1NorikWed 4th Sep 2013 Hey Nintendo fans... I know you probably get tons of threads like this one, but bear with me please... I've been lurking on these boards (and other places) for a while now, mostly trying to make a well informed decision about what next-gen system is best for me. However, this only resulted in me getting confused and hyped about all three systems, so I wanted to see what the perspective of current owners is about my specific case. I've had a Nintendo 64, a PSOne, a GBA, a Gamecube, a DS lite, a Wii, an Xbox 360, and a DSi (though right now I only own the last two); so I'm most definitely not biased towards any platform or brand. I play all kinds of games, with a preference for fighting games and RPGs -and the exception of CoD and its derivatives/clones (which I despise). Most of the stuff on the Wii U looks fantastic, but what worries me is the lack of support from developers. I'm afraid that we might not be seeing anything other than the usual Mario/Zelda/Sonic, with developers claiming it's not powerful enough (which as an engineering major I know to be total BS) and that it's not gonna sell like the original Wii (no console ever will). Sure, Smash and Bayo2 will be nothing short of spectacular, but I'm not sure my investment on the system would be guaranteed to work on the long run. On the other hand, it's not like I have a ton of time to play games, and I've never been the kind of person to get more than five or six games a year. I'll be a freshman at FSU majoring chemical engineering staring January, so I most definitely won't have the 100+ hours of free time some people on the Internet claim to devote for games. I love video games though, and I bet many of my friends at college will too. So yeah, that's basically it. Games appeal to me, price most certainly does, and I know from experience that Nintendo = quality. Will it be worth it on the long run? Am I guaranteed a quality fighter like Tatsunoko with decent online? Should I just get a cheap PS3? I appreciate your input. Also, sorry if this is the wrong place for this thread. New guy here EDIT: I also have a mid-tier laptop, so I can get most of the PS4/Xbone third party games. Edited on Thu 5th September, 2013 @ 01:46 by Norik It's hard to free fools from the chains they revere.