(Nintendo Wii U Console White (WII U)) for £279.85 @ shopto
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(Nintendo Wii U Console White (WII U)) for £279.85 @ shopto

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RRP £279.99..

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Hardly a Deal!

Cold
cold also because unless you're dying for a wii, it WILL come down by 1/3 within 6 mths of release
I said this about the 3ds and they laughed.

not the official price there isn't one yet..rumored to be 249.99 @ release
Ordered thanks:p
So its launching in Black + White? The Nintendo E3 conference was abysmal, 6 years too late Nintendo.
as per the post for the black one, this i want to thrive, because i like nintendo, however it simply doesnt satisfy the hardcore gamer in me, was very disappointed with the demo and wouldnt be surprised if it doesnt do a 3ds and drop in price.
i see this selling like hot cakes at £99 - but at £279 its £179 over priced.

By the time Wii U is released the PS3 and the Xbox 360 will be priced at £99 or less...

Nintendo will be the next Sega....
Ordered 5 for ebay. Everybody will be fighting for these come release.
the wii U needs to be under £200 IMHO.

if the remote play on the PS vita becomes almost 100% compatible then i think some will release a bundle of PS vita, PS3 & move starter pack for the same price as the wii U. it'll be essentualy the same thing but the PS3/vita will be ale to do more.
I don't think Nintendo are trying to compete with the current consoles (360 and PS3) as this is marketed as the first console of the "next generation", I assume they are trying to replicate what Microsoft did by getting their console out first.

The new X Box and Playstation consoles will be out in the next 24 months and will be priced at about £400.
No better than an PS3 or 360 but over twice the price. Nintendo what are you doing??? Cold until it's available at 360 / PS3 prices.
Gozer

No better than an PS3 or 360 but over twice the price. Nintendo what are … No better than an PS3 or 360 but over twice the price. Nintendo what are you doing??? Cold until it's available at 360 / PS3 prices.



Do you own one? Do you know the specs? How do you define better? When is the next generation of consoles released at a price cheaper than the current price of the last generation?
fossman

I don't think Nintendo are trying to compete with the current consoles … I don't think Nintendo are trying to compete with the current consoles (360 and PS3) as this is marketed as the first console of the "next generation", I assume they are trying to replicate what Microsoft did by getting their console out first.The new X Box and Playstation consoles will be out in the next 24 months and will be priced at about £400.

They are doing a poor job then, Batman Arkham City with 2 new armoured costumes hardly screams "Next Gen" to me... They are porting over PS3/360 games that anyone who is remotely interested in has already played or could buy themselves a cheap PS3/360 instead! This is definitely not going to be a repeat of the Wii in terms of sales, give it a few months and they will be much cheaper.


HXCMARC

Do you own one? Do you know the specs? How do you define better? When is … Do you own one? Do you know the specs? How do you define better? When is the next generation of consoles released at a price cheaper than the current price of the last generation?



There's plenty in the press and on the net about it. Why don't you google it? Try this for starters computerandvideogames.com/342…rs/

The Wii U is NOT next gen. It's current gen, the next gen won't arrive until the next Xbox or Playstation is released.
Edited by: "Gozer" 8th Jun 2012
nossa

Ordered 5 for ebay. Everybody will be fighting for these come release.


dif accounts and addresses? only lets you order 1 matey
Gozer

There's plenty in the press and on the net about it. Why don't you google … There's plenty in the press and on the net about it. Why don't you google it? Try this for starters http://www.computerandvideogames.com/342452/wii-u-graphics-less-powerful-than-ps3-xbox-360-developers/The Wii U is NOT next gen. It's current gen, the next gen won't arrive until the next Xbox or Playstation is released.


computerandvideogames.com/352…sh/

This more up-to-date article from the same website shows it is in fact significantly more powerful.
HXCMARC

Do you own one? Do you know the specs? How do you define better? When is … Do you own one? Do you know the specs? How do you define better? When is the next generation of consoles released at a price cheaper than the current price of the last generation?



Of course I don't own one. It's not even released yet. Didn't you know that? Better would be higher specs. Who said it should be cheaper then a PS2?

And that last CVG link just says it has twice the memory of the PS3/360 which doesn't make it significantly more powerful.
Edited by: "Gozer" 8th Jun 2012
Gozer

There's plenty in the press and on the net about it. Why don't you google … There's plenty in the press and on the net about it. Why don't you google it? Try this for starters http://www.computerandvideogames.com/342452/wii-u-graphics-less-powerful-than-ps3-xbox-360-developers/The Wii U is NOT next gen. It's current gen, the next gen won't arrive until the next Xbox or Playstation is released.


Thats like saying the Wii is a last generation console? You know since its similar in power to the GC. Like it or not the WiiU is the start of the next generation. When the next box or PS4 comes out are Nintendo going to release a next gen console too since the WiiU isn't one? No because it is! As for it being less powerful, some developers disagree with that.
Gozer

Of course I don't own one. It's not even released yet. Didn't you know … Of course I don't own one. It's not even released yet. Didn't you know that? Better would be higher specs. Who said it should be cheaper then a PS2?And that last CVG link just says it has twice the memory of the PS3/360 which doesn't make it significantly more powerful.


