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I have never bought a home or handheld console day one, and probably never will. I've always found it better to wait until the price drops, software/hardware glitches are resolved, and the games are made.

I might consider the PS4 next year, but it all depends on which and how many games appeal.

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I'll probably buy the next system within the first year. However, I won't necessarily get it at launch like I did with Wii and Wii U. Wii was worth it for Twilight Princess. I waited in line for 13 hours and would do it all over again for a Zelda launch title like that. Wii U didn't have any "killer app" games for me at launch, so I regret buying it day 1. When I get the next system will depend entirely on what first-party games are available and when.

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maybe I'm getting old but I've been doing this for 20+ years.  I won't buy ANY console year 1 any more !    I bought a GC on import from HK while living in Ireland because I just couldn't wait.  Thats as crazy as I've ever gotten or am ever willing to,.


spurgeonryan said:

Because of how great the Wii was I bought the Wii U year one. Something I have not done in three generations.


As of right now, it will not happen with their next console.

I'd like to say no, and for Nintendo it will probabally stay no, but it has caused me to re-evaluate when I purchase a console in general.

I bought and paid for a PS4 (pre-order) months before it came out, and as I saw nothing for the system (including lacking backwards compatibility for my few PS3 games) I cancelled it, got a second Wii U for a different room in the house.

So what is available is going to color my opinion on anything, and I am a primarily PC/Nintendo gamer, so it is probabally worse for any other system since they offer me next to nothing.

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Because i didn't enjoy my first 3 years with the wii i didn't buy WiiU until January but because of WiiU i'll buy their next console day one

bet with ash3336 he wins if Super Mario 3D World sells less than Mario Sunshine during the first three years, I win if 3D World outsells Sunshine's first 3 years. Loser get sig controlled for 3 months (punishment might change)

Do you doubt the WiiU? Do you believe that it won't match the GC?

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I expect Nintendo to right the ship and learn from this so, I'm pretty sure I'll be on board. This is the first Nintendo console I haven't owned since the first one in the mid 80's and I don't expect that to continue.


I don't buy many consoles year one...

The only ones I bought year one i think was PSP, and N64

The Wii U was the first and last console I buy year one from anyone. It has been proven by every new console that waiting a year allows the console manufacturer to sort out technical issues, the games library becomes decent and the price usually drops by about 20%.

How can anyone in the thread say no unless there not a nintendo fan, you have no idea what the next console will be or what games it will have.