Wii U launched in North America

Nintendo World launch photos, reviews, and more.

November 18, 2012 / 11:46 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Nintendo has launched Wii U in North America. The Wii U Basic Set, which includes a white Wii U system with 8 gigabytes of internal storage, a GamePad, stylus, sensor bar, AC adaptors, and an HDMI cable, is now available for $299.99. The Wii U Deluxe Set, which includes a black Wii U system with 32 gigabytes of internal storage, a GamePad, stylus, sensor bar, AC adaptors, HDMI cables, GamePad stand and cradle, console stand, and a copy of Nintendo Land is available for $349.99.

Find below new information and photos gathered from the net this morning.

Ninendo World NYC Launch

Photo #1: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, consumers lined up outside Nintendo World in New York to be among the first in the world to buy Nintendo’s newest home console, Wii U, which went on sale at midnight on Nov. 18, 2012. Wii U comes packaged with the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their TVs and one another.

Photo #2: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO, leads a crowd of fans in a countdown to the midnight launch of Wii U at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 18, 2012. Wii U is set to change the way people interact with their games, their TVs and each other.

Photo #3: In this photo by Nintendo of America, Mario and Luigi hang out with consumers at the midnight launch event for Wii U at Nintendo World in New York on November 17, 2012. Wii U is set to change the way people interact with their games, their TVs and each other.

Photo #4: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans gather at Nintendo World to celebrate the midnight launch of Wii U on Nov. 18, 2012. Wii U is set to change the way people interact with their games, their TVs and each other.

Photo #5: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, presents the first Wii U sold in the world to Isaiah Triforce Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, minutes after midnight at the official launch event at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 18, 2012.

Photo #6: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, and Isaiah Triforce Johnson of Brooklyn, NY celebrate his purchase of the first Wii U sold in the world minutes after midnight at the official launch event at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 18, 2012. Wii U comes packaged with the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their TVs and one another.

Photo #7: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Isaiah Triforce Johnson of Brooklyn, NY celebrates his purchase of the first Wii U system in the world at the midnight launch event at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 18, 2012. Wii U comes packaged with the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their TVs and one another.

Photo #8: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, a fan purchases one of the first Wii U systems in the world at the midnight launch event at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 18, 2012. Wii U is set to change the way people interact with their games, their TVs and each other.

System Reviews

System Update

When you boot up your Wii U, you should be prompted to download an system software update, which will add Miiverse, the Nintendo eShop, and the Internet Browser applications. The download is approximately 1 gigabyte in size, and according to several reports, a very slow process. Be sure not to power off your system during the update. L.A. Times’ Ben Fritz reports that it’ll completely brick your system, rendering it useless. Some users, however, are reporting that their Wii U powered down on its own during the update, essentially bricking itself.

Nintendo eShop

Here’s your launch lineup for the Nintendo eShop, courtesy of NeoGAF:

Retail Games

  • Assassin’s Creed II - $59.99
  • Darksiders II – $59.99
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – $59.99
  • ESPN Sports Connection – $49.99
  • FIFA 13 – $59.99
  • Game Party Champions – $49.99
  • Just Dance 4 – $49.99
  • Madden NFL 13 – $59.99
  • New Super Mario Bros. U – $59.99
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – $59.99
  • Nintendo Land – $59.99
  • Rabbids Land - $49.99
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited – $59.99
  • Sing Party – $49.99
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – $39.99
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper – $59.99
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 – $49.99
  • ZombiU – $59.99

Indie Games

  • Chasing Aurora – $14.99
  • Little Inferno – $14.99
  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition – $9.99
  • Nano Assault Neo – $9.99
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut – $19.99

I’ve been told by a friend to recommend you purchase Mighty Switch Force.

Miiverse Moderation

Miiverse is a moderated social platform for Wii U. How moderated? Nintendo asks that you try not using words like “idiot” in your updates. Jim Sterling from Destructoid posted the following update in the Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition community, which was removed for “Violent Content”: “Best bit is when The Batted Man kicks Doctor Octopus in the head and says ‘SHUT UP IDIOT!’” As Sterling puts it, this is “in a community for a game in which arms are broken, people are shot, and Catwoman is called a ‘bitch’ roughly ten thousand times.”

