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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 are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the portability.

usability, size, design, reliability, price


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 93/100 = 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 really like the game selection and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

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portability, reliability

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)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Siobhan Keogh (

Review: Nintendo Wii U


The follow-up to Nintendo's wildly successful Wii is now on shelves worldwide. How do we like it?

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (

Lots of Poteintial"


Looks like Nintendo are trying to reclaim the Hardcore who have left afterthe Gamecube debacle whilst encouraging newer gamers also.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

Worth every dollar"


From all the articles I've read online, this thing is gonna be great. Thetablet controller itself is what really interesting and the games that are gonnabe coming out for it are gonna blow us away. E3 starts tomorrow so now we canconfirm all the...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (

This Is Amazing!"


Truely… Brilliant! I Just Watched The Zelda HD Demo and it gave me goosebumps! That's a good thing! Definitly Pre-ordering this from Mightyape :D

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Can't wait to see what they do with this"


I just saw that they already have The Legend of Zelda coming for the WiiU I can't wait to see that in HD this console is going to be awesome whatsgoing to be next :D

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

True 8th Gen Console"


Nintendo is truly pushing forward video game design. With the release of theWii they really pushed the 7th generation video game boundaries by integratingmotion sensor, for which Sony and Microsoft are only just catching up on. Nowtheir next generation...

Jul, 2011

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