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.
I chose both because I'll still be getting both at some point, just not sure when.
I think it's a really bad idea to release the 3DS version first, I don't expect the Wii U version to sell well now. I guess we'll see how Mario Kart 8 sells and if people are still willing to give Wii U a chance.
I don't expect the 3DS one to hurt sales for the Wii U one. Anyone who is willing to buy a Wii U for a smash game wont be swayed by a 3DS title, and if we're just talking the game sales itself, people who buy the 3DS one might be 'finished' with it by the Wii U release. There's also the connectivity in play and the various differences in both versions anyway, one of them being HD and a mode just for the hardcore tourney people.
As for convincing people to buy a Wii U in general because of Smash, I guess it's hard to say either way but my personal belief is that they still will, particularly when we hear an official date.
There's two friends in this thread who already are! A third even but just not necessarily by launch.
The only person I know locally who might pick up the 3DS version (or would want to as I don't know many gamers locally anymore) would be my girlfriend and GameDadGrant I would presume. Needless to say, it'll be worth it however hard or easy it is to gather friends.
@DrFinkelstein I hope you're right, but I have my doubts. The 3DS game might be "enough" for most people, like how NSMB2 was enough and sold a lot better than NSMBU, and that's probably true for 3D Land and 3D World also. And Mario Kart 7 may have the same effect on Mario Kart 8. Time will tell, but releasing the Wii U game first is a better idea no matter what. Oh well, the bad decisions never end for Nintendo...
I've been planning to get both from the start. I want to be able to play all of the stages and modes and I like the portability. There will soon be a day that I can play Smash Bros almost anywhere. That's beautiful thing.