Gozer

Of course I don't own one. It's not even released yet. Didn't you know … Of course I don't own one. It's not even released yet. Didn't you know that? Better would be higher specs. Who said it should be cheaper then a PS2?And that last CVG link just says it has twice the memory of the PS3/360 which doesn't make it significantly more powerful.



Can you explain more on a technical level the specs of the Wii U in comparison to the current generation of consoles. You seem to know more about the console specs. How does it compare to a wii? Is it just old tech with a tablet? Because to be honest I think using a tablet to go through maps and item screens whilst playing Zelda would be great and a definite step forward in gaming.
I don't think that graphics are really that big of an issue here. If the Wii U can put out graphics a little bit greater than todays consoles then I will be happy. I can honestly say that I have never bought a nintendo game for its graphics. Nintendo games are all about playability and among their core titles that has always been present and will continue to be on this next gen. £250 would be a great price for the Wii U coupled with the tablet pad.
i do want this as i perfer nintendos games to the xbox 360 and the ps3 as those 2 consoles dont really have much that i like to play on them at all

but at £280 its too much £250 sounds just about right with the tablet pad
Edited by: "SUPERCOOLWILLOW" 9th Jun 2012
£279.85... What the hell have they been smoking? £150 or less otherwise no one will show interest. Nintendo's done so little to make the Wii U stand-out or seem confident in it's own brand that I don't think it'll ever gather the same level of buzz that the Wii did. Although Sega failed with the Dreamcast atleast their machine saftely assumed it's own identity and had launch titles worth talking about, the Wii U does not.
What's wrong with £280? You've all got short memories when you consider the PS3 sold for £300+ and the 360 around the same at release. For a launch price, Nintendo have got that just about right.
Banned
Expensive, hasnt been released yet. cold
Guys the wii has a total different collection of games compared to the ps3/xbox consoles. The wii u will have its millions of fans looking to step up from last gen regardless of its power. Many parents know that the wii generation of consoles aim towards younger gamers.. Nintendo have built a rapport of trust, and so to these parents numbers mean nothing.
I still don't see how this is a deal, it clearly states this price won't be honored and can change since no price has been released , don't bet on getting it at this price.

just an observation.
gotham82

I still don't see how this is a deal, it clearly states this price won't … I still don't see how this is a deal, it clearly states this price won't be honored and can change since no price has been released , don't bet on getting it at this price.just an observation.


there wont be much stock around
Jack-L92

there wont be much stock around



That'll depend on the price, and the launch line up.
the price defies the logic and current market the wii was aimed at. just look at the 3ds, even after the price slash its still failed to sell well, missing off the second thumbstick was also stupid there...

but this machine will have to cost a lot due to the tech involved with the tablet, how can that be cheap? a nice touch screen controller with full video streaming from the console itself? with full speed control too. when this was being designed it was near unheard of!
The price hasnt even been announced yet, could easily be under £250 or even under £200 for all we know..
Cold, doesn't appear to be much more powerful then the very old Xbox 360, if at all.

Is this like a PS3 without the blu-ray (or even DVD) capability with a funny controller at twice the price?
There is a lot of conflicting info out there about the Wii U. I have read that it is three times more powerfull than a 360 and PS3 but on another website it says its 50% more powerfull (confusing).

Interestingly there will be two types of controller for the Wii U, the fancy touchscreen one and then a 360 style basic controller.

I'm guessing they will probably sell the console as two different packages, maybe a cheap basic pack with just a basic controller and then an expensive elite pack with the touchscreen controller.

Nintendo have said that the console will be affordable and everyone will be surprised at the price when it gets announced.
fossman

There is a lot of conflicting info out there about the Wii U. I have read … There is a lot of conflicting info out there about the Wii U. I have read that it is three times more powerfull than a 360 and PS3 but on another website it says its 50% more powerfull (confusing).Interestingly there will be two types of controller for the Wii U, the fancy touchscreen one and then a 360 style basic controller.I'm guessing they will probably sell the console as two different packages, maybe a cheap basic pack with just a basic controller and then an expensive elite pack with the touchscreen controller.Nintendo have said that the console will be affordable and everyone will be surprised at the price when it gets announced.



I heard the processor was as powerful as the PS3 and 360 and the graphics chip 1.5 times more powerful. I believe a Ubisoft employee said this.
SUPERCOOLWILLOW

i do want this as i perfer nintendos games to the xbox 360 and the ps3 as … i do want this as i perfer nintendos games to the xbox 360 and the ps3 as those 2 consoles dont really have much that i like to play on them at allbut at £280 its too much £250 sounds just about right with the tablet pad



£200 on pre-order for the Black one at Amazon
I do love all the dissing about nintendo. Can even remember the attacks they got about the weird looking remote control thing that became the very useable and ground breaking wii controller. I really couldn't care less if it's not next gen or not (whatever that actually means), but if it actively tries to change the way we can play games (yet again) then good for them.

Got all three consoles - love em all for different reasons - and hey, each of those reason revolves solely around the games themselves. Loved Mass Effect 3 on Xbox, loved Uncharted 3 on PS3 and just finished playing Skyward Sword on Wii (which if you ask me was the best of a great bunch... because it of the game, the controls and the story).



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