Ah the Wii U. How underrated you are. I know what most are going to say: the Wii U is dead, you should get the Switch. Though we'll detail that in a bit. Let's first talk about the console itself.The Wii U is Nintendo's first HD console, so if you're the kind who needs that HD, you finally got it here; (though graphical quality in games never bothered me much). The Wii U also supports traditional composite output, so whether you have an HD tv, or an older one, this console will work on it. It can even work on a dvd player with comppsite plugs or on a laptop or pc through a capture card.The system is home to a gaint hoat of games. While I'd argue Nintendo is still more on the expensive side compared to other consoles (say, the ps3) when it comes to ir's games, there's good reason for it. Most of their games are top notch. On top of the quality of the games, you have a vast host of them to play, as not only do you have Wii U games you can play, you also have the E Shop, which is host to many Virtual Console titles of the N64, NES, SNES, GBA, DS, and a few selects from the Wii (which can be cheaper then buying the original Wii disks). There's also indie games if that's your thing.On top of all of that, it has the Wii built into it, so you can play all of your Wii games on it from the disk through the Wii Menu. Which of course opens even more options. The best part involving this, is you can display all Wii games on the gamepad and tv, allowing you to play on just the gamepad with your tv off on ANY Wii title if you so choose, even splitscreen, and with the gamepad sporting it's own sensor bar (essentially making it a psuedo Switch).Though I can hear many of you now: this is all well and good but we already kbow this stuff and why buy this when we can get Switch? Well, while admittedly many games from Wii U have been ported to the Switch, and while it's POSSIBLE that the FREE online multiplayer capabilities of the Wii U COULD get shut down, there aren't too many online Wii U titles that support online as it is, and the console is still a good buy in it's own right depending on what you're looking for.Even if free online mulriplayer and even if (as unlikely as it is) the E Shop on Wii U both cease and absolutely all support for this console dies out, I'd still say it's worth purchasing.Not only can you (currently) get most of the Switch's games on Wii U (cuz they're Wii U ports), there are some experiences you can only experience on the Wii U you won't get on Switch. On top of that, off-TV play is supported in a lot of games allowing you to play on the gamepad itself, games that support 2 player without the need to split the screen, Mario Maker and Splatoon can still be enjoyed even IF Nintendo shuts all support down; (albeit Splatoon will be limitedto Sinfle Player Campaign, Amiibo challenges, and Battle Dojo, and Mario Mario would be limited to creating levels yourself or playing the built in levels, bith would still be enjoyable), as every other Wii game would, you can watch youtube, crunchyroll, and browse the internet; all in all, the system isn't nearly as bad as everyone claims it is, and is cheaper then Switch with even more retro experiences then Switch has so far.In regards to people who say to get a Switch rather then a Wii U, for the price of the Switch ($300), I got this Wii U console from Amazon Warehouse, an ethernet adaptor for it, and many games, whereas if i were to have instead gotten Switch, I'd have only had 1 game, and that's assuming I had an extra $60 on top of the original $300.While this console may be 'dead', as many say, so too are the Playstation 2, Sega Genesis, and Nintendo 64, yet you don't see people bashing those as they do the Wii U, do you? The Wii U is a fantastic console, in spite of it's failure from a marketing standpoint, and I'd recommended it to anyone looking for a versitile local multiplayer console with a large game library.