The Wii U came out in 2012 and has sold approximately 8 million consoles and there is 300 hundred million people in the U.S. So a lot of people haven't made up their minds yet. Since is early in the console generation, people are hesitant on where they should by a Wii U. This Review is to help, you make up your mind whether is this a good fit for you.
GamesThe exclusives are by far the best feature about the Wii U console. There is no other console manufacturer that can say they have a 30 year old franchise. They also have the greatest quality control for their exclusives, Its very rare for Nintendo to release a broken game. Its Ironic that where they strive they also die in. Nintendo has the best exclusives but the worst third party support. Third parties are the guys who make the juggernauts like Call of Duty , Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield. What will most likely not see the light of day on the Wii U.
The user interface is the most important feature of the console. The Wii U layout is similar to Xbox One Tile System. In the fact that you launch the system and pin what seems like a infinite amount of stuff. The cool part is that they added the Quick start menu what tries to cut flub and waiting time in between you and your game. The Wii U Gamepad is immensely useful to the experience whether its to use touch pad for the Eshop mini game or using to complete a task what would take a bit longer with the traditional controller.
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AV Cables. The Game Pad is the star of console in my book. Its make the Wii U a mobile home console. What I mean by that is I can play Wii U in my Kitchen even though the Wii U is upstairs. There is virtually no lag. That is one of the most innovative features I have seen since I was able to launch games through Xbox 360 Guide. The Wii U is underpowered to it competitors specs wise but if you didn't tell me that, then I would think the Wii U would be on par with Xbox one and PS4. I have not played in mutiplats by any means, but Mario Kart 8 is a testament to what you can do with a "underpowered" Console.
Should you buy a Wii U? Yes, but buy it as a secondary platform. Its great for Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and Zelda but it doesn't get enough games to keep you entertained all year.