So why should you get a Wii U in 2014 (if you haven’t already bought one). For starters, Nintendo games are great. The current Wii U line up is much better than the PS4 and Xbox One line up and that will stay that way for at least a year to come, which isn’t surprising as those have just been released. But in all honesty the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One games aren’t really that interesting yet (aside from The Order 1886 for PS4, but it doesn’t have a release date yet).
Secondly, it’s a LOT OF FUN to play games on the Wii U. The Gamepad with touchscreen works really nice and if you really want to most game support the Pro Controller as well, which resembles the Xbox 360 controller. And if you own a Wii you can also use your WiiMote controllers.
Thirdly, all Wii games can be played on the Wii U. All you need is a Wii game, WiiMote and the sensor bar (not included in the Basic pack). If like me you’ve skipped the Wii then there’s lots of great Wii games you can now play as well. Up scaled to 1080p on your HD TV.
Fourthly, there are plenty of games that support off-tv gaming. Someone wants to use the television to watch something? No problem, just switch to the Gamepad display.
Fifthly, Miiverse is a lot of fun as well and is supported for every game, even Virtual Console titles.
I always hear the argument that the Wii U has no games? Really? Have you actually looked into it? Let me list some great games that are exclusive to the Wii U (most of these I own):
- Pikmin 3
- The Wonderful 101 (my Game of the Year 2013!)
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- New Super Luigi U
- LEGO City Undercover
- Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
- Super Mario 3D World
- Sonic Lost World
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
And then there are the cross platform games that are better on Wii U such as Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. There’s even Call of Duty: Ghosts. Granted, 3rd party support could be better and hopefully 3rd party game coverage will increase. Luckily there are also numerous cross platform games in the eShop available such as The Cave and Castlestorm. The upcoming Wii U games are very promising as well such as Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Brothers, Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kony Country Tropical Freeze, X, Project CARS and Hyrule Warriors.
Now watch the video, then order a Wii U. Nintendo can use some love.