Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Wii U Console
Meet the Nintendo Wii U
Evolving how we play games, the Wii U is a powerful console that delivers stunning HD graphics and enjoyable games for all the family! Launched in 2012, the Wii U brought all our favourite Nintendo characters into the newest generation of gaming!
Enjoy a superb variety of unique games, such as Mario Kart 8 and Wii Sports Club, which feature a new twist to playing with the Wii U's innovative Game Pad! A fun selection of new games and a whole range of downloads available from the Nintendo eShop, gameplay is firmly put at the heart of this powerful and impressive console.
Wii U Console
The Wii U Console is available in two versions, the Premium Black console and the Basic White Console, both come with everything you need to jump in and get gaming straight away!
The Premium Console comes with a spacious 32GB hard drive giving you plenty of room to store lots of your favourite games in one place! It also includes the Game Pad stand that can charge your Game Pad, Wii Sensor Bar and Wii U stand. The Basic Console comes with an 8GB hard drive, which is great for first time gamers who aren't looking to download a lot.
Both Basic and Premium consoles can have their memory increased by plugging in a USB hard drive allowing you to create your very own extensive library of stellar Wii U games to access!
Building on the Wii's online functionality, the Wii U comes with built in Wi-Fi so that you can access the internet and other online functions housed within the Wii U. There are also 4 USB ports, two in the front and two in the back.
Jump into a new world of gaming with the Wii U console!
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Wii U Game Pad
Experience a new style of gameplay through the Nintendo Wii U GamePad.
The Wii U Game Pad features not only the standard buttons found on most controllers, but also a 6.2 inch LCD Touch Screen that enables you to interact with the game in entirely new ways.
The possibilities are almost endless with the power of the Game Pad. In some games it may just feature a map, in others it could be your inventory, but already games are showing the ingenuity of the developers with games such as Rayman Legends and Just Dance 4 using the Game Pad as an integral part to the gaming experience!
In compatible Wii U games, you'll also be able to use the Game Pad as the game screen so someone else can watch their favourite TV programmes whilst you game away!
With its powerful capabilities the Wii U Game Pad revolutionises the way you play, giving you a more interactive and portable gaming experience!
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Wii U Games
The Wii U boasts and astoundingly impressive list of games!
With some of gamers most loved franchises making their way to the console, with games such as Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (to name just two), the Wii U is the place to be for gamers! No matter what you're in the mood to play, the Wii U is here to offer you a great gaming experience with fantastic games! On top of this, almost all existing Wii games can be played in Wii Menu Mode, meaning you can still experience great games, such as Mario Party 9 and Wii Sports Resort Club!
Looking forward, there's never been a better time to have a Wii U. There are some absolutely stunning games and more on their way to console! Get stuck into a Nintendo superstar free-for-all in Super Smash Bros. and increase the fun using the power of amiibo! With amiibo, your favourite Nintendo characters can be brought to life in compatible amiibo games just by placing their figure on the game pad, and as you use them, they'll grow and evolve!
With all manner of fan favourites, such as Bayonetta 2, and brand new games, such as Captain Toad: Treasure tracker, on their way to the console the future is certainly bright for the Wii U!
Wii U Multiplayer
Get connected and work with, or against your friends in Wii U multiplayer games!
Race against your friends in Mario Kart 8, or team up to take down enemies in the multiplayer only Splatoon! The Wii U offers a fun and connected multiplayer experience with a range of games offering multiplayer gaming!
The Wii U also offers a new kind of multiplayer experience with the Miiverse. Keep connected to your friends and join a growing community of Wii U gamers in Miiverse. Create your very own Mii and enter into a world where you can communicate with other players through typed messages, screenshots, or use the Wii U Game Pad and stylus to create a handwritten message or drawing while in the game.
So whether to want to race, fight, dance, or pretty much anything else for that matter, the Wii U offers an exciting and entertaining multiplayer experience!
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Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Discover a world of downloadable games for the Wii U with the Nintendo eShop!
Download some of the biggest and best games for the Wii U directly to your console. With fantastic games, including the likes of Hyrule Warriors and Super Mario 3D World, available to download, there's never been a better time to join the digital age!
Simply select the game you want and have it download directly to your Wii U, it'll be stored there from now on, allowing you to pick it up and play whenever you want!
Get shopping on the Nintendo eShop and discover a world of possibilities today!
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Use your Wii U for much more than just gaming!
Use Nintendo TVii and get more from your TV with a seamless, second screen experience on your Wii U Game Pad controller. Get access to your very own personalised programme guide, remote control, and social second screen all in one easy-to-use application. Using popular on-demand services, such as Netflix Amazon Instant Video, you'll be able to find something to watch.
If you feel like surfing the web for a bit instead, the Wii U comes with an internet browser, allowing you to browse the internet from the comfort of your couch. With its simple controls, thanks to the Wii U Game Pad, experience the web from a new angle.
Find a world beyond gaming with the Wii U's impressive range of apps for TV, internet browsing, and much more!
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Bringing Nintendo to Life!
Popular, powerful and fun, the Wii U gives you a pretty unique gaming experience!
With an impressive back catalogue and a massive list of exciting games on the horizon, the Wii U gives you an extensive world of games to jump into, featuring some of your favourite Nintendo characters. Whether you're after an expansive single player adventure or a game for friends and family to enjoy together, the Wii U offers and experience unlike anything else around.
If you want to lay off the games for a while then sit back, relax, and enjoy some of your favourite TV shows, movies, or just surf the web all on the Wii U!
The Wii U is here to keep you entertained, regardless of what you're in the mood for!