Sunday, November 18, 2012

Unboxing Nintendo Wii U

Unboxing Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

*Please note that this is "in process" meaning some of the info may not be accurate or may be amended as time passes.  This initial post is just up to help you out and answer some basic questions.

What?  Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

Where Did You Get It?  Toys'R'Us via Pre-order

What Did It Cost?  $349.99 plus tax

What Is Included? See Below

What Was Stock Like? Sold out.  I hope you pre-ordered or camped out.

The Wii U Deluxe Set is very nice and a great value in my opinion.  Let's start by taking a look at just what you get:

Wii U Console
Wii U GamePad
Wii U AC Adapter
Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
High Speed HDMI Cable
Sensor Bar
Wii U Console Stand
Wii U GamePad Stand
Wii U GamePad Cradle
Nintendo Land Game Disc

The items you get in the Deluxe Set over the Basic Set are as follows:

32 GB vs 4 GB
Nintendo Land
Wii U Console Stand
Wii U GamePad Stand
Wii U GamePad Cradle

While none of these are necessary for you to enjoy the console, they are a steal at the extra $50.  The game alone would cost you $10 more than that and the fact you get the nice cradle (charge and stand) for the GamePad saves some cash as well.  I prefer my console upright so the console stands will be good too.

I would personally advise you go for the Deluxe Set if funds allow.

What To Do Once You Have Unboxed

1. Charge your GamePad
2.  While waiting, run the power cords from the console
3. Set up Console (basic time, date, sync stuff)
4. Enjoy or continue
5. Transfer your Wii data via eshop or SD Card to the Wii U
6. Get online and download the system update
7. Link your Wii U to Club Nintendo for 160 Points!
8. Enjoy!

If Your TV Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Wii U does not come with adapter cables.  That said, you can use the Wii AV Cable if you have a Wii.  The picture quality will not be as good, but it will work.  I would think that pretty much any generic adapters would work as well (Monster etc).



Wii U GamePad & Accessories

Wii U Console and Stand

Operations Manual and Quick Start Guide

Nintendo Land

Currently Playing

  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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  • Animal Crossing amiibo Festival (Wii U)
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