"Nintendo does it again. Fun!"4.5 starson by BetoAguirre
Pros: High Definition games
Excellent tablet with screen, fast and responsive
Tablet controller has own volume
Can turn off tv or change channel and still play some full games on tablet; amazing!
Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc. Will only get better
Cons: Slow load times within the system features/apps (hopefully a patch comes soon enough), but not that big of a deal, just annoying at times.
Summary: My Wii has been collecting dust for a couple of years now. Nintendo decided to release a new console and the Wii U is a hit! I love the 1080p HD, the tablet with a built in screen is excellent! It fits perfectly into your hand and the screen is clear and super responsive with the finger or stylus provided. They say the battery lasts a short 3.5 hours, but Nintendo gives you a big long cord to plug into the wall so you can charge while you play and it's not intrusive at all.
When you unbox and plug it in, there is an update that takes forever. When I say forever, I mean about 2 hours. That is a very long time, but I understand. There were some new features and additions to the UI and software, which I'll gladly wait patiently for. It's WiFi only out of the box and that's perfectly ok. The signal is decent strength in the living room, the Wii U showed full bars.
Ive had the joy of playing "Just Dance 4" and "ZombiU" and both games were great. You still use the Wii Motion Plus controls from the old Nintendo, but if you have just regular Wiimotes, then you need to either buy a discontinued adapter you can buy here on Amazon or Gamestop, or upgrade to a new Wii Motion Plus controller ($39.99). So far everyone who has played this Wii U has loved it and no reason not to at this point.
The only downside that I've noticed so far is the long load time between menu features (about 15-20 seconds). I'm sure Nintendo will patch and speed that up some. Other than that, I don't see anything to bicker about.
I recommend it.