2. Nintendo Wii U

The first of the next generation consoles is now just a few months away and Ninty hopes to convince both the hardcore gaming masses that they should forget all about what Microsoft and Sony possibly have in store next year. With tablet-style Gamepad, HD graphics and 50 launch games including ZombiU and New Super Mario Bros U, much will be riding on the Wii successor that has been priced in between £250 and £300. The T3 team is still undecided, but if it flies off the shelves, it could be in the running for Gaming Gadget of the Year.

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