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Wii U makes it in CNET's Top Holiday Tech List

Pastry

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You almost had me but then I saw 'worst' in the URL :p

It's lower on the list than a DVD player lol
 
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Misterhbk

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I do remember being slightly disappointed the Christmas I got a dreamcast instead of a ps2 because ps2s were sold out.
 

stuminus3

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Son of a bitch, an old friend of mine just told me he was thinking about buying a Wii U for him and his kids to play this Christmas and he asked me if I thought he should and I said yes. This is like that time I told everybody I knew to buy a Dreamcast and then Sega cancelled it. That's why nobody wants to be my friend. Except for this one guy. And I just ruined that. Thanks, Iwata.
 

RobFox64tm

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I guess if you take games out of the equation, then yeah, Wii U would be a horrible gift. Maybe I'm out of touch and people don't buy game systems for that reason anymore though.
 

Sheroking

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Ouch.

CNET, Forbes, Reuters - these sites need to stop talking about game consoles, though. They don't understand them or the community.
 

Imperfected

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At least they gave the Wii-U some marketing presence. I'm calling this a win for the Wii-U, because at least people are talking about it!

No, I'm not even kidding.
 

Piscus

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reminds me of cnet's "psv vs 3ds" video. cnet has always gotten semis from sticking it to nintendo.
 

DragonSworne

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What's funny is Nintendo is banking on word of mouth to carry the Wii U sales so they won't have to spend money on advertisement.

When word of mouth is terrible, it's going to continue to be terrible until you start changing the tone with advertisement.
 

Majine

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I'd argue that Mario 3D World is more interesting (and christmas-ier!) game than anything the other consoles can muster for this holiday...
 

Coolwhip

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Even though he makes no argument and apparantly implies you SHOULD get an Xbone... even if he didn't say any of those things, what a fucking annoying dude. Everything about him makes me want to punch my screen.
 

Haines

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Im assuming they just looked at the sales of the machine to pick it.

Fire sale? Yam good luck with that.
 

AkuMifune

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If you have a good gaming PC, a Wii U makes more sense than either of the other new consoles...until the exclusives are actually any good anyway.
 

joe2187

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Meh, I'm still buying a Wii-U if possible during Black Friday, I'm skipping the PS4 and the Xbone just to buy a Wii-U.

I cannot deny myself Bayo 2
 

Sendou

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If you have a good gaming PC, a Wii U makes more sense than either of the other new consoles...until the exclusives are actually any good anyway.

I got the feeling that playing on PC still doesn't exist on casual sites like Cnet. I rarely see it mentioned in a serious sense.
 

Tallshortman

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What's funny is Nintendo is banking on word of mouth to carry the Wii U sales so they won't have to spend money on advertisement.

When word of mouth is terrible, it's going to continue to be terrible until you start changing the tone with advertisement.

I mean they spent some decent marketing dollars during launch but the message was not all that clear as people still didn't understand what it even was (controller or new console).
 

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Proves even big tech sites like cnet are filled with manchilds wih posting habits that hardly transcend gamefaqs forums.
 
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Yup that's why I bought a wii u instead. There ain't shit to play on the other systems right now, and the wii u has fun games out or coming out soon

I can't wait to get a Wii-U, the new Mario has me hyped. My gaming PC will be far ahead of the consoles power-wise for a long time.