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5.0 out of 5 stars Now the AAA games are on the way & the price has dropped, it's the right time to buy a Wii U, 2 Mar. 2014
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I've been looking into buying a Wii U for a few months now. But I held back due to feeling that the £239 price tag seemed too high. Since I own an Xbox One already, it'd be Nintendo's first party titles only that I'd want the console for.

After the review of Super Mario 3D World and then seeing Amazon drop the price to £189.99 for the Premium pack, it took me all of 30 seconds to decide and click buy.

I just have the one game so far (Mario 3D), but that game itself is so outstanding that I'm very pleased I bought the Wii U and at a great price.

The controller feels light and responsive and being able to play a game on the gamepad is a great feature. Battery life is quite short and lasts around 3 hours. This doesn't bother me as I rarely get the time to play for longer than that in one sitting.

Both the graphics and sounds are excellent and the console certainly doesn't seem underpowered when I compare the Wii U to my Xbox One. Mario 3D World looks fantastic in 1080p HD running at 60fps. And it happens to be one of the best, most fun games I've ever played. Just not quite reaching the lofty heights that Mario Galaxy did. But close.

At 36 years old I don't find myself interested in Nintendoland or the Mii-Universe, but they are well presented and I'm sure appeals to younger players. The classic games have a lot of appeal and growing up with a SNES, it's good to be able to get those games again. Youtube and Netfilx run well on the system and the upcoming TVii looks promising.

The Wii U has received a lot of negative press and Nintendo did make marketing mistakes with the name. Maybe 'Super Wii' would have caught attention better. But things are looking up in 2014 - With Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country, Mario Bros U, Super Smash Bros out or coming soon, I'd recommend a Wii U to any gamers who appreciate fantastic Nintendo games. They're even better now they're in HD.

This may be my 'second system', but I can see it getting a LOT of play. No regrets at all buying this console.

For the money, the ability to play first party Nintendo games and how much I've enjoyed using the Wii U so far, I'll give it FIVE STARS.
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