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Nintendo - Nintendo Wii U Console Basic Set-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good New Console

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    Hustyv31
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    The Wii U is a good console that offers multiple functionality, it has a simple design, easy to setup, has neat games in its early run since it was released. I must admit that I bought the Wii U to play one game, and that is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the online functionality, and I did not regret doing it. I was really skeptical about buying the Wii U for just one game, as it would seem stupid in doing so. That's what I thought at first. I found that it has some neat features such as the Mii Maker virtual cartoony version of yourself, that relates to the MiiVerse, which is a social gaming network for Nintendo. It's easy to navigate, but is a little slow to start up for such a simple program. You can choose to favorite a community for a specific game and just just to it next to open up MiiVerse. The graphics are alright, kind of the same as PS3/360's. Game line up is good for now. A lot of games have been already out for the other consoles, but is a good thing for Wii U owners who doesn't have those consoles, because it made it accessible for Wii U owners. Hardware-wise, the Wii U is not really impressive, but delivers for what a gaming console should. No lags while playing a game as far as my experience goes. It is also backwards compatible with Wii games, although I don't have a Wii U, I would just like to point that out. I find this console to be more game centric which is a great thing. Although it has terrible memory space, you can just use your external memory devises, which should be available in almost every household at this current day and age. The gamepad is the thing that I really liked about the Wii U, because it allows me to play my games without having to connect to a TV and allows me to move around the house. My only gripe with it is the range you can stray from the console. Nintendo should have made it rangier and not easily blocked or disrupted by walls and electronic devices (conducted an experiment on this). Overall, if you have a PS3/360, and don't really have a reason to buy this console, like a game that is only available to it, then I wouldn't recommend buying it. And just save your money for the other next gen console. If you have a family with young children, then this is a good gaming console for them and for you as well. It has parental control features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great system that only lacks in content.

    Posted
    OnBeingHuman
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    I've always been a fan of Nintendo, and I still am to this day; however, this console's launch line up has been incredibly poor. I did go into this purchase knowing this full well though, so I can't completely knock this console's credibility. The content is coming, and we all remember that the Nintendo 3DS's launch line up was super poor as well, and now it's rivaling the bohemoths like the 360 and the PS3; leaving the Vita in the dust. The touch screen is great, and I love that you are able to play games, even when someone wants to watch TV. I find myself playing games in bed before I sleep, even though the console is hooked up to the television in the living room. I also love the incorporation of the MiiVerse. I only wish that I could give this console a 5 star review, however, at this point, the console lacks the most important element when playing games... it lacks games. Also, if you get the 8GB version, be sure you have a compatible external hard drive, because you're going to need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, underrated console

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    Galengwath
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    As fans of the nintendo wii, my wife And I recently sprung for a Wii U. It shares a lot of similarities with the original Wii, but has plenty of new features (and upcoming new games) for it to be worthwhile for Nintendo fans. Of course it's not without drawbacks. Porting saved game files and downloading updates took a long time initially, and the system has to be rebooted to play old Wii games, but those are pretty minor quibles. Likewise its hardware isn't as great as the upcoming Sony and Microsoft consoles, but the draw here is really traditional Nintendo titles. Granted, there are't a lot of games put yet, but there are plenty more in the pipeline. While it certainly is't the groundbreaker that the original Wii or NES were, the U is a capable console that promises lots of quality nintendo play in the years to come. I'm glad we bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great system for old fashioned game lovers

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    Teremei
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    With the WiiU, what you're gonna get is all the great Nintendo games, Mario 3D, Luigi, Zelda, Metroid, Pikmin, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and hopefully some new IPs, all with nice current gen PS3 level graphics. The WiiU will not compete graphically with the PS4 or Xbox One. But that is ok, if all you want is awesome quality games and an affordable console. The tablet controller is unique in that most games you can play entirely on the tablet without ever having to turn the TV on. Seeing New Super Mario Bros U on that tablet controller makes me feel like I'm playing a large portable instead of a game console. And that is kind of a unique experience. Overall I rate WiiU a 9 for fun and 6 for tech (since it's gonna lag behind most of the next gen games on other platforms).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's great if you're a Nintendo fan

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    CaulkR
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    The Wii U is great for its audience- the die hard Nintendo fans, and the people who just want to play first party Nintendo games. I think everyone has learned this by now- since the Gamecube, and maybe starting with the 64, you buy a Nintendo so that you can play their awesome first party games when they come out. I can't forsee Nintendo making any progress in converting Sony or Microsoft users (even though I'm sure many people buy multiple consoles). I wouldn't recommend this to someone who is only going to purchase one console. Everything runs fine- I personally don't care for the interface of the Wii and the Wii U, but it's nice having some of the social features that were lacking with the Wii.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good but can't say I'm amazed

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    g0lf3r
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    The machine is a good upgrade to the initial Wii. They did a great job with the new screen/pad and smart to make the wii controllers compatible. Integrating the old Wii is a bit odd as you run a separate app/emulator for the games. Not a big issue but it's not native either and the freezes on the old wii games still happen on the new one. To update the machine when you first turn it on takes 30-45 minutes, a lot of time for an initial experience. Also to migrate your old wii data to the new one is a very long process as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile system that's great for all!

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    flagg122
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    I really like this game system. Although, there aren't a lot of adult games, the games that they do have have amazing graphics. I am able to browse the internet without saving the game and I can come back to the game easily at anytime. The nintendo eshop doesn't have any "channels" that can be added that aren't games. I assume they will come out with some in a short time. Overall, the system is a lot of fun, especially with the game pad. You can do a lot with the game pad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    fun console

    Posted
    rydo25
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    with backwards compatibility with wii controls and games, and more fun games upcoming for this console, i recommend getting it if you have the extra cash lying around. the controller can feel big at times but you get used to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My kids are enjoying it, but I am looking for more

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    GamerSince1980
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    This is a solid product with a unique user interface. However, the current roster of games doesn't really take advantage of the UI. If Zelda, Smash Brothers, and the other Nintendo franchises prove innovative, then the system would easily get a 5 star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to use and navigate

    Posted
    GettinMovin
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    Not a big gamer, basically got for the exercise games, but still a good value even if used just for that. Always good that you can also still play the old Wii games on it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not to different than the original system.

    Posted
    Tonsoffun83
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    I've found the best games are kids games and workout games. The action adventure and first person shooter are still more enjoyable to play on a PS3 or XBox

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Nicole1988
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    I love this gaming system only complaint is the console freezes every now and then. Save your game whenever you can!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great overall

    Posted
    Christofn05
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    Me and my friends play together and love the game pad it adds a new element to the gameplay

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for kids

    Posted
    DanDaOneDJ
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    My eight year old loves it. Nintendo has always been geared for the younger game players.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice game system

    Posted
    FTBno24
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    Great game system, but Nintendo needs to put out more new games for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    LukiLink
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    Bought it for my 4 year old son and he loves it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Raiden74
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    Best game system for a family.wish there wad more games

    I would recommend this to a friend