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Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

Nintendo's Wii U is full of promise, but it may have launched prematurely. Longtime gamers will want to snap one up immediately, but mainstream users should wait a few months before diving in.

Pros
  • Innovative, comfortable controller
  • Backward-compatible with last-gen Wii
  • Off-screen play fundamentally changes console gaming
Cons
  • Incredibly short battery life on GamePad
  • Slow, antiquated UI
  • Confusing social functionality
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Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

90
Eric Carr
Being the gadget geek who wants the latest and greatest I started looking for...read more
100
Eric Hofstetter
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
skywalker69
Amazing device. The controller is stunning. Try it on Zombi and it will be worth...read more
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78
Average Critic Score

Game library

72
 

Graphics

77
 

Controller(s)

76
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Other features (media, online, etc.)

74
 

Noise

80
 

How It Stacks Up

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84
 

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