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dahuman said:
fleischr said:
I know it's last minute and that 8GB is clearly inferior, but I don't get all the complaining. Unlike the PS4 and X1, WiiU games typically don't require enormous patches or installs to play games. 8GB should be plenty serviceable for a lot of people.

Clearly there's 8GB white model stock to clear. They have every reason to put this at a much more affordable price point -- which means Ninty will have some idea the kind of demand they could get with a lower priced 32GB model.

I think these will likely have a solid sell-through by end of December as some Christmas gift giving will likely be pushed into the weekend since the holiday is on a Thursday...

Overall good move. Nintendo has to do everything they can to capture as much momentum as they can now so they can have an even better 2015.

uh, that's simply not true lol, things get patched a lot on it, the answer is invest in an external storage option for it cause even 32GB is too small, I run a 2TB HDD on a docking station lol.

Things do get patched, but often they're only a few MB whereas many PS4 and X1 games end up having patches and installs required that measure several GB.



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dahuman said:
fleischr said:
I know it's last minute and that 8GB is clearly inferior, but I don't get all the complaining. Unlike the PS4 and X1, WiiU games typically don't require enormous patches or installs to play games. 8GB should be plenty serviceable for a lot of people.

Clearly there's 8GB white model stock to clear. They have every reason to put this at a much more affordable price point -- which means Ninty will have some idea the kind of demand they could get with a lower priced 32GB model.

I think these will likely have a solid sell-through by end of December as some Christmas gift giving will likely be pushed into the weekend since the holiday is on a Thursday...

Overall good move. Nintendo has to do everything they can to capture as much momentum as they can now so they can have an even better 2015.

uh, that's simply not true lol, things get patched a lot on it, the answer is invest in an external storage option for it cause even 32GB is too small, I run a 2TB HDD on a docking station lol.

That's the main problem I have with the Wii U, and why I haven't gotten one yet.
It's supposedly the cheapest of the three consoles. But being forced to invest in an external harddrive so easily makes it almost the same price as its competitors. On top of the competitors offering bundles with pretty much every top title they release, and as soon as they release them, it's hard to see Wii U being tempting in terms of value. I want it because of its games, but I'm not going to pay more for something than I think it's worth. (To me.)

I'll wait and see if we'll get a proper Smash bundle in the coming months, or a price drop



Hiku said:
dahuman said:
fleischr said:
I know it's last minute and that 8GB is clearly inferior, but I don't get all the complaining. Unlike the PS4 and X1, WiiU games typically don't require enormous patches or installs to play games. 8GB should be plenty serviceable for a lot of people.

Clearly there's 8GB white model stock to clear. They have every reason to put this at a much more affordable price point -- which means Ninty will have some idea the kind of demand they could get with a lower priced 32GB model.

I think these will likely have a solid sell-through by end of December as some Christmas gift giving will likely be pushed into the weekend since the holiday is on a Thursday...

Overall good move. Nintendo has to do everything they can to capture as much momentum as they can now so they can have an even better 2015.

uh, that's simply not true lol, things get patched a lot on it, the answer is invest in an external storage option for it cause even 32GB is too small, I run a 2TB HDD on a docking station lol.

That's the main problem I have with the Wii U, and why I haven't gotten one yet.
It's supposedly the cheapest of the three consoles. But being forced to invest in an external harddrive so easily makes it almost the same price as its competitors. On top of the competitors offering bundles with pretty much every top title they release, and as soon as they release them, it's hard to see Wii U being tempting in terms of value. I want it because of its games, but I'm not going to pay more for something than I think it's worth. (To me.)

I'll wait and see if we'll get a proper Smash bundle in the coming months, or a price drop

Not true at all, your initial PS4 or X1 drive size is about 500-512GB and that's before it gets formatted and not counting the OS which then results in 400GB or less which is still not enough, and to upgrade or add a HDD, you'd have to spend the same amount of money. 400GB gets filled really fast if most games you get are digital which is what I do. Been doing that with Steam since the year it came out and I'm never going back to physical copies if I can help it.



fleischr said:
dahuman said:
fleischr said:
I know it's last minute and that 8GB is clearly inferior, but I don't get all the complaining. Unlike the PS4 and X1, WiiU games typically don't require enormous patches or installs to play games. 8GB should be plenty serviceable for a lot of people.

Clearly there's 8GB white model stock to clear. They have every reason to put this at a much more affordable price point -- which means Ninty will have some idea the kind of demand they could get with a lower priced 32GB model.

I think these will likely have a solid sell-through by end of December as some Christmas gift giving will likely be pushed into the weekend since the holiday is on a Thursday...

Overall good move. Nintendo has to do everything they can to capture as much momentum as they can now so they can have an even better 2015.

uh, that's simply not true lol, things get patched a lot on it, the answer is invest in an external storage option for it cause even 32GB is too small, I run a 2TB HDD on a docking station lol.

Things do get patched, but often they're only a few MB whereas many PS4 and X1 games end up having patches and installs required that measure several GB.


depends, some of them can be bigger, it all depends on how much the dev fails at release and tries to make up for it. Nintendo games are usually not too bad though, don't forget those DLCs.



Finally! But only 8GB and its way too late.



    

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Podings said:
Obviously just a move to get rid og 8GB models.

I thought they had actually retro-fitted all of those with 32GB drives by now.


Nintendo should just give the 8GB consoles away to poor children for Christmas. It would be a kind thing to do, good PR and solve the issues with getting a rid of them. 



KyleeStrutt said:
The release date makes it seem like a last minute decision, maybe Smash didn't boost Wiiu as espected and their getting desperate.


Seems logical when considering this bundle is only for Spain. 



Hiku said:
dahuman said:
fleischr said:
I know it's last minute and that 8GB is clearly inferior, but I don't get all the complaining. Unlike the PS4 and X1, WiiU games typically don't require enormous patches or installs to play games. 8GB should be plenty serviceable for a lot of people.

Clearly there's 8GB white model stock to clear. They have every reason to put this at a much more affordable price point -- which means Ninty will have some idea the kind of demand they could get with a lower priced 32GB model.

I think these will likely have a solid sell-through by end of December as some Christmas gift giving will likely be pushed into the weekend since the holiday is on a Thursday...

Overall good move. Nintendo has to do everything they can to capture as much momentum as they can now so they can have an even better 2015.

uh, that's simply not true lol, things get patched a lot on it, the answer is invest in an external storage option for it cause even 32GB is too small, I run a 2TB HDD on a docking station lol.

That's the main problem I have with the Wii U, and why I haven't gotten one yet.
It's supposedly the cheapest of the three consoles. But being forced to invest in an external harddrive so easily makes it almost the same price as its competitors. On top of the competitors offering bundles with pretty much every top title they release, and as soon as they release them, it's hard to see Wii U being tempting in terms of value. I want it because of its games, but I'm not going to pay more for something than I think it's worth. (To me.)

I'll wait and see if we'll get a proper Smash bundle in the coming months, or a price drop

there is some true there, but in the wii u case is not mandatory to install every game like in ps4 and xbox one, plus the online gameplay is for free, you dont have to pay 50 dollars per year to play online

 

for me its convenient if it will cost less than wii u 32gb+smash, as for the memory i already have an external HDD usb 2.0 i could put into use



I wished I had bought the 8GB version. Looks better than my black Wii U.



This must be a bundle for all countries not only for spain, but i´m glad at least my country is gonna have it soon, WiiU sales here are really weak.