Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    Which device would you recommend ? What's the main difference ? the 3DS is compatible with DS games, but how about the WII U ?

    And is it worth the £50 to upgrade to an 3DS XL ?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Sleeping on th-zzzzzz
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New Forest
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    26 times in 15 posts
    • Pyrii's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T SE
      • CPU:
      • i7 920 @ 2.9Ghz
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 6Gb DDR3 @ 1650Mhz (7-7-7-20)
      • Storage:
      • 4 x 1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F1 (+ storage on server)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GeForce 550Ti OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX 650W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows7 Pro 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS/Samsung 2333HD
      • Internet:
      • ADSL 15Mbit/1.4Mbit

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    Opinions on the Wii U are mixed.

    I myself just got a 3DS XL for £170 with Zelda 3D after spending far too much time researching prices. Remember if you buy an XL you'll need to spend £7 more on a charger unless you have one from a DSi. (I used my GAME points and spent £2.50 on one, which arrived before the 3DSXL itself)

    The extra screen space helps, but I have trouble staying in the 3D sweet spot when holding in in my hands. Depends on your son, whether he would like the bigger screen. I would recommend it though if possible.

    If the Wii is anything to go by, the 3DS(XL) will last much longer with kids. Plus it keeps them quiet in the car! :3



  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    I'd say the 3DS. It's a lot more child friendly and is great for car journeys etc.

  4. #4
    Sleeping on th-zzzzzz
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New Forest
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    26 times in 15 posts
    • Pyrii's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T SE
      • CPU:
      • i7 920 @ 2.9Ghz
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 6Gb DDR3 @ 1650Mhz (7-7-7-20)
      • Storage:
      • 4 x 1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F1 (+ storage on server)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GeForce 550Ti OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX 650W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows7 Pro 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS/Samsung 2333HD
      • Internet:
      • ADSL 15Mbit/1.4Mbit

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    Make sure you use the parental settings to turn off the 3D effect for car journeys. Don't want a new reason for kids vomiting in the back.



  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    The 3DS is very child friendly and it's something he would be able to have in the car without getting bored (and he wont hog the tv) haha.

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    3ds for sure im sure he will love loads of games on it, including the epic pokemon series

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    points down
    Posts
    3,223
    Thanks
    467
    Thanked
    132 times in 111 posts

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    What happens if they make a portable WII U ,will it become the WII WII ?

    m

  8. #8
    Senior Member Blaineoliver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,132
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    70 times in 63 posts
    • Blaineoliver's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GA-790XT-UD4P
      • CPU:
      • Phenom II 720 x4 @ 3.5Ghz
      • Memory:
      • Crucial Ballistix 2x2GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung F1 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD 5770
      • PSU:
      • Chieftec 750 Modular A135
      • Case:
      • Chieftec mesh
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Samsung 22"
      • Internet:
      • 20Meg Virgin media

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    3DS are brilliant for people who can look at them and not want to vomit, for me its a waste but still amazing fun in 2D

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    151
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts
    • MrBozack's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k @4.47mHz
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP Blue DDR3
      • Storage:
      • OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte HD 7850 OC Windforce X2 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX 650W
      • Case:
      • SilverStone LC17
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8 Pro with MCE
      • Monitor(s):
      • Toshiba 40" LCD
      • Internet:
      • 24mb Copper

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    I love the 3DS, but the games are really limited. I only like MarioKart 7 and Zelda. My son's a big Pokemon fan - but they're played on his DSI-XL and not made for 3D gaming. DS has a good game catalogue. 3DS does not.The DSI-XL was many times better than the DSi and DSL. The shoulder buttons were made solid too. I'm guessing 3DSXL would be nice... and big too. £50 well spent.

    However I'm buying a Wii U for Christmas. The controller might not be the best for small hands though! Zombie U & Lego City look really good!
    So yes, Wii U (if you can still secure stock).

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    If you're still out there making this decision, you'll probably be able to manage play-time a little better with the Wii. 3DSs can be hidden away for bed times (though I suppose the Wii U actually has its remote play option too...)

  11. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Distincthd's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 DVI (rev. 1.0)
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 3330
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Generic 1333Mhz RAM
      • Storage:
      • Western Digital 2TB Green 64MB Cache
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD Graphics 2500
      • PSU:
      • Generic 300W PSU
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master K350
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • One 1280x1024 HP Monitor (secondary). One amw 1440x900 monitor (primary).
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20 Down/2 Up (Usually)

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    3DS just not with the 3D option too much as it can cause nausea, headaches, migraines, vomiting etc.

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Cork
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • IrishCallaghan's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Sabertooth Z77
      • CPU:
      • 3770k
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 1600MHz Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Intel 520 SSD for OS, 3TB Seagate Barracuda, 500GB Seagate from sky + HD box for Downloads
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX850
      • Case:
      • Antec 1100(Don't get it)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Random Acer 19inch 1440x900(soon to be paired with a Dell U2713hm 2560x1440)
      • Internet:
      • 7Mb down 0.9Mb up

    Re: For 8 year old son 3DS or WII U ?

    I think you should just get the normal 3DS it is cheaper and more portable than the Wii U. It can be taken on car journeys and will keep them occupied and quiet so it is a win for everyone.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •