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Nintendo Wii U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2983 reviews of Nintendo Wii U. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The design and size also get good feedback. Many are negative about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Wii U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Nintendo Wii U from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People are impressed by the game selection and size. The design and usability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wii U Premium Plus Super Mario Maker (Nintendo Wii U)Wii U Premium Plus Super Mario Maker (Nintendo Wii U)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Wii U review: Remains a great family system with some limits


There are a lot of ways to play video games right now: older game consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, current-gen systems like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, handhelds, PC games, and even phone and tablet games. And then there's Nintendo: a...

An included tablet-style GamePad can play games when the TV is in use; Nintendo has a core library of awesome exclusive titles; works with older Wii games and accessories; very kid-friendly. Access to a vault of your childhood classics. Off-TV play is...

Can't play DVDs or Blu-rays; lacks a lot of third-party games available on Xbox or PlayStation; GamePad battery life too short; Wii U and 3DS handheld don't share games. On-board storage is severely lacking; Wii U interface is still way behind other...

The Wii U has shaken off some of its initial growing pains to become a superior kid and family console, with a limited but excellent lineup of exclusive games you won't find anywhere else.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Peter Zaluzny (

Nintendo Wii U review


Are the unique points of the Wii U enough to make it a serious contender against the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One?

May, 2014

Expert review by : T3 Staff (

Nintendo Wii U review


Two E3s ago we got hands-on with the Nintendo Wii U when it was just a fledgling concept. We liked it a lot. However, the landscape has changed somewhat since then, with everyone from Sony to Apple having a pop at second-screen gaming. With the next...

Ultimately, the Wii U is a potential-packed system that plays like a dream and at a decent, if not recession-proof, price. An obvious upgrade for Wii owners as it utilises a lot of the hardware you’ll already have, it’s the clear attempt to entice...

Nov, 2012

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Nintendo Wii U


I personaly love my Wii U and I can see so much potential in it's future.

Off screen play for most games, Async multiplayer is incredibly addictive, 5 player games, will be home to the best party games and local multiplayer in town

No unified voice chat approach yet, still waiting for a steady release of games, the large range of controller options is a blessing and a curse, no DLNA (yet)

Feb, 2013

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Up next to the GameCube and PS2 as one of my favourite consoles ever.


First off, it's been out for a couple of years now and it's got a pretty phenomenal range of games - not a lot from companies like EA (whose work I've never cared much for anyway), but tons of exclusives that are beautiful and really polished:...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (

Nintendo does it again


Its what every one loves about the Wii but 500 times better. 32G black purchased on release day. Plays the old Wii collection plus all the new goodies. awesome fun nights with the misses, kids and mates. Covers all types of inerests for electronic...


Nintendo need to push more on advertising to show how great it is.

Jun, 2013

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We have a Wii U that works!


Update To Our First Review: Our first Wii U 32GB console was clearly faulty (read our other review). We now have a new Wii U 32 GB console that works. The downloads do take time, but our children are enjoying it and it is great that the whole family...

Graphics great, whole family can play,

Downloads can take a few hours & then "fail to connect to server" so requires patience & persistance

Jan, 2013

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Good buy


Wii u easy to use great graphics better for the kids all the family can play up to four other players plus one with the control games not too espensive can be switched from tv to hand console with the flick of a switch without losing data very user...

Inexpensive for what you get and easy to use

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black


Colour of product:Black / White


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Built-in Display:No / Yes
Display diagonal:15.8
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Developer:Atlus / Bandai Namco Entertainment / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc. / Big Red Button Entertainment / Headstrong Games / Koei Tecmo, Nintendo SPD / Nintendo / Nintendo EAD Group No. 2
Distribution type:Download / Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / M (Mature) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic / Collectors
Genre :Action / Action / Adventure / Educational / Fighting / Party / Platform / Puzzle / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Shooter / Sports / Survival / Horror
Language version:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA / ENG / ENG, ITA / English / French / German, English
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
Multiplayer mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Offline / Offline, Online / Online
PEGI Rating:12 / 18 / 3 / 7
Platform:Wii U
Publisher:Nintendo / The Pokémon Company / UbiSoft
Release Date:01/10/2013 / 02.01.2015 / 03/29/2015 / 06/26/2015 / 11/11/2014 / 18.03.2016 / 18/03/2016 / 22/04/2016 / 24.06.2014 / 29.05.2015 / 29/05/2015 / 30/11/2012 / 7.11.2013
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):02/01/2015 / 11/11/2014 / 18.03.2016 / 18/03/2016 / 22/04/2016 / 24.06.2014 / 26/06/2015 / 29.05.2015 / 29/05/2015 / 30/10/2015 / 30/11/2012 / 5/12/2014 / 7.11.2013
Split screen:N
Theme:Captain Toad
USK rating:12


3D: No
Audio formats supported:PCM
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 720p, 1080p, 480i, 480p


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Other features

Built-in Camera: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Art book included: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, HDMI / HDMI
Game controllers included:Gamepad
Games included:1 / 2 / Just Dance 2014 / LEGO City: Undercover / Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8, Splatoon / monster hunter 3 / Nintendo Land / Nintendo Land + Just Dance 2014 / Skylanders Trap Team / Splatoon / Xenoblade Chronicles X / ZombiU
Manual: Yes
Number of game controllers included:1
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
Poster included: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Toy figure(s) included: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Built-in processor:IBM PowerPC
Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Gyroscope: Yes
Internal Memory:2048 / 32000
Internal memory type:DDR3
Motion sensor: Yes
Number of controllers supported (max):4 / 5
Parental control: Yes
Platform:Wii U
Processor Model:IBM PowerPC
Video memory:32

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power Supply:75


Built-In Hard Drive: No
Built-in memory capacity:32 / 8
Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:32 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
Optical Drive Type:DVD
Storage Media:Flash

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N

Technical Details

Compatibility:Wii U
Number of products included:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.2 / 26.9
Height :4.57 / 4.6
Weight:1.5 / 1.6
Width:17.1 / 17.2 / 26.8