In Real Life

Tell Us Dammit: The Wii U Revisited

It’s been more than a month since the Wii U launched in Australia, which means there’s been enough time for the new-shiny-toy appreciation to have receded a little. Did you make the plunge into Nintendo’s new console, and if so, what do you think of your purchase now?

I’ve got to come clean here: I own a Wii U purely for work purposes, and even that was a rather last-minute purchase stemming from a bunch of freelance work I was able to secure around having one at just the right time. Otherwise, I wasn’t planning to buy one at launch.

My standard mental rule for any new console is that they’ve got to have at least six games worth owning before I’ll buy; this is based on the rough assumption that the cost of six games is (or was) roughly equivalent to the purchase price of the system.

The Wii U isn’t quite there yet, but I’ve got to say I’m rather impressed with Nintendo’s little box of tricks in most aspects, with Zombi U, Nintendoland and New Super Mario Bros U taking up a lot of my recent gaming time; the latter two most prevalently with my kids.

But what’s your take now on the Wii U? Do you regret buying one, or are you happy with it?