Thinking about getting WiiU without a TV...

#1boogerwooger_2Posted 3/1/2013 12:52:57 AM
I am thinking about getting a WiiU to use in a room with no TV. What's additionally crazy about this is that the main reason I want one is for drawing. (but games too. After all I was considering getting a Vita but if this WiiU idea works out then I won't really need a Vita.)

So for all I know not only may this not be possible, but the WiiU may not be good for drawing. But getting a WiiU is one way to find out. Plus there are always backup plans:
a) hook it up to the TV to calibrate it, then remove it and never hook it up ever again. (Assuming the TV is only needed when you first get the WiiU)
b) I can get a cheap TV or monitor and use it only when needed, or maybe I'll change my mind and use the TV all the time.
c) I can sell the WiiU.
d) I can give in and leave it hooked up to the TV, and still decide to keep it as a console.
With these backup plans it helps ensure that whatever ends up happening it won't be a total loss.
#2SocranPosted 3/1/2013 12:59:49 AM
The majority of Wii U's really good first party titles won't be playable without a TV. The entire point is to have two screens, and while ports from other platforms may only need one, you can bet that Nintendo will try their hardest to get as much use out of the double-screen feature as possible.

Just a heads up, since far too many people seem to think that off-TV play is an omnipresent feature.
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#3DeltaProjPosted 3/1/2013 1:12:25 AM
You'll be able to play NSMBU, Wind Waker, and some other stuff, but you really should get a little TV to go with it.
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#4Petey_MeanisPosted 3/1/2013 1:17:40 AM
From: boogerwooger_2 | Posted: 3/1/2013 3:52:57 AM | #001
d) I can give in and leave it hooked up to the TV, and still decide to keep it as a console.

this is your only real option.

What's additionally crazy about this is that the main reason I want one is for drawing.

get a 3DS XL and download Colors! 3D

these drawings/paintings were done with Colors!

http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/218218-colors-3d-lets-you-doodle-in-three-dimensions-/SamplePainting-620x.jpg
http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/218218-colors-3d-lets-you-doodle-in-three-dimensions-/Painting-620x.jpg
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#5nbean16Posted 3/1/2013 1:25:57 AM
90% of games can be played off screen. Actually zombiu is the only one that comes to mind that you cant. People make amazing drawings on wiiu but I have no idea how. Mine suck and theres not much in the way of options. Im sure drawing programs or games will be released however. You can do pretty much everything off tv so you should be good to go.
#6kdognumba1Posted 3/1/2013 1:39:59 AM
Petey_Meanis posted...
From: boogerwooger_2 | Posted: 3/1/2013 3:52:57 AM | #001
d) I can give in and leave it hooked up to the TV, and still decide to keep it as a console.

this is your only real option.

What's additionally crazy about this is that the main reason I want one is for drawing.

get a 3DS XL and download Colors! 3D

these drawings/paintings were done with Colors!

http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/218218-colors-3d-lets-you-doodle-in-three-dimensions-/SamplePainting-620x.jpg
http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/218218-colors-3d-lets-you-doodle-in-three-dimensions-/Painting-620x.jpg


Pretty much this.
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#7Petey_MeanisPosted 3/1/2013 2:03:25 AM(edited)
From: nbean16 | Posted: 3/1/2013 4:25:57 AM | #005
90% of games can be played off screen. Actually zombiu is the only one that comes to mind that you cant.

Nintendo Land needs the TV.
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#8LapanuiPosted 3/1/2013 2:08:04 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off_TV_Play#List_of_compatible_games

You can also add Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to that list as of April. They are releasing a patch to allow cross-region play and Off TV Play.
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#9Faceman_Posted 3/1/2013 2:13:25 AM
55 Inch TV are damn near dirt cheap these days. Y U NO BUY?
#10AllConsoleLoverPosted 3/1/2013 2:15:37 AM
boogerwooger_2 posted...
I am thinking about getting a WiiU to use in a room with no TV. What's additionally crazy about this is that the main reason I want one is for drawing. (but games too. After all I was considering getting a Vita but if this WiiU idea works out then I won't really need a Vita.)

So for all I know not only may this not be possible, but the WiiU may not be good for drawing. But getting a WiiU is one way to find out. Plus there are always backup plans:
a) hook it up to the TV to calibrate it, then remove it and never hook it up ever again. (Assuming the TV is only needed when you first get the WiiU)
b) I can get a cheap TV or monitor and use it only when needed, or maybe I'll change my mind and use the TV all the time.
c) I can sell the WiiU.
d) I can give in and leave it hooked up to the TV, and still decide to keep it as a console.
With these backup plans it helps ensure that whatever ends up happening it won't be a total loss.


Dunwhich, welcome back man
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