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Nintendo WII U

Nintendo WII U
alaScore 93

91 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Nintendo WII U. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers like that it is suitable for the whole family. The design is also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the connectivity and portability are different. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

design, family

usability, price, size, reliability

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 91 reviews)

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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.


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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.

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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


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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.

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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...


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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.

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The Nintendo Wii U is nearly here and T3 was invited along for a preview of the console that will be hitting shops for Christmas

Tactile, multi-use GamePad ; Full HD graphics at last ; Genuinely revolutionary

Weak GamePad battery life ; No launch games for 2 GamePads ; Need More Wii-U specific games

Much like the PlayStation Vita, we think people are under-estimating the Wii U's potential as a system for advancing the way we play games. The "handheld console within your house" angle appeals massively, taking proper triple-A games off the big TV to...

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Console launches don't happen very often. So when Nintendo announced the Wii U - its sixth generation gaming machine - back in 2011 it should have been cause for the usual ruckus of pant-wetting over-excitement.

Reasonable selection of launch titles, Nintendo exclusives, GamePad conceptually innovative, backwards compatible with Wii titles

GamePad shortcomings, questionable ongoing third party support, slow OS

The Wii U will divide opinion, or at least the GamePad certainly will. Although we've not seen how complete the console is with full internet connectivity, we're impressed with the exclusive games and how they play. If Nintendo can keep that up then...

Best Buy!

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For the past six years, the Nintendo Wii has been a bit of a joke compared to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Its novel use of motion controls helped it sell by the bucket load when it was first released in 2006, so much so that nearly everyone and...

It may not be super powerful, but Nintendo delivers a fun and innovative new console that finally gets online right

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It's almost unbelievable that Nintendo launched the original Wii eight years ago. A games console that changed the way people viewed gaming, one that meant anyone young or old could pick up a controller and play almost without instruction. Updated on...

The Wii U isn't quite the game changer that the Wii was all those years ago, but it's certainly a lot of fun. The GamePad is unique, innovative and holds tonnes of potential for future titles – we hope they can use it well. Backwards compatibility with...

Product Specifications

Bundle: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