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Oh yeah, the Wii U specs are nicer and all.... But if you have to wait another 2-3 years for games devs to learn and take advantage of everything, it's a long wait. And for me, current games for the Wii U are meh...

Both X360 and PS3 have huge libraries of good games, and depending on your preference, some games are not available on the PC (Forza, Halo, ...)

I'd say that Kinect is more successful than the PS3 Move, so, that could be a bonus for the X360.

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ZombieU, all the reason you need to keep it

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Plenty of responses, but my opinion: You know what you want, Xbox 360, get what you want don't try and convince yourself to settle.

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[quote name='Alladaskill17' timestamp='1353802092' post='595347316']
Plenty of responses, but my opinion: You know what you want, Xbox 360, get what you want don't try and convince yourself to settle.
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I know! You would think my decision would be easy. But since I started this thread, I've been doing a lot of research. Titles, technology, media capabilities etc. It's made me start to rethink and now I'm stuck in a loop. "The PS3 has some exclusives I really want to play, but there aren't many dance type games. The 360 has lots of titles, multiple dancing games and Kinect so I don't have to wave a wand. The Wii U has some nice titles coming and it does sport that nifty tablet, has some dance games...but the PS3 has games I want to play..."

You get the picture. The other half says I'm too picky ;) I bought a house and moved in last March. I still don't have curtains cause I can't decide on which I like better ;) Lmao

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there probably won't be any new 360 games 3yrs from now, is it really worth getting a console that won't have new games in such a short space of time? The wii U will have new games for 6-9yrs.

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Just go get yourself an old SNES.. everyone loved the SNES.

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1353802834' post='595347342']
I know! You would think my decision would be easy. But since I started this thread, I've been doing a lot of research. Titles, technology, media capabilities etc. It's made me start to rethink and now I'm stuck in a loop. "The PS3 has some exclusives I really want to play, but there aren't many dance type games. The 360 has lots of titles, multiple dancing games and Kinect so I don't have to wave a wand. The Wii U has some nice titles coming and it does sport that nifty tablet, has some dance games...but the PS3 has games I want to play..."

You get the picture. The other half says I'm too picky ;) I bought a house and moved in last March. I still don't have curtains cause I can't decide on which I like better ;) Lmao
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[color=#282828]Well there is a few reasons to keep the Wii U First the Wii U does not have a Wand you have to wave around like crazy it does how ever have the option to any of the Wii controlers you want on there games or 3rd party games that support them the main controller is the Wii U gamepad that is included with every Wii U [/color]


[color=#282828]Wii U is much more powerful and is able to render to 2 separate screens at the same time same content or other the Wii U gamepad does not have a GPU or CPU in it the main console does the rendering [/color]

[color=#282828]You can play most all Wii U games just on the Wii U gamepad screen while someone else uses the TV you also have other features such as the ability to plug in a 3TB USB external HDD or USB thumb drive for more storage but there is also Nintendo TV Wii U GP also acts as a Fully functional universial remote for your TV and everything [/color]




[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB6oMesGSB0[/media]



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOKtO3LW1oI[/media]


Zombie U E3 dev gameplay still really good video to showcase the Wii U GP

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jzFdPUAaso[/media]





Call of duty black ops 2 review
[url="http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/21/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-wii-u-review"]http://www.ign.com/a...-2-wii-u-review[/url]


Zombie U review
[url="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-18-zombiu-review"]http://www.eurogamer...8-zombiu-review[/url]

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Thank you very much to everyone once again! I spoke to the other half and after discussing pretty much everything that was discussed here, we've decided to hold on the Wii U for now. We can go and get a 360 or a PS3 at anytime as well so we'll just enjoy the Wii for now and try out some of the new stuff heading it's way. :laugh:

