Best Console for Local Multiplayer: Nintendo Wii U
While the rest of the industry shied away from local multiplayer, Nintendo embraced it with games designed from the ground up for multiple people such as the Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy series. Buying extra Wiimotes – the Wii U’s specialized, remote-style motion controllers – is inexpensive, so it’s easy to have enough for family and friends to get in on the action.
Some Nintendo games take advantage of the Wii U GamePad. Different from any other console controller on the market, the GamePad is much larger and heavier than its competitors, with a built-in, tablet-like touchscreen. You can use the screen as a second display to supplement what’s on your TV, which opens up some fun gameplay opportunities: many Wii U games have one player use the GamePad and its screen, while other players watch the action on the TV and interact with Wiimotes.