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JetForceSetGrind

SCAR392 wrote:

Anything Wii U is more interesting to me than 3DS. 3DS is a good system. but I just find myself always playing home consoles more. The most interesting game on 3DS, IMO, is SSB., and that's something I'm getting on both systems.

Same (except on Smash.) I think part of it for me is that the 3DS is quite low-res and a weaker device, also with the textures of many games lacking due to the costly memory card format. Wii U is higher res and further away with a cheap optical format and higher price tag per gsme that doesn't necessitate conservative game sizes and can be a bigger cash cow per unit. The system is fantastic but I find myself not playing as often and not beating games like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Fire Emblem: Awakening, which I would on consoles. don't get me wrong, I beat most games and I love the systems, but I think with an HD era console there's just something a bit more. Smash will have unique stages and stuff but I'm sticking with my champ, Wii U.

Alao, the OG models like mine are not particularly comfortable and having even medium-sized hands and coming from the "phat" DS took some getting used to.

I think putting Smash on 3DS is a short-sighted move with Nintendo desparate for Wii U sales as it is and the 3DS getting insane first-party support

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SCRAPPER392

@WhereEaglesDare
3DS fully supports any SD card with a majority of software, though, so the memory format statement that you just said about the 3DS literally doesn't make sense. If people are downloading games on ANY console off of said system's online store, that ultimately matters more than buying a physical version of the same game, as far as the company goes. That's not why people buy digital versions of stuff, though.

I have a 3DS XL with a 32GB(class 10, 20mb/s) SD card that I got when they came out. I wouldn't have it any other way. As far as the Wii U goes, you're right about the optical discs being easier than a MORE proprietary memory(the discs are still proprietary, but not as much compared to the game cards). I was just pointing out that games can be purchased and stored on your SD card instead. This is why I don't get why the hell Apple is doing by not having an SD card slot. Not to mention that their app store has gradually built up more shovel ware than the Wii ever did, in the digital format, to boot.

Anyway... I just prefer the home theater take on video gaming. A handheld console is basically never going to be able to do that. I really like the 3DS' 3D capability. It has some cool features like streetpass/spotpass, but software and hardware wise, I'd choose Wii U over the 3DS anyday, even with the less software it has on the eShop. As far as I can tell, the only thing Wii U really lacks in comparison to the 3DS is more eShop games. VC is/will be identical on both systems for the most part, but smaller games like Pushmo haven't absolutely taken over the Wii U eShop like they have the 3DS eShop.

EDIT: typos

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Loved the latest one, just watched it. Really great stuff! Mario Kart 8 looks phenomenal.

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JetForceSetGrind

SCAR392 wrote:

@WhereEaglesDare
3DS fully supports any SD card with a majority of software, though, so the memory format statement that you just said about the 3DS literally doesn't make sense. If people are downloading games on ANY console off of said system's online store, that ultimately matters more than buying a physical version of the same game, as far as the company goes. That's not why people buy digital versions of stuff, though.

I have a 3DS XL with a 32GB(class 10, 20mb/s) SD card that I got when they came out. I wouldn't have it any other way. As far as the Wii U goes, you're right about the optical discs being easier than a MORE proprietary memory(the discs are still proprietary, but not as much compared to the game cards). I was just pointing out that games can be purchased and stored on your SD card instead. This is why I don't get why the hell Apple is doing by not having an SD card slot. Not to mention that their app store has gradually built up more shovel ware than the Wii ever did, in the digital format, to boot.

Anyway... I just prefer the home theater take on video gaming. A handheld console is basically never going to be able to do that. I really like the 3DS' 3D capability. It has some cool features like streetpass/spotpass, but software and hardware wise, I'd choose Wii U over the 3DS anyday, even with the less software it has on the eShop. As far as I can tell, the only thing Wii U really lacks in comparison to the 3DS is more eShop games. VC is/will be identical on both systems for the most part, but smaller games like Pushmo haven't absolutely taken over the Wii U eShop like they have the 3DS eShop.

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3DS games aren't just made for digital distribution. I'm a bit of a physical copy freak, I've gotta physically own it. Games have to be made to fit the 2-16 GB IIRC sizes. 4 GB and above are more costly, I'm on mobile but if you google that was Capcom's reasoning for trying to sell Resident Evil: Revelations for $50 instead of $40. There's also a giant wait list for third party pubs according to an XSEED employee Q&A. Storage limitations still affect you as a SD card user.

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skywake

@SCAR392
Well technically the 3DS is still limited by cartridge sizes but you are right more generally. I don't think it's that much of a limit. 3DS games are running on a small screen at what is effectively 1/3rd of standard def. The 4GB (maybe 8GB?) "limit" on 3DS in terms of textures is kinda like having an 80GB "limit" on a HD machine. Not really much of a limit at all.

