Nintendo Wii U Next-Gen Game Console

Here’s one next from Nintendo, a serious contender, a firm promise-giver, a meticulous and complex candidate—released very lately and is expected to boom this holiday season, the Wii U.

Priced at $300 for the ‘standard’ version with 8GB of flash storage and comes packed in a white nutshell, the Nintendo Wii U bears to give potential users a brand new experience on home gaming while enjoying some modern features like wireless streaming and web browsing. The Wii U also comes in a black-cased $350 ‘deluxe’ edition wherein the proprietary ‘Nintendo Land’ is included.

The console itself is slightly longer when compared to its predecessor, but the aesthetics is still remarkable upon unboxing. Capable of being stored flat or standing, the console itself has a very glossy somewhat plasticky finish that attracts prints and smudges. Adding to this, the console is capable of handling different controllers and input devices from predecessors, but for today’s version accommodates the new Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller, and the new Wii U Gamepad, which the latter is our main concern.

The Gamepad of the Nintendo Wii U looks too big than what is expected by people after Nintendo’s consistent pronunciation of sleek handheld controls, but the design gets more than what it simply looks like. It looks like a big bar of soap actually, and is actually almost as long as the console itself. Nevertheless, what makes this Gamepad so remarkable is that it now has a 6.3-inch resistive touch screen that facilitate some games like showing additional menus, adding some touch-sensitive controls, entertaining some smartphone-type gestures, but as tested, the screen more performed like it’s just the ‘pause’ menu during game breaks.

The Gamepad, however, does not stop its twist on the big display, but what is more from within is a good processor for both CPU and GPU that makes users provoke an Apple-ish experience. What this means is that users get a speedy experience with no recordable lags so far, and is able to experience apps much like an Android system. The apps and games may be way too far to be enough for potential users to enjoy for now, and the interface itself needs a lot more improvement for the device itself to be tagged as ‘smart’ or ‘intuitive.’ O, and there’s a web browser inside, but it does not really work that well compared to smartphones of today.

It is still not sure for all of us if previous Nintendo Wii U users can play their old-stricken Wii games in this new console. However, with the said Nintendo Land, the Wii U looked like it is now aiming for more users—or viewers, at least—to enjoy the content, if not the games. The said inclusion also looks like it aims to be more family-friendly, that is, no age restrictions whether it be reasoned by content, language, scenes, etc. However, there’s a contradicting stream here: the Wii promises potential users also that big bloody or banging games will be showcased in this new console; the game ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ is something played solely and is age-sensitive, right?

Lastly, the Nintendo Wii U looks overly crowded from within like being a universal remote control also that it burns itself down in power. As tested consecutively, the Gamepad itself is usable for but only about three hours—and unluckily, you have to charge the device via a USB port for less than three hours as well. For my verdict, the Wii U of Nintendo looks like it tries to reshape user experience with Wii and any other gaming console, but it seemed also like it missed the target by showcasing some few things unnecessary but digesting bigger things this console itself is not really made to swallow, at least for now. Thankfully, the Wii U has a price that rivals some competing consoles like the Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3.

Nintendo Wii U Price in the Philippines:
Approximately Php 13,500.00

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Comments

  1. I am planning to buy wii the old one, I just need it to lose weight so I can play the boxing. How much does it cost now?

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