Thursday, September 20, 2012

N-visioning the Future

(I meant to post this nearly a week ago, but I forgot to put it up)

Well it's finally landed, the official release date and pricing for Nintendo's new console, the Wii U. It's slate for release on November 18, and there are two planned models you can buy. The standard model will be white with all the basic trimmings, like an HDMI cable, power adaptor, and sensor bar, but it's limited to 8gb of data storage. The premium bundle though is black and also comes with the game Nintendo land, a system stand, a charging cradle for the tablet controller, and has 32gb of internal storage.
The price difference is nominal too, as the basic package has an MSRP of $300 and the premium is $350. I think that the extras are worth the cash, but then again I was planning to reserve the console no matter what.

Some people may disagree with me, but I like Nintendo and their games. Sure I may not have gotten as much use out of the Wii as I would have liked; And Nintendo’s North American localization support of Japanese games has been less than impressive, but I still think I've gotten my moneys worth. Especially since it only cost $250 on release day.

----Strife Out----

1 comment:

Cirman said...

As a relatively poor collage freshman, who still lives with his parents and has a massive Steam collection getting a console seems baffling at this stage. Maybe when I have my own TV it'll be an option, but I'd rather just plugin my PC and play with my gamepad.
I never grew up with a Nintendo console and I'm not nostalgic about it's first party stuff. It's a section of the industry I just think I'll never be a part of and it makes me sad.