Are you excited for Wii U?

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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby ehead » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:13 am

Guys help me out here. I'm having second thoughts on Wii U. Reviews for the hardware are all over the place. Then there's this info regarding the system's RAM. I've already noticed during the gt stream that slow loading times in the OS is very prevalent. Then this news comes along that Wii U's memory speed (17 GB/s) is slower compared to 360 and PS3.

Comparison:

360: 22.4 GB/s + eDRAM for framebuffer
PS3: 25.6 GB/s main memory BW + 22.4 GB/s graphics memory BW, no eDRAM

GTX 680: 192.2 GB/s


Ugh, I'm no hardware expert but wouldn't this greatly affect a game, texture loading, framerate, etc.? I am pretty much disheartened at this moment. :(
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby pie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:55 am

Ummm i thought the 360 had 512 Mb ram and the PS3 512 Mb ram, slit across 2 components
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby Valay » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:31 am

About to get my pre-order. If GameStop doesn't have mine, they will be sucked!

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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby ehead » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:48 am

Yeah, me too but the bandwidth comparison I posted is what's making me really confused. Ahhh, better not pay too much attention to it. Anyway, I tried scouring if the local stores here were able to nab some Wii U systems, still nada. Hopefully next week they have 'em. I hope there'll be more good news about the system.
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby Valay » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:28 am

Wii U get. Update download in progress.
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby ei8htbit » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:08 am

@Valay
Right there with you!! I guess it allows some good charge time for the GamePad while I peruse some game manuals and intermittently stare at that Nintendo-Blue bar fill across the screen - only a couple more GB to go!!!

Woohoo WiiU Day!!!
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby ei8htbit » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:26 am

ehead wrote:Guys help me out here. I'm having second thoughts on Wii U. Reviews for the hardware are all over the place. I've already noticed during the gt stream that slow loading times in the OS is very prevalent. Then this news comes along that Wii U's memory speed (17 GB/s) is slower compared to 360 and PS3. Ugh, I'm no hardware expert but wouldn't this greatly affect a game, texture loading, framerate, etc.? I am pretty much disheartened at this moment. :(


Here's the thing, ultimately you have to make the leap of faith and decide how much is really at risk for you. What do you really have to lose? You know that at the very least the first party titles will be there to support it, and they will be (already are) amazing. For me that's worth the price of admission. Beyond that, not even the most discerning of reviews makes a lick of difference. Wii U is more than capable of pulling off HD resolution at high frame rates and has the processing power to pull off compelling content, the actual specs literally mean nothing when not in the context of how developers actually choose to use them and design with them in mind.

At the end of the day, the investment of $350 is really not a huge amount of money, especially considering the peripheral benefits of this particular system. It's less than the equivalent cost of buying 6 AAA games, so long as you believe Wii U will deliver 6 great experiences than you haven't lost any money at all in my opinion. But it is your money and if you think you're only going to get $100 worth of entertainment for the $350 you pay for it and that $250 will fill you with rage and regret, perhaps you should hold out for another year until the other big systems hit (and you can believe they will be a heck of a lot more than $350).
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby pie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:07 pm

Got mine, too bad i wont get the update till like tomorrow or tuesday, since im playing it first today.
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby TiggyPudding » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:45 pm

Maan, I want a Wii U so bad :'( WHY YOU DELAY CONSOLES IN EUROPE NINTENDO?
ehead wrote:Guys help me out here. I'm having second thoughts on Wii U.

Hey, snap out of it! *slap* That's my way of helping :3
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby Ron » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:30 pm

Anybody play Zombii U? I've heard bad things about it.
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby Sr.Gabo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:50 pm

Valay you should put a WiiU review in the main site. Im sure everyone wants to hear your opinion.

lol at Tiggy, thats how she fixes everything.
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby pie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:26 pm

Ron wrote:Anybody play Zombii U? I've heard bad things about it.

From what I played its not critically broken, flawed, or anything wrong with it. Those were based off the first 20 minutes though.
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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby ehead » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:51 am

Thanks ei8htbit. I guess its the hullabaloo effect of system launches. I know Nintendo will deliver with their titles but I do hope that the promise of third party support come into fruition. Also, I hope Nintendo irons out these lock out problems I keep reading before the system launches here.

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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby Sr.Gabo » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:58 pm

I love that gif so much.

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Re: Are you excited for Wii U?

Postby TiggyPudding » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:42 am

I want that dog :sad:
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