TIME has crowned the Wii U as the second-best gadget of 2012, sharing that:
The Wii U’s key innovation is its GamePad, a game controller with a built-in 6.2” touchscreen. It interacts with your TV in different ways in different games, and has the potential to be a big deal if game developers make good use of it
Also potentially huge: TVii, which combines streaming video from sources such as Netflix with your cable lineup and TiVo recordings. It’s the first time that the famously game-centric Nintendo has poured its heart and soul into a non-gaming feature.
The number one spot was taken by the iPhone 5, which I find a bit strange. I have an iPhone 5, and it’s great, but it’s also becoming a little too same-old for it to be winning out on these sorts of lists. But either way, this is fairly high praise of the system, so there’s no real need to complain.