I know the Wii U has been out now for over a year but I feel now, more than ever, that current reviews are important. This month I decided that it was time to buy a new system. As a person who has owned Xbox from day one, I wanted to go with the Xbox One. But after doing a bit of research, I decided that I was going to buy the Wii U. The reason I made this decision was the lack of exclusive games for the Xbox One. I also like to give new products time to get some updates out to fix current bugs. Also the lack of people I know who own the system is kind of a turn off. But I am noticing more people on my social networking accounts purchasing the system, so I will more than likely purchase one soon so I can play with everyone.
Out of the box, the Wii U is a great system. The touch screen is very cool, but I thought it kind of defeated the purpose of a console since you just want to watch the touch screen when you have the option to. I was pleased with the selection of games available. Being a Nintendo kid, I was happy to find out that there were already a few Mario titles released and a remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
So overall I am going to go over some of the pros and cons of the Wii U and hopefully this will help you make a decision on whether or not the Wii U is right for you.
Touch Screen(Could be a con for some people).
Exclusive Nintendo titles.
Miiverse(Has potential) .
Interesting YouTube interface.
Backward compatible with Wii games.
Compatible with old Wii controllers.
Access to a stockpile of retro video games.
No Twitch.TV .
Lack of third party titles.
Behind in technology compared to Xbox One and PS4.
Lack of social network integration.
Lack of multiplayer titles.
So overall I think the Wii U has a lot of potential but before they reach that potential the Xbox One and PS4 might catch up where is lacking right now, in exclusive titles. I think just like Apple, Nintendo has developed a great brand that people love, so they will continue to sell systems. But this will only get them so far.