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Nintendo Wii U Console - Wii U

Nintendo shows that it dances to the beat of its own drum with the Wii U. A massive controller with a screen allows games to be played in the bathroom or on the big screen via HDMI output (until it runs out of batteries). While sales have been less than expected, Nintendo fans love the quirky styling, social features and all-star Nintendo games lineup.
  • Release date: 2012
  • Genre: Console
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Players: 1-Player, Co-op, Online Multiplayer
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tom55213
I might say this but its better than X-BOX ONE so get a Wii U you.
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tonkinese
a really great console with lots to offer
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oyabungaijin
I agree with Derek's stance on the Wii U. It's a good system, and will prove itself over time.
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Penless
Claims of Nintendo making quality hardware is a thing of the past. It's painful because the Wii U has GREAT games. But I bought a white Wii U at launch at Gamestop. 5-6 months later the disc drive crapped out on me- wouldn't take in discs. So I by a Deluxe black one at Target. 8-9 months later... SAME ISSUE! The drive doesn't want to take in the disc. And I slot my discs in gently to AVOID disc drive issues. I've NEVER had issues like this with Nintendo hardware in the past. Unreliable system.
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Imperial Khador
I believe that the Wii U has a 1 year manufacturer warranty. Hopefully you checked that out before buying the second system.
 
luigiman87
It MIGHT be true though BUT, your console SHOULD come with a warranty. I'm not sure how long, but you just happen to be unlucky.
 
luigiman87
Don't listen to him! This is most likely a COMPLETE LIE! I don't have those problems. However, if you did research, it would tell you that if anything, the Wii U has reported EXTREMELY low failure rates! (if anything it's the PS4 & Xbox one that have the higher failure rates!
 
sherberttcat
Wow. Nitnendo has really fallen flat on their faces.
 
meepok1
While the Wii U is lacking in some aspects it is not a bad console at all. Sure, it doesn't have all that much 3rd party support, but that doesn't make it a bad console.
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chronictron
its not a bad system, I feel it was just not as thought out to be ahead of its time like the Wii was when it came out.
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sherberttcat
If I wanted dual screen gaming, I would have bought a fucking DS!
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osama
i am not fan of Nintendo, but really i can't understand this company !! i think they live in another world...
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pokemonkid8
EXTREMELY underrated. Buy one of these now if you love nintendo franchises such as mario, zelda, Yoshi, Metroid, super smash bros, mario kart. Buy one of these when nintendo when they need you most, you won't regret it.
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Sierra
Great console. Only downfall for the Wii U is the lack of online multiplayer game play.
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ian2600
ive played it its not to good.
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pokemonkid8
What?! That's the least proof I've ever seen in a review. The wii u is outstanding, you might have played nintendo land for 5 minutes and said, "where's the call of duty, and daaaaaaa graaaaaphiccsssss, dey suck!". The wii u also has a huge library of games aswell.
 
egames101
the wii u gets a lot of hate but you shouldn't listen to them as the wii u is a great console and if the game developers give it a try in creative ways they could get people buying wii u's just for this game like the xbox with halo or the ps3 with the last of us so give the wii U a chance.
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psycatic
Yes it's getting lots of bad press at the moment. It's my favourite console of the current generation. Nintendo doing what Nintendo do best, thinking outside of the box and producing a unique gaming experience.
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dmbshooter
I received the Zelda edition for my birthday in November and I love it!! Guys try the Nintendo eShop game NES REMIX.
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chronobound
I just picked one up. I actually really like it. The controller has a lot of functions and because of its individual charm and classic games as mentioned in the video how could you pass it up?
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pokemonkid8
Exactly the wii u is the best next gen system.
 
dmbshooter
Thumbs Up!
 
