The real truth is that consoles are slowly becoming PCs (because tey're no longer just gaming devices) and PCs are becoming more like consoles (Steambox is just a stepping stone).
In time, the distinction between them will be too tiny to matter.
Screw Steam, real PC mastergamers use Kongregate.
PCs tend to be a niche because they're more expensive. As long as consoles remain the cheapest option to play high quality games, they'll remain in business.
And while exclusives do help, bigger differences like cost, usability, and features tend to overshadow the significance of exclusives (especially when the competition has exclusives of their own). If all gaming devices (consoles, PCs, mobile devices) could play the same kind of games, then people are going to move away from consoles because there's simply less you can do with them. PCs, smartphones, and tablets are all mobile, and have more apps beyond games which increase their value, so that kind of limits the appeal of consoles. Not that this is much of a problem now because most mobile games are crappy low budget time wasters, but 10-20 years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if consoles went extinct.
It's also a well known fact that you can't own both consoles and a PC. Absolutely blasphemous, and the PC master race will want no part of you!
Want to know how long it will be down? I'll tell you what seems most likely. A week worst case scenario. Tomorrow best case scenario.
I honestly find tomorrow rather unlikely, at least for a worldwide release. Last night, eShop was just busy. Currently, it is outright disabled at different times in each region, which doesn't really suggest the situation would be getting much better yet.
Also, they really should know better than to release an addon to a flagship game on an already busy time of year. (The first eShop problem notice, the one in Japanese, seemed to also attribute TLoZ: A Link Between Worlds as a major factor in traffic, something that I haven't seen in any of the English notices I've read so far.)
Of course, who doesn't have one already by this point?
I don't, and I don't know how anyone would say no to an extra Celebi.
@Ranger Jack Walker ;Last time I checked I wasn't asking for which console is the best thank you very much.
FYI I've already planned on getting one of those later on.
lol wii u
I guess it's a better system than the PS4 or Xbone.
Originally Posted by Kool-aid man and 3d world? a rehash? lol It's got the same gameplay and a similar setting. The only saving grace for this game is that the levels are more original than usual. Other than that, there's nothing really interesting about the game.
[QUOTE=Bolt the Cat;bt301615]NSMBU is. 3D World is close. Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 are shaping up to be. All of the big franchises aren't really doing much new.[/QUOTE]we hardly know jack about mario kart 8 since it was shown at e3
and 3d world? a rehash? lol
I wouldn't count on a price drop until the PS4/Xbone drop first (most likely won't happen until at least next Christmas). The Wii U is still $100 below PS4. Bundles for those two games are pretty likely, though. I'd suggest you'd look up some reviews for the games you're interested in, and read them for yourself. I don't think you'll regret purchasing it, but admittedly now may not be the best time.
Thanks for everyone's input. I'm probably going to wait until Spring to see if there's a price drop or Mario Kart/Smash Bros bundle, whichever comes first.
Originally Posted by Kool-aid man Rehashy sequels? Where? NSMBU is. 3D World is close. Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 are shaping up to be. All of the big franchises aren't really doing much new.
I have it, and have never put it down except for work. The graphics are amazing even on a non HD TV, especially in Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper.
[QUOTE=Bolt the Cat;bt301606]Agreed with everyone else that it depends on what games you want.
I personally see too few reasons to get it at this point since many of the games are rehashy sequels to games we played a few years ago.[/QUOTE]Rehashy sequels? Where?
Agreed with everyone else that it depends on what games you want.
I personally see too few reasons to get it at this point since many of the games are rehashy sequels to games we played a few years ago.
I'm personally waiting for Smash (because I'm figuring that they're gonna have to drop the price some more by then).
I don't want to sound like I'm fanboy baiting or anything (because I'm not into that kinda thing), but the WiiU is getting crushed by the PS4 and the Xbone right now. So unless you have to have it now, I'd wait a little longer because the price will drop again most likely.
Also, do you own a Wii? As of a system update a month or two ago, you can view Wii games on the GamePad (you can't really play them there-you need a Wii remote/classic/etc. to control the game). Also, if you have to share a TV with other people (or want to watch something else while you play), off-TV play (supported by most games) is a great feature. If you like racing games, I'd recommend picking up the Sonic racing game from last year.
I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned: Super Smash Bros. 4. Sure, it's also coming for the 3DS, but Wii U graphics seem far superior in general.