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  1. For those who have read my Sonic Lost World Review, you know that I got a Wii U over the holidays. Don't believe me? Well, here's a picture. When I got this thing, I was expecting a completely different way of gaming. Sure enough, Nintendo provided that, as well as some other aspects of console gaming that I'm familiar with. Personally, I think the Wii U topples the PS4 and Xbox One. But, I'm going to explain my reasoning behind this. So, join me as I give you five reasons why you should buy a Wii U for the next generation 1. The visual presentation. Every single game on the Wii U is in stunning HD. This is the very first time a Nintendo console comes with HD components, which is a huge step up for the company. The system uses HDMI to give you a crisp 1080p resolution. Ever thought what Mario would look like in HD? Well, bam. Here's the Wii U. Don't have HDMI on your TV? Well, that's not a problem. If you have a Wii and the AV cables for that console, you can plug them into the Wii U and play the system that way! 2. The controller. You see that giant tablet-like device on my end table? That's the Wii U gamepad. At first glance, it may look a little repelling, but this controller is simply AWESOME. Imagine you need to look at the map on a certain, but find pausing it over and over again to be a tiring chore. Well, with the gamepad, you can have the game on the TV screen, while you have the menu and map screens on the controller. You can also play the game on the gamepad. Imagine somepony walks in and wants to use the TV for other purposes, like watching their shows. If this were to happen, you can simply switch the game to the gamepad and play it on there. The gamepad is in HD as well, so graphically AND gameplay wise, you won't miss out on anything. And, if you don't feel like using the gamepad, that's no problem! There exist controllers called "Pro Controllers" which act as standard controllers you would expect from systems like the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. 3. Prices. Let's look at all three next gen systems for a moment. Compared to the PS4 and Xbox One, the Wii U is much cheaper. The Xbox One is $499 and the PS4 is $399. How much is the Wii U? $299. Sure kicks the snot out of Sony and Microsoft in my book. On top of that, the Wii U is also backwards-compatible! If you have Wii games and Wiimotes, you can put them in the Wii U and play them on the system. The Wii U even comes with a sensor bar for your Wii games, which eliminates the need for getting one yourself. 4. Apps and downloadable software. The Wii U's eShop holds plenty of different apps for websites for you to download. Wanna watch YouTube? The Wii U has that! Netflix? Eeyup, they've got that, too! Web browsing in general? Definitely! Video chatting? Oh yeah! There are plenty more apps and software like this! 5.Games. The Wii U may not have had many games at launch (or at least any that're worth 50-60 bucks.) But, after a year of release, the Wii U has many great games to choose from. These games include Super Mario 3D Land, Rayman Legends, Sonic Lost World, Pikmin 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Mass Effect, and many others. There're also many games soon to come, like Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Super Smash Brothers 4. But, if you're looking to play something classic, there's also the Virtual Console, which contains classics like Mega Man, Super Mario Bros. The Original Legend of Zelda, and one of the greatest RPG's ever, Earthbound. Now, with all of these pros to the Wii U, there are cons. I may be a HUGE Nintendo supporter, but if they screw up, I won't deny it. One thing I hate about the Wii U is the battery life on the gamepad. The battery life on the thing is extremely poor. The battery only lasts about three hours before that red light of low battery life appears. It gets extremely annoying, and while the gamepad itself is wireless, I find myself just keeping it in the charger 24/7 just so I can keep playing for long periods of time. Another thing that really bothers me is how games use the gamepad. This may sound like a contradiction to what I said up at the start of the entry, but truth be told, not a lot of the games really utilize the gamepad in any sort of unique way. Only two games immediately spring to mind, which are Rayman Legends and Zombi U. No games past those two really bring out the gamepad's potential. Though, above those two things, I think that the Wii U is the console a gamer should buy for the next generation of gaming. I'm sure that the PS4 and Xbox One have their own unique qualities too, but the Wii U just seems to have everything that those consoles can do (Besides graphics) and much more. The console can play games the way a normal gamer would feel comfortable with, while at the same time, doing it's own thing in the process.