Originally Posted by Davird_Jr
Hi not a gamer so looking for a little help here. My son is asking for Wii U for his birthday coming up in mid March. Regular Wii is in the house already and I think there are 4 controllers. What should I be looking to get and is Amazon the best place to buy? What would be a few good games to get him started. Thanks for the help.
I bought one for my son this Christmas. With the existing Wii controllers, you probably don't really need
anything beyond the Wii U itself.
However, I think most Wii U games will use the old Wii controllers like basic controllers -- meaning held sideways and no motion controls/screen pointing. Of course, you'll use those controllers as you always did when playing older Wii games.
That being said, the new Wii Pro Controllers are just so
much more comfortable to play with. I would recommend at least one to allow a second player to join, and possibly two since I believe at least one game we own (New Super Mario Bros Wii U?) requires all players to use a controller when more than one person is playing. With all the get-togethers over the Christmas holidays I ended up with four Wii Pro controllers.
Whether you choose the Wii U Basic or the Deluxe is up to you (I grabbed a Deluxe). I don't think the extra storage (32GB vs 8GB) provided by the Deluxe is that important if you don't plan to download much content, and if you do, you're most likely going to need to add extra storage regardless.
The included Nintendoland game isn't anything spectacular, but Super Mario 3D World Wii U included in some Deluxe bundles is great.
The Gamepad stand that is included with the Deluxe also isn't really necessary but I make use of it. If anything, it gives the kids a specific spot to return the Gamepad to when they are done.
I'm a gamer who loves all kinds of video games. While it won't replace my PS4, I think the Wii U is a great little console with a really fun library of games.