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1353806135' post='595347450']
Thank you very much to everyone once again! I spoke to the other half and after discussing pretty much everything that was discussed here, we've decided to hold on the Wii U for now. We can go and get a 360 or a PS3 at anytime as well so we'll just enjoy the Wii for now and try out some of the new stuff heading it's way. :laugh:
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Well if you guys get Call of duty Black ops 2 for example on the Wii U you will be able to use the Wii U GP to play it while your friend uses the big screen to play it if you do online co op or death match or what ever and hey also you each can play the games on the Wii U GP while the other watches TV or so then neither of you need to worry about shutting the system down so the otehr can sue the TV but yea keep it cause oveer time it will get better and better


when i get one in the near future i am so gonna love the Nintendo TV features as shown in the video above it is gonna kick ass

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Well cool. I just hope that it won't freeze up for you. This seems very common. People are having to pull the power plug because it freezes so bad.

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[quote name='Yogurtmaster' timestamp='1353813222' post='595347652']
Well cool. I just hope that it won't freeze up for you. This seems very common. People are having to pull the power plug because it freezes so bad.
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I also hope that doesn't happen. If it does, it's going back. *shrug* :) The large update when I first turned it on went surprisingly smooth. However I'm not a fan of WiFi only connection. Might buy a usb to ethernet dongle.

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1353814082' post='595347664']
I also hope that doesn't happen. If it does, it's going back. *shrug* :) The large update when I first turned it on went surprisingly smooth. However I'm not a fan of WiFi only connection. Might buy a usb to ethernet dongle.
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Well those Freezing issue will soon be fixed but not many have the issue but nintendo is working on it also make note man you can buy a exteral HDD of any size and plug in to the Wii U for storage of downloaded games and such or other stuff . i know when i do get aWii U myself i am looking forward in to using it for are dish DVR and replacement to the dish DVR remote and interface so it shall be great also the facy ya can use it to change settings and imputs on your TV right now hitting the TV button will i think auto detect your TV so ya can use the built in universal remote for the Wii U GP even when the system is off as a seprate feature

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[quote name='notuptome2004' timestamp='1353816760' post='595347722']
Well those Freezing issue will soon be fixed but not many have the issue but nintendo is working on it also make note man you can buy a exteral HDD of any size and plug in to the Wii U for storage of downloaded games and such or other stuff . i know when i do get aWii U myself i am looking forward in to using it for are dish DVR and replacement to the dish DVR remote and interface so it shall be great also the facy ya can use it to change settings and imputs on your TV right now hitting the TV button will i think auto detect your TV so ya can use the built in universal remote for the Wii U GP even when the system is off as a seprate feature
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You pick your TV manufacturer from a list. You can do the same with whatever set top (cable television) box you have as well.
It then runs a couple of tests (does power turn on off, does input change the input), and it is set up.
It is incredibly basic, and for my set top box, only does the very basic commands like channel up and down, and I can also open up the guide.
It does no DVR functionality, etc.
So unless I am missing something, it is a very simplistic universal remote.
Hope they expand it down the road to be more of an actual universal remote. That would be great.

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[quote name='DirtyLarry' timestamp='1353819022' post='595347780']
You pick your TV manufacturer from a list. You can do the same with whatever set top (cable television) box you have as well.
It then runs a couple of tests (does power turn on off, does input change the input), and it is set up.
It is incredibly basic, and for my set top box, only does the very basic commands like channel up and down, and I can also open up the guide.
It does no DVR functionality, etc.
So unless I am missing something, it is a very simplistic universal remote.
Hope they expand it down the road to be more of an actual universal remote. That would be great.
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I think he's referring to TVii which is not actually activated/functional on the Wii U yet. When you open the app it says it's coming in December.

