The Wii U's release is 66 days ahead, on November 18th, at least in the US. I've listened to Nintendo's presentation today (audio only), and we now know all the main information: the date, the prices, the two different models, the main features, and the games expected to be available in the release window (before the end of March 2013).
Now, the problem: I'm utterly not excited. For the first new hardware generation since the GameBoy Advance, I'm considering staying home on launch day, thus looking at purchasing the console only later on. I've got the money, I still like Nintendo the most out of the other hardware markers, but there's not a single game in the launch window line-up that I consider a must-own. I've also got plenty of unplayed titles to keep me busy for a while. It's not like I'm losing interest in gaming.
Eventually, we will probably see the release of some great games that'll make the console worth having. Something on the scale of Super Mario Galaxy would do the trick, or a new Star Fox (if it's not for the 3DS!), or something else making clever use of the hardware. Of course, in due time will come Smash 4. Those titles often take a year at least to show up on a new system. As such, why would I get the console sooner? I'm not sure.
Now, it's your turn. Convince me to buy a Wii U.
Edited by Dr. Cossack on September 14, 2012 at 7:09:52
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