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Nintendo Wii U

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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 7
7.0

Wii U review: Remains a great family system with some limits

CNET
16 January 2013
  • 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 it to use barely one room away.
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Overall 7
7.0

Packed with promise, the Nintendo Wii U still has a lot to prove

CNET
16 January 2013
  • 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 it to use barely one room away.
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Overall 7
7.0

Wii U 8 GB

High-Def Digest
23 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. Additions like achievements, streaming video services, DVD and/or Blu-ray playback and download-only arcade titles turned these consoles into home theater hubs instead of simply video game systems.
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Overall 9
8.5

Nintendo Wii U Review

411mania.com
22 November 2012
  • Summary: So at long last, the next generation of consoles is finally here. Even though the last generation of consoles technically started in 2005, it doesn’t feel all that long ago that we were still referring to the PS3 and Wii as the “next generation.” Well, their successors are finally coming, and even though the Wii U may not have the graphical jump hardcore gamers are looking for, the Wii U provides a unique experience that truly offers something we’ve never seen before.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo Wii U review

Digitaltrends
18 November 2012
  • 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. If you compare the Wii U directly with the PS3, Xbox 360, or even against the rumors of what Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles will be, it certainly comes up lacking on several fronts. But that isn’t really a fair comparison.
  • Pros: A fresh, original way to look at gaming, GamePad means previous released best-sellers can be ported to the Wii U with a new twist, Can play console-quality games on the GamePad without the TV, Miiverse is a ready-made community, Backwards compatibility with Wii games, controllers
  • Cons: Much of the software has been delayed, Short battery life on GamePad, Relatively high price compared to rivals, Won’t play Blu-rays or DVDs, and does not have an onboard video player, No networking abilities, Tiny internal hard drive forces you to buy more storage soon, Several promised online functions are not available at launch
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Performance 6
6.0
Control 6
6.0
Software 7
7.0

Years after the Wii upended the gaming industry, Nintendo takes on consoles present and future

theverge.com
18 November 2012
  • Summary: I had a number of "ah ha!" moments with the Wii U. There are things it can do, things enabled by the GamePad / console twosome, that are both awesome and unique. I loved diagramming FIFA plays on the GamePad's touchscreen, then executing them on my TV. I loved being able to play Super Mario Brothers U anywhere in my apartment without missing a beat. I still love using the Wii remote to drive around.
  • Pros: When it's used right, the GamePad is a great feature, More portable than most consoles, Online features are well-implemented
  • Cons: Clunky, cheap build quality, Laggy interface, GamePad's use is confusing and unclear
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo Wii U

s21.com
16 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The Nintendo Wii U continues the motion gaming that fans of the Wii are used to, while adding extra features using a new controller with its own touchscreen.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo Wii U

PC Magazine
7 October 2012
  • 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

Expert Review

DVDfever.co.uk
1 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Prior to Nintendo’s Wii U console , the Wii was a radically different console than those which had gone before, in some respects, most notably with the Wii remote and how it detected movement within three dimensions, simply by placing a sensor bar on, or in front of, the TV. This element has since been adapted by Sony with the Playstation Move controllers, which I haven’t tried, and by Microsoft with the Xbox Kinect, which I have tried and it’s a great device but the...
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