Unlike a lot of the Wii downers, the Wii still gets played in my house. Of course not as much as my 360 but the Wii is still good fun.
I can't get over all the people saying $350 is WAAAYYYYY too much.
That's crazy talk, and here's why:
For one: it's a NEW CONSOLE building off the huge success of their last one, of course it's not going to be free. duh.
It could be worse, way worse, like by a bunch...
Just as an example, the new iphone??? want more memory,? sure... here's 16gb more... $100 please
How many current gen consoles let you use WHATEVER memory you want... that'd be nobody people. That is a GREAT $$$ saving feature.
Now, how many current gen consoles ( ima start callin this CGCs ) let you use last gens controllers and peripherals... yep, NONE! Also a great $$$ saving feature. Actually pretty huge if you think about it... To replace the 4 wii + remotes and 2 nunchucks I already have I'd have to shell out $200. If I want a balance board that I already have too it's another $100. I have a wireless sensor bar for another $20. And those silly little things like steering wheels and golf clubs would be about $50... That's $370 saved, thank's Wii U!
No Gamecube??? WHAT!!! Please, no other CGCs even give you all of last gens games, Wii U does... GREAT feature.
One of the coolest features imo, and one I haven't seen anyone talking about, is the fact that the new controller will also be a universal touchpad remote. That, is, COOL! I have a logitech Harmony One which is hands down the best remote ever made in the history of the world, just ask CNET.com. If you don't currently have a kick arse universal remote then you my friend are in for a treat. A remote of this type, that is only a remote, and that's it, is going to run you about $175!!! Super Awesome To The Max feature!
*sidenote - just saw sears is selling the harmony one on sale atm for $120, that's a steal, go buy one!
Back on track...
So, if we go with the "real" consoles approach to this the Wii U would cost me:
$350 to start
$100 for a tad more memory built in cuz you can't add your own
$370 to replace my controllers and extras and such
and I'm looking at a start cost of about $820... with no super awesome universal remote and NO OTHER GAMES!!!
Yes, it could be much, much, worse.
Now, as for what my purchase plan is... If Amazon indeed does not sell these then I will be bringing my talents, and my red card, to Target. That 5% off almost gets rid of the Tax and they'll let me use any coupon I might have too! Thanks for your time.