, donít?? ...Itís really that simple?? ...you donít need someone else to tell you what to buy, and what not to buy??

  21. tomonm Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 12:57

    So have you never bought a game based on a positive review or a recommendation from a friend?

  22. aerosmith20 Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 13:46

    I want them to implement Asymmetric gaming online! Because I don't have 5 people able to come round my house all the time! If they figure this out it would be awesome!

  23. King-BOOm Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 20:10

    Spot the deliberate mistake:

    Then you've got Nintendo Land, the ultimate assymetric game, in which games from Luigi's Ghost Mansion to Mario Chase and Pikmin Adventure all give the GamePad player a different experience to the player on the GamePad.

    :)

  24. kevws77 Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 21:45

    Only 1 reason for me - Nintendo have never disappointed me with their consoles or their first party games. I even adored my Gamecube.

  25. Abe hikura Tuesday 16th Oct 2012 at 07:57

    I hope we get more games with local multiplayer that other consoles don't. Thinks like racing games and shooters with player on pad and player on tv are worth buying the machine alone for.

    Let alone for the asymmetric multiplayer, Nintendo first party games and monster hunter, multi controller support Looking forward to an pads vs remotes black ops match. (Do we know how if that'll support five player local yet)

  26. mikurotoro Tuesday 16th Oct 2012 at 11:20

    The Wii U wasn't the first time Nintendo experimented with asymetric gaming. This was first done in Mario Party 8 on the Wii. Some of the mini-games required you to do something different than everyone else (like one player is shooting while the others were climbing) It isn't really new, but it hasn't been done on an actual console yet so that is innovative for Wii U.

  27. nintenu Tuesday 16th Oct 2012 at 12:59

    So have you never bought a game based on a positive review or a recommendation from a friend?


    Nope, Iím brainwashed by the pretty pictures that get shown ÖNintendo has a strong history providing quality games and hardware, well except for the DSi which we can erase from Nintendo history! ...but I trust Nintendo "90% of the time" and what they put out there, so I donít rely on what other people think about a particular console or game. If its Nintendo owned or published, itís going to be good or better.

  28. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 16th Oct 2012 at 14:34

    Nintendo has a strong history providing quality games and hardware, well except for the DSi which we can erase from Nintendo history!


    Harsh. I'd think that the Philips CD-i would be more deserving of such a thing.

  29. olrodlegacy Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 09:06

    Correction: Every FIFA game on Wii was absolutely diabolical.

  30. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 16:23

    Regarding reason 6: This is one of the features I'm looking foward to as well. I use the Internet browser quite a bit on my 3DS but a lot of web pages are really hard to navigate and take ages to load, the the extra speed and extra clarity is much appreciated. Also, it'll be fun being able to watch the latest brentalfloss video on my TV.
    It'll be interesting to see how easy it will be be to contribute on these foums via the Wii U.

  31. 5OUNDWAVE Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 18:45

    looking forward to reason 6 as i use my ps3 for the inter-net and it's just alright , it use's flash and it's terrible , half of the time it doesn't let u watch video's and some-time's freeze's

  32. callum2003 Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 21:33

    There's only 2 reasons to get a wii u

    1. It's nintendo so obviously it's going to be awesome

    2. It isn't some FPS game that involves killing like 200 people.

    So Take That Xbox ragers that just play all day and all night... Just realized i shouldn't be talking as my Super Smash Bros Brawl Gameplay time is 410 hours,Litterally i'm not lying!

  33. adamguy Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 21:39

    There's only 2 reasons to get a wii u

    1. It's nintendo so obviously it's going to be awesome

    2. It isn't some FPS game that involves killing like 200 people.

    So Take That Xbox ragers that just play all day and all night... Just realized i shouldn't be talking as my Super Smash Bros Brawl Gameplay time is 410 hours,Litterally i'm not lying!

    But with the Wii U, Nintendo is attempting to draw in a large part of the crows that play "some FPS game that involves killing like 200 people".

    That's why they're not only welcoming them onto their console, but they're also having a title many Nintendo Diehards wrongly accuse of being a bad game, Call of Duty, and having it as one of their main titles. In fact, if the 60fps thing is true, the Wii U could have the best version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Therefore, some of these "xbox ragers" may migrate to Wii U in the hopes of getting the best version of COD possible.

    And 410 hours isn't even that unbelievable. When I'm done with it, my SSFIVAE will probably have like 600 hours or something.

  34. dizzy boy Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 22:04

    i just hope the WiiU browser will actually be worth using, so far the internet experiences on nintendo consoles have been slow abd rather irritating
    also, i hope that who ever has made the WiiU browser keeps it up to date aswell.

  35. callum2003 Thursday 18th Oct 2012 at 17:22

    There's only 2 reasons to get a wii u

    1. It's nintendo so obviously it's going to be awesome

    2. It isn't some FPS game that involves killing like 200 people.

    So Take That Xbox ragers that just play all day and all night... Just realized i shouldn't be talking as my Super Smash Bros Brawl Gameplay time is 410 hours,Litterally i'm not lying!

    But with the Wii U, Nintendo is attempting to draw in a large part of the crows that play "some FPS game that involves killing like 200 people".

    That's why they're not only welcoming them onto their console, but they're also having a title many Nintendo Diehards wrongly accuse of being a bad game, Call of Duty, and having it as one of their main titles. In fact, if the 60fps thing is true, the Wii U could have the best version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Therefore, some of these "xbox ragers" may migrate to Wii U in the hopes of getting the best version of COD possible.

    And 410 hours isn't even that unbelievable. When I'm done with it, my SSFIVAE will probably have like 600 hours or something.

    I'm not saying xbox is terrible.Slight sarcasm... just that i think they take it too seriously and get frustrated when they die or lose a life in CoD, I'm glad that nintendo are having CoD On their systems so People who like it can experience the awesomeness that is... CyberGW!!!- If you're wondering i made that for cyber as a small joke.- No, Wii U!!! So that Nintendo can get a wider fanbase,I understand that and have nothing against people that like FPS's it's just not my type of game. Just wanted to get that out!

  36. phlum Thursday 18th Oct 2012 at 23:23

    There's only 2 reasons to get a wii u

    1. It's nintendo so obviously it's going to be awesome

    2. It isn't some FPS game that involves killing like 200 people.

    So Take That Xbox ragers that just play all day and all night... Just realized i shouldn't be talking as my Super Smash Bros Brawl Gameplay time is 410 hours,Litterally i'm not lying!

    But with the Wii U, Nintendo is attempting to draw in a large part of the crows that play "some FPS game that involves killing like 200 people".

    That's why they're not only welcoming them onto their console, but they're also having a title many Nintendo Diehards wrongly accuse of being a bad game, Call of Duty, and having it as one of their main titles. In fact, if the 60fps thing is true, the Wii U could have the best version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Therefore, some of these "xbox ragers" may migrate to Wii U in the hopes of getting the best version of COD possible.

    And 410 hours isn't even that unbelievable. When I'm done with it, my SSFIVAE will probably have like 600 hours or something.

    Are you kidding? The PC version of Black Ops 2 (or, indeed, any FPS) will be the best based on your criteria. If it's done right it'll surpass 60fps.
    That said, Call of Duty is a tired franchise. I think I'll stick to Wolfenstein 3-D for the foreseeable future.

  37. PuAl Thursday 18th Oct 2012 at 23:58

    Anyone else really hoping that the Miiverse trailer didn't actually give away how to kill a boss in ZombiU? If the boss mentioned in the trailer is actually in the game, it sounds pretty awesome, but if that solution is true then that's a whole potentially terrifying part of the game pretty much ruined for me. I clicked on the video to find out about Miiverse, not to get spoilers for part of my most anticipated launch title.

  38. tomonm Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 08:26

    I'd be surprised if it did. That ZombiU video is very early. It is before we even knew it was called ZombiU.

  39. callum2003 Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 10:12

    I'd be surprised if it did. That ZombiU video is very early. It is before we even knew it was called ZombiU.


    Yeah,it's unlikely that this would be a boss as that might be major spoilers. Also we know everything tom posts is right as this is where we get most of our info from and he is the main man on the site.

  40. NintenDan Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 10:57

    Nintendo were on asymmetric gaming back in the GC days, anyone remember Mario Party 4? It had one player in the minigames often playing one part, perhaps with a handicap or something whilst the other players worked together against him. It was pure awesome fun, too :D

  41. MartinIsAwesome Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 11:42

    Nintendo were on asymmetric gaming back in the GC days, anyone remember Mario Party 4? It had one player in the minigames often playing one part, perhaps with a handicap or something whilst the other players worked together against him. It was pure awesome fun, too :D


    Those 1 vs 3 mini-games were also in the original Mario Party on N64 so it goes back further. Even if it isn't a new thing, it's the push towards making it more prominant that makes it exciting.

  42. mattzere Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 18:20

    AH! ON THIS TOPIC , do the wii remotes have to be Motion Plus enabled for any/all Wii U games!? (been trying to get this question answered for a while). Will I have to but a bunch off Motion Plus attachments for my standard remotes, because I'd like to get that sorted before I get the thing home for some multiplayer mayhem and am disappointed that only one of my remotes can do the job (the sw33t zelda one)!
    :?: :?: :?:

  43. MarioKartVader Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 20:44

    AH! ON THIS TOPIC , do the wii remotes have to be Motion Plus enabled for any/all Wii U games!? (been trying to get this question answered for a while). Will I have to but a bunch off Motion Plus attachments for my standard remotes, because I'd like to get that sorted before I get the thing home for some multiplayer mayhem and am disappointed that only one of my remotes can do the job (the sw33t zelda one)!
    :?: :?: :?:

    I was wondering this too.

  44. Cocacola Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 21:27

    The WiiU is going to be great.

  45. LavaTwilight Saturday 20th Oct 2012 at 23:36

    I think to say Nintendo is playing 'catch up' with HD graphics is technically incorrect. At the time the Wii was released, HD TV was only just coming out... in fact the blue blue-ray discs were still fighting for supremecy over the red aptly-titled HD discs, meaning that should sony have refused the deal for the porn industry, HD discs would've conquered sony's Bluerays (like what happened with VHS and betamax), making the PS3 sorely obsolete. Of course that's just speculation but considering I can remember betamax being of superior quality, it just shows that it was possible for history to repeat itself again. Therefore, Nintendo simply weren't focused on HD graphics because it was still relatively new. Unfortunately, shortly after the Wii's release, HD became available to us working-class peeps and thus the Wii ended up quickly 'obsolete', but it still sold more than the PS3 and even XBox 360! Now that HD is more affordable, Nintendo's all like "hm oh what this HD thing? Yeah we could've done it ages ago but now we've perfected it" like a boss and they're gonna keep MS and Sony on their toes. Nintendo aren't playing catch-up, they're playing 'we own the video games market and you're our bitches'.

  46. Dave-O Saturday 20th Oct 2012 at 23:59

    I think to say Nintendo is playing 'catch up' with HD graphics is technically incorrect. At the time the Wii was released, HD TV was only just coming out... in fact the blue blue-ray discs were still fighting for supremecy over the red aptly-titled HD discs, meaning that should sony have refused the deal for the porn industry, HD discs would've conquered sony's Bluerays (like what happened with VHS and betamax), making the PS3 sorely obsolete. Of course that's just speculation but considering I can remember betamax being of superior quality, it just shows that it was possible for history to repeat itself again. Therefore, Nintendo simply weren't focused on HD graphics because it was still relatively new. Unfortunately, shortly after the Wii's release, HD became available to us working-class peeps and thus the Wii ended up quickly 'obsolete', but it still sold more than the PS3 and even XBox 360! Now that HD is more affordable, Nintendo's all like "hm oh what this HD thing? Yeah we could've done it ages ago but now we've perfected it" like a boss and they're gonna keep MS and Sony on their toes. Nintendo aren't playing catch-up, they're playing 'we own the video games market and you're our bitches'.

    Couldn't have said it better. Nintendo could afford to ignore HD because they were and are always going to be the supreme gaming franchise because of their innovation and the best series of games such as Zelda, Mario, Fire Emblem and Pokemon just to name a few out of many. They just can't be beat evan after being late with HD graphics.

  47. NSMB23DS Sunday 21st Oct 2012 at 20:48

    AH! ON THIS TOPIC , do the wii remotes have to be Motion Plus enabled for any/all Wii U games!? (been trying to get this question answered for a while). Will I have to but a bunch off Motion Plus attachments for my standard remotes, because I'd like to get that sorted before I get the thing home for some multiplayer mayhem and am disappointed that only one of my remotes can do the job (the sw33t zelda one)!
    :?: :?: :?:

    I was wondering this too.