Miiverse Minor Registration

Nintendo has come up with its own way of verifying minors (ages 12 and under) as permissible for registration on Nintendo Network. Parents must enter their credit card information, which afterward will not be stored on the Wii U, and accept a $0.50 charge, which will not be refunded. According to Wii U’s online support page, once the first child is set  up, you will only need the Parental Control PIN to add any additional children. You will not be charged after the first child.

System Specs

Wii U has 2 gigabytes of Samsung DDR3 memory running at a max speed of 17 gigabytes per second. To compare, Xbox 360 runs at a max of 22.4 gigabytes per second, and has eDRAM for framebuffer. PlayStation 3 runs at a max of 25.6 gigabytes per second through its main memory, plus 22.4 gigabytes for its graphics memory, but has no eDRAM. Find more information here. View a two-hour teardown of the system’s innards here. (I’m not really savvy with all this technical stuff.)

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  • xMCXx

    Feel the hype!

  • Learii

    how much wii u have selll today any idea?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Numbers haven’t been released. I wouldn’t expect them today, anyhow, as people are probably still picking up their pre-ordered systems.

  • DarthBrian

    Way too expensive. I might get one when it’s cheaper and Pikmin 3 is out.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    So did anyone pick one up? Care to share some impressions on the OS / any games you might have purchased?

  • vertical09

    This or a Vita…..ugh.

    • DarthBrian
    • FaithlessMr

      I usually decide these things based upon the available/soon to be available software in each system. If the Vita has more games right now or that you know to be released soon that you want to play, then go for the Vita. If the Wii U has more games being released now that you want or that you know will be released soon, then go for the Wii U.

      Only you can tell what’s right for yourself, in the end.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Get the PS Vita on black friday its like $199 at best buy.

      Games To Check Out:
      Assassin’s Creed III Liberations
      Call Of Duty Black Ops Declassified ( If you like COD)
      Uncharted Golden Abyss
      LittleBigPlanet
      Gravity Rush
      Persona 4 Golden
      Ragnarok Odyssey
      PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale 

      Also Next Year:
      Soul Sacrifice
      Killzone Mercenary
      Tearaway
      God Eater 2
      Sly Cooper
      Plus unannounced titles Sony is preparing for 2013:
      http://gematsu.com/2012/10/sony-teases-many-unannounced-ps-vita-games

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Get the PS Vita on black friday its like $199 at best buy.

      Games To Check Out:
      Assassin’s Creed III Liberations
      Call Of Duty Black Ops Declassified ( If you like COD)
      Uncharted Golden Abyss
      LittleBigPlanet
      Gravity Rush
      Persona 4 Golden
      Ragnarok Odyssey
      PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale 

      Also Next Year:
      Soul Sacrifice
      Killzone Mercenary
      Tearaway
      God Eater 2
      Sly Cooper
      Plus unannounced titles Sony is preparing for 2013:
      http://gematsu.com/2012/10/sony-teases-many-unannounced-ps-vita-games

      • Solomon_Kano

        Take Declassified out of that list and you’re good to go. It’s a terrible game period, but even worse if you actually enjoy the COD series.

        • KingOptimusOrigins111

          LOL!!! You never know, some people who are die hard COD fans may buy it regardless.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I hope not. I like Call of Duty and all, but that’s just a godawful game lol. Managed to be even worse than the Resistance game for Vita and it was made by the same exact people. Crazy lol.

            • KingOptimusOrigins111

              Yeah, those developers should just go away and Activision was being lazy when trying to pick a developer to make the game.

              • Solomon_Kano

                Thankfully they said they’re leaving the packaged game business lol.

                I’m glad they all get to keep their jobs because waaay too many studios have closed down this gen, but I’m more happy that I won’t have to suffer their games being attached to any big franchises anymore lol.

                • KingOptimusOrigins111

                  Thank God we won’t have to deal with them Next Gen when it comes to retail.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I will point out that buying a Wii U right now might be very difficult. I’m told those looking to buy the U who did not preorder it are out of luck. They probably have some on ebay or amazon marketplace, but I’m sure the prices are crazy.

