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Inside The Box - Wii U Wind Waker HD Limited Edition

Ludono

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Hello and welcome to yet another new blog series I've decided to start up. Inside The Box will focus on packaging and extras that come with various "editions" of games, though I won't limit myself to just games. Anything nerdy is fair game on this blog!

 

For this entry I went with a limited edition console, the Wind Waker Wii U!

 

**Note: This is NOT a review of the game, only the packaging**

 

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe - Wind Waker HD Limited Edition

 

Release Date - September 20, 2013

Manufacturer - Nintendo

Platform(s) - Wii U

Price - $299.99

Price Paid - $279.99 (Newegg)

Retailer/Region Exclusive - US Only - Gamestop/Newegg Only

 

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Included:

- Packaged in Zelda Themed Wii U Box

- Wind Waker HD Downloadable Game Voucher

- Hyrule Historia Digital Copy Voucher

- Black and Gold Embossed Wii U System (32GB Deluxe)

-Standard Wii U Deluxe Components (HDMI, Power, Stand etc)

My first venture into next-gen territory, and it's the Wii U! But not just any Wii U, the Wind Waker Limited Edition console! This is a limited run Wii U that's essentially a black Wii U Deluxe with gold embossing. It released on September 20, 2013 in the US.

 

Has a Zelda themed Wii U package, which is nothing special really, but nevertheless increased the excitement when opening the box.

 

This package comes with the system itself, all the usual assorted components etc, but this specific version also comes with downloadable vouchers for Wind Waker HD and Hyrule Historia on Wii U.

 

I can't deny that I'm a bit disappointed that the copy of Wind Waker was a voucher and not a physical copy, especially since it'll take up a huge chunk of the default system memory. Hyrule Historia I originally passed on so it's nice to have a digital version as an added bonus, I don't particularly mind that being digital since I had passed on the physical originally anyway.

 

For the price I paid for it, I am quite happy. I've been wanting a Wii U for a while now but the right price and deal hadn't come along just yet. This particular bundle was perfect, it was under $300 (10% off coupon from Newegg helped!) and even came with a game to boot! If you've been wanting a Wii U and love Zelda, then I'd suggest you pick this bundle up soon because I doubt it'll last long!

 

Pictures of the system!

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The Tablet, it's so nice!

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The vouchers!

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Presentation - 8/10

Price/Value - 9/10

Extras - 8/10

 

Score - 8 / 10 *

 

Great

 

*Score rounded to nearest increment of .5

 

 

What did you think of this type of review? Are any of you considering a Wii U?

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Congratulations, yet again. The system looks great it will match your CE 3DS very nicely.

 

Kinda sucks that the extras are digital not physical. I like physical goodies way better. Specially something that should be a book lol.

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Awesome Luds! That is one fantastic bundle to go along with your Zelda 3DS. If I get the Wii U eventually this is the bundle I'd most likely get. It seems it could be rare and hard to find, but hope there's still more quantities in the future. Overall it looks amazing. Sucks that the game is digital only including the book. Of course we all prefer physical copies. Also how big is the Windwaker game when you downloaded it? Woo!

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God I want that controller. xD

 

Nice pickup, Ludo! You certainly made the right choice in your first step into the next-gen! (But what do I know, I'm a Nintendo fanboy lol)

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Awesome Luds! That is one fantastic bundle to go along with your Zelda 3DS. If I get the Wii U eventually this is the bundle I'd most likely get. It seems it could be rare and hard to find, but hope there's still more quantities in the future. Overall it looks amazing. Sucks that the game is digital only including the book. Of course we all prefer physical copies. Also how big is the Windwaker game when you downloaded it? Woo!

 

Just downloaded it, it's actually only about 1.7GB surprisingly and took about 20 minutes to download.

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Just downloaded it, it's actually only about 1.7GB surprisingly and took about 20 minutes to download.

Woah! That is pretty surprising. I was thinking the game could be bigger than that. Makes it a lot better to save space with that kind of file size and quick download. Not bad for a digital release. I like the bundle more than ever now lol. If only the book was physical because it looks so cool and sweet!

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Not liking the no-physical-copy part, but hey, comes with the neat book too and a very sweet controller! For $300 or less, that's not too shabby. Nice! :D

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Did you notice the system did not come in cling wrap like the original 32gb Deluxe model?  I found that odd.

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Did you notice the system did not come in cling wrap like the original 32gb Deluxe model?  I found that odd.

 

So it didn't come in the foam type wrap? That's kind of interesting.

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Wow, that is a nice looking gamepad indeed! <3

 

I almost wish my current Wii U would break so I could justify buying this one. :P

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