    (Today Nintendo Land willl be my example) Not all of the games, but for games like Zelda Battle Quest, Metriod Blast, and Pikmin Adventure need precision accuracy for the Wiimote guys, but Mario Chase and Luigi's Ghost Mansion do not. You might be best to buy a couple more Motion Plus accesories. :wink:

  48. mattzere Monday 22nd Oct 2012 at 09:50

    AH! ON THIS TOPIC , do the wii remotes have to be Motion Plus enabled for any/all Wii U games!? (been trying to get this question answered for a while). Will I have to but a bunch off Motion Plus attachments for my standard remotes, because I'd like to get that sorted before I get the thing home for some multiplayer mayhem and am disappointed that only one of my remotes can do the job (the sw33t zelda one)!
    :?: :?: :?:

    (Today Nintendo Land willl be my example) Not all of the games, but for games like Zelda Battle Quest, Metriod Blast, and Pikmin Adventure need precision accuracy for the Wiimote guys, but Mario Chase and Luigi's Ghost Mansion do not. You might be best to buy a couple more Motion Plus accessories. :wink:


    THANK YOU! My biggest problem was if the games that you play with the remote sideways needed motion plus, I would probably have to buy all new remotes because you cant comfortably press 1 and 2 with the motion plus attached. BUT if it's just the shooting-esque games then there's no problem with just getting motion plus attachments.
    I feel like this is something that could cause a lot of confusion and hasn't properly been addressed yet (other than by you, you helpful chap).

  49. IG-42 Monday 22nd Oct 2012 at 14:28

    but my save games!

  50. 5OUNDWAVE Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 00:16

    reason 11 , who would buy the same game twice , sony have it as if u buy the ps3 game u get the vita version free, i know nintendo will never let it happen with the wii u and 3ds , but that would be sweet with smash bro's , can only dream though

  51. CraigEmberson Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 11:19

    Please stop doing this -_- Your 3DS connection part calls it a "3S" and then you call it a DS at the bottom, which it isn't. I hope the DS part was a typo like the 3S part.

  52. NintenDan Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 13:26

    Nintendo were on asymmetric gaming back in the GC days, anyone remember Mario Party 4? It had one player in the minigames often playing one part, perhaps with a handicap or something whilst the other players worked together against him. It was pure awesome fun, too :D


    Those 1 vs 3 mini-games were also in the original Mario Party on N64 so it goes back further. Even if it isn't a new thing, it's the push towards making it more prominant that makes it exciting.


    Awh wow, I was unaware, first Mario Party game I played was MP4. I was unaware of the existence of the N64 back in the day so I got a PS1, and I'll admit I loved it - the original Spyro and Rayman were amazing! But indeed you are right, with Nintendo pushing emphasis on it with the Gamepad they're making people realise how much fun it can be! :D

  53. LavaTwilight Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 18:58

    As far as I'm aware the MotionPlus isn't a necessary requirement, except for with a few games. So it'll be useful to have.
    Another thing we hear a lot lately is that the gamepad will be 'too much like the 3DS' where you have the touch pad and the main screen. Well taking the example on #12 with takamaru's castle thing where you slide the stars across... you can't do that on a 3DS :wink:

  54. Shinigami_Link92 Friday 26th Oct 2012 at 10:34

    Rare's new game? Surely you mean Retro's?

  55. LavaTwilight Sunday 28th Oct 2012 at 10:06

    So is #16 the best Family Games or the best Party Games? Because there is a huge difference between the two. :wink:

  56. tomonm Sunday 28th Oct 2012 at 13:29

    Yeah, I meant Retro's games.

    Family games/party games. I kind of mean both. The sort of games that you will gather around the telly to play with anyone of any age. Not the ones you play online against your mates.

  57. Slinkington Monday 29th Oct 2012 at 14:44

    "Save money by downloading games"

    I find that hard to believe, what with them charing £40 for games such as Mario and Zelda, yet you can buy them far cheaper than that with the physical copies. Heck, I've seen Ocarina of Time 3D for £20. Even if they gave you £5 credit it's still far from worth it.

  58. JoeOdranDoran Monday 29th Oct 2012 at 15:00

    It's good that they're offering an incentive to buy the AAA releases via download, rather than physical retail, but I still think they should be selling them at a reduced price. That's the kind of thing that would really encourage customers to make the move to digital download, especially since, with hardcopies, competition between shops usually drives the price below the standard RRP of £30/£40, which is what you'll pay online.

  59. Ollie Raiden Monday 29th Oct 2012 at 15:37

    To me, NSMBU isn't a reason to get a WiiU. To be honest it's more of a deterrent. Not a fan of the NSMB series anyway, and it just feels like Nintendo's playing it safe.
    On every other console we've had a new and unique Mario experience. But this time we're just getting the same formula again. I'd be perfectly happy if we had a NSMB game on it but later into its life. But as the first Mario title on the console, it just feels like a lazy move on Nintendo's part. What happened to the Nintendo that always tried to revolutionise and innovate? Now they're just releasing the same things with one or two new gimmicks attached to it.
    I'll still be getting a WiiU eventually, but at the moment it's just not the same to me anymore.

  60. Riverlution Monday 29th Oct 2012 at 18:47

    I want to download all of my games, I really do. But I don't think there will be a saving, even with the 10% off with Premium. I plan to download lots of download exclusives, but I doubt I'll be downloading retail games unless I can get them downloaded either AS cheap or cheaper than in the stores.

  61. jaco_p Monday 29th Oct 2012 at 21:22

    Yeah great, 10% off wii u d/l . But if they are priced the same as the eshop d/l games ie. full games such as nsmb2 etc, then they'd need to be 25% to be comparable to actually buying the physical product. Obviously 10% will be a boon on the d?l only titles.

  62. Peewii Tuesday 30th Oct 2012 at 09:31

    It's not much point downloading it for £50 with £5 back, when you can go to any game store and get it for £40 or less. If they sort the prices out on downloadable games, it might be a decent incentive to download, but even with the 10% off, it's still cheaper to buy a retail copy, because right now, the download prices are at least 10% more than the store prices. I mean come on, £40 for Ocarina of Time 3D? Seriously? Even when the game was just released, it didn't cost that much, so why on earth would you charge that over a year later?

