Nintendo’s thrown everything at this console and, miraculously, most of it seems to have stuck. Full gamut of core gaming controls? Check. Wii-style motion control? Check. Market-leading graphics? Check. Massive touchscreen crowbarred into the middle of the controller? Err, yeah that too.
You may grimace but trust us: the controller’s a dream to hold, the trademark Nintendo fun factor is there in spades and the creativity that the Wii U affords developers are immense. With both hardcore gaming and casual fun on its side, the Nintendo Wii U has the market stitched up.