3 Simple Reasons to Pick Up a Wii U | BootHammer

The launch of the Wii U is nearly upon us. With a game changing gamepad and an impressive lineup of games finally available in HD, Nintendo seems to have everything in order for a successful Wii U debut. I’m sure many are still on the fence on whether to pick up the new system so join BootHammer as we give you three simple reasons to purchase Nintendo’s Wii U at launch.

1. New is exciting – Regardless of the arguments of whether the hardware within is truly what some would consider next gen it still offers new technology on a brand new platform.  It will offer exclusive experiences as all new consoles do.  It’s always a blast opening up the box and unwrapping a new console for the first time.  The new controllers, graphic capabilities and even the dashboard is something I always look forward to.











2. Games – Whether it’s new IP’s or sequels to your favorite titles, the launch lineup is what really makes gamers invest in a new system. Nintendo has ensured the Wii U has a fantastic lineup of games such as the New Super Mario Brothers U, ZombiU, Assassin’s Creed III and Black Ops II. Nintendo has also confirmed 23 total games for first day adopters so gamers are sure to find a nice variety of titles at launch.










3. The Gamepad – While some may not be sold on it just yet, I can see the controller adding a lot to the gaming experience.  Obviously while some games will make less use of its unique features than others, you can bet there are plenty of developers already hard at work making full use of the gamepad’s capabilities. Additionally offering an asymmetric view in certain games is pretty neat stuff and will be quite fun to play around with. And the fact you can play your games directly on the controller is just another nice feature you won’t find elsewhere.

Wii U Game Pad










Only one more day and we’ll finally witness Nintendo’s first console to support high-definition graphics and get hands on with the exciting new gamepad. Let us know which games and aspects of this new console you are most excited about!

System Specs:

Four USB 2.0 connector slots, 2 on the back, and 2 on the front behind the cover, with support for Wii LAN adapters.


1.8 inches

6.8 inches

10.5 inches

1.6kg (3.5 pounds)

Media, Video & Audio

12-centimeter proprietary optical discs holding 25 Gigabytes, equivalent to a single layer Blu-Ray Disc (Source: Kotaku)
12-centimeter Wii optical discs

Supported Resolutions


Supported Video Output Connections

HDMI 1.4

Audio Output
AV Multi Out connector
six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI

Written by: Dan Adcock

Avid gamer who enjoys the older nostalgic titles as much as the newest AAA releases. Remakes from the classic 8 and 16 bit era are some my absolute favorite titles. I also enjoy experiencing new IP's on each and every platform, especially when the creators give the game an artistic look and unique presentation never seen before. I've been lucky enough to start out gaming on the NES. Since this rebirth of the industry, I have witnessed the evolution of gaming, both in its incredible growth in overall popularity and as an entertainment medium juggernaut. With the next generation of gaming upon us, there simply hasn't been a better time to be a gamer and I can't wait to experience all that it has to offer.


Dropping the hammer on games, gadgets and gear since 2011