  63. pokeprodder Wednesday 31st Oct 2012 at 02:24

    i will get it even if i can only afford basic pack

  64. alfiej97 Wednesday 31st Oct 2012 at 12:44

    I cant wait for the Wii U but i'm going to have to get it after christmas probably.
    It will be great to play games on the gamepad alone especially games like NSMBU, games like ZombiU would be harder to play on the game pad alone, I dont think its going to let you anyway but more simple games will be fun to play.
    Speaking of ZombiU... It looks great but I don't know if im going to get the ZombiU bundle, it would be the best to get if I want the Pro contoller as it works out cheaper but by the time I get it there might be better bundles.
    I will definetly be using the Wii U to browse the Internet, I'll be able to go on youtube and watch loads of videos even when someones on the computer or even when someone is using the tv aswell thanks to the gamepad! Some websites still only use flash so that could be a problem...
    Miiverse will be great to use but if everything is monitered like a rumor said a while ago, then thats bad because i dont want to have to wait ages for my post to go up and then someones comment to go up! but in the video it was instant so maybe it wont be, but those people might have been on his friends list so if i want to post a public post thats going to suck.
    Wii remotes... it's good because i still have two and two nunchucks but i will use the gamepad for all of the games i play which the must support because it's the main thing for the console.
    HD...YES. I want all my favourite series in HD, the first zelda for the console should NOT be a remake! *cough*OoT3D*cough*.All of the games should be great but graphic quality is not everything the games should have a nice art style and play well.
    Linking with 3DS games is great! I will only get MH:U on the Wii U but I'll get Super Smash Bros. on both when its out hopefully they'll do some sort of bundle which is cheaper than buying seperatly.
    Touch screen will be great to navigate a map, you could even draw a route on the map which you could follow and you could pace markers with ease, it will also be great for an inventory so you could easily use a item or change clothes or armor/ weapons.
    Theres so many games I want for the Wii U but I dont have the money for all of them!
    Being able to play wii game will be good, because i have alot of games and a couple of virual console that i'll have to transfer but it would have been better if i could have used the gamepad to play Virtual Console games on it because it could easily be done.
    Save money by downloading games... only if Nintendo price the normally boxed games right on the Wii U eshop... but I will be getting the premiums so i can still save money when buying WiiUWare and VC games.

    The Wii U will be great! 8)

  65. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 31st Oct 2012 at 16:59

    How can anyone argue against that Tekken screenshot. It's like a match made in gaming heaven.

  66. TheVelvetRoom Wednesday 31st Oct 2012 at 17:15

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will also give Wii U owners all the paid DLC available for Xbox and Playstation 3 owners, including characters, costumes and stages, absolutely free. If that doesn't sway you, nothing will.

    Correction: all DLC is free on the the other consoles too. The only premium content is music packs with the soundtracks from past Tekken games and the ending movies from the older Tekkens.

  67. ThePokekid78 Wednesday 31st Oct 2012 at 17:32

    Looks like ONMs '50 reasons' are just going to be a list of all the games coming out on Wii U...

  68. Shinigami_Link92 Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 13:52


    Miiverse will be great to use but if everything is monitered like a rumor said a while ago, then thats bad because i dont want to have to wait ages for my post to go up and then someones comment to go up! but in the video it was instant so maybe it wont be, but those people might have been on his friends list so if i want to post a public post thats going to suck.

    Basically, all messages are instant, but if one person is flagged for spoilers/inappropriate content, whatever, too many times, then there posts become filtered by actual Nintendo employees, and that causes the up to half hour delay. Most other posts are instant.

  69. alfiej97 Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 14:43


    Miiverse will be great to use but if everything is monitered like a rumor said a while ago, then thats bad because i dont want to have to wait ages for my post to go up and then someones comment to go up! but in the video it was instant so maybe it wont be, but those people might have been on his friends list so if i want to post a public post thats going to suck.

    Basically, all messages are instant, but if one person is flagged for spoilers/inappropriate content, whatever, too many times, then there posts become filtered by actual Nintendo employees, and that causes the up to half hour delay. Most other posts are instant.

    Whats your source for this?

  70. thenintendoer Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 19:11

    i can however imagine lazy developers designing their games to be won by just shaking the wii u controller (but no one buys those games so it dosent really matter)

  71. MartinIsAwesome Friday 2nd Nov 2012 at 12:50

    We really have got to stop calling the Nintendo Land attractions "mini-games". We've already seen in the case of games like Metroid Blast that have a much larger scope and gameplay options to be considered "mini", even Donkey Kong's Crash Course is one giant obstacle course.

  72. ThePokekid78 Friday 2nd Nov 2012 at 16:25

    i can however imagine lazy developers designing their games to be won by just shaking the wii u controller (but no one buys those games so it dosent really matter)


    Problem is, people do buy those games. There were hundreds of them on Wii because the families lapped them up. People like you and I wouldn't buy them (ever), but you've got to remember that 'gamers'/people-who-actually-visit-this-website-and-read-articles-such-as-these are in the minority.

    However if Nintendo's plan to introduce the Wii U to more hardcore audiences works, then this could change! (I doubt it will work, but that's just my opinion.)

  73. Gummybears110 Saturday 3rd Nov 2012 at 11:46

    I <3 animal crossing!!!! But I'm not sure if this would b good...... I get bored of mini games so quickly .

  74. alexjones94 Sunday 4th Nov 2012 at 09:42

    but if their aren't any good games to play on it, it will be sunk.

    Shouldn't that be "there", Tom? :wink:

  75. ledreppe Sunday 4th Nov 2012 at 12:24

    I'm going to be raging at Nintendo if they charge more for retail downloads than boxed copies. Going by the 3DS fiasco of charging £10 more for digital, I'm not too hopeful about the Wii U eshop prices. C'mon Nintendo I really want to go digital next generation, so make it happen for me!

  76. Nintendalek42 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:34

    "Grandpa reminds Grandpa to upgrade his scanner"... :DLOL ...Sorry...

  77. callum2003 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 18:49

    "Grandpa reminds Grandpa to upgrade his scanner"... :DLOL ...Sorry...


    LOL! Always need to remind yourself :wink:

  78. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 20:22

    Video Chat does sound brilliant. Ever since I first saw Ash video-phoning his mum in episode 2 of Pokemon ("Pokemon Emergancy") I've always wanted to do that for real. Of course, we've had Skype and even mobile phones already making it possible for years, but I've never personally used it.
    I just hope that the GamePad's camera is better than the 3DS's one. It'd be hard otherwise to distinguish which pixels is a face.

  79. NSMB23DS Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 12:28

    Video Chat does sound brilliant. Of course, we've had Skype and even mobile phones already making it possible for years, but I've never personally used it.
    It'd be hard otherwise to distinguish which pixels is a face.


    I've also never tried it, but I may have to wait a bit. I'll be getting Premium at launch like any other Nintendo gamer, but none of my friends will be doing the same. They will wait for Christmas, and one or two (of my friends) may not even get one then!
    Oh well. Better luck next time!

  80. toffeeman30 Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 13:13

    also user acounts will store individual sets of data and game settings. up to 12 accounts per console

  81. LavaTwilight Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at 12:48

    I hope Nintendo offer a deal with Skype so we can use it on the gamepad, much like Amazon's Kindle Fire offer skype calls too. Then that would be awesome and much worth it! Nintendo! Make it happen!

  82. 5OUNDWAVE Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at 17:02

    reason 27 , what's the point if u don't have a mobile or a pc :?:

  83. MartinIsAwesome Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at 17:08

    reason 27 , what's the point if u don't have a mobile or a pc :?:


    I don't even get why this is a question. It's clearly just an additional option for communication. If you don't have either, then it just doesn't apply. Anyway, who in this day and age is doesn't at least have access to a PC?

  84. LavaTwilight Saturday 10th Nov 2012 at 09:51

    Bit.Trip Runner seems extremely boring and basic... even if it had been released 20-odd years ago. I'm surprised so many people give it good reviews. What am I missing out on?

  85. Lew3107 Saturday 10th Nov 2012 at 13:15

    Bit.Trip Runner seems extremely boring and basic... even if it had been released 20-odd years ago. I'm surprised so many people give it good reviews. What am I missing out on?


    You'd be right in saying that it's a basic premise, but it certainly isn't boring. The game is simple to pick up and play but difficult to get a high score, and with online leaderboards Runner 2 could become very competitive. Not only that, but it will have exclusive levels to the Wii U version.
    You're missing out on one of the best indie titles of this generation by ignoring Bit.Trip Runner on WiiWare, and potentially missing out on one of the best of the next generation in Runner 2. At least watch a few videos on YouTube before you pass it up, because you might find it more interesting than you previously thought it would be.

  86. Commandervideo Saturday 10th Nov 2012 at 14:04

    The new art style is horrid though.
    I'm glad it doesn't come under the name Bit Trip, it woud ruin the series reputation in style.
    The gameplay should be great at least, and that's what counts.

  87. Herbert_Rarr Monday 12th Nov 2012 at 12:15

    The Trine 2 demo at Eurogamer was awful.

  88. 5OUNDWAVE Monday 12th Nov 2012 at 12:50

    can i download the first bit trip runner on 2 wii u or have to download it on to the wii then swap it over 2 wii u , as much as i want the 2nd one i need to play the first one , my wii is boxed up now and put away

  89. MartinIsAwesome Monday 12th Nov 2012 at 13:37

    can i download the first bit trip runner on 2 wii u or have to download it on to the wii then swap it over 2 wii u , as much as i want the 2nd one i need to play the first one , my wii is boxed up now and put away


    Since you can purchase DSiWare games on 3DS, I;m sure you'll be able to purchase WiiWare games on Wii U. If not, as long as you have a Wii, you can always download it onto that and transfer it to Wii U.
    Or you could even purchase Bit.Trip Saga for 3DS, or the Wii comiliation Bit.Trip Complete. I'd go for the latter as you get a soundtrack CD with it and I'm sure you can find it very cheap. I got my copy for £7.

  90. Xenokami Monday 12th Nov 2012 at 16:10

    reason 27 , what's the point if u don't have a mobile or a pc :?:


    If you don't have a PC...then how did you comment?! :D

  91. harrogatewario Monday 12th Nov 2012 at 21:24

    The screenshots for Trine 2 are utterly amazing. For me as good looking a game as any on Wii U so far and providing it reviews well will be my first download.

  92. 5OUNDWAVE Monday 12th Nov 2012 at 22:15

    reason 27 , what's the point if u don't have a mobile or a pc :?:


    If you don't have a PC...then how did you comment?! :D

    ps3 , also martinisawesome where did u get it for 7 pound's

  93. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 13th Nov 2012 at 10:38

    also martinisawesome where did u get it for 7 pound's


    Firstly, I was wrong, it was actually £7.50.
    Still, I nabbed mine from the Rising Star booth at the London MCM Expo in May where it was on sale for £10, but because I bought a second game in a 2 for £15 deal it worked out at £7.50 each.
    While there won't be another one of them for a while, I just checked online and the cheapest place I can find is ShopTo which is currently selling it for under £7. You might even find it in somewhere like CeX.

  94. 5OUNDWAVE Tuesday 13th Nov 2012 at 12:41

    cheer's martinisawesome

  95. Argenthor Tuesday 13th Nov 2012 at 17:28

    also martinisawesome where did u get it for 7 pound's


    Firstly, I was wrong, it was actually £7.50.
    Still, I nabbed mine from the Rising Star booth at the London MCM Expo in May where it was on sale for £10, but because I bought a second game in a 2 for £15 deal it worked out at £7.50 each.
    While there won't be another one of them for a while, I just checked online and the cheapest place I can find is ShopTo which is currently selling it for under £7. You might even find it in somewhere like CeX.


    Or try a free month with lovefilm and try out loads of them for free! It is how i realised that while it is fun to play, it wasn't for me.

  96. LavaTwilight Tuesday 13th Nov 2012 at 19:22

    If I can get the bittrip compilation for only a couple of quid I might as well do that... can't go far wrong. Trine 2 looks absolutely LUSH. It's been the only word I can really use to describe it! I can't wait to get a hold of it. The Wii U will finally put my HD TV to good use :D

  97. greenpo08 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 15:38

    Surprisingly the WiiU dosen't seem to interest me that much I know all you gamers at home are thinking: thats stupid. :x

  98. Cocacola Saturday 17th Nov 2012 at 11:51

    Thats alright. Its just your opinion mate.

  99. Dertdood Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 17:32

    oh boy i can't wait for loads of developers to cut content from their games for dlc

  100. tomonm Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 17:34

    oh boy i can't wait for loads of developers to cut content from their games for dlc

    That's not what Nintendo are planning. Indeed, they say they're only in the planning stages for extra courses for New Super Mario Bros U.

  101. Tams Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 18:45

    Really? No way! I remember when I was a student, I would get a fiver out for a night out. That's when it cost £1 a pint in the Student's Union for a Newcastle Brown Ale. I know. I sound very old.

    A quid! I swear I paid £3.80 for one the other night. :evil: Damn you inflation! (I think)

    I think to say Nintendo is playing 'catch up' with HD graphics is technically incorrect. At the time the Wii was released, HD TV was only just coming out... in fact the blue blue-ray discs were still fighting for supremecy over the red aptly-titled HD discs, meaning that should sony have refused the deal for the porn industry, HD discs would've conquered sony's Bluerays (like what happened with VHS and betamax), making the PS3 sorely obsolete. Of course that's just speculation but considering I can remember betamax being of superior quality, it just shows that it was possible for history to repeat itself again. Therefore, Nintendo simply weren't focused on HD graphics because it was still relatively new. Unfortunately, shortly after the Wii's release, HD became available to us working-class peeps and thus the Wii ended up quickly 'obsolete', but it still sold more than the PS3 and even XBox 360! Now that HD is more affordable, Nintendo's all like "hm oh what this HD thing? Yeah we could've done it ages ago but now we've perfected it" like a boss and they're gonna keep MS and Sony on their toes. Nintendo aren't playing catch-up, they're playing 'we own the video games market and you're our bitches'.

