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#1 torrentthief

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:44

The nintendo wii u basic is £249.00 @ amazon: http://www.amazon.co...47615801&sr=8-1
The nintendo wii u premium is £299.00 @ amazon: http://www.amazon.co...47615801&sr=8-2
nintendo premium + Zombiu is £329.00 @ amazon: http://www.amazon.co...47616108&sr=1-1

Game is charging £259.99 and £309.99 and £349.99 with ZombiU: http://www.game.co.u...U_Header-_-Link

Play.com is charging the same as Game for each of the consoles.

wii u games on amazon are £29.99-£44.99

the U.S prices for the consoles is $299 and $349 which would equate to £185 and £216 so we are paying a lot more. Taxes obviously vary between U.S and U.K.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:43

£250 for basic? Something tells me nintendo think they're better than they actually are.
No doubt loads of people will still buy it though.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:08

£250 for basic? Something tells me nintendo think they're better than they actually are.
No doubt loads of people will still buy it though.


£250 for something 1.5x more powerful than a PS3 seems a fair price tbf.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:10

I can see US 'grey' imports being rather popular in the UK again... That price is just ridiculous in comparison to the US one, the difference in taxes doesn't account for a fraction of that.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:19

£250 for something 1.5x more powerful than a PS3 seems a fair price tbf.

Yeah but... It's not haha.
PS3 can output 3D whilst having 2 handhelds on the WiiU slows it down to 15FPS or something from what I remember reading.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:21

£250 for something 1.5x more powerful than a PS3 seems a fair price tbf.


A new X360 costs only £135 on Amazon. Basically you're paying twice the price for something with a fraction of the games available, some of which may feature better graphics. Why pay twice the price for a current gen console? And Nintendo has yet to show that it can attract third party developers/publishers with mature games and a lot have already stated they're not interested in the Wii U.

The Wii U will appeal to casual gamers but it will struggle with core gamers, who will hold out for next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:23

Yeah but... It's not haha.
PS3 can output 3D whilst having 2 handhelds on the WiiU slows it down to 15FPS or something from what I remember reading.

30 not 15

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:34

30 not 15

30, which is still, pretty dire and not better than a PS3 (which scientists were using to run pretty large-scale mathematical computations on)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:56

30, which is still, pretty dire and not better than a PS3 (which scientists were using to run pretty large-scale mathematical computations on)

30 fps for 2 standard 480p screens + one 720p/1080p....not bad

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 13:03

30, which is still, pretty dire and not better than a PS3 (which scientists were using to run pretty large-scale mathematical computations on)


1 - it's still plently more powerful than a PS3.

2 - the 30 FPS limitation ONLY applies to the gamepad screen, not the TV, and is not a CPU / GPU limitation. That's because the gamepad streaming hardware on the Wii U only has enough bandwidth to reliably stream enough data for a consistent 60 FPS (with less latency than outputting video to a typical TV display), which gets shared between the two gamepads. The TV display could still be happily running at 60 FPS with two gamepads connected.


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Also, these prices are stupid :p I've pre-ordered the ZombiU Deluxe version for £295 at Zavvi at the moment, but I'm seriously hoping it drops another £30-£40 before launch :/

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 14:50

Also, these prices are stupid :p I've pre-ordered the ZombiU Deluxe version for £295 at Zavvi at the moment, but I'm seriously hoping it drops another £30-£40 before launch :/


You agree the prices are stupid, yet you pre-ordered anyway? Which is the more stupid? :p

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 15:08

You agree the prices are stupid, yet you pre-ordered anyway? Which is the more stupid? :p


Hey, I'm looking forward to actually playing it. I've become disillusioned with gaming with my 360 recently, so it's nice to have something fun and new and social to play with :p

Just, the Deluxe model in the US is $350 / £215 pre-tax. The Deluxe model here is "apparently" £250 pre-tax, that's already a ~$56 markup - and then you add the 20% tax which takes it up to £299 (now $138 more), and you just want to facepalm yourself. Frankly it should have topped at £270 post-tax for the Deluxe. I'm expecting the price to inevitably drive itself down before launch - and I've pre-ordered it from 4 different places now, so I'll just go with whatever is the cheapest come November. Eh, it's worth it :p

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 16:59

Should have topped out at £199 for the top spec model. You can bet MS's next gen console will aim at that price point to undercut and seriously outspec it.

Also, what's the battery life on that huuuuuuuuge controller? 30 minutes? An hour?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 17:04

I personally pre ordered the $350 model and The new mario bros and me and my wife can't wait to play