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favemaster

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Hey everybody how are you?

I'm trying to convince my mom to get me a wii u for Christmas over a new flat screen 1080p TV for my room that she wants to buy so i can use it for my PS3. We have a 720p TV in the living room which is where I would plug in the wii u and is where my PS3 currently is. Could you guys provide some feedback as to why to get to pick the wii u (over the TV) to try and convince my mom, you can also post some arguments (to make it realistic) thanks.

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SCAR392

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How much do you want a Wii U? Do you play your PS3, often?

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I really want a Wii U badly, and theres very little part of me that actually wants a new TV. I do play my PS3 often, it is my only console. I play GTA V, BF4, and FIFA. The 720p is good enough for me though at least for another year or so. Really though its up to my mom, she doesnt want me to get a Wii u because she says I will stop playing it after a while and she says its not worth the money etc, so I need to convince her somehow.

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moomoo

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Use math to justify yourself.

No, seriously. Show an HD movie on your TV. Ask your mom if she can see the pixels. If she can't, then viola. You don't need a TV with better resolutuion, since all resolution does is increase pixel density.

You can mention how the traditional console cycle is over half a decade and is looking to increase, if anything.

Granted, if your family doesn't want to see you play video games, and that's why they want to get a TV, then mention how you can play games without the TV. Another thing you can do is say how if you have a TV in your room, then you'll be very tempted to watch... innapropriate things on it.

Don't mention that last one.

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SCAR392

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Say you can play games on the GamePad if you don't have a TV.

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LegoNintendo12

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Glad someone asked this, I'm going to rundown various aspects of the console to see if it's for you.

Hardware:
The Wii U itself, is larger than the Wii and heavier, it has a minimalistic design to it. In terms of design, it's simplistic and nothing really special. The console is very quiet, and it has 4 usb ports and an sd card slot. The console is also compatible with almost many wii accessories. The Wii U also comes with the Wii U gamepad. The Wii U gamepad is very light and comfortable, and is equipped with a 480p touchscreen. The controls are very responsive, and it features off tv play and more features. Now for the cons. The Wii U is powerful, but not as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox One. This doesn't bother me though, because Nintendo really knows how to make really good use of their hardware. This does however, affect 3rd party support. Other cons, if you like downloading things, the Wii U only has 32gb of internal memory. This can be solved with an external hard drive. You can find various hard drives that are compatible at a reasonable price that will earn you lot's of memory. The only problem is, it's not very practical and the usb ports on the wii u are only 2.0. This means transfer speed aren't super fast, but I have heard that it doesn't really matter. The gamepad, is very good other than the battery life (3 to 5 hours) and the fact that you can charge it using the console. That sums up hardware.

Software:
This is where in my opinion the Wii U excels. The Wii U has a load of first party games and many on it's way. Here are some that you should really consider. Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, The Wonderful 101, Nintendo Land, The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD, Lego City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultamite and many more. In 2014, Monolith Soft's X, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8 :D, Super Smash Bros., and more unannounced titles. The Wii U is also backwards compatible with all wii games and features an eshop with virtual console and indie games. There is one bad thing though. 3rd party support. 3rd party support isn't very strong on the Wii U, it's a bit lacking. You can still play COD Ghosts, AC4 Black Flag, and Watch Dogs will be available. Since you have a PS3, 3rd party support won't be a big threat to you.

Online Features:
The Wii U has some good online features. Miiverse is an awesome gaming community where you can share your achievements and thoughts. There is online play and voice chat. The Wii U is equipped with an eshop and Nintendo TVii, which let's you watch tv and it is integrated with miiverse. The online features aren't Amazing (except miiverse) but the nice thing is that it's all free.

Conclusion:
I highly recommend the Wii U. It is the console for you if you love Nintendo's first party titles and want to play the occasional 3rd party game. It has great games, and the gamepad will make for some interesting uses in the future. The most important thing is the games, and to me, the Wii U delivers.