    If I remember the 'Iwata Asks' correctly, the HD issue and reason you mentioned for the Wii was mentioned. Cost probably played a role as well; just look at how much the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 cost at launch!

    In another 'Iwata Asks' (one about the 3DS) they mentioned the GameCube had circuitry capable of 3D and even had a prototype; the 3D display was just too expensive for people to buy, let alone for Nintendo to include one. Even now 3D TVs are quite expensive.

  102. PeterR Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 19:12

    15 reasons to go, 10 days left until launch. something isn't adding up here. still doesn't change when its out so all is fine.

  103. LavaTwilight Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 19:13

    Finally got a new reason! You're 5 days behind! I've been waiting for this for a week where have you been? :evil:
    Plus I hate DLC! It's just so tempting to buy everything for that particular game you have... I'm such a sucker... :roll:

  104. Dertdood Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 22:01

    oh boy i can't wait for loads of developers to cut content from their games for dlc

    That's not what Nintendo are planning. Indeed, they say they're only in the planning stages for extra courses for New Super Mario Bros U.


    maybe not nintendo but i wouldnt put it past someone like activision

  105. Wii U Gamer Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 15:50

    we dont need reasons we need a WWWWIIIIUUUU

    we need to time travel 8) 8) :lol: :lol:

  106. adamatsu Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 17:06

    Let's be honest ,most of the good reasons to buy a wii u at launch have evaporated. there's been a whole host of disappointments and setbacks over the past weeks...firstly rayman legends, one of the games i was most looking forwarded to, was delayed, then zombiu - which was hyped as the most interesting launch game - proved somewhat predictably to be the next red steel (according to most reviewers ONM aside). scribblenauts unlimited also looks great but guess what, unlike the usa who get it day one, we have to wait to next year for some unexplained mysterious reason. add to that all the trouble our US cousins have had with the update, it's not looking great for day one adopters... you're left with ports of games which run/look better on their original consoles, nintendo land and mario u. now mario u looked fantastic from the big world map we saw a month ago but although the final game looks decent, it doesnt seem as ground breaking or creative as i'd hoped. After the disappointing NSMB2, i've had enough 2D platforming for now. Finally, Nintendo Land does look a lot fun but it is ultimately just a mini games collection, even if it is a really good mini games collection (maybe the best ever). for these reasons im going to cancel my preorder and wait til next spring, hopefully by then the wii u will have some grounding and more interesting games to buy, and i'll have had more time to save up for it.

  107. Herbert_Rarr Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 17:32

    I've been thinking about Luigi's Ghost Mansion.
    Anyone who got the chance to play the demo at an event would agree with me that the attraction gets pretty tense at times - especially when your torch begins to run out. But imagine what it would be like to have a version of this attraction in first person.
    It would be like a proper horror game. OK, maybe not a proper one like ZombiU or Resident Evil, but more along the lines of Slender: The Eight Pages.
    It would be set in the same environments as the Nintendo Land attraction, but you would see from the perspective of the Mii character: wandering around the corridors in the dark. The Gamepad player would still see the whole thing from above; the Wiimote + Nunchuck/Pro controller players would be able to turn the flashlights on/off with the A button and all the rest would be pretty much the same. They could all start off in alternate corners of the map and would have the choice to find each other and work as a team, or go solo.
    The juxtaposition of cutesy little Miis in costumes and a dark, spooky atmosphere would be charming - just as Luigi's Mansion was.

  108. TheMasterSword12 Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 08:26

    Metroid would be ruined if it was Metroid Blast style they should make Metroid Prime 4

  109. CraigEmberson Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 05:54

    Anyone else really hoping that the Miiverse trailer didn't actually give away how to kill a boss in ZombiU? If the boss mentioned in the trailer is actually in the game, it sounds pretty awesome, but if that solution is true then that's a whole potentially terrifying part of the game pretty much ruined for me. I clicked on the video to find out about Miiverse, not to get spoilers for part of my most anticipated launch title.


    It didn't even show you how to kill a boss, it was just how to kill a specific type of Zombie that will be obvious to any player, when they start playing because they're told.

  110. CraigEmberson Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 05:55

    Metroid would be ruined if it was Metroid Blast style they should make Metroid Prime 4


    It won't be like Nintendo Land, it's just detailed mini-games, based on franchises. In Zelda: Battle Quest, it's on-the-rails fighting but the real Zelda will never be like that... Your point is moot.

  111. tomonm Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 10:54

    Let's be honest ,most of the good reasons to buy a wii u at launch have evaporated. there's been a whole host of disappointments and setbacks over the past weeks...firstly rayman legends, one of the games i was most looking forwarded to, was delayed, then zombiu - which was hyped as the most interesting launch game - proved somewhat predictably to be the next red steel (according to most reviewers ONM aside). scribblenauts unlimited also looks great but guess what, unlike the usa who get it day one, we have to wait to next year for some unexplained mysterious reason. add to that all the trouble our US cousins have had with the update, it's not looking great for day one adopters... you're left with ports of games which run/look better on their original consoles, nintendo land and mario u. now mario u looked fantastic from the big world map we saw a month ago but although the final game looks decent, it doesnt seem as ground breaking or creative as i'd hoped. After the disappointing NSMB2, i've had enough 2D platforming for now. Finally, Nintendo Land does look a lot fun but it is ultimately just a mini games collection, even if it is a really good mini games collection (maybe the best ever). for these reasons im going to cancel my preorder and wait til next spring, hopefully by then the wii u will have some grounding and more interesting games to buy, and i'll have had more time to save up for it.

    Fair enough that you might not want to buy a Wii U on launch day if the game you wanted isn't available but to label ZombiU as the next Red Steel is a bit unfair. It's not just us who liked it you know. Eurogamer, Edge, CVG have all delivered positive reviews.

  112. Tazer_Silverscar Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 12:04

    Please tell me you picked the number 19 at random XD I take the Number 19 bus into town when I'm off to Japanese lessons XD

  113. tomonm Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 13:24

    Please tell me you picked the number 19 at random XD I take the Number 19 bus into town when I'm off to Japanese lessons XD

    Are you from Costessey in Norfolk! The 19 or 20 was (and still is) the number of the bus from Costessey to Norwich where I grew up.

  114. K-tet Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 15:55

    Another reason why one needs to buy a Wii U: The strong possibility of Nintendo TVii in the UK in 2013.

