Nintendo Wii U gaming console

PRICE: $299 for basic version with 8 GB of storage; $349 for deluxe version­ with 32 GB.

FEATURES: Major upgrade to popular Wii supports high-resolution games and includes a unique touchscreen game controller. Offers easy access
to Netflix, Hulu Plus, and YouTube video streaming services. Acts as a TV remote control; search feature enables easy tracking of favorite shows.

FLAWS: Inadequate data storage; controller has poor battery life; software often starts up slowly; limited roster of new games.