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1353819564' post='595347790']
I think he's referring to TVii which is not actually activated/functional on the Wii U yet. When you open the app it says it's coming in December.
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yes that is what i was meaning and TVii looks damn kick ass tho and that for one is one reason i want the Wii U so it should be sweet to have

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What I personally find about nintendo is their first-party games are excellent, but their third-party games aren't worth bothering about. GC's metroid, mario, zelda, etc. games were great! The DS was just rehashing N64 games for the 18th time or so, the wii's 'new super mario bros' puts a new perspective on mario, one that for me looks awful, but the 2D/3D idea in the paper mario game looked pretty nice. Wii's 3rd party stuff looked like cut-down ports and not worth bothering about. 3DS mario kart looks awesome! But once again, every other game I've seen for the 3DS just looks dire, I can't bring myself to get a 3DS JUST for one game. And when it first came out, nintendo were once again pushing zelda: OoT like it's some new game they haven't released 11 times previously, so they added 3D to it... big whoop....

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1353734509' post='595345798']
Since Kinect was released, I've been leaning very heavily to the 360 and have had numerous conversations with my other half with regards to that effect.
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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1353739904' post='595345880']
I've used Kinect and have seriously almost bought a 360+Kinect on a whim multiple times now.
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The kinect, in my experience, is pretty crap. I wouldn't choose a 360 over the WiiU or a PS3 based on the Kinect peripheral. You can see the games and their scores [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kinect_games"]here[/url]

If you already are a PC gamers, buying a 360, to me, makes no sense. The 360 is essentially a second, less powerful PC. You can get almost all of the games on 360 for PC. Halo & Forza might be the only games worth having a 360 for. But you may as well keep the Wii U for the Mario/Zelda/Pikman/ZombiU etc. exclusives.

The PS3 has far more exclusives which are actually worth owning it over the 360:

Demon Souls, The God of War games, GT5, Heavy Rain, Ico and shadow of the collosus Collection, Infamous & infamous 2, Killzone 2&3, Littlebigplanet 1& 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2& 3 (the first was pretty average),


Also, the PS+ service gives you an instant games collection straight away (some bundles come with PS+ subs). You can go home, set it up, set up PS+ and get access to games there and then.

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Better off getting a good gaming PC, consoles can't compete.
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Which would be a useful answer if the OP was asking about buying a console or building a PC. Also, I think the OP stated that he/she was already a PC gamer.

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[quote name='compl3x' timestamp='1353873654' post='595348666']
The kinect, in my experience, is pretty crap. I wouldn't choose a 360 over the WiiU or a PS3 based on the Kinect peripheral. You can see the games and their scores [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kinect_games"]here[/url]

If you already are a PC gamers, buying a 360, to me, makes no sense. The 360 is essentially a second, less powerful PC. You can get almost all of the games on 360 for PC. Halo & Forza might be the only games worth having a 360 for. But you may as well keep the Wii U for the Mario/Zelda/Pikman/ZombiU etc. exclusives.

The PS3 has far more exclusives which are actually worth owning it over the 360:

Demon Souls, The God of War games, GT5, Heavy Rain, Ico and shadow of the collosus Collection, Infamous & infamous 2, Killzone 2&3, Littlebigplanet 1& 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2& 3 (the first was pretty average),


Also, the PS+ service gives you an instant games collection straight away (some bundles come with PS+ subs). You can go home, set it up, set up PS+ and get access to games there and then.



Which would be a useful answer if the OP was asking about buying a console or building a PC. Also, I think the OP stated that he/she was already a PC gamer.
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Thanks for the advice. My main reason for wanting Kinect was the amount of dance games available for it. As well as the media capabilities of the 360. I like the fact that I don't have to hold anything in my hand while playing Kinect games etc. Either way, in the end we're keeping the Wii U :)

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1353893516' post='595349270']
Either way, in the end we're keeping the Wii U :)
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good, I dont think you will be disappointed. Ive had mine since Friday and I am very happy with it. Been playing Mario non-stop and already the ability to play on the gamepad only has come in handy. The Wii U will obviously come down to 3rd party support but for now, there are enough games to keep you busy.

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Mine just arrived, downloading the update now.

The gamepad is freaking huge, never seen one in person didn't realise how big it was going to be, ended up going for Basic version, I can't stand glossy black getting fingerprints. I got Nintendoland free with it before anyone laughs at me for paying for it.

