Back in May, I chronicled my attempts to convince friends to get the Wii U so I could stop schlepping mine around. I'm now happy to report that I went to my friend Jake's this week and saw that he got oneā€”much earlier than he'd said he'd even consider it. If that's not a Christmas miracle, then I don't know what is.

Happy holidays, Kotaku. And remember: never stop playing Mario Kart.

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