My wife and I are looking for a gift to celebrate the birth of our first child. We received a good chunk of money for Christmas and were considering getting a Wii U.
My question for owners...what are some of the things you like/don't like about the system? And is it a pain to transfer data from the Wii to Wii U? My wife is worried that she'll lose all of her Animal Crossing data if something goes wrong with the transfer.
I'm a little hesitant to get a Wii U now since there aren't that many titles available. For those who have the system, how are the games so far?
I've enjoyed mine. I also have never played a PS3 or 360, so I can't compare to anything but my previous Wii.
There are a few complaints, mainly small things. Load times are slow, but there is not really much to complain about losing a whole fifteen seconds of my life. The library is small, but it will grow. The two hour battery life of the gamepad bothers some, but the charging cord is so long that it really isn't a problem. And there's the first time hour or so update, which is what it is. There hasn't been a virtual console service added to the eShop yet, though they continue to add games to the Wii Shop on the Wii menu (which you can only play as if it was a Wii, no gamepad).
I've had mine since launch day and have five physical games plus the downloadable (and great) "Little Inferno." Mario, NBA 2K13, Scribblenauts, Batman and the pack-in Nintendoland. I've enjoyed them all. It helps that Target has had two seperate weeks with "buy 2, get 1 free" Wii U game sales. Being able to play Mario and Scribblenauts on the gamepad in bed has been amazing, and the Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon apps all look great.
The Wii to Wii U transfer is relatively painless. Almost everything transfers, but check the FAQ at the Nintendo site to make sure.
Several demos are in the eShop - Sonic Racing, FIFA, and Rayman. Miiverse is maybe the most entertaining aspect of the whole package. So many artists. The "Funky Barn" community is hilarious.
All in all, I am very pleased. Good games out, more coming, great video services. I'm happy.
No digital Wii releases this week. 3DS eShop (Thursday) • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz ($4.99) • free demo: Style Savvy Trendsetters 3DS eShop (Sunday) • Freakyforms Deluxe (I believe it will be launched in stores on Sunday too) DSiWare (Thursday)