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
- 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!
The Tablet, it's so nice!
Presentation - 8/10
Price/Value - 9/10
Extras - 8/10
Score - 8 / 10 *
*Score rounded to nearest increment of .5
What did you think of this type of review? Are any of you considering a Wii U?