      • big drew

         Yea man, fortunately I lucked out. I went to best buy and they were all out of Wii U’s. However, the people in line with me helped me out and we like literally enforced the argument that there had to be another copy. To my luck they had an extra regular Wii U edition set. I wouldn’t have gotten it if the memory was not expandable. By the way, with tax the regular Wii U is $317, and with two games, your breaking the $400 dollar mark so it depends on how you go about it. I’ve been playing the Wii U for about an hour last night, and as a person of both 360 and ps3, the Wii U brought something phenomenal to the table. Its a great system and great investment. Keep hope alive!!!

  • big drew

    Just Got My Copy!! Charging big ass controller as we speak. Message to all: The system is beautiful  

  • Smashlampjaw

    This just makes me can’t wait for next e3 and the new PlayStation and Xbox, and eventually launch day for those systems…

  • Genesis

    Triforce is quite persistent when it comes to Nintendo. That’s one loyal guy lol Any who, I’ll be buying one sometime next year. I am loving what I am seeing and I would’ve purchased it sooner but I’ve learned to never purchase consoles or handhelds near launch dates.

  • HanPaul

    loltriforce

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691210657 Josh Brown

    There were easily over 300 people at my launch location and we didn’t have enough Wii U’s to go around. 

  • Kazziyan

    Would be awesome if Reggie was checking out my WiiU!

  • rockman29

    Go black dude! I wish I was the one to get the first of any system one time. That’d be frigging awesome. Maybe for PS6…

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      You mean PS4.

  • PrinceHeir

    it’s a shame Reggie didn’t address about the region lock :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-pN7157gyQ

    3:10 in the video

    he basically ignored the girl’s question about playing with Project X Zone.

    come on now Reggie :(

    Wii U get hype!!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I doubt Nintendo will change the 3DS’s region lock. But honestly, the girl shouldn’t have imported the game if she knew she couldn’t play it on her system. Or, instead, asked Reggie about a localization.

      • PrinceHeir

        but we all know the chances of localizing this game is slim to none due to amount of characters from three companies as well as voice acting and etc.

        oh well it’s a shame really, since the DS is region free :

        • YangTerlupakan

          Only First Generation of DS if i not wrong is free region lock

    • MosquitoLemon

      Why should he address it? Everyone knows it’s because of reverse importation, this isn’t something new.

    • YangTerlupakan

      wow… suprised!!!
      if i was her, then l’ll show my Troll Face to reggie

  • Heistt

    I see this thing as nothing but a tremendous wreck until games start coming out next year.

  • AdamBoy64

    Ah, congratulations guys. I have to wait a bit under a fortnight for release over here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000720552713 Paulo Campos

    buy a console for the same price as the ps3, but it has worst specs… Why did nintendo screw this up, they could have made the WiiU better then ps3 and the xbox360, but why dident they?

    • http://twitter.com/hiimweilun Tan Wei Lun

      Pricing. And it doesn’t have ‘the worst specs’.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Releasing a console on a Sunday? Why?

    I hope this does not become a trend.

    I’m still not entirely sold on the U, I’m going to wait and see how it progresses in the next few months.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Releasing a console on a Sunday? Why?

    I hope this does not become a trend.

    I’m still not entirely sold on the U, I’m going to wait and see how it progresses in the next few months.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Releasing a console on a Sunday? Why?

    I hope this does not become a trend.

    I’m still not entirely sold on the U, I’m going to wait and see how it progresses in the next few months.

    • Fuepepe

      News flash, but Nintendo has released all of their products on Sundays for the last ten years. It’s every other developer that does Tuesday.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        I didn’t realize that, thanks for the info. I still prefer things to release during the week. It doesn’t have to be Tuesday either, but just not Fri-Sun in my opinion.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    To bad I’m getting the PS Vita on Black Friday. I’m going to wait for the Wii U to see how it stacks up to the next gen PlayStation & Xbox.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    To bad I’m getting the PS Vita on Black Friday. I’m going to wait for the Wii U to see how it stacks up to the next gen PlayStation & Xbox.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cbosak1 Christopher A. Bosak

    Wii U maybe have more ram than PS3 & 360 however. I’m not convinced on the console, cause Nintendo as always will spit out the same franchises that they Forever do. 

