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Nintendo Wii U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3098 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. Comments about the price and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and size also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the connectivity. There are some negative comments about the portability.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Nintendo Wii U from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People are impressed by the game selection and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability and portability.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

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: (

Nintendo Wii U review


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.

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 promised consumers a modern HD gaming console, and the Wii U delivers on that promise ... in some respects. Games look gorgeous (HD Mario!); the risky controller is another successful control innovation; and there's a ton of promise on the...

Nov, 2012

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Expert review by: Ryan Fleming (

Nintendo Wii U review


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

The Wii U is a difficult piece of hardware to review for two reasons. First, it is unavoidably competing with hardware that exists in a different space, and second, the entire system is betting on a future that isn’t entirely clear yet.

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,...

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

This could one day be a great console, or a bad one — right now it's in no-man's-land

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: S21 (

Nintendo Wii U review


The Nintendo Wii U continues the motion gaming that fans of the Wii are used to, while adding extra features using a new controller with its own touchscreen.

Research from claims that one in ten gamers will buy the new Wii U system within its first few days of release. A third of those questioned say they plan to buy one in the future. Should you be one of them?

Nov, 2012

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

Expert review by: (

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: 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

The Wii U is now over 18 months old, and as any gamer will know, a hell of a lot can happen in that time. Most significant has been the launch of the Xbox One and PS4, which officially fired the starting gun on the new-gen race.

May, 2014

Product Specifications


Distribution type:Download / Physical media
USK rating:12


Video memory:32


Built-In Optical Drive: Yes