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Is it a good idea? Does it have a account system in the making? (So all your purchased downloads can be downloaded to a new system if that one blows up or something)

Also a price drop in the future? Better gamepads with better battery life?

More interested how memory works, Like does it use 64GB SD cards and does the speed make a difference?

Also how well does it play Wii games? Hoping that theres not more compatibility issues than playing on a emulator

I want it so i can get the exclusive JRPG's There was quite a number on the Wii and it will be the same with the Wii U simply coz its a Japanese made console.
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Is it a good idea? Yes, if you like Nintendo first parties and Japanese games, as those are the main games and selling points of the console. Can't really be beaten in this aspect.

Account system is already deployed, but Nintendo keeps it the classy way. Only games bought via the eshop are tied to it, your physical games are free to move, sell, trade, or whatever. They won't tie themselves to anything, not even stuff like Call of Duty.

Memory is a regular NAND flash. Get the 32GB version, it's a small price premium for four times the capacity and several other goodies that come with the console. You can use a single USB stick to expand the memory, though, so storage isn't quite a problem unless you start downloading lots of things from the eShop (and there really isn't any point in doing so, as they cost the same than retail copies).

It plays Wii games... Well, just like a Wii over the components cable biggrin.gif


Hope that cleared something!
   
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That X game looks quality. (i think it may be xenoblade 2?)

And premium is the way to go for a small price increase.
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That X game looks quality. (i think it may be xenoblade 2?)

And premium is the way to go for a small price increase.

X is half the reason of the decision :3
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Yes, I am getting ready to buy a Wii U off craigslist. Lots of people dumping them for fairly cheap just cause no games are out right now.
   
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Wait on buying a Wii-U. I got a strong feeling the price is getting ready to completely bottom out on them after the PS4 and XB1 get released. You'll be able to get them for $150-$200 by the end of the year. Depending on the price PS4/XB1 launch at. If PS4 launches at $299, then there is no possible way Wii-U has a chance at selling anywhere near that price range, and would have to cut it to probably half that.
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Wait on buying a Wii-U. I got a strong feeling the price is getting ready to completely bottom out on them after the PS4 and XB1 get released. You'll be able to get them for $150-$200 by the end of the year. Depending on the price PS4/XB1 launch at. If PS4 launches at $299, then there is no possible way Wii-U has a chance at selling anywhere near that price range, and would have to cut it to probably half that.
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Wait on buying a Wii-U. I got a strong feeling the price is getting ready to completely bottom out on them after the PS4 and XB1 get released. You'll be able to get them for $150-$200 by the end of the year.

It won't be $150 not even at the end of its lifecycle.

Also, PS4 launching at $299? What are you on? biggrin.gif
   
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