    This is why I side with SONY mostly cause they create new franchises every generation new gameplay experiences, not the same old shit like NINTENDO. 
    I’ve been a NINTENDO owner since 1989 with the NES, and in the 16 bit generation I bought a SEGA Genesis. I didn’t know till 6 months later how seriously kickass the SNES was, and in the 32 bit era I got a N64. That system had some fantastic games, but as time went on I keep looking in Gaming mags and saw the awesome library of PS1 titles that kicked more ass than N64. FFVII-IX, Xenogears, Brave Fencer Musashi, Ergheiz, Parasit Eve I & II, Legend of Dragoon, and more. 

    We all know how the PS2 era went. I mainly stuck with my PS2 over my Gamecube this Generation. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/cbosak1 Christopher A. Bosak

    Wii U maybe have more ram than PS3 & 360 however. I’m not convinced on the console, cause Nintendo as always will spit out the same franchises that they Forever do. 

    This is why I side with SONY mostly cause they create new franchises every generation new gameplay experiences, not the same old shit like NINTENDO. 
    I’ve been a NINTENDO owner since 1989 with the NES, and in the 16 bit generation I bought a SEGA Genesis. I didn’t know till 6 months later how seriously kickass the SNES was, and in the 32 bit era I got a N64. That system had some fantastic games, but as time went on I keep looking in Gaming mags and saw the awesome library of PS1 titles that kicked more ass than N64. FFVII-IX, Xenogears, Brave Fencer Musashi, Ergheiz, Parasit Eve I & II, Legend of Dragoon, and more. 

    We all know how the PS2 era went. I mainly stuck with my PS2 over my Gamecube this Generation. 

    • http://twitter.com/hiimweilun Tan Wei Lun

      Shhhhhh.

      Nintendo also has new IP; but no one plays them.

      Sony has more new IP because they own a lot of first party developers. 15 compared to the 6 Nintendo have.

      Nintendo is the only company allowed to keep producing games using old IP because they are the only ones that can pull it off. Call of Duty can’t, because all they do is add weapons and maps.

      Sony also keeps making new IP so that people can’t accuse them of ‘rehashing’. But there are more God of War games than 3D Marios. There are just as many Uncharteds as there are New Super Mario Bros. More Resistance games than Pikmin. Meanwhile there are only 3 Earthbound games, 2 Smash Bros, 2 Kid Icaruses, and 4 Animal Crossings. I will not deny that there are a lot of Metroids and Zeldas. Mario Party and Mario Kart have shit-ton of games, but are exempted because they party games are just that, party games.

      And you can’t deny Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale isn’t made to appeal to former Smash Bros fans.

      I like being impartial, as a gamer I don’t pick sides. I can appreciate the good things in all video game consoles, handhelds and the PC.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        You are so in denial its not even funny. Nintendo has always been this company that likes to keep milking its franchises. 

        Nintendo has not sold me on the Wii U. I mean look at their commercials they are aiming at the casual gamers and not the hardcore gamers at all.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dbGJieRaH0
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPsu2EODDmI&feature=channel&list=UL
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezmdN4HDEoc&feature=channel&list=UL

        I’m writing this based of my experience between the Nintendo Wii & PS3 and why I don’t think the Wii U is worth getting right now.

        Nintendo Wii in my opinion focused to much on the casual gamers. I feel like they didn’t want to focus anymore on the hardcore gamers. The only game I liked on the Wii was the conduit and the sequel pretty much got no attention at all. The Last Story & Xenoblade looked good but look how long it took them to get them out by now I’m pretty much comfortable sticking with my PS3 and I ended up selling my Wii. With PlayStation no one is denying they made to many Ratchet & Clank and God Of War games as well as milked some other franchises they had but to bring up Uncharted makes no sense because what you trying to say is 4 games = milk when they needed 3 games to complete a trilogy and a portable title to show off the potential power of the PS Vita.

