The Wii U is actually worth buying now

My colleague Dieter Bohn is wondering whether to buy a Wii U. I’m here to convince him that he should.

Nintendo’s Wii U launch was the company’s biggest disaster since the Virtual Boy. The console was slow and clunky, with very little to play upon release and a barren line-up of games for the next several months. It’s a cliché, but after I bought mine upon its Japanese launch, it quite literally gathered dust for the best part of a year. (It does that pretty easily because it is glossy and black.)

Just look at the chart above — the Wii U has posted terrible retail figures ever since its initial burst of sales, and there’s little chance of that changing even with blockbuster titles like Mario Kart 8. Many third-party publishers…

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