Hi True Believers. It a me, Reeve. Let take a look at the Nintendo WII U (Insert Italian accent)
1st of all before I begin my 3 part review. I would like to personally express my thanks to the CEO of Spin Enjoyment.Co, Mr Howard Goh. For making this review came true. Spin Enjoyment.Co is part of the parent company that was owned by Mr Howard’s Father Mr Goh Chin Teck. So stay tune for more exciting entertainment products from Spin Enjoyment.Co.
The Nintendo Wii U console and games are sponsored by Spin Enjoyment.Co solely for this 3 part review. So Thank you again Howard for giving me this chance to review this next gen Nintendo Gaming Console as I believed I was the only one in Singapore right now who is having a sponsored gaming console unit to review and to keep. As a gamer myself. How could I resist this LOLZ.
According to Howard, Spin Enjoyment will soon launch an online shopping website where you can just purchase entertainment products ranging from Electronic Entertainment systems like Gaming Console, Retro Gaming devices and rental of Video Games. They will also be selling Toys and Collectibles like Action Figures and dress apparels based off movies and games. Another thing is they also retail novelty gifts for friends and family. I will put up more information here once Howard has launch their website 😀
Here is how I look like after doing some research….No Joke. I’m angry….
Please take note that Nintendo Wii U is not officially launch in Singapore yet. Reason is unknown as the sole distributor is this company called Maxsoft has not done any publications or “Launching Event” till date. I have seen their poster announcing the Wii U console as “Coming Soon” around the period of March 2013. Don’t believed me? Go check out their website and click on Wii U. You will be greeted with a big “Coming Soon”
But the funny thing is until now. Wii U is already launched overseas for the since the start of 2013. While the other parts of the world is already enjoying this new gaming console. We’re left in the dust……
I have not check with Maxsoft personally but having read some reviews on Facebook and Local Nintendo Wii/U console owner. Do take note I have not purchase any things from Maxsoft before so I cannot vouch for anything but one thing I can trust is the words of Netizen due to the fact that is 99% of them says the same thing about Maxsoft. So Either you are very good or really terrible LOLZ 😀 So here is what they all say. They are very piss off with Maxsoft for their lousy services and the way they mark up their console price. Being a sole distributors don’t give you the right to be mean to others right? If you wanted to know how bad their services are. Go run a check on google on their servicing on local 3DS unit. You will know what I’m talking about.
Another thing is imported units of Wii U has been coming in to Singapore and are being sold as small gaming shops. Which is not widely distributed hence the sales of the console is currently slow in the shores of Singapore. But when Wii was launch last time. There is a lot of gamers who bought the unit just for the innovative motion control gaming style made famous by Nintendo Wii. So why is Wii U different? Local Netizen demanded a reason. But till now there is non from their side….
They all believed is all down to the local distributor Maxsoft who is not doing their part to launch the Wii U due to their mark up and was being halted by a lot of gamers who found out that by importing themselves from Amazon is a lot cheaper. Another issue was bought forward to me is they didn’t do any major marketing and promotion about the unit. How can Nintendo allow all these?
After reading all these info. Something struck me. Nintendo is the name I grew up with in the 1980s. Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda is the games I grew up with. It really sad to see it being chopped by distributors who only cares about profit and not bringing joy to gamers. Heck even the US is not that bad. But for Singapore wise… I mean they can launch Nintendo 3DS but don’t even care for Nintendo’s latest next Gen console. Hello!!! It NINTENDO NEXT GEN CONSOLE!!!. Their 1st HD Game Console which can stand on par with PS3 and XBOX 360. Nintendo Wii U is also geared up for processing Next Gen Games that will be release on the upcoming PS4 and XBOX One. So what does that tells you?
So after speaking to a few fans of Nintendo locally. All of them believed that either Nintendo gets another local distributor who treats us local Gamers right or they strongly suggest getting gaming consoles from other source then to put your hard earned money on Maxsoft. You can clearly see the effects as if they distributor don’t do marketing well due to their own profit. Games sales will be slow and hard to come by due to the fact the Console is not being sold locally. You cannot walk into Courts or Best Denki to find games for Wii U cause there is no Local set!!!
