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What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby sliderider » 2013-10-27 @ 23:56

I was pretty geared up over the PS4 but decided to hold off because new console launches are usually disastrous for the first few months, at least. I'm going to wait on PS4 and XBOX One until at least quarter 2 2014 and get one of the new Mario Brothers edition Deluxe WiiU bundles to tide me over until all the bugs are worked out. WiiU has already gone through it's teething troubles and a lot of new games are scheduled for release in time for the PS4/XBOX One launches and it's $100 cheaper than PS4. WiiU will also have more games available for a while due to backwards compatibility with the Wii. One thing I am wondering, though, is that if WiiU is backward compatible with Wii, and Wii is backward compatible with Gamecube, is WiiU backward compatible with Gamecube, too?
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby leileilol » 2013-10-27 @ 23:58

Wait it out. We haven't seen the launch backdraft of the Xbonerstation4 yet.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby mr_bigmouth_502 » 2013-10-28 @ 00:18

sliderider wrote:I was pretty geared up over the PS4 but decided to hold off because new console launches are usually disastrous for the first few months, at least. I'm going to wait on PS4 and XBOX One until at least quarter 2 2014 and get one of the new Mario Brothers edition Deluxe WiiU bundles to tide me over until all the bugs are worked out. WiiU has already gone through it's teething troubles and a lot of new games are scheduled for release in time for the PS4/XBOX One launches and it's $100 cheaper than PS4. WiiU will also have more games available for a while due to backwards compatibility with the Wii. One thing I am wondering, though, is that if WiiU is backward compatible with Wii, and Wii is backward compatible with Gamecube, is WiiU backward compatible with Gamecube, too?


The WiiU isn't officially compatible with the Gamecube, but a hack is in the works to get Gamecube games running on it. They''re even have classic controller support to make up for the lack of Gamecube ports. Anyhow, the loader is called Devolution. You can check it out here: http://gbatemp.net/threads/devolution-p ... se.330554/

Here's a demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-uUk-U_rkk
and another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXiKDv4V9l0

Needless to say, I'm getting a Wii U. Screw the XBone and the PS4.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Jorpho » 2013-10-28 @ 15:19

Putting aside the fact that one should never buy a console at launch, don't we all already have dozens upon dozens of games we've legally purchased but haven't played yet?

The only thing I might be slightly tempted to buy is a 3DS XL, principally because there may never be another way to play Phoenix Wright 5.

sliderider wrote:One thing I am wondering, though, is that if WiiU is backward compatible with Wii, and Wii is backward compatible with Gamecube, is WiiU backward compatible with Gamecube, too?
Official backwards compatibility was removed from the Wii quite some time ago.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby mr_bigmouth_502 » 2013-10-28 @ 15:31

Jorpho wrote:Putting aside the fact that one should never buy a console at launch, don't we all already have dozens upon dozens of games we've legally purchased but haven't played yet?

The only thing I might be slightly tempted to buy is a 3DS XL, principally because there may never be another way to play Phoenix Wright 5.

sliderider wrote:One thing I am wondering, though, is that if WiiU is backward compatible with Wii, and Wii is backward compatible with Gamecube, is WiiU backward compatible with Gamecube, too?
Official backwards compatibility was removed from the Wii quite some time ago.


*Official* backwards compatibility. ;)
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby sliderider » 2013-10-28 @ 18:35

Jorpho wrote:Official backwards compatibility was removed from the Wii quite some time ago.


Not according to Nintendo


http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/built-in-s ... /wii-menu/

"Enjoy nearly all of your existing Wii games on your new Wii U console.

Wii Menu is built in to Wii U. It allows for backwards compatibility with Wii game discs, saved game data, and purchased WiiWare and Virtual Console games on your new Wii U console."
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Jorpho » 2013-10-28 @ 19:00

...Yes, that's the Wii U's backward compatibility with the Wii.

