It's a pretty nice console once you have everything updated and ready to go. The Wii U's problems seem to be its software/firmware, which can be fixed in the future. Hopefully fixes come sooner rather than later. I'll send you a friend request soon!
I decided to cave in and pick up a deluxe model before the holiday rush sets in.
So far I'm actually impressed, although there are a few nitpicks
.Miiverse is awesome and seamless, and the community is very nice. I think this is the main thing that helps set the wii u's online apart from PSN or XBL.
.The gamepad is really neat. It may just be the whole new gadget lust talking but damn, streaming games onto it is so friggin cool. It's a bit heavy but the handles on the back make it nice and comfortable to hold
. The internet browser is hella fast. Like really really fast.
.looooooooooooong ass update out of the box. Hopefully this is something that nintendo will package with the system soon.
.Certain apps take a little long to load up
.a couple of weird interface things like having to go into your friends menu in order for invites to get activated.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised. From all the horror stories I heard I was worried that this thing was going to brick on me.
Looks like I got a good one
Oh one more thing, my nintendo netwrok ID: Artorias_Abyss
if anyone out there wants to add me, feel free to drop an invite.
Other cons in this very blog you wrote : "Certain apps take a little long to load up".
That's what people mean by Slow OS with the Wii U. I have two Wii U's from the launch day, and that's all any Wii Owners meant when they said slow OS. The OS, Operating System, is slow with loading, or slow OS.
I say this because just one day ago, last night you posted this :
"the update was slow as sh*t but the OS has been pretty smooth for me so far."
You can see that not even 24 hours have gone by and you have noticed the slow OS.
So, I guess you noticed the slow OS we were speaking of after you posted yesterday? Perhaps you thought slow OS meant something else?
@SolidTy. Only some of the apps takes more than a few seconds to start up. The rest seem to be fairly quick.
@Shinobishyguy All it takes is one, and remember it's slow to quit as well. Unfortunately, it's not just one app or people wouldn't have noticed.
That's what we were talking about, the apps that are slow to boot up and slow to leave. Every game quitting is longer than it needs to be. Just quitting Nintendoland or New Super Mario U shouldn't take so long. I quit out of each game before I turn the machine off as well.
For instance, I just checked now my Wii U in the livingroom and going to check the options (System Settings, 3rd tab from the top) is still a painfully longer process than it needs to be as options don't require online.
I am looking forward to the update to fix this slow OS.
I'm just glad you noticed the slow OS exists, as I was puzzled yesterday when I read your post. I literally went in the livingroom booted up NSMU then quit out and made sure it wasn't fixed.