Nintendo is the best known name in gaming for a reason. Even though it's fallen behind Microsoft and Sony recently in the marketplace, the company is pushing for a big comeback thanks to its number one strength - creating fun games that are perfect for the whole family.
Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are unbeatable when it comes to complexity and graphics that are so good they look real. But, most of their popular games have adult themes like war and shooting. Nintendo's Wii U, on the other hand, has a bunch of really fun titles that both adults and kids can enjoy. But, even with its family-friendly games, the Wii U has not done so hot lately.
As for the Wii U? It's been a sorry tale so far. A bungled announcement, an inability to explain what the GamePad is for, a lack of games, the dwindling support of the major third-party game publishers. It all looked pretty grim for a while.
That tough start could end pretty soon. Nintendo is working on games that will work better with the GamePad. It also has created an update that improves the online experience and allow users to transfer accounts between gadgets.