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Choosing a videogame console for a family is a big decision. Get it right and you’ll bring a positive experience into the home that matches how you play games together. Get it wrong and you’ll be constantly looking over your shoulder at the experience you could have had on another system. However there is still a lot that makes the Wii U stand out from the crowd when parents and children are looking for the right console. Of course, a big factor in all this is what games you want to play. For me the Wii U has the biggest collection of games for a wide range of players. There are big titles like Mario Kart 8, Zelda: Wind Waker and Super Smash Bros.
Being a launch game, Nintendo Land is easy to overlook. Whether that’s the augmented reality challenge of Metroid Blast, the asynchronous multiplayer of Zelda’s Battle Quest, the super-strategic Mario Chase or the surprisingly addictive Ghost Mansion, this is a package unlike any other. More importantly, an experience they can’t have without the dual-screen feature of the Wii U. Add to this the robust support of the toys-to-life concept and you have a very strong mix of brands and originality. Also there are the exclusive Skylanders amiibo of Donkey Kong and Bowser that shouldn’t be underestimated in their pull towards Nintendo’s system. As with any system, there are blind spots.
In terms of games, the lack of EA titles on the Wii U means that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 isn’t heading to the console any time soon. This, alongside the continued lack of the original Minecraft, is a big negative. Beyond the games there are of course amiibo. These score points with parents as they work across multiple games. While the collecting bug is strong, there aren’t the same in-game adverts that drive young players to purchase like there are for Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Lego Dimensions.
Another nice cost saver is the backwards compatibility of old Wii games and controllers. Combine this with the ability to use the Wii Remote controllers for both new and old games and you have a recipe for a very cost effective upgrade to a new system for Wii owners. The icing on the cake is the free online multiplayer modes, rather than needing a subscription. There are even a good clutch of games that parents can play once the kids have gone to bed, such as Bayonetta 2 and ZombiU. Which begs the question — why hasn’t it sold more impressively? We could spend all day listing the reasons.