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Overall 7
7.0

Nintendo Wii U Basic Skylanders Swap Force Limited Edition

CNET
26 November 2014
  • Summary: The Wii U has shaken off some of its initial growing pains to become a superior kid and family console, with a limited but excellent lineup of exclusive games you won't find anywhere else.
  • Pros: An included tablet-style GamePad can play games when the TV is in use; Nintendo has a core library of awesome exclusive titles; works with older Wii games and accessories; very kid-friendly. Access to a vault of your childhood classics. Off-TV play is great.
  • Cons: Can't play DVDs or Blu-rays; lacks a lot of third-party games available on Xbox or PlayStation; GamePad battery life too short; Wii U and 3DS handheld don't share games. On-board storage is severely lacking; Wii U interface is still way behind other consoles. Limited GamePad wireless range limits...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nintendo Wii U

CNET
26 November 2014
  • Summary: The Wii U has shaken off some of its initial growing pains to become a superior kid and family console, with a limited but excellent lineup of exclusive games you won't find anywhere else.
  • Pros: An included tablet-style GamePad can play games when the TV is in use; Nintendo has a core library of awesome exclusive titles; works with older Wii games and accessories; very kid-friendly. Access to a vault of your childhood classics. Off-TV play is great.
  • Cons: Can't play DVDs or Blu-rays; lacks a lot of third-party games available on Xbox or PlayStation; GamePad battery life too short; Wii U and 3DS handheld don't share games. On-board storage is severely lacking; Wii U interface is still way behind other consoles. Limited GamePad wireless range limits...
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Nintendo Wii U

consumersearch.com
24 March 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nintendo Wii U and its innovative motion-sensitive, touch-screen GamePad controller is a terrific choice for family- and kid-friendly game play. However, it's been surpassed in power by newer video game consoles from Sony and Microsoft, and the game library is short on titles that will appeal to...
  • Pros: Family-oriented titles, Also plays Nintendo Wii games and downloadable classic Nintendo games, Compatible with Wii accessories
  • Cons: Limited streaming features, No CD, DVD or Blu-ray playback, Underpowered compared to new video game consoles
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Nintendo Wii U Review

ubergizmo.com
5 February 2014
  • Summary: If we only look at sales , then yes the Wii U has been a flop so far. Nintendo has only managed to ship 5.86 million Wii U consoles worldwide. Just how bad is that? Well, Sony managed to sell over 4 million PS4 consoles in a month and a half since it launched and Microsoft says it shipped 3.9...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo Wii U

stuffmideast.com
7 February 2013
  • Summary: It provides no graphical leap, but the Wii U ’s take on dual-screen gaming is a revelation, especially when gaming with friends
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5

Nintendo Wii U Console

impulsegamer
3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Welcome to the next evolutionary step from Nintendo, the brand new Wii U console which has released in Australia on the 30th of November 2012, just time in for Christmas. With backward compatibility, the introduction of a touch screen gaming tablet (GamePad Controller) and FULL HD (1080p) graphics,...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo Wii U Review

Digitaltrends
20 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The Wii U is a difficult piece of hardware to review for two reasons. First, it is unavoidably competing with hardware that exists in a different space, and second, the entire system is betting on a future that isn’t entirely clear yet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo Wii U

PC Magazine
4 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The Wii U, Nintendo's first step into high-definition gaming, is an ambitious console that's brimming with potential, even if that potential hasn't quite been realized yet.
  • Pros: Ambitious design. Tons of gaming potential. Solid gaming and media feature set. TVii vastly improves the television-watching experience with guides and recommendations.
  • Cons: Wii U gamepad screen is resistive and resolution is low. Sluggish menu. Short gamepad battery life. No Netflix integration in TVii. Software transfer process is unnecessarily convoluted.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo Wii U

s21.com
30 November 2012
  • Summary: Research from VoucherCodes.co.uk claims that one in ten gamers will buy the new Wii U system within its first few days of release. A third of those questioned say they plan to buy one in the future. Should you be one of them?
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Overall 7
7.0

Wii U 8 GB

High-Def Digest
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Nintendo's fortunes have been wildly up and down this gaming generation. Microsoft and Sony were putting all their chips on glossy, expensive, high definition consoles with integrated marketplaces and social networking options.
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