Nintendo launched the original Wii six years in November 2006, introducing a new era of motion-control gaming to players. This year Nintendo enters the HD landscape for the first time, only now the company is pioneering dual-screen interactive-controls with one of the best launch-day libraries the industry has ever seen.
Aesthetically speaking, the Nintendo Wii U is a much needed step-forward for Nintendo. The high-gloss black ‘Deluxe Set’ or the equally shiny white ‘Basic Set’ is streamlined with rounded corners, hidden inputs and easily accessible slot-loading disc tray. It’s a testament to how much the marketplace has changed since Nintendo first launched the original Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1985, showing just how much consumers have grown to expect from their home consoles now. Features like online video-streaming, access to a digital-library of games and a robust online-multiplayer network are just the basic necessities of a home console now. Nintendo attempted to incorporate all of these features with the Wii U, and although some of these services still have room to grow, the new innovations that Nintendo has produced for gamers rival even the most popular systems on the market. 9.5/10