[img]http://mart.ugug.co.uk/wiiu.jpg[/img]

Got ZombiU, Skyward Sword and Mario Galaxy 2 coming soon as well.

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just buy both? I don't get how a couple hundred dollars causes people so much stress? You have lost years of life due that stress.

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[quote name='humanz.' timestamp='1353736417' post='595345822']
My condolences..

The truth is right now there isn't. The 3rd party support is not as high as it was with the Wii and the developer tools out for the Wii U are underhanded right now. I would buy a Wii U in like 3-4 years when there's a price cut with actual games you would want to play.

The 360 and or PS3 have established libraries, the 360 having great online media services. If you like the games on another platform more than the Wii U, I suggest you return it and get something you really want.

I learned my lesson to never keep a console hoping some good games would come down the line. The Wii had like 3-4 games I was ever interested in and it wasn't worth the $550 I paid during launch.
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3rd party support not as strong as Wii? On a two week old console? BWAHAHAHA. Also, dev tools underhanded? What do you mean by that? Nintendo provided dishonest dev tools to devs? Considering what has been done with the likes of Madden with contracted a contracted dev cycle on an infant platform with a novel control method, I think not. Not quite optimized, yes. Somehow dishonest or unnecessarily difficult to dev for, I doubt it.

360 and PS3 are on the verge of being replaced, the investment into those libraries, if previous entrants haven't been enough to lure your purchase, is unwarranted. I say give the Wii U a chance. Get NSMBU and any other of the 30 launch titles interest you (NSMBU is a must have, though). ACIII is great on the platform, Madden (while missing the infinity engine) is great and makes amazing use of the gamepad. Arkham City is another title that makes great use of the GamePad.

The 360 does have great media features, but nothing that isn't available as well on Wii U (netflix, hulu, amazon instant video, and wiiTV forthcoming) other than Microsoft exclusive properties (as far as online media is concerned, there isn't much, and xbox music, xbox video, and many xbox live enabled games are also available on Windows8)

All in all, make your own choice as to what to do with it, but there is definitely some exciting potential there, and some great launch titles that should keep you busy. Xbox360 is an asesome platform as well, and in my opinion you would be very happy with that as well, but as I said before, it is to be replaced soon. I would keep the Wii U and wait until the next Xbox is released to enter that ecosystem.
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[quote name='n_K' timestamp='1353853896' post='595348190']
What I personally find about nintendo is their first-party games are excellent, but their third-party games aren't worth bothering about. GC's metroid, mario, zelda, etc. games were great! The DS was just rehashing N64 games for the 18th time or so, the wii's 'new super mario bros' puts a new perspective on mario, one that for me looks awful, but the 2D/3D idea in the paper mario game looked pretty nice. Wii's 3rd party stuff looked like cut-down ports and not worth bothering about. 3DS mario kart looks awesome! But once again, every other game I've seen for the 3DS just looks dire, I can't bring myself to get a 3DS JUST for one game. And when it first came out, nintendo were once again pushing zelda: OoT like it's some new game they haven't released 11 times previously, so they added 3D to it... big whoop....
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You would be suprised, the 3d effect in OoT3D is outstanding, and they re-released the game because Zelda games hold up over time, regardless of the graphical detail, because the stories are great and the puzzles are fun and challenging. Also, Resident Evil: Revelations is the most detailed game on any mobile platform currently. The 3DS is actually more powerful than the Wii in many respects and has faster RAM, modern shaders and AA as well as the autostereoscopic 3D effect that creates a slight AA effect itself.

Also, there is an original Zelda coming to the platform, as well as Smash Bros. The LEGO games are all great as well.

Beyond all of that, Nintendo has been doing great things with the eshop, including the ability to digitally purchase and download full 3DS games (some as they are released), virtual console (for classic Zelda, Ninja Gaiden NES, SMB, Kirby's Dreamland, Sega Game Gear games, etc) and eshop exclusives that are also fun.

This is mostly my opinion, BTW. I don't plan on convincing you to do anything other than take another look to see what's come out recently and what's coming.

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