Some things to take note off
One more thing about the Wii U and 3DS connections is they can be used to play game together. For an example, 3DS owner who owns Monster Hunter can play together with Wii U owner who owns a copy of Monster Hunter. This is online co-op in action.
I personally don’t own a Nintendo 3DS so I’m not able to do any review for you all until I got one or some sponsors will provide me one to do the review for you all. I’m actually more keen in the 3DS XL. Cause I’m a big size man LOLZ. But I do own a old Nintendo DS Lite and I’m still playing Zelda on it till today.
Speaking about importing.
After currency conversion. One Deluxe unit only cost around $480++ with additional accessories you can tag on. Having check with some other local gamers. All have agreed that the price quote is close to what Maxsoft could have done after marking up is around $600+. So Nintendo Japan. Is this what you wanted to see? By depriving gamers from their favorite new upcoming Nintendo Exclusive games like The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD and Super Smash Brawl? Please do something about this.
Look up here. Assassin Creed 4 Black Flag on Wii U!!! What does this tells you? Nintendo is back on the playing field and they are stronger then ever!!!Nintendo is still kids and family friendly but they are also geared towards hard code gamers and releasing good games that can be found on the current gen and next gen console like Sony and Microsoft is putting out soon. And due to the fact of having Wii U gamepad feature. I can get more with new games release more then the other counter part the Playstation or Xbox can offer. So Please, anyone please make Nintendo Wii U official in Singapore 😀
Console Review Time 😀 Fanboy Mode On!!!
Ok Now to the meat of this part 1 of the console review. This unit is a US Unit. This is the basic 8GB set. There is another Black Wii U set called the Deluxe set with sports a 32gb memory space. But we’re going to focus on the 8GB basic set only. But I would suggest to get the Deluxe set as it contains more goodies and a free game inside. Unless white is your thing (Apple sydrome anyone? LOLZ)
Out of the box, It will contain 2 trays.
1: Wii U Console
2: Wii U Gamepad with Touch Screen
3: Power brick to be used for the Wii U Console
4: Power brick to be used for the Wii U Gamepad
5: 1 HDMI Cable
6: Wii Sensor Bar
7: Instructional Manual
Do take note that due to this is an Imported unit. The power brick plug size is different from Singapore three pin plug. So all you need to do is to grab a adapter that convert the pin to three pin plug will do. The voltage is dual so it will automatically switch to local voltages.
This is the new Nintendo Wii U Console fully hook up to my TV. Notice how slim and small this console is? Sexy Ya 🙂
And check out the gorgeous Wii U Game pad!!! WOO!!!
And my good old Nintendo Wii. Still in her prime and she rocks!!! But she is not running on HDMI but AV Component cables. And The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Swords still kick ass
Upon setting up the unit. All you need to do is to follow the instruction manual to hook up the unit to your TV. Once that is done. Go and do a system update. While charging your Gamepad controller at the same time. You will ask “Why?”. Cause the initial update took me around 2 hours to finish. And while the system is updating it firmware ( This is a must as most new games will required you to do the update, this will also help solve some previous issue with the load time of games) Your game pad will be fully charge.
So now we check out some games Howard gave for me for this 3 part reviews. The Wii U game case is almost the same size of the original Wii game case.
Check it out side by side with my Zelda Twilight Princess. One more thing is the Wii U case is Eco friendly. Used recycle plastic. Good work for the environment.
How it looks inside the Wii U game case.
Compare to Wii game case.
Zombi U and Assassin Creed 3!!! Ok I have to be frank, I’m a fan of survival horror and Zombi U is in my alley. Assassin Creed 3 I have already gotten it for my PS3. But I will be revisiting the Civil War and meet the founding fathers again with Conner in Assassin Creed 3 on the Wii U.
LOLZ, Check it out. Not for resale ha ha ha.
Check out my current gaming set up. Did you notice something?
There is a lot of white gaming consoles in my house LOLZ. My PS3, My Nintendo Wii and now the new Nintendo Wii U. So this is part 1 of my 3 parts review for the Nintendo Wii U. Next time I will be reviewing the Nintendo Wii U specs and game pad which will once again revolutionize the way we games.
Till next time. Stay Cool and Keep gaming. And remember if you have things or gadgets your company wanted me to review on. You can reach me via my mobile or email listed on the top right hand side of my blog 🙂