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Nintendo Wii U Console

by Nintendo Uk Ltd
Nintendo Wii U
 Ages 7 and Over
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)


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  • Console Size - Approximately 1.8-inches tall, 6.8-inches wide and 10.5-inches long.
  • Other Controls - Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board.
  • Media - A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
  • Video Output - Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.
  • New Controller - The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog circle pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a power button, home button, +control pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii U
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B008B5YB4W
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 17.3 x 3.8 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Release Date: 30 Nov 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,408 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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Product Description

Discover a wealth of exciting new ways to enjoy home entertainment with Wii U, Nintendo's next home console. With a revolutionary new touch screen controller, precision motion controls, and full HD graphics, a whole new world of play styles and gaming possibilities is on the horizon. The time is coming to truly expand your idea about what a game console is - and can be. The Premium Pack includes the 32GB Wii U console, the amazing new GamePad controller, the Nintendo Land game and more.

Wii U logo

A New Wii Console Experience

According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, "Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together," he continues, "The experience enabled by Wii U and its new controller takes players deeper into their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers."

The Wii U console
A new Wii console experience that fundamentally changes how the TV, game console and the Internet function and interact together.
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The Wii U system showing the new controller, console and TV
A unique new controller packed with advanced features.
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A New Super Mario Bros. Mii game screen
An exciting roster of new games and software available at launch, as well as backwards compatibility to all Wii games.
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Wii U combines motion-sensing gameplay with the ability to support full HD graphics. Each Wii U console will be paired with a new groundbreaking controller, with its 6.2-inch wide screen. Previously, video games played on a home consoles have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment. The Wii U controller enhances that experience with different viewpoints available in-game and in differing games/game situations. Also, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences. The new controller removes these boundaries, creating a more dynamic and fluid gaming and entertainment experience. Examples of this new functionality include:

Within Single Player Games:
  • While in-game the new controller can display information on its screen that does not appear on the TV
  • The information and viewpoint can also change in the new controller based on the orientation of its gyroscope
Within Multiplayer Games:
  • The player using the new controller can have a different experience than those looking at the TV creating a wider variety of competitive and cooperative opportunities

The New Controller

In addition to its 6.2-inch screen, the new controller also features an accelerometer and a gyroscope, a rumble feature, an inward-facing camera, a microphone and speakers. Adding these features to the Classic Controller button scheme -- two analog Circle Pads, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons -- will enable a breadth of gameplay experiences while appealing to both casual and dedicated video game players. The Wii U system can also use up to four additional Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus controllers and is backward compatible to all Wii games and all Wii accessories. The Wii console has sold more than 86 million units globally and greatly expanded the overall audience for video games. Wii U aims to expand that audience even further.

The Wii U Release Software Lineup

Wii U will feature a wide variety of exciting first and third party games and software at the time of system launch. Just a few of those players can expect include:

  • New Super Mario Bros. Mii
  • Darksiders II
  • DiRT
  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online
  • Metro Last Light
  • Tekken
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (working title)
  • And Nintendo Mii-based software yet to be confirmed

Technical Specifications

  • Console Size - Approximately 1.8-inches tall, 6.8-inches wide and 10.5-inches long.
  • New Controller - The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog circle pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a power button, home button, +control pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
  • Other Controls - Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board.
  • Media - A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
  • Video Output - Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.
  • Audio Output - Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
  • Storage - The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
  • CPU - IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.
  • GPU - AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU.
  • Other - Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.

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Wii U controller showing touchscreen and stylus
Touchscreen input options.
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Wii U gameplay using the new controller and Wii Remote Plus controllers together
Supports a variety of controllers.
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The Wii U controller held vertically demonstrating its screen adjustment capabilities
Accelerometer & gyroscope.
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Playing a game on the Wii U without the use of a TV
Play with or without a TV.
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Product Description

Product Description Discover a wealth of exciting new ways to enjoy home entertainment with Wii U, Nintendo's next home console. With a revolutionary new touch screen controller, precision motion controls, and full HD graphics, a whole new world of play styles and gaming possibilities is on the horizon. The time is coming to truly expand your idea about what a game console is - and can be. The Premium Pack includes the 32GB Wii U console, the amazing new GamePad controller, the Nintendo Land game and more. A New Wii Console Experience According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, "Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together," he continues, "The experience enabled by Wii U and its new controller takes players deeper into their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers." Wii U combines motion-sensing gameplay with the ability to support full HD graphics. Each Wii U console will be paired with a new groundbreaking controller, with its 6.2-inch wide screen. Previously, video games played on a home consoles have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment. The Wii U controller enhances that experience with different viewpoints available in-game and in differing games/game situations. Also, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences. The new controller removes these boundaries, creating a more dynamic and fluid gaming and entertainment experience. Examples of this new functionality include:

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Edition:Premium Pack|Verified Purchase
I've been looking into buying a Wii U for a few months now. But I held back due to feeling that the 239 price tag seemed too high. Since I own an Xbox One already, it'd be Nintendo's first party titles only that I'd want the console for.

After the review of Super Mario 3D World and then seeing Amazon drop the price to 189.99 for the Premium pack, it took me all of 30 seconds to decide and