Pros Finally, an HD display, Controller is more comfortable than the Wii remote, small and compact, Miiverse integrated, motion controls work well, backwards compatible with every previous Nintendo console (through download).
Cons Very little games to actually play on it that don't come out in 2014, only one Gamepad compatible, Gamepad has only 3 hours of life, long download times.
Summary The Wii U has so much potential, so many possibilities, but wastes so much of it with its significant lack of games.
In terms of hardware, the Wii U is step up from the Wii in almost every single way, but squanders them with long download times and short battery life on the Gamepad.
The lack of games makes it really hard to just pick up this console and play it, (I haven't touched it in 5 months), even though I really wish I could. The controller, while it's pretty large, at least feels more natural than holding a Wii remote for most games.
The large and responsive touch screen is large enough to see clearly, but still, again very large for a controller screen.
The integration of Miiverse is interesting, and for the most, part it's quite helpful and convenient for most games on the Wii U.
However, after over a year, the Wii U's main limitation is, once again it's blatant lack of games, which are the primary reason for the console's downfall in terms of sales figures.
Pros Great Games
New way to play that - when used correctly - is a lot a fun.
Actually a Next-Gen Gaming Console
Cons None, unless you count bad marketing from Nintendo.
Summary Great Gaming Console from Nintendo.
If only Nintendo knew how to market it to the right people, GAMERS as well as families.
Pros More powerful than a PS3 or Xbox 360
HD Nintento Games- Mario, Zelda, ect.
The games are made by Nintendo=Better
Game Pad remindes me of DS
Cons E store is linked to console not account
No Ethernet port!
Summary With new games like Super Mario 3D World and Wind Waker HD out the line up of games is way better than other next gen systems. It is a nintento with more power than a ps3! Graphics are great and the games really set it appart. There is nothing like the new mario game on other systems. Every level is creative and refreshing. Honestly a contender for GOTY. Way better than COD MW3.5, I mean Ghosts...
Pros 1. Backwards compatible with Wii software and Wii accessories.
2. Varied and respectable library of games going into the holidays.
3. Several games let you choose between different controllers.
4. Off-TV play with the gamepad is great and convenient.
Cons 1. Third party titles are often gimped ports of PS3/360 games.
2. Gamepad has a poor battery life.
Summary Nintendo has had nearly a year to make the Wii U an attractive product, and they have had a pretty rocky ride. Software releases have been scarce and spaced out, but in recent times it has received a decent slew of third party titles like Splinter Cell: Blacklist and first party titles like Wind Waker HD to bolster its library.
The capabilities of the system range from acceptable to pretty good. The online is functional, though apparently varying in effectiveness between people - for some it works, for others it doesn't. Many games are made available from the eShop on a weekly basis, and Wii backwards compatibility means that Wii owners get to play their Wii downloads (like Virtual Console and WiiWare games) without any fuss.
The backwards compatibility also means that the console can utilize Wii controllers for immediate use in multiplayer games, meaning that Wii owners have a significantly lower hurdle to jump when buying the console.
With the holiday's releases coming up, and a respectable line-up of alluring titles awaiting in 2014, the Wii U is looking to only get stronger moving forward. Recommended purchase for Wii owners.
Pros dual screen tablet pad awesomeness easy fast internet connection
Cons slow updates
Summary so i brought the Wii u the other day and thought id do a little review. If any one was thinking of getting one don't listen to all the bad hype it has received. It is an amazing machine it hasn't got the power and graphics of the big hitters that are to come but it holds its own with its own style of beauty and unique game play. Its silent as a ghost while and quite small probably a quarter of the size of a 360. The new pad is awesome its basically a tablet which brings features that complement the console nicely. These features make it appealing as a entertainment system much like the new Xbox one in the fact that it does a load more then just play games. There are two draw backs though that i have ran into though. 1 the start up system updates can take ages so if you buy it as a gift its best to do this before giving it away especially if your giving it to a younger more inpatient person and 2 it does take a little while around 5 to 10 seconds to go back to the main menu from games and apps. The only other thing is the lack of defining games out at the moment but with huge titles in the pipeline plus the few that are out already its a good steal at only £260. It has the ability to become my favorite machine once it grows into its full potential.