5 Reasons You Should Buy The Wii U Over The PS4 Or Xbox One This Holiday

By: 11.22.13  •  32 Comments


Last week Dan and I made the case for why you should and shouldn’t buy the PS4, and then this week we did the should and shouldn’t thing for the Xbox One. But wait, aren’t we missing something?  Doesn’t Nintendo also have a console in this race?

It’s no secret that the Wii U got off to a rough start, but a lot’s changed since the system’s launch last year. The Wii U is starting to turn it around, and in fact you may even want to consider it above the recently released PS4 and Xbox One. Why? Well…

It Has The Best Games

The Wii U’s release schedule was pretty bleak throughout most of 2013, but slowly-but-surely the system has managed to accumulate a fairly impressive slate of games. Super Mario 3D World is one of the best reviewed titles of the year, and it’s backed up by the exclusives like Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, New Super Mario Bros. U, Zombi U, Lego City Undercover and more.

The average Metacritic score of the Wii U’s top 5 exclusives is 87. By comparison, the Xbox One’s top five average out to 74 and the PS4, well, the PS4 doesn’t have five exclusives to average.

gammasquadwiiuyes2Bayonetta’s sassy new do, coming to Wii U in 2014.

It’s Going To Have The Best 2014

Both the PS4 and Xbox One have surprisingly little coming in 2014. Sony has Driveclub, a new InFamous and the vague promise of another Uncharted. Microsoft has Titanfall and the vague promise of a new Halo.

The Wii U on the other hand has Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country Returns 2, Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros., a Fire Emblem/Shin Megami Tensei crossover, a Xenoblade Chronicles sequel, a new Yoshi game and, according to rumors, a new original IP from Shigeru Miyamoto. With the exception of the last one, all this stuff has been in the works for a while and is confirmed to be coming in 2014.

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