Although on the other hand we can be pretty sure that Smash Bros on 3DS is going to be significantly less "pretty" than the Wii U version. The console version is always going to be the better one if you don't care for portability. So I think you've kinda missed the actual point @WhereEaglesDare was trying to make.

edit: actually what I'm trying to say is that titles aren't unlimited in terms of size. If someone wants to make a big title it has to be retail to recover their costs and if so they have to have that "limit". There's also the fact that the 3DS only comes with a small SD card. Devs don't want to restrict their sales like that. That said in practice it's not really much of a limit because the 3DS is a sub standard def portable console, in terms of texture resolution it effectively outputs 20x less pixels on the screen than the Wii U.

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Mario kart looked awesome, the tracks looked interesting too. I am also very interested in that 'hyrule warriors' game lol. When I saw Link throwing out 6 bombs like there was no tomorrow, I couldn't stop laughing, from both sillyness and awesomeness.

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SCRAPPER392

@skywake
Ya, that makes sense. The way I can justify something that a cartridge actually needs, besides possibly more storage that the average user might not have on an SD card, is something like Nintendo did with the SNES cartridges and extra components within them to run games like Starfox. In the end, it makes more sense to have those features on the console itself, which is what they did. It would take a technological genius to be able to push the limit of the 3DS based on improvements within the game card alone, as the 3DS is now. That's somewhat off topic, but I get what you guys are saying.

Overall, you could technically create software that fills up an entire SD card. It's not practical from an economic/industrial standpoint, but is still within the realms of possibility. If someone seriously released a game that was 10GB for the 3DS and required an SD card or enhanced 3DS cards for them to buy it, someone out there would buy it, but it wouldn't be financially viable at all.

As for Smash Bros. on 3DS. I see it as being one of 3DS' best looking games. It will probably look infinitely better when it's in motion and running on the 3DS screen, rather than looking at a blown up screen shot on some other display.

I plan on getting both. I don't see how anyone with a Wii U wouldn't buy this game, or would choose the 3DS version over the Wii U version. That's why I don't see either one "killing" the other.
Wii U:
HD, big screen
Confirmed online
Surround sound
4 players on screen with possible GamePad special features for up to 2 more players
Great visuals

3DS:
3D
Portable
Still relevant compared to the Wii U version
Streetpass(?)
Possible online(not confirmed)
Acceptable visuals

There's actually more questions about the 3DS version from what I can gather. I know alot of people are saying, "Why would I buy the game for more on Wii U?". Those people are missing the point about what each version has to offer, including different stages and such. I'd buy the Wii U version over the 3DS, but I still think that they're both worth having, so I'll buy both.

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The games I'm most excited about are the known ones, Mario Kart 8, DK Tropical Freeze and Smash but that Hyrule Warriors could also be a nice game, we'll have to see. Really looking forward to the 3DS stuff, if I don't have a Wii U by the time it's out, I'll get Smash for that system. 3DS purchases I know I'm making for sure are Yoshi's New Island and Kirby Triple Deluxe. This was definitely one of the better Nintendo Directs, while the new stuff didn't get me totally hyped about the Wii U's 2014, DK, Smash and Mario Kart are reason enough and I'm sure there's more on the way. I'll be getting the system for sure at some point.

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I think the problem nintendo has is the other way around. I know alot of people holding off on getting a Wii U because the 3DS is a beast of a handheld. Its where i'm at now as well, where i'm tossing up which to get first between a Vita and a Wii U. Will probably spring for a Wii U next month and wait to see if the Vita 2000 is coming to america. Don't really care about an Oled screen when I want a lighter system and better battery life. Same with the 3DS and I wish I would have waited for the XL.

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Solado

Really liked it. The Kirby game looks like a must have and the Dynasty Warriors / Zelda cross over I will probably pick up.

After watching it I just pre-ordered Mario Kart 8 so it made a sale out of me. Also going to preorder super smash bros wii U when I find the lowest price.

I think the problem nintendo has is the other way around. I know alot of people holding off on getting a Wii U because the 3DS is a beast of a handheld. Its where i'm at now as well, where i'm tossing up which to get first between a Vita and a Wii U. Will probably spring for a Wii U next month and wait to see if the Vita 2000 is coming to america. Don't really care about an Oled screen when I want a lighter system and better battery life. Same with the 3DS and I wish I would have waited for the XL.

From me who has owned 2 vita's one when it was first released and once again a year after release... I wouldn't recommend one to anyone. 3DS im having too much fun with. You would be in a much off getting a Wii U imo anyway.

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