    Why a strong possibility? It seems extremely likely that a service would be available given similar services of varied descriptions are available on other devices. I'm calling for Sky Go, Netflix, Lovefilm and the usual Catch-up services (iPlayer, 4OD et al) to feature strongly. It would be amazing to have all of that available. </optimism>

  115. LavaTwilight Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 15:58

    I don't intend taking my wiiU with me on the train and anyone who will go to that much trouble either need A) a 3DS or B) help to curb their addiction. Doing it for posterity (like what this guy on the train did) is fair enough or the only other conceivable reason would be if you're moving home, had to take the train because you can't drive, and you decide to use it to avoid the boredom. That is it. If anyone could think of a reasonable non-addicted reason then let us know! :roll:

  116. callum2003 Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 16:11

    Just wanted to ask a question. For nintendo tvii when it is launched will virgin's tivo work? and for wii u

  117. ThePokekid78 Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 17:46

    Really, ONM? Reason #45 is the most ridiculous one yet. No-one would ever do that!

    You know the article's run out of steam when they're telling you:

    'A reason you should get Nintendo's new home console is so that you can carry it round, plug it in on a train and play it'

    -________-

  118. 5OUNDWAVE Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 23:22

    I don't intend taking my wiiU with me on the train and anyone who will go to that much trouble either need A) a 3DS or B) help to curb their addiction. Doing it for posterity (like what this guy on the train did) is fair enough or the only other conceivable reason would be if you're moving home, had to take the train because you can't drive, and you decide to use it to avoid the boredom. That is it. If anyone could think of a reasonable non-addicted reason then let us know! :roll:

    the person with the wii u could be a vigilante and use it for bait to lure in scum and then beat them half 2 death , cleaning up the street's 1 train at a time :twisted:

  119. IPecksU Tuesday 27th Nov 2012 at 02:17

    What are the chances of me running http://www.tvcatchup.com/ properly on my wii u? It might be super handy if people are hogging the TV downstairs.

  120. LavaTwilight Tuesday 27th Nov 2012 at 14:47

    the person with the wii u could be a vigilante and use it for bait to lure in scum and then beat them half 2 death , cleaning up the street's 1 train at a time :twisted:

    That could work

  121. CraigEmberson Tuesday 27th Nov 2012 at 17:13

    Let's be honest ,most of the good reasons to buy a wii u at launch have evaporated. there's been a whole host of disappointments and setbacks over the past weeks...firstly rayman legends, one of the games i was most looking forwarded to, was delayed, then zombiu - which was hyped as the most interesting launch game - proved somewhat predictably to be the next red steel (according to most reviewers ONM aside). scribblenauts unlimited also looks great but guess what, unlike the usa who get it day one, we have to wait to next year for some unexplained mysterious reason. add to that all the trouble our US cousins have had with the update, it's not looking great for day one adopters... you're left with ports of games which run/look better on their original consoles, nintendo land and mario u. now mario u looked fantastic from the big world map we saw a month ago but although the final game looks decent, it doesnt seem as ground breaking or creative as i'd hoped. After the disappointing NSMB2, i've had enough 2D platforming for now. Finally, Nintendo Land does look a lot fun but it is ultimately just a mini games collection, even if it is a really good mini games collection (maybe the best ever). for these reasons im going to cancel my preorder and wait til next spring, hopefully by then the wii u will have some grounding and more interesting games to buy, and i'll have had more time to save up for it.


    You're one of those who will listen to all negative stuff and not positive... The issues with speed and loading times are being helped via a patch update in the near future. As well as that, the trouble with the update is that everyone was downloading at the same time and because they were using their internet a lot, so their traffic was already huge. Online problems in games are due to the games lack of ability to hold a stable connection, on top of dodgy Wi-Fi... Americans seem to have more expensive options for Broadband deals, so people opt for slower internet to make their bills cheaper. ZombiU was given bad ratings by IGN and Gamespot (Gamespot, who have the stupid man who criticised Skyward Sword's controls for not working, when they worked for everyone else) and IGN usually favour the hardcore main franchises (they give all CoD games massive scores, even if they're rubbish sequels). They criticised the entire point of the game, without realising that was the point - not to mention that when unboxing the console, they stupidly knew less than us fans do about what was in the box, etc... and also compared the GamePad to iPad's - that wasn't even a correct comparison to make. Also, CoD has better graphics on Wii U than the other consoles but struggles with framerate, due to developers trying to get it out around the same time as the other console versions. They ignored the fact that the Wii U has a GPGPU (not a typo), that does jobs a stronger CPU would usually do - enabling better graphics and faster transfers of data pockets. This is what the developers of TokiTori II found when making the game and they've managed to utilise what TreyArch missed because they rushed.

  122. geengy Tuesday 27th Nov 2012 at 17:58

    Let's be honest ,most of the good reasons to buy a wii u at launch have evaporated. there's been a whole host of disappointments and setbacks over the past weeks...firstly rayman legends, one of the games i was most looking forwarded to, was delayed, then zombiu - which was hyped as the most interesting launch game - proved somewhat predictably to be the next red steel (according to most reviewers ONM aside). scribblenauts unlimited also looks great but guess what, unlike the usa who get it day one, we have to wait to next year for some unexplained mysterious reason. add to that all the trouble our US cousins have had with the update, it's not looking great for day one adopters... you're left with ports of games which run/look better on their original consoles, nintendo land and mario u. now mario u looked fantastic from the big world map we saw a month ago but although the final game looks decent, it doesnt seem as ground breaking or creative as i'd hoped. After the disappointing NSMB2, i've had enough 2D platforming for now. Finally, Nintendo Land does look a lot fun but it is ultimately just a mini games collection, even if it is a really good mini games collection (maybe the best ever). for these reasons im going to cancel my preorder and wait til next spring, hopefully by then the wii u will have some grounding and more interesting games to buy, and i'll have had more time to save up for it.


    So you're not buying one because some games aren't coming out on day one...and I bet you heard of ZombiU's bad reviews through other people. It's not an action game, this is what they're all getting wrong...anyway, as for Nintendo Land, I won't disagree, just say that it's not bad value just for the fact it's a minigame collection. :|

  123. 5OUNDWAVE Wednesday 28th Nov 2012 at 02:38

    reason 47 , i thought this would be pointless but after watching that video i'm intrigued ?

  124. robbiebob Wednesday 28th Nov 2012 at 17:00

    How do I send a letter to ONM what is there Email?

  125. Argenthor Wednesday 28th Nov 2012 at 18:17

    reason 47 , i thought this would be pointless but after watching that video i'm intrigued ?


    Seconded!

  126. Xenobladeperson Wednesday 28th Nov 2012 at 21:56

    MH3U's absence from this list should be punishable by death.

