I won't be getting one for a while, if at all... The Wii taught me a lesson about getting hyped for a system.
With the WiiU out in America it won't be out until the 30th November in Europe and I shall not be one the people getting it at launch here are obvious reasons why.
1.The Price Tag and Launch Line Up: When I got the Wii I knew I would be getting The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess which was a long game and in my opinion was a good entry in the series. whilst it was about 250.00 and the WiiU roughly around the same price but no big hitter coming out that tickles my fancy. You might think what about New Super Mario Bros U well I think this is getting a bit to much. It was okay having 1 out for DS and Wii but I think Nintendo should have left it there.
2.Some games that I can play on other consoles or already own.: Batman Arkham City,AC3,ME3,Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed,TTT 2. 4 of these games I already own on PS3. Why would I buy them again for a different format and while people say Arkham City Armored Edition is the best version. Oh the best graphics ever don't care. AC3 has glitches on PS3 and 360. Ubisoft will probably try to fix it anyway and I just bought Sonic and SEGA All Stars Transformed.
3.2013 games for PS3 and other consoles: Dead Space 3,Bioshock Infinite,GTA5,GOW Ascension,Tomb Raider,The Last of Us,Luigis Mansion are 2013 and maybe a few other titles as well I don't know about Beyond Two Souls. So who knows when that comes out but that shall be a big blockbuster.
4.No Zelda till 2014 maybe 15: The Tech Demo we saw on WiiU looked impressive but there is no Zelda till at least 2014 and to me that is probably the biggest game they have got. We don't know what is happening with the next 3D Mario or Metroid or Smash Bros but Zelda is one of my any reasons I love Nintendo.
5.Still alot of games to play and finish: I have a bucketload of games on PS2,Gamecube,PS3 and even VC games to beat like.RE Zero,DKC games,Driver series,Tomb Raider games,Devil May Cry 1 and 3,Silent Hill 1 to 4 as well as the Prince of Persia games and many more.
6. It might end up flopping: I think the console could end up being a dissapointment it looks like an upgraded Wii with an awkward design which hasn't won me over and the 3rd part games like ZombiU flopped here. It has a battery life I think and you can use it to change channels or turn on your TV. I have a TV remote why would I want to turn on the telly with this.
So these are obvious reasons why I will not be getting the WiiU well not yet anyway.
I own a 32gig Wii U now...but I'm certain the Wii U's price will go down in one year's time when the 720/PS4 drop.
The same sort of applies to me though as you know in my last blog with the PS3 going with my husband for a while. And while the new Mario, Nintendoland and Scribblenauts are intriguing and I would enjoy them, I can get through these early months. I did the same with the 3DS. Waited around until a nice supply of must haves came about.