cheeseman2001
it's great. I love the games and the features.
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henyu
i own this console
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PlayTooReview
Love this console. I am very happy to say, I think this is a superior console to the Xbox 360 or the PS3
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PlayTooReview
And here is the Nintendo centric fan he is talking about
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jnugent
After one week of playing our Nintendo Wii U, I have to give it 5 stars. Certainly the most unique gaming experience I've ever had. I grew up with Bally Astrocade and Atari 2600, consoles have certainly come a long way since then! The Wii U Game Pad is a bit large, but lightweight and easy to use. This is an underrated console which will appeal to anyone and everyone, they just have to try it once and see. Wonderful graphics, awesome UI! Nintendo, you've done it again!
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horsenwelles
its seriously a fantastic system with a different feel than any and all competition. the gamepad is a wonderful controller with a nice screen that acts as a DS lower screen with 1080p and is supported mechanically by all the upcoming developers. it has a nice, simple, smaller design, it works with wii games AND wii controllers. i really love its miiverse and its artistic applications. its just a wonderful system that feels unique and has some incredible releases for it.
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reiber184
This a great console with a lot of personality. The launch wasnt so great but they have put out some great games for it since then. Even if you have a xbox or Playstation or pc. Get a wii u for the exclusives.
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flyingace747
Great first party games and thankfully better 3rd party support than wii. The graphics are actually pretty impressive. Everything looks really sharp. Wind Waker HD is probably the best looking game I've actually played on a console because its native 1080p not upscaled.
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Squid Invasion
The Wii U isn't a bad console at all and games look fantastic on it however once again Nintendo's emphasis on region locking is still going to be a deal breaker for many people and unless you are a huge fan of Nintendo's first party titles then the WiiU is worth it otherwise if you only play multiplatform games then you might want to look elsewhere.
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zombie399
While it may feature great Nintendo classics,you buying this console really depends on how much you want to play them. Sadly, with no friends to play it with, a real lack of key 3rd party support, and the fact that I just can't justify spending $350 just to play fairly repetitious Mario and Zelda games, means that although it may be a decent console, it's one that only hardcore Nintendoids should buy.
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jnugent
I have to disagree on the lack of 3rd party support. You might want to do some research here. Sega, Ubisoft, Activision, THQ, Disney, EA, Capcom (new Resident Evil title!). I read all the time about lack of 3rd party support, yet all you have to do is peruse all of the Wii U titles to see this is simply not true. Give it time, and this console will quickly become the most popular amongst the general public.
 
SnappyJon
The Wii U is a great TV games console. You get HD graphics on your big screen, and game play with Nintendo's finest cast of characters. The Gamepad is a useful screen and controller, and you still have backwards compatibility with your original Wii games using Wiimotes and Nunchuks on the TV. The lack of storage (only 32GB with the Deluxe model) can easily be remedied with a 2TB USB external Hard Drive. Don't listen to the nay sayers. Check it out for yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised!
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EnerG
The Wii U. Obviously this console isn't doing well in sales, but it's actually fun...with friends. I just can't take it very seriously. The Wii U is the best for parties, with plenty of awesome party games, but I wouldn't recommend it for anything else. The Wii U gamepad is pretty cool, but the system overall seems like the Wii Plus. I can't recommend this as a serious gaming console. Mainly because the hardware.
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darklycan51
The best "next gen" console, doesn't use cloud computing which is a failure, supports 1080p which is the same as ps4/xbox one (neither of them support 4k so the rest doesn't matter) and has miiverse and awesome games (and specially exclusives) the ps4 and xbox one are outdated however the wii u will be able to survive way more years than what the Ps4/Xbox One will because of the same fact that it was born knowing it's underpowered while ps4/xbox one users don't know theirs already is underpwred.
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waltz157
As a long time supporter of the Wii U, I'm so elated to finally see the console get more attention from big retailers and news sites. I highly recommend this console, as the games already out for it and the ones soon to release are breathtakingly gorgeous. While on paper it doesn't have the horsepower of the PS4 nor the XB1, Nintendo (along with others Sega, and Platinum) prove time and time again that they can make impressive looking games that are memorable and remarkable to experience.
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flemington202
The wiiu is yet another fun innovative console from nintendo. With some 3rd party support and great games being now put on the wiiu( mass effect, cod, batman,etc) and epic games from nintendo themselves, Nintendo just needs to advertise there game more to be a great console
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Pekka
I love Nintendo Wii U. I play games since 1998 and my first console was PlayStation. I played a bit NES. Then skipped PS2 (played SDC games that were published for PC), then got PSP. PS3 was a huge step in the future gaming. But Nintendo U steps even further. Graphics are 1080p only, Gamepad and the Pro controller are gorgeous, Miiverse and e-Shop are great etc. And it has already a bunch of awesome games. And after all you can watch ClassicGameRoom on it! And the browsing experience's killer!
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James Stewart
A good idea from Nintendo, but I can't help feeling like the Wii-U is a giant console version of the Nintendo DS. That being said, like the DS, I think there is, or was a lot of potential for the system, but said potential goes unused. Needs more advertising, and better games for the system, but sadly, right now, there is not much on offer.
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thehunters500
It's a good console but nintendo needs to advertise it more.
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Vectrexotron
The Nintendo Wii U is fairly different from it's competition, with graphics that aren't as complex as the PS4 and Xbox One, but still manages to deliver a much more refined Nintendo experience that nobody should pass up.
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