I clarify: The Wii had Gamecube compatibility when it was first released, but official Gamecube backwards compatibility was removed from new Wiis quite some time ago. (And of course the Wii Mini never had Gamecube compatibility at all.)
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Dominus » 2013-10-28 @ 19:30

As far as I read you can play gamecube games on the Wii U *unofficially* through the Wii channel and some hacking. Didn't know they cut the official gamecube compatibility on newer Wiis (though I knew about the Wii U).

The only reason it might be good to instantly go for the new console is that often the first generation is more easily hacked than later ones :)
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Qbix » 2013-10-28 @ 19:34

Moving topic to Milliways as this forum is for emulation of consoles.

I don't have plans to buy a console.I would first need a TV that would be able to show the beauty of the new consoles as I am still the proud owner of an old TV.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby DosFreak » 2013-10-28 @ 20:46

None for myself since I have a bajillion games for PC but I might buy one for a relative.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby thegardentool » 2013-10-28 @ 20:53

None of the above. I bought an Xbox 360 shortly after its release, and while it got some fair use out of it in the first few years, it hasn't been used for playing games regularly for about 5 years. I only have a PS3 because it was bundled with a TV I bought 3 years ago, and I have failed to play one PS3 game on it and only a few hours of a few PS1 games.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby SavantStrike » 2013-10-28 @ 21:21

Xbox One.


Killer Instinct becons. And kinect is actually fun with non gaming friends (in short doses). The somewhat higher fillrate of the PS4 GPU means squat to me as I have a 7970 in my desktop. I also don't trust the thing... it's awfully small and has an integrated power supply. I expect first gen models to either be noisy or unreliable (or both).

I see less exclusives for the PS4 that I care about this time around, and kinect seemed like fun. I said that about the previous kinect though and it didn't get as much use as I'd have liked.


I also don't see the Xbox One getting a lot of use. too many vintage games and too nice a computer to pay 10 bucks more for the same multi plaform with reduced texture quality.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Jorpho » 2013-10-28 @ 21:22

SavantStrike wrote:Xbox One.
I also don't see the Xbox One getting a lot of use.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby keropi » 2013-10-28 @ 21:47

for now I won't be getting a new console (main reason as it was pointed before is hardware flaws) but I am leaning towards the PS4 for it's exclusives. For me the ps2/3 library of exclusives was/is more tempting that the xboxes one and I don't see Japanese devs or Naughty Dog for example changing platforms...
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby leileilol » 2013-10-29 @ 04:41

SavantStrike wrote:Killer Instinct becons.

And people thought CAPCOM were bad with their Street Fighter x Tekken DLCs...
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby dirkmirk » 2013-10-29 @ 05:19

Are these the cheapest ever launch prices for a Playstation or Xbox? I remember the original PS1/PS2/PS3s costing a fortune at launch.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby SpooferJahk » 2013-10-29 @ 05:27

If by console you mean new PC, then yes I am certainly doing that myself.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Soupdragon » 2013-10-29 @ 06:45

I am going to buy a new GPU for my current PC at christmas. I have many PC games yet to play due to me going crazy at steam sale time. I also have a large backlog from the last ten years as I am a recovering wow addict. Every console I have owned in the pass I have sold quickly and returned to the PC I am not going to make that mistake again. :happy:
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Forevermore » 2013-10-29 @ 08:56

What's a console? :lol:

I stopped when Sega bowed out of the market.
So many combinations to make, so few cases to put them in.
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Re: What new console will you be buying this holiday season?

Postby Gemini000 » 2013-10-29 @ 11:18

I'm very far removed from most commercial gaming nowadays... There's only a tiny handful of commercial titles I play, all on the PC. I came this far without a 360 and without a PS3 and there's only like, one or two games on each that I can't get on the PC that I would want to play, so getting those consoles seems kinda pointless. I imagine the XB1 and PS4 will follow the same suit for me. :P

As for the Wii U, I'm waiting for the exclusive titles I'm most interested in to hit the scene for it to see how well they fare. The most modern game console I have is the Wii and almost every game I own for it is an exclusive title... or Virtual Console / WiiWare stuff. :B

Heck, my game list on Steam is mostly indie titles. ;D
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