Wii U reviews: Fun but complicated

The Telegraph says it is "comfortable to hold," has "a real sense of fun" but has a "cumbersome" CPU and "lacks a real system seller" game.

The Guardian says its multiplayer games are "enormous fun" but the split controllers and screens are a "difficult proposition."

Gamespot likes its "exciting innovations" but isn't as keen on its "cheap hardware" and "clunky OS".

Techradar thinks it's "wonderful" to finally see Mario in HD and a "fantastic perk" to be able to play your console without a TV, but criticised the GamePad's battery life and range of available games.

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