Do I lose out on anything by not getting a US Wii U?

#1OnikyuubiPosted 1/8/2013 6:44:20 PM
Reason I ask is because from what I've experienced with other consoles, the Japanese games library is a bit more comprehensive than the US or the EU ones (Japan gets most of the good western games, yet the west doesn't get a lot of the good JP games).
This is a personal preference, and of course, is only relevant if the language barrier is not a major issue.

Buying two 3DSs to go around region lock was acceptable to me, but I don't think I want to do it with the Wii U, as well.

As much as I like Nintendo, I really hate their decision for region locking their consoles. And I'm not too sure how soft modding will work on Wii U yet, and would rather avoid it if possible anyway.

To ask a more direct question; would my online experience (Miiverse, online play with US/EU people, etc) be affected if I get a JP Wii U?
The only online experience I have with Wii is MH Tri, where I had to buy an EU version of the game and run it using soft mod to play with some friends in the UK. I'm guessing the new MH will work the same way :x

If there's anything else anyone would like to share about owning a JP system, please feel free to chime in,

Thanks in advance for any replies.
#2DemonDog666Posted 1/8/2013 6:48:03 PM
Just don't buy it yet, it's only got 2 exclusives worth a damn anyways.
#3OMG_AIDSPosted 1/8/2013 6:50:31 PM
You can switch between all 3 regions in Miiverse and it shouldn't affect online experience at all.

Only thing you should miss out on is region locked games. (Mighty Switch Force isn't available for Japan yet)
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#4HELZEROPosted 1/8/2013 6:50:58 PM
Yes you miss out on grief and disappointment for the time being.
#5Onikyuubi(Topic Creator)Posted 1/8/2013 7:41:10 PM
DemonDog666 posted...
Just don't buy it yet, it's only got 2 exclusives worth a damn anyways.

Yeah, I'll probably get one by March/April if not later, just wondering what people who already experienced the system have to say about this. (Though PlayAsia have a $90 price cut on the 32GB JP system for a limited time, which makes it cheaper to get that than a US or EU system from their site)

The library will definitely need time to build up, though honestly, if compared to the 3DS's library after a couple of years, I have more JP games than I do US, and the US ones I have have all been released in Japan, while the JP ones are all exclusive.

I know it's not necessarily Nintendo's fault for not localizing games (though they could push for them, I suppose), but they're not helping by region locking their systems anyway :(