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Nintendo Wii U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3141 reviews of Nintendo Wii U. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The design and size also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the portability.

usability, size, design, reliability, price

portability

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo Wii U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Nintendo Wii U from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the game selection and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability and portability.

price, usability, design, size, game selection

portability, reliability

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

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Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (ubergizmo.com)

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....

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Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Nintendo Wii U

 

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.

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

Wii U gamepad screen is resistive and resolution is low. Sluggish menu. Short gamepad battery life. No Netflix integration in TVii. Software transfer process is unnecessarily convoluted.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Ryan Fleming (digitaltrends.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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 (s21.com)

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 VoucherCodes.co.uk 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 (joystiq.com)

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: (etechreviews.net)

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

TOP TEN REVIEWS - EXELLENCE

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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: Andrew Hayward (techradar.com)

Nintendo Wii U review

 

What can that GamePad really do?

Innovative GamePad ; Nintendo's finally in HD ; Improved online approach ; Large launch lineup ; Pro bundle solidly priced

Poor GamePad battery life ; Sluggish menus and interface ; Online issues, delayed features ; Lacks early system seller ; Basic set is a bad deal

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Features

Distribution type:Download / Physical media
USK rating:12

Performance

Video memory:32

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N