PS. sorry if this is poorly written, tried to type this as fast as I could

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AlexSays

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I like where moomoo was going

Also cite some study that says Wii U owners are less prone to drug addiction and violence

If she asks, just say it was authored by Dr. Alex of the NL Institute of Video Game Research & Medicine.

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SCAR392

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I'm probably gonna get criticised for saying this, but I would try to sell or trade the PS3 towards a Wii U, then get an HDTV.

I wouldn't sell or trade the PS3 for Wii U if I wouldn't be able get an HDTV, though. If you can't or don't want to get rid of the PS3, then I would go with the Wii U and deal with the TV I currently have until later. If your mom doesn't care about the PS3, and you're willing to sell/trade the PS3, then you could get both the Wii U, and an HDTV.

Just tell your mom that Wii U is "where it's at". You gotta say it like a thug, though ;)

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LegoNintendo12

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@Scar I actually convinced my friend to sell his PS3 and all of his games to get a 3DS, he didn't regret it

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favemaster

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Alright thanks guys I have convinced her to get it. I am getting second thoughts though, I know I will play the PS3 more than the Wii U and I will rarely play the Wii U or play it and then stop playing for a while and then continue playing it for a while. Getting a new TV for the PS3 wont make me play it anymore than I do now but would "enhance" the experience. The games I plan to play/buy for Wii U are Legend of zelda wind waker hd, SUper mario 3d World, Super Smash bros wii u, and then Legend of zelda HD (if that comes out) and thats about it. For my PS3 I already have the games I bought recently and then the newer games that come out like Thief. What do you guys think now?

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Dr. Alex would advise against trading in the console you'll play more for a console you'd play less

Should you change your mind, it'll cost you a bit more to buy another ps3 than you'll receive on the sale. Might as well stick with what you'll play most now, then buy a Wii U down the road when you've exhausted your ps3 library and the Wii U has built up its library

Symptoms of an ill advised trade in include: depression, nausea, fatigue, and irritable bowel syndrome (don't ask, this is just how it is!)

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LegoNintendo12

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Well, based on the games you are thinking about purchasing I say it's still worth it. Wind Waker is a fantastic 25 hour adventure, Super Mario 3D World is amazing, short, but has TONS of replay value. Smash Bros, is going to be great. Will feature online. Zelda, is pretty much guaranteed quality. Also, I would add Mario Kart 8 to that list. In the end, the Wii U sounds like it would be a great secondary console for you. When your tired of your ps3 games, Wii U will offer you a Unique experience

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SCAR392

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You can always get an HDTV for your B-day, or something. New HDTVs come out all the time. The Wii U will be around for at least 5-6 years. If it really takes a year for you to get an HDTV, maybe there will be a better one down the road, or they'll be cheaper(so you get can games on top of that).

You'll have access to 2 libraries of games. I'd pick that over a better TV.

EDIT: Ya, if you're going to be playing PS3 alot still, then it wouldn't make sense to trade it in.

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favemaster

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Hey you know what, I agree with you Scar. I can always ask for a new TV for my birtbday and the TV is cheaper than the Wii u so all the more reason to get a Wii u for Christmas. (In my family more expensive gifts are for christmas)

Thanks for all of your help guys I'm getting a Wii u.

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skywake

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Off-TV play will get you playing the games you have on the Wii U more than any other consoles you own. So if it's between a Wii U and a new TV so you can play PS3 games more without taking up the TV.... get a Wii U and then you can play games from both AND not take up the TV. Two for one.

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micronean

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favemaster wrote:

Hey everybody how are you?

I'm trying to convince my mom to get me a wii u for Christmas over a new flat screen 1080p TV for my room that she wants to buy so i can use it for my PS3. We have a 720p TV in the living room which is where I would plug in the wii u and is where my PS3 currently is. Could you guys provide some feedback as to why to get to pick the wii u (over the TV) to try and convince my mom, you can also post some arguments (to make it realistic) thanks.