        The reason why people don’t get on PlayStation as much as Nintendo when it comes to milking titles is because PS3 has offered a lot of new experiences this gen. Like Heavy Rain, inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, MAG, Resistance, Killzone, Flower, Flow, Journey, Starhawk, Heavenly Sword, Lair, Uncharted, & more. You can even look at them now & their future and see The Last Of Us, Beyond Two Souls, The Unfinished Swan, Book of Spells, PSABR, The Last Guardian, & Versus XIII.

        Like I said Nintendo has always milk their franchises and in my opinion the Wii was nothing but a casual console and their is no denying that. I don’t even understand how you can sit here and compare 4 Uncharted Games & 6 God Of War games to 200 something Mario games. That’s not logical at all to sit here and say “But there are more God of War games than 3D Marios. There are just as many Uncharteds as there are New Super Mario Bros.” When you know good and well its a Mario game it apart of the whole Mario franchise. The Mario franchise has more games then Uncharted & God Of War games combined.  Then on top of that they are different genres.

        Here is a list of how many Mario Games have released until this year:
        http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Mario_games

        Then you go on to say ”Their are more Resistance games than Pikmin. ” WOW!!! 5 Resistance games to 3 Pikmin games what does Resistance a FPS have to do with Pikmin at Platformer like really two different genres and in case you don’t know Resistance franchise is pretty much over.

        The point is Nintendo milks their franchises but offers not much new ips for me to keep supporting them. PlayStation may milk some of their franchises but they offer tons of new ips and experiences every gen to look forward to. With the Wii U I’m going to wait 2 years and see how it goes but Nintendo has not sold me or convinced me to get a Wii U besides Bayonetta 2 & ZombiU and I would like to see how it stacks up to the next gen PlayStation & Xbox. The Wii had a good first 2 year run until 2009 came they started showing their true colors.

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          The fact that I regretted on getting a Wii because of its innovative controls and its name… Years later, Last Story and Xenoblade released in Japan and I weeping on region locking and no localization… To add more insult to injury, NoA don’t have plans to or likely won’t localize JRPGs until NoE decided to gamble on localizing them instead a year later… Seeing my NA Wii is region locked, I lost faith and gave it away… Some time later, NoA announced they will also be bringing them to NA and I was pissed since then..

          I don’t need much convincing to NOT get a WiiU at this point….

        • http://www.facebook.com/cbosak1 Christopher A. Bosak

          yes and I agree with you Nintendo milks their franchises more than anyone. 

          SONY offers new experiences more than NINTENDO and Wii U isn’t convincing to me. 
          there are 200 Mario games in whole. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/cbosak1 Christopher A. Bosak

        yeah but have you Heard of “THE OUTFOXIES” it’s the true Originator before SUPER SMASH came out on N64. 

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Well Said

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Well Said

    • YangTerlupakan

      agree with u comment but not all
      yeah nintendo is almost like activision IMO

      but look The Last story & pikmin is example how good nintendo make a new game but the bad point from nintendo is almost rare make new IP & stupid region lock

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5O266I6427AQIXPAP5ZQ5DK3GM Bob Meaty

    $350 less tax for a console with the same power as PS3 and non-existant game library… and you don’t even get the pro controller… which btw doesn’t even work with the new Mario… Yeah I’m lining up for that :P

    This is basically going to be the 3DS all over again. Nintendo is getting too greedy. I wonder if next year’s inevitable huge price drop will help

