Review of The Wii U

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.

Pros:

Touch Screen(Could be a con for some people).

Exclusive Nintendo titles.

Miiverse(Has potential) .

Interesting YouTube interface.

Netflix.

Backward compatible with Wii games.

Compatible with old Wii controllers.

Access to a stockpile of retro video games.

 

Cons:

No Twitch.TV .

Lack of third party titles.

No Crunchyroll.

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.

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