  127. LavaTwilight Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 09:42

    The issues with speed and loading times are being helped via a patch update in the near future. As well as that, the trouble with the update is that everyone was downloading at the same time and because they were using their internet a lot, so their traffic was already huge. Online problems in games are due to the games lack of ability to hold a stable connection, on top of dodgy Wi-Fi... Americans seem to have more expensive options for Broadband deals, so people opt for slower internet to make their bills cheaper. ZombiU was given bad ratings by IGN and Gamespot (Gamespot, who have the stupid man who criticised Skyward Sword's controls for not working, when they worked for everyone else) and IGN usually favour the hardcore main franchises (they give all CoD games massive scores, even if they're rubbish sequels). They criticised the entire point of the game, without realising that was the point - not to mention that when unboxing the console, they stupidly knew less than us fans do about what was in the box, etc... and also compared the GamePad to iPad's - that wasn't even a correct comparison to make. Also, CoD has better graphics on Wii U than the other consoles but struggles with framerate, due to developers trying to get it out around the same time as the other console versions. They ignored the fact that the Wii U has a GPGPU (not a typo), that does jobs a stronger CPU would usually do - enabling better graphics and faster transfers of data pockets. This is what the developers of TokiTori II found when making the game and they've managed to utilise what TreyArch missed because they rushed.

    Well said sir! Hear hear!

  128. Xenokami Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 20:37

    browsing onm site on my new WiiU

  129. K-tet Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 08:20

    I wonder if the 50th reason is as trollish as "it's out now, go buy one today".

  130. CDS Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 12:38

    Well it says WiiU is here as number 50.
    Great news! For those who are buying one, or who already have one.
    For me, I'll be waiting if I consider one. I've been buying consoles on launch since the Wii but usually I've had good reasons for doing so. This year, however, I'm buying more than enough racing games on other consoles. Add that to the fact I want Animal Crossing 3DS more than a WiiU at the minute, as well as hardly any news on LEGO City Undercover on the 3DS , and that means I'll be getting it next year instead.

  131. 5OUNDWAVE Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 14:29

    the hmv i bought mine from u could play lego city

  132. Yoshiller Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 14:31

    I hope you all enjoy your Wii U's! I won't be getting one for a long time as they are too expensive for me to buy :( But hopefully the price will drop sometime within the next 6 - 12 months so I can afford one.

  133. CDS Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 14:50

    the hmv i bought mine from u could play lego city

    You might have been able to, but there isn't a proper confirmed release date that I know of, and no info on the 3DS version.

  134. jaco_p Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 15:07

    Yeah! got a WiiU at the london midnight launch!!! Didn't get there early enough for 2 free games but i was working at the time so it was cheeky of me to be there in the first place i guess....

  135. AquaMisty Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 16:17

    I want a Wii U ,and I need a Wii U ,but i'm not getting one until March . I am dying inside through lack of Wii U in my home.

  136. nintenu Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 17:08

    I want a Wii U ,and I need a Wii U ,but i'm not getting one until March . I am dying inside through lack of Wii U in my home.

    Here's a tip....
    Here' how you can get one for free, but you will need a temp loan of £250.
    If you buy an 8GB Wii U and trade it in at CEX you will make about £15 profit, do this 15 times and you will have enough money to buy one ...and it will not cost you a thing!

    These's some good deals on with the 8GB model, where you get a free game too - extra profit!!

  137. K-tet Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 20:10

    I totally called Reason 50. How unoriginal guys. =P

    Excellent system so far though. If I had an extra £25 I'd have got a third game. For now, ZombiU and NSMBU shall suffice. Definitely eyeing up Trine 2 with Christmas Money (a little over a tenner until the end of the year? Bargain!).

  138. adamatsu Saturday 1st Dec 2012 at 13:11

    Let's be honest ,most of the good reasons to buy a wii u at launch have evaporated. there's been a whole host of disappointments and setbacks over the past weeks...firstly rayman legends, one of the games i was most looking forwarded to, was delayed, then zombiu - which was hyped as the most interesting launch game - proved somewhat predictably to be the next red steel (according to most reviewers ONM aside). scribblenauts unlimited also looks great but guess what, unlike the usa who get it day one, we have to wait to next year for some unexplained mysterious reason. add to that all the trouble our US cousins have had with the update, it's not looking great for day one adopters... you're left with ports of games which run/look better on their original consoles, nintendo land and mario u. now mario u looked fantastic from the big world map we saw a month ago but although the final game looks decent, it doesnt seem as ground breaking or creative as i'd hoped. After the disappointing NSMB2, i've had enough 2D platforming for now. Finally, Nintendo Land does look a lot fun but it is ultimately just a mini games collection, even if it is a really good mini games collection (maybe the best ever). for these reasons im going to cancel my preorder and wait til next spring, hopefully by then the wii u will have some grounding and more interesting games to buy, and i'll have had more time to save up for it.

    Fair enough that you might not want to buy a Wii U on launch day if the game you wanted isn't available but to label ZombiU as the next Red Steel is a bit unfair. It's not just us who liked it you know. Eurogamer, Edge, CVG have all delivered positive reviews.

    Yes possibly I was a bit harsh, but only because I genuinely wanted it to be amazing when in reality it's probably just 'pretty good' and more of a showcase of the gamepad's uses than anything else. Anyway if it is the next red steel then it should spawn a good sequel down the line. I appreciate that Nintendo has worked very hard to create a strong launch and they haven't done too badly, what the launch line up misses is an essential new 3d nintendo title - pikmin 3 for example. If they'd had that then I would have snapped one up despite unexpected financial factors... I do hope the Wii U does well and I will no doubt be picking one up when one of the big 3 games is out (3d mario, 3d zelda, smash brothers) or maybe sooner if pikmin 3 and wonderful 101 turn out to be brilliant. For now the 125 quid ps3 deal at tesco seems a bit more affordable however (especially with 3ds' great looking 2013 line up to fill my nintendo needs!).

  139. K-tet Sunday 2nd Dec 2012 at 11:02

    While everyone's entitled to their own opinion (unless they have no idea what they're passing an opinion on), I think we're all overly-critical in one way or another based on the first generation of Wii U software. It's going to take a while for developers to get to grips with the hardware and the potential it has. ZombiU is no exception, but let's not make too many illusions about it. For a first generation Wii U game it ticks all the right boxes (at least in my opinion). Sure it could have been better, but it's a launch title, so it's fine as it is. Remember back in the day when the 360 and PS3 launched with terrible titles? Let's not forget the Wii didn't exactly fare any better either (though Wii Sports as a pack-in game was a genius move).

    Disregarding the ports/remasters, the launch window looks pretty good. If the quality of launch titles are as they are now, they can only get better with age. We all take what the 360/PS3 can do graphically nowadays for granted.

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