Totally simple. The gamepad is its own TV screen. You can play Wii U on it, watch videos on you tube, and movies on netflix. You kill two birds with one stone: Wii U + gamepad which doubles as an LCD monitor.

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Artwark

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Question though Is there any chance that the holiday season will offer price drops and that Nintendo can make another price drop.

I just told my dad that I want the Wii U and so he agreed provided that it is affordable. So when I looked it up, it comes at 1400-1500 dhs which comes around 200$.

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Azooooz

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Artwark wrote:

Question though Is there any chance that the holiday season will offer price drops and that Nintendo can make another price drop.

I just told my dad that I want the Wii U and so he agreed provided that it is affordable. So when I looked it up, it comes at 1400-1500 dhs which comes around 200$.

You're from UAE, correct? Then I assume that I will be a little bit expensive because of taxes.

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Azooooz wrote:

Artwark wrote:

Question though Is there any chance that the holiday season will offer price drops and that Nintendo can make another price drop.

I just told my dad that I want the Wii U and so he agreed provided that it is affordable. So when I looked it up, it comes at 1400-1500 dhs which comes around 200$.

You're from UAE?

I'm actually from India. My dad always goes there to get my gaming stuff so yeah. Basically I'm from an Indian family and well we know that Nintendo isn't known much over here in India. :(

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rockodoodle

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couldn't have said it better! Great post.

LegoNintendo12 wrote:

Glad someone asked this, I'm going to rundown various aspects of the console to see if it's for you.

Hardware:
The Wii U itself, is larger than the Wii and heavier, it has a minimalistic design to it. In terms of design, it's simplistic and nothing really special. The console is very quiet, and it has 4 usb ports and an sd card slot. The console is also compatible with almost many wii accessories. The Wii U also comes with the Wii U gamepad. The Wii U gamepad is very light and comfortable, and is equipped with a 480p touchscreen. The controls are very responsive, and it features off tv play and more features. Now for the cons. The Wii U is powerful, but not as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox One. This doesn't bother me though, because Nintendo really knows how to make really good use of their hardware. This does however, affect 3rd party support. Other cons, if you like downloading things, the Wii U only has 32gb of internal memory. This can be solved with an external hard drive. You can find various hard drives that are compatible at a reasonable price that will earn you lot's of memory. The only problem is, it's not very practical and the usb ports on the wii u are only 2.0. This means transfer speed aren't super fast, but I have heard that it doesn't really matter. The gamepad, is very good other than the battery life (3 to 5 hours) and the fact that you can charge it using the console. That sums up hardware.

Software:
This is where in my opinion the Wii U excels. The Wii U has a load of first party games and many on it's way. Here are some that you should really consider. Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, The Wonderful 101, Nintendo Land, The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD, Lego City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultamite and many more. In 2014, Monolith Soft's X, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8 :D, Super Smash Bros., and more unannounced titles. The Wii U is also backwards compatible with all wii games and features an eshop with virtual console and indie games. There is one bad thing though. 3rd party support. 3rd party support isn't very strong on the Wii U, it's a bit lacking. You can still play COD Ghosts, AC4 Black Flag, and Watch Dogs will be available. Since you have a PS3, 3rd party support won't be a big threat to you.

Online Features:
The Wii U has some good online features. Miiverse is an awesome gaming community where you can share your achievements and thoughts. There is online play and voice chat. The Wii U is equipped with an eshop and Nintendo TVii, which let's you watch tv and it is integrated with miiverse. The online features aren't Amazing (except miiverse) but the nice thing is that it's all free.

Conclusion:
I highly recommend the Wii U. It is the console for you if you love Nintendo's first party titles and want to play the occasional 3rd party game. It has great games, and the gamepad will make for some interesting uses in the future. The most important thing is the games, and to me, the Wii U delivers.

PS. sorry if this is poorly written, tried to type this as fast as I could

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