The Wii U is here! Are you getting one?
So, how is it? The early reviews are in (and you can access them by going to our main product page by clicking the product name at the top) and so far they're pretty good, but not great. The Wii U fixes some of the problems with the original Wii—like a lack of HD support, or no Mario game at launch—but it's not generating the same level of excitement its predecessor did. Maybe it's because it doesn't represent the same supposed cosmic leap in gaming control that the Wii remote did; after all, it seems like plenty of people are introducing ways to use tablets to control your home entertainment systems, and even now there are rumors of an Xbox tablet. Or maybe it's because the Wii U is launching without a bunch of key features (like the eShop) and you need to install an update to get them. And of course, there's that sensation that we've been through all this before and may ultimately be disappointed like we were with the Wii. Only time—and the games—will tell.
So, did you pick one up on launch day? Could a purchase be in your future? Or are you content with the (now) last-gen systems?
And did I mention that even though the Wii U technically supports two of the GamePad (thanks to public outcry and "WTF Miyamoto?") controllers, none of the current games support two GamePads? I'm sure support can be added down the line via a System Patch, but that's like spending $300 on an oven that only bakes on one side, with promises that it might work completely in six months. Oh, and buying an extra GamePad means spending another $300 on a second Wii U system. Although I'm sure you could probably sell the second Wii U sans GamePad on eBay for a good $150.
But there's nothing that really inspires me to make a day-1 purchase. Partially because it's a fair amount of money (although not as overpriced IMO as some people say it is). But mostly because over the next few months there are some fantastic games coming out (including the daddy - GTA V) and they'll make the launch Wii U games look poor in comparison.