Nintendo has been struggling recently. Many think that Nintendo’s most recent console, the Wii U, is actually an add-on to the Wii. This definitely is not true. In fact, the Wii U is much better than the Wii, and has multiple features that will definitely make you want one.
First of all, the best part about the Wii U is the games. Let me list some; Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, New Super Mario Bros. U, Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Maker, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Wolly World, Xenoblade Chronicles X, ZombiU, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, and upcoming Star Fox and Zelda games should definitely make you want the Wii U.
Did I mention that all your original Wii games can also be played on the Wii U, and that your save data, channels, downloaded games, and Miis can all be transferred to the Wii U as well?
Also, the Wii U has quite alot of ways to play. You can use the Wii Remote, the Nunchuck, the Classic Controller (which is similar to the PlayStation controller), the Wii U Pro Controller (which is similar to the Xbox 360 controller), the old GameCube controller, and, of course, the Wii U GamePad! Speaking of the Wii U GamePad, it’s very important to your Wii U experience, and is pretty useful for certain games.
There’s a pretty great feature you can do with your GamePad. If you have some Picasso in you, there’s a social media called miiverse that lets you draw, and an entire game dedicated to drawing! Miiverse doesn’t only let you draw, however. You can post screenshots of the games you play, Yeah! posts, and follow others. I, personally, use Miiverse to be updated on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, because Masahiro Sakurai has a picture of the day on that game’s miiverse community.
The internet browser on the Wii U is neat, too. You can put up a video on YouTube, and then go to another tab and do whatever you need to! Also, you can share images of the games you play to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr!
One of the things the Wii U focuses on is playing with family. Many Wii U games have online multplayer. But if you have a few extra controllers and some family over, the Wii U does exactly what it’s made for; making people have fun!
Also, for those who prefer Xbox One or PlayStation 4, I can’t blame you. The Wii U isn’t perfect. The Wii U’s online is a little archaic, and is not as powerful as the other next-gen consoles. However, the Wii U has GREAT graphics (some games can go 1080p and 60fps) and the multiple ways to play that are useful for the gamer who’s tired of a traditional controller.
Now, I digress. I hope that my blog post influences your gaming decision, and I also hope that the Wii U is how U will play next!