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Maybe later
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by AppleQueso Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:12 pm

Retrogamer0001 wrote:If history has told us anything, it's that buying a new console at launch is asking for disaster to strike - especially since the hardware is new and still has bugs left to work out. Examples include:

PS1: Plastic components melting due to overheating
PS2: Overheating leading to fire hazard
PS3: YLOD
360: RROD

There are others, I'm sure, but I'm personally going to wait for at least the 2nd generation of Wii-U consoles before I take the risk to buy one.


Okay wow this is the first I've heard of that. I remember the disc read errors being a big deal, but fire hazard?
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by Stark Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:14 pm

AppleQueso wrote:
Retrogamer0001 wrote:If history has told us anything, it's that buying a new console at launch is asking for disaster to strike - especially since the hardware is new and still has bugs left to work out. Examples include:

PS1: Plastic components melting due to overheating
PS2: Overheating leading to fire hazard
PS3: YLOD
360: RROD

There are others, I'm sure, but I'm personally going to wait for at least the 2nd generation of Wii-U consoles before I take the risk to buy one.


Okay wow this is the first I've heard of that. I remember the disc read errors being a big deal, but fire hazard?

I can confirm that issue with the PS2.
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by MrPopo Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:15 pm

Retrogamer0001 wrote:If history has told us anything, it's that buying a new console at launch is asking for disaster to strike - especially since the hardware is new and still has bugs left to work out. Examples include:

PS1: Plastic components melting due to overheating
PS2: Overheating leading to fire hazard
PS3: YLOD
360: RROD

There are others, I'm sure, but I'm personally going to wait for at least the 2nd generation of Wii-U consoles before I take the risk to buy one.

I thought that was the Oxbox.
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by Stark Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:18 pm

MrPopo wrote:
Retrogamer0001 wrote:If history has told us anything, it's that buying a new console at launch is asking for disaster to strike - especially since the hardware is new and still has bugs left to work out. Examples include:

PS1: Plastic components melting due to overheating
PS2: Overheating leading to fire hazard
PS3: YLOD
360: RROD

There are others, I'm sure, but I'm personally going to wait for at least the 2nd generation of Wii-U consoles before I take the risk to buy one.

I thought that was the Oxbox.

Both. The oXbox was more prevalent of the two I believe.
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by CRTGAMER Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:58 pm

AppleQueso wrote:
Retrogamer0001 wrote:If history has told us anything, it's that buying a new console at launch is asking for disaster to strike - especially since the hardware is new and still has bugs left to work out. Examples include:

PS1: Plastic components melting due to overheating
PS2: Overheating leading to fire hazard
PS3: YLOD
360: RROD

There are others, I'm sure, but I'm personally going to wait for at least the 2nd generation of Wii-U consoles before I take the risk to buy one.
Okay wow this is the first I've heard of that. I remember the disc read errors being a big deal, but fire hazard?

Agree. The Fat PS3 and older 360 are the portable room heaters.
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by Stark Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:10 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:
Retrogamer0001 wrote:If history has told us anything, it's that buying a new console at launch is asking for disaster to strike - especially since the hardware is new and still has bugs left to work out. Examples include:

PS1: Plastic components melting due to overheating
PS2: Overheating leading to fire hazard
PS3: YLOD
360: RROD

There are others, I'm sure, but I'm personally going to wait for at least the 2nd generation of Wii-U consoles before I take the risk to buy one.
Okay wow this is the first I've heard of that. I remember the disc read errors being a big deal, but fire hazard?

Agree. The Fat PS3 and older 360 are the portable room heaters.

It was the power supply and cord, that was a problem.
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by Solus_Emsu Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:56 pm

Will we see a repeat of last generation?

In that not trying to push the hardware performance boundaries; Nintendo releases a more reliable system. Followed by Microsoft and Sony's much more powerful yet buggy systems sometime after?
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by isiolia Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:36 pm

Stark wrote:It was the power supply and cord, that was a problem.


For the XBox it was the early models. In the case of the PS2, it was a problem with the Slim, so it doesn't make sense in an argument against launch hardware.

Did Nintendo address the relatively widespread Wii laser issues in a revision?
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by Dakinggamer87 Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:01 pm

I was at PAX Prime last weekend and I played it for the first time and saw some launch games and overall I was pretty impressed with some and others not as much. Pikmin 3 was my favorite next to New Super Mario Bros. U and if they are both available on day one or before the end of the year which seems likely I will definitely be picking one up at launch along with the traditional controller. 8)
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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

by ZeroAX Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:34 pm

Dakinggamer87 wrote:I was at PAX Prime last weekend and I played it for the first time and saw some launch games and overall I was pretty impressed with some and others not as much. Pikmin 3 was my favorite next to New Super Mario Bros. U and if they are both available on day one or before the end of the year which seems likely I will definitely be picking one up at launch along with the traditional controller. 8)


Those are probably the games I least want on that system xD. Anyone tried Lego City and Zombie U yet?
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