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Which Smash Bros. game will you buy? [Post-Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Edition] [poll]
 
Both Versions (30/41 votes)
 73%
3DS Version Only (2/41 votes)
 5%
Wii U Version Only (8/41 votes)
 20%
Neither Versions (1/41 vote)
 2%
 
A simple question and I'm sure we've had this asked already... but now that 40 minutes of glorious Smash Bros. coverage has just ended... I wanna know how it may affect your decisions.

Please if you would, vote honestly and instead of stopping there, post your opinion and then state whether or not the Nintendo Direct had an effect on your decision. I could have added this to the poll options but I didn't want to muddy it up with four near duplicates.

I will go on record easily that I will be getting both versions... and the Direct only seemed to hype me more... though it solidified my desire to get the 3DS version as well. The time-gap between the two versions as well as the great modes and content make it a deal in my book.

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Posted: 04/09/14, 02:18:24  - Edited by 
 on: 04/09/14, 02:18:15
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I voted Wii U but it really depends on how 3DS and Wii U interact. They are not unveiling that information until a later date which makes me hope its something great.
Posted: 04/09/14, 06:11:44
Yeah the Wii U version is going to be a lot less fun to a lot of people...You'll have essentially already played the game.

And honestly I can't really justify buying what is basically the same game twice. It's the same game with different modes and stages, isn't it? And why would I want to play the 3DS version once the Wii U version comes out?
Posted: 04/09/14, 06:20:28
Both. Disappointed that i'll only be playing one of them for...4-6 months, but oh well. I do worry that i'll have unlocked most of the extras on the 3DS version before the Wii U version drops. But I can't resist the first HD Smash based on that. I'll also need it for local & online MP; my brothers don't have a 3DS and i don't play my 3DS online very often. And the stages on both look pretty great.
Posted: 04/09/14, 06:36:47
I was always going to buy both versions. I only wish they could connect somehow, but alas.
Posted: 04/09/14, 08:15:32
@Tranquilo

They're supposed to. We just don't know yet.
Posted: 04/09/14, 08:20:39
Both. So I can my Smash on the road and at home.
Posted: 04/09/14, 08:29:36
@DrFinkelstein I'll bet it has to do with character customization.
Posted: 04/09/14, 08:37:50
Buying both 3ds & Wii U versions!

I'm a true, die hard Nintendo fanboy!
Posted: 04/09/14, 10:56:36
You know, it's funny. It WOULD have been "Wii U only" for absolute sure, but staggering the launch (and putting 3DS first, entirely) has changed it to "both" for me. Kudos, Nintendo, you just got more of my money I would have never imagined you would.
Posted: 04/09/14, 13:25:24
3DS version for sure. Maaaaaaybe the Wii U version, but not sure.
Posted: 04/09/14, 14:34:19
Both, eventually. Whether I rush out and get the 3DS version is going to depend entirely on how Negative World feels about it in the first week of release.
Posted: 04/09/14, 14:36:02
@kriswright

I didn't realize we had that much sway when it came to your purchasing decisions!

Fighting games are awesome, you should buy Tekken for Wii U and 3DS! Immediately!
Posted: 04/09/14, 15:59:15
I was originally planning to only buy the Wii U version, but after seeing this Direct...probably both. I'm hoping the Wii U version will have an exclusive mode like Smash Run in it somewhere which will make it more worthwhile.

TriforceBun said:
That said, I really wish the release dates were switched somehow. Nintendo seems to be shooting itself in the Wii U foot with a 3DS bullet, as usual.

Both versions look great, but I can't help but feel the hype will be deflated when I finally get the console version and will already have used all the characters for months by then.
Agreed.
Posted: 04/09/14, 16:21:00
All the people who will have the Wii U game "ruined" by the 3DS one, just don't buy the 3DS one. It's a really simple solution to your issue. If you want it, just buy it the same day you pick up the Wii U copy. Done and done.

EDIT: It's not like you're not going to have anyone to play with if you wait, the game is going to be huge for years if not longer.
Posted: 04/09/14, 18:13:54  - Edited by 
 on: 04/09/14, 18:14:21
-JKR- said:
All the people who will have the Wii U game "ruined" by the 3DS one, just don't buy the 3DS one. It's a really simple solution to your issue. If you want it, just buy it the same day you pick up the Wii U copy. Done and done.

Your theory assumes I have an ounce of willpower.
Posted: 04/09/14, 18:32:58
@TriforceBun

Ha ha, yes, it does. :P

But if you don't have the willpower of not buying the 3DS version (or I should say, if you choose not to EXECUTE that willpower you have!) there's always the fallback to just change your attitude towards the Wii U version. Yeah, you WILL have unlocked all the characters when it comes out. Likewise, though, you'll know all the characters before even the 3DS version comes out, because what are you going to do, avoid the internet? :)

It's not a big deal, really. Just enjoy each for what they are, just like any game that shares a lot of similarities with a previous version/other game.
Posted: 04/09/14, 18:51:30
@TriforceBun

I wouldn't completely rule out new characters on Wii U. They might be introduced there to build hype for the new game and then come out as free DLC on the 3DS version shortly after or something like that. Even Brawl had bare bones DLC so I wouldn't be surprised at all if there's still stuff we don't know in that regard.

Edit: A Google search reveals that Sakurai has already said there probably won't be DLC so scratch that, I guess. Too bad.
Posted: 04/09/14, 18:56:13  - Edited by 
 on: 04/09/14, 19:00:33
@-JKR- Although I hold off on games a lot, I definitely feel like I miss out on a lot of the conversation surrounding them when I do so, conversation which is part of the appeal. I'm TRYING to get people talking about Pikmin 3 and Fire Emblem Awakening right now and it isn't working...
Posted: 04/09/14, 19:51:55
@Zero

Fair enough, but then, couldn't one still talk about the games at release even if you didn't own it? I've chatted about games I don't have all the time, it's still fun to talk to people. And some games will be talked about forever (see: Monster Hunter thread).

Apart from that, option 2: "manage expectations" still is in play.
Posted: 04/09/14, 22:06:35
@GameDadGrant

I'm getting in the car, right now!

EDIT: Naw, you guys know I don't buy games based solely on Negative World. Otherwise how would I have ended up writing about Boogerman, Dog Football and Babysitting Mama?
Posted: 04/09/14, 22:51:27  - Edited by 
 on: 04/09/14, 22:52:10
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