Dustin Spencer from Capsule Computers writes: In 2011, Nintendo announced the official successor to the Nintendo Wii, the Wii U to heavy fanfare. This was to be the first home console from the major publisher with HD visuals, allowing Nintendo to compete with Microsoft and Sony for the coveted "hardcore" market that they once dominated in during the late 80's and early 90's. Many have not even paid too much attention over time to that light - yet necessary addition however, as the touchscreen Gamepad controller has gained enough notoriety on it's own to turn heads and build up expectations of gamers from every walk of life.
The Wii U is now available everywhere, and it's time to see exactly where Nintendo will take U with the first platform of the "next generation" of gaming. From gimmicks, to gameplay, and online, join us as we take you on a tour of what makes the Wii U tick, and if it truly is where the future of the industry is headed.