Wii U Buyer's Guide: So You Got A New Nintendo Console - Now What?

Wii U Buyer's Guide: 9 Essential New Games

If you're a hardcore gamer, you're probably going to end up with a PS4 or Xbox One this Christmas - and fair enough. They're both great systems, and you can read our reviews here (Xbox One and PS4) to make your mind up (as long as you can find one).

But if you're a family, a committed retro-gamer or someone with fonder memories of Mario than you'd usually admit, we think you should look again in Nintendo's direction.

While the new Wii U console hasn't been a huge commercial hit yet, the range of games and experiences available is pretty impressive. And with Mario Kart 8 looming next year, there's never been a better time to jump on board.

Added to that there's the issue of price. You can pick up a Wii U bundle (with the Gamepad and at least one included game) for £250 - more than £100 less than either of the newer, beastier machines from Sony or Microsoft.

If you decide to go for it, here are nine of the key games that we think you should play. Not all of them are big titles - some cost just a few pounds, and will be very familiar if you had a console in the early 1990s. But all will be insanely fun - and get you great value for money.


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