Six years almost to the day after Nintendo launched the Wii comes its successor, the Wii U. Much like its predecessor, the Wii U hopes to garner new audiences with a new way of playing. The GamePad is the Japanese company’s latest attempt at innovation by merging a tablet interface with a traditional controller.
How successful was the console’s launch depends on what your expectations were but it certainly didn’t fall flat on its face. However, that is not the purpose of the following ??? words. We chose not to do a review at the time of launch as, well, we wanted time to settle with the hardware, get a good look around the different aspects of what were available and, perhaps most importantly, test it out in a variety of scenarios.