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      Got mines and love it but I can see why people would wait to buy it or wait for a PS4 and the next Xbox. 
      Besides the whole memory things the Wii U is fantastic. If they come out with  a version that has more memory Nintendo better let us trade this one for it. Keeping my BestBuy papers.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    A new console launch is exciting but I won’t buy on d1. Burnt my fingers buying 3DS at launch, not repeating the same mistake twice. Once the initial kinks and patches have been ironed out and some lucrative bundles are available alongside more games I am personally interested in (more on that in the next paragraph) I will pony up the dough.
    But Europeans are screwed once again. Those prices will make European Ninty fans’ wallets cry. I’m waiting until the library grows significantly with Nintendo’s exclusives; If I wanted to play 360 ports I would’ve bought a 360 by now. Give me a new 3D Mario game, a new LoZ, Metroid, Smash Brothers, F-Zero and a brand-spankin’ new IP by Retro and I’m on board.Great to see 3rd party publisher though, boy am I excited for the next couple of years. Nintendo are finally showing some love to guys like me, who don’t give a damn about Wii Fit or similar software. I want pure, unadulterated gaming fun. That’s where Ninty delivers big time.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    A new console launch is exciting but I won’t buy on d1. Burnt my fingers buying 3DS at launch, not repeating the same mistake twice. Once the initial kinks and patches have been ironed out and some lucrative bundles are available alongside more games I am personally interested in (more on that in the next paragraph) I will pony up the dough.
    But Europeans are screwed once again. Those prices will make European Ninty fans’ wallets cry. I’m waiting until the library grows significantly with Nintendo’s exclusives; If I wanted to play 360 ports I would’ve bought a 360 by now. Give me a new 3D Mario game, a new LoZ, Metroid, Smash Brothers, F-Zero and a brand-spankin’ new IP by Retro and I’m on board.Great to see 3rd party publisher though, boy am I excited for the next couple of years. Nintendo are finally showing some love to guys like me, who don’t give a damn about Wii Fit or similar software. I want pure, unadulterated gaming fun. That’s where Ninty delivers big time.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    A new console launch is exciting but I won’t buy on d1. Burnt my fingers buying 3DS at launch, not repeating the same mistake twice. Once the initial kinks and patches have been ironed out and some lucrative bundles are available alongside more games I am personally interested in (more on that in the next paragraph) I will pony up the dough.
    But Europeans are screwed once again. Those prices will make European Ninty fans’ wallets cry. I’m waiting until the library grows significantly with Nintendo’s exclusives; If I wanted to play 360 ports I would’ve bought a 360 by now. Give me a new 3D Mario game, a new LoZ, Metroid, Smash Brothers, F-Zero and a brand-spankin’ new IP by Retro and I’m on board.Great to see 3rd party publisher though, boy am I excited for the next couple of years. Nintendo are finally showing some love to guys like me, who don’t give a damn about Wii Fit or similar software. I want pure, unadulterated gaming fun. That’s where Ninty delivers big time.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    A new console launch is exciting but I won’t buy on d1. Burnt my fingers buying 3DS at launch, not repeating the same mistake twice. Once the initial kinks and patches have been ironed out and some lucrative bundles are available alongside more games I am personally interested in (more on that in the next paragraph) I will pony up the dough.
    But Europeans are screwed once again. Those prices will make European Ninty fans’ wallets cry. I’m waiting until the library grows significantly with Nintendo’s exclusives; If I wanted to play 360 ports I would’ve bought a 360 by now. Give me a new 3D Mario game, a new LoZ, Metroid, Smash Brothers, F-Zero and a brand-spankin’ new IP by Retro and I’m on board.Great to see 3rd party publisher though, boy am I excited for the next couple of years. Nintendo are finally showing some love to guys like me, who don’t give a damn about Wii Fit or similar software. I want pure, unadulterated gaming fun. That’s where Ninty delivers big time.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    A new console launch is exciting but I won’t buy on d1. Burnt my fingers buying 3DS at launch, not repeating the same mistake twice. Once the initial kinks and patches have been ironed out and some lucrative bundles are available alongside more games I am personally interested in (more on that in the next paragraph) I will pony up the dough.
    But Europeans are screwed once again. Those prices will make European Ninty fans’ wallets cry. I’m waiting until the library grows significantly with Nintendo’s exclusives; If I wanted to play 360 ports I would’ve bought a 360 by now. Give me a new 3D Mario game, a new LoZ, Metroid, Smash Brothers, F-Zero and a brand-spankin’ new IP by Retro and I’m on board.Great to see 3rd party publisher though, boy am I excited for the next couple of years. Nintendo are finally showing some love to guys like me, who don’t give a damn about Wii Fit or similar software. I want pure, unadulterated gaming fun. That’s where Ninty delivers big time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cbosak1 Christopher A. Bosak

    I find it complete and utter BS of how if your Wii U console dies all your Nintendo Network Acct. data goes with it. 

  • Aldridge517

    I want to say Isaiah was standing in line for like 2 days. There was a video up on YouTube where some gaming network was talking to the people in line. 2 days is ridiculous Lol