The Nintendo Wii brought the motion sensor to the masses. With the Wii U, the gimmick is the GamePad. Nintendo sees Apple selling millions of iPads and iPod Touches on which people are gaming like crazy, so that must be the future. But Nintendo doesn’t know what the Wii U is, and neither will consumers. Is it the Wii with upgraded HD graphics? Is it the Wii + a Nintendo DS? Is it a crummier version of an iPad + the Wii?

Is it an attempt at all of those things? Yes. Does it succeed at any of them? Maybe. Is it a must-have console? Read on to find out.