Nintendo Wii U Basic Set comparison

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Nintendo Wii U Basic Set

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Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

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Nintendo Wii Mini (Red)

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Price $299 at 1 store $329 to $469 at 2 stores $399 to $1,200 at 5 stores $498 to $749 at 5 stores $59 to $112 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.0 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 5 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews 3.5 stars out of 37 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date November 18, 2012 November 18, 2012 November 15, 2013 November 22, 2013 November 04, 2013
The Bottom Line Despite some clever dual-screen gaming mechanics, the Wii U's lack of compelling exclusive software and an overall unpolished user experience make it tough to recommend in its current state. Despite some clever dual-screen gaming mechanics, the Wii U's lack of compelling exclusive software and an overall unpolished user experience make it tough to recommend in its current state. The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now. Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4. The bare-bones Wii Mini gets rid of many Wii features to just focus on playing disc games, but the stripped-down experience isn't worth the savings.

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Media Type Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
Blu-ray
Blu-ray
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RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 8 GB
8 GB
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