The Wii U, introduced by Nintendo, is the latest HD console to hit the gaming market. Like many, I was a little apprehensive about purchasing this new hardware as some individuals expressed dissatisfaction towards the product; however, after owning the console for more than a week, I can safely say that it has exceeded my expectations on every level.
The Wii U is great as one can play a game, for example Mario U, on either the T.V. screen or the 6 inch screen gaming tablet (included) thus effectively removing the dependance of playing on the big screen. The latter allows your family members to watch their favorite T.V. show or movie on the T.V. screen while independently playing on the gaming tablet. Simply put, this feature comes very handy.
Furthermore, the console boasts 1080p graphics, an online community (Miiverse) where one can interact with fellow gamers around the world about their favorite games, a streaming application called TVii (coming late December release) for active users of Netflix and an Internet Browser.
Effectively, I can see this console being my main gaming hub and much more. Furthermore, all Wii games and remotes will be compatible with this new version. Hence, I am very content with my purchase and expect many great things from Nintendo - this console has a lot of potential.
P.S. If this purchase is for your kid for Christmas, please do yourself a favor and plug the machine prior to Christmas as there is a mandatory update to be downloaded. It would be a travesty to have to wait 1 hour to play during Christmas before playing.