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So the Wii U is finally here. Were you lucky enough to get one? If so; how do you feel about your purchase after a little bit of alone time with it? 

Websites (such as IGN and Destructoid) seem most positive with both the games and the system itself, which does indeed bode well. But how is the interface? Is it smooth; is it everything you hoped for?

 

Us Europeans get the console TONIGHT (half an hour!), but Japan has to wait just a little while longer...



 

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Yea well I am in europe so I have to wait...if anyone has one though could they give impressions about the browser and if the website crunchyroll.com works on the wii U.

NA gamers will act as beta testers for Europeans and the Japanese so there is something positive about getting it late at least. Plus, you will know which games are must buys and which not.

I pre-ordered online, has been shipped but won't get it until Tuesday :(

pezus said:
NA gamers will act as beta testers for Europeans and the Japanese so there is something positive about getting it late at least. Plus, you will know which games are must buys and which not.

Exactly! So there is a little advantage I guess...

 

ONM has some nice reviews for the games, though. And it looks positive there!



 

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Conegamer said:
pezus said:
NA gamers will act as beta testers for Europeans and the Japanese so there is something positive about getting it late at least. Plus, you will know which games are must buys and which not.

Exactly! So there is a little advantage I guess...

 

ONM has some nice reviews for the games, though. And it looks positive there!

I am getting it in december so hopefully they have the update installed on the harware if that's possible and things like Youtube and Netfix sorted out.



I like it so far. Got mine yesterday. So I have had a lot of time to use it. You will be looking at the controller a lot. Much of the wii u's menu will be on it and not the tv. So times it is on both, other times the main stuff is on the gamepad. And be ready for the day one update. It took me over a hour and a half to download but with out it you can only mess around with settings and play wii u games.

I have one game so far. I got the deluxe so it came with Nintendo Land. It is better than you would think. Most of the games I played used the controller well. And they are fun little games. I have not played them all but the ones I played were good especially the donkey one.

As as I updated I did the wii transfer. You have to download it to bothe the wii u and wii. It took a little while but the have a nice pikmin load screen we you wait. I was able to transfer all over expect the first lostwind. I luckily got it free on ipad so that did not hurt for me. The games look the same as wii so don't expect a bump in graphics.

And the eshop looks ok. It is full of games, indie games, trailers, and screenshots. No demos yet. I have not bought any thing yet but I will later today.

So far so good to me. When some of my games get shipped to me later this week I will have a little better picture. But so far nintendo just may have something good here.

mootap said:
Conegamer said:
pezus said:
NA gamers will act as beta testers for Europeans and the Japanese so there is something positive about getting it late at least. Plus, you will know which games are must buys and which not.

Exactly! So there is a little advantage I guess...

 

ONM has some nice reviews for the games, though. And it looks positive there!

I am getting it in december so hopefully they have the update installed on the harware if that's possible and things like Youtube and Netfix sorted out.

I thought Youtube and Netflix were there right out of the box? It's only TVii which is delayed (and that makes me think Nintendo want to launch it Worldwide; in every region; on the day of the Japanese launch), and the update is likely something that will be included with the second shipment (so around January). 

What I hope is they fix the laggy UI, sounds a bit slow from some people.



 

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don't have one and won't be buying one until at least MSony announce their next gen. i am heading to the store this afternoon anyway so i'll report on the sellout/didn't sellout situation.

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siavm said:
I like it so far. Got mine yesterday. So I have had a lot of time to use it. You will be looking at the controller a lot. Much of the wii u's menu will be on it and not the tv. So times it is on both, other times the main stuff is on the gamepad. And be ready for the day one update. It took me over a hour and a half to download but with out it you can only mess around with settings and play wii u games.

I have one game so far. I got the deluxe so it came with Nintendo Land. It is better than you would think. Most of the games I played used the controller well. And they are fun little games. I have not played them all but the ones I played were good especially the donkey one.

As as I updated I did the wii transfer. You have to download it to bothe the wii u and wii. It took a little while but the have a nice pikmin load screen we you wait. I was able to transfer all over expect the first lostwind. I luckily got it free on ipad so that did not hurt for me. The games look the same as wii so don't expect a bump in graphics.

And the eshop looks ok. It is full of games, indie games, trailers, and screenshots. No demos yet. I have not bought any thing yet but I will later today.

So far so good to me. When some of my games get shipped to me later this week I will have a little better picture. But so far nintendo just may have something good here.

Sounds good! NintendoLand looked intriguing, and I've been more pumped for it lately (aside from that Octopus Dance...). But I thought demos were there Day 1? Isn't Reayman Legends supposed to be there?

And how is Miiverse? It seems pretty strict ATM.



 

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