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Nintendo WII U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 reviews of Nintendo WII U. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. The connectivity and reliability get less positive reviews, and there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

usability, price, family , design, size

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo WII U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 566 reviews)

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Expert review by: Raymond Wong (

Nintendo Wii U Review


The Wii was an unstoppable juggernaut. The underpowered console has sold over 100.9 million consoles worldwide since it was released in 2006....


Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Nintendo Wii U


Nintendo is stepping into the next generation of game systems, which is a cross between the current gen and a concept we've never seen before. The Nintendo Wii U is the company's first high-definition game system, and its graphical power rivals the...

Ambitious design. Tons of gaming potential. Solid gaming and media feature set. TVii vastly improves the television-watching experience with guides and recommendations

ole and Gamepad Design ; While the Wii U looks as slender and compact as the original Wii, it's much heftier (but still more than a pound lighter than the recently slimmed-down Sony PlayStation 3). It weighs 3.4 pounds and measures 10.5 inches long...

The Wii U, Nintendo's first step into high-definition gaming, is an ambitious console that's brimming with potential, even if that potential hasn't quite been realized yet.

Jan, 2013


Expert review by: Ryan Fleming (

Nintendo Wii U


And so it begins. The next generation of console wars has begun, and Nintendo is proudly standing out in front, holding the smoking gun after firing the first shot. The Wii U has arrived, despite the long and bewildering path it took to get here.

A fresh, original way to look at gaming ; GamePad means previous released best-sellers can be ported to the Wii U with a new twist ; Can play console-quality games on the GamePad without the TV ; Miiverse is a ready-made community ; Backwards...

Much of the software has been delayed ; Short battery life on GamePad ; Relatively high price compared to rivals ; Won’t play Blu-rays or DVDs, and does not have an onboard video player ; No networking abilities ; Tiny internal hard drive forces you to...

Nintendo’s philosophy with the Wii U is one of evolution rather than competition.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (

Nintendo Wii U review


I love my Nintendo Wii. I'm basically unbeatable at Wii Tennis and can hold my own in Wii Bowling (though my six-year-old nephew beats me pretty handily). My family's Wii Fit has been well-loved, and I've saved the world more than a few times in Call...

When it's used right, the GamePad is a great feature ; More portable than most consoles ; Online features are well-implemented

Clunky, cheap build quality ; Laggy interface ; GamePad's use is confusing and unclear

Years after the Wii upended the gaming industry, Nintendo takes on consoles present and future

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ben Gilbert (

Nintendo Wii U review


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Innovative, comfortable controller ; Backward-compatible with last-gen Wii ; Off-screen play fundamentally changes console gaming

Incredibly short battery life on GamePad ; Slow, antiquated UI ; Confusing social functionality

Nintendo's Wii U is full of promise, but it may have launched prematurely. Longtime gamers will want to snap one up immediately, but mainstream users should wait a few months before diving in.

Expert review by: JC Fletcher (

Review: Nintendo Wii U


The Nintendo Wii U is an important system. It's the first step into the next console generation, after the longest generation to date. It's Nintendo's first console after the world-changing anomaly that is the Wii. It's an attempt to create a new...

Nov, 2012

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Nintendo Wii U Launches in 2012


Nintendo rocked the house at E3 2011 by revealing the upcoming console, Nintendo Wii U. Like always, the company targets to completely change and innovate the gaming world with their most up-to-date console; one of the examples is Wii U. It is a...

Dec, 2011


Expert review by: (

Nintendo Wii U


The Nintendo Wii U takes an early lead from its competitors by introducing a new console with impressive possibilities. However, graphically, it's trying to catch up to the rest of the gaming world. Nintendo's GamePad offers a new way to play games,...

The tablet controller offers unique gameplay mechanics with creative possibilities, like internet browsing and new ways to enjoy multiplayer games

Most games only support one tablet controller

The Nintendo Wii U's new control scheme offers a fun new way to play games without requiring additional purchases.

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Nintendo Wii U review: The underdog rises


The Nintendo Wii U has been called a lot of things since its launch at the tail-end of 2012. Most of them far from positive. But two years on, and in the wake of the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches, Nintendo's underdog is on the up; it's a...

An excellent range of exclusive and essential titles, backwards compatible with Wii titles, GamePad is conceptually interesting

GamePad shortcomings (limited range, battery life), third party support lacks in favour of PS4 and XB1, slow operating system

Even two years after launch the Wii U can't shake off its day one issues. The GamePad controller is undeniably large, its communication distance to the console is limited, no more than one can be used at a time, there's no multi-touch functionality and...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (

Nintendo Wii U review


What can that GamePad really do?

Innovative GamePad ; Nintendo's finally in HD ; Miiverse is great ; Cheaper than Xbox One and PS4 ; A few excellent titles

Poor GamePad battery life ; GamePad potential not being realised ; Too few games ; Basic set isn't a great deal

By the end of 2014 the Wii U could be a four-star console. As for now, it remains a unique gaming machine with a lot of potential still waiting to be tapped into.

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Bundle:No / With Accessories / With Software / With Software and Accessories


Basic Colour:Black / White
Software Medium:CD-ROM / DVD

General Features

System of Console:Wii U
Table / Portable:Table