Why I Ask For Everyone's Opinion Before I Make A Purchase : The Tale of The Wii U

Yesterday, I asked a friend of mine to give me her opinion on why someone should buy a Wii U. I wanted to know the selling points for the system and why I should get one. I was obviously interested in the system since its launch day, but the lack of games really cut the value for me. After playing Injustice, which is a great game, and playing with the system for a while, I was really sold on the console. The system felt premium; the controller was quite innovative; the experience was everything you'd expect from a Nintendo console. After asking my friend her reasons as to why I should purchase a Wii U, my best friend replied: "Gran, why can't you ever make decisions on your own?!"

It resonated with me because it was true.

I wasn't upset with her question because when I talk to my friends I generally do ask them a plethora of inquiries regarding my purchases, my life, and how I should do certain things. It might come off as insecurity, but that's not the reality. I feel that in order for you to make great conscientious decisions you must consult with multiple parties. This helps you shape your choices into concrete options with which you will ultimately be happy.


My reasoning behind asking so many questions is partly due to my career choice and how I am as a person. I'm studying to become a psychologist, and I absolutely love what I have learned so far. I love talking to people and hearing what they have to say, whether it is relevant or not to the topic at hand. When I ask questions it's not because the answer will finalize what I will do. This just gives me a better outlook on my choices.

It's nice to know why someone prefers the Wii U over the PS3. It's enjoyable to know why someone would purchase the Xbox One and why not give the PS4 a second glance. It's good to know why someone would chose to have a Double Quarter Pounder Cheeseburger over an apple and some almonds. I just like listening to people.

I knew I wanted a Wii U since it was released. I didn't have the money at the time, and even if I would have had the money I wanted to wait to see what the future held in store for Nintendo. Considering that I don't have much time for gaming, I wasn't in a hurry. My purchase was final in my head. I was going to buy a Wii U whether someone persuaded me or not, but it was good to know what others objections might be.

If you have ever had this problem, feel free to tell me about your experiences below. Also, I would love to know why you would get a Wii U or why you recommend to someone (in great detail)!