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5.0 out of 5 stars Wii U Console Review by Mature Gamer, 4 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack - Black (Video Game)
I have been considering buying a Wii U since I first heard rumors about 'project cafe'.
I followed all the news updates, watched the launch, read the reviews, and listened to all the negative opinions on Nintendo from so called 'hardcore' gamers. I decided not to buy one.

I have been gaming for nearly 30 years and recently have gotten a bit fed up with games.
I have owned the many consoles over the years, Nes, Atari XE, Commodore C64, Amiga 600, Snes, Mega Drive, 32X, PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS Vita. But over the past year or two games have lost their 'magic'.

Well I decided to take a punt and make the Wii U the last game console I purchase. My 'swan song' if you like.
I have not made a mistake. It is fantastic!! What a breath of fresh air!!
I remember smiling and laughing when playing games as a kid, now I am laughing my head off again playing Mario.

Pros.
Price
Tablet, what a great idea. I can play Mario on the sofa when the wife watches her soaps!
Exclusive Nintendo games
HD MARIO!! It looks stunning on a full HD tv.
HD Zelda to be released next year, Smash Bros later this year.
Accessibility to 'non gamers' (even my wife plays it)
Family friendly
Nostalgia - via the online virtual console you can download and play those old Nes and Snes games. Street Fighter 2 Turbo on the game pad? Yes please!!

Cons
Picks up every fingerprint and speck of dust.
No DVD/Blu-Ray drive.

You may have read ignorant comments/reviews from so called 'hardcore gamers' who disregard the Wii U.
Well I bet a lot of them have not played it, or have vested interests in XBox or Playstation.

If you are a bit like me and have lost faith in modern gaming, try the Wii U, it may surprise you.
Like wise if you have a family, the Wii U is a must buy.
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