I recently took advantage of one of the most under-appreciated features on the Wii U. The Wii U die-hard community will tell you first, the console is a beast at home, but also on the road.
Sure, you can take a PS Vita or 3DS on a 10 hour drive, but what fun is that? Ok, maybe lots of fun, especially with some of the awesome list of games on both the 3DS and Vita, but the point is being missed. My Wii U — all tri-cores of it and its awesome game library that I once thought could only be played at home on my 60” LED easily fits in my bag and makes for an awesome trip companion without having to sacrifice console gaming. Console gaming you say? Well let’s be real, handheld gaming is getting pretty intense now a days, but it’s still not console gaming; there’s a difference for me personally. I like the size of the gamepad for one (I have issues with small handhelds combined with the size of my hands) and the fact that you can get in some actual console gaming on the road is a pretty radical experience.
This particular feature (The Wii U on-the-go feature as I like to call it) has to be one of the least marketed features of the system. The fact that the gamepad acts as your display is a fantastic feature that needs to be talked about a lot more. I’m not the only one that appreciates this awesome feature, I’ve seen many Wii U owners post some pretty cool photos of their Wii U on the road and I’ve been seen a handful of gamers at airports or flights rocking the Wii U. (See image below)
So to wrapped things up, let’s go over what we have learned (for those that didn’t know). The Wii U is portable Yes indeed. The Wii U has a great game library that will only get better this year. Yes indeed. So if you have been on the fence about a Wii U, I hope this gives you another positive reason to pick it up or dust it off. The Wii U is probably one of the most misunderstood consoles this generation, but with its already strong game library and its 2014 lineup looking pretty sweet, traveling and gaming doesn’t have to be done at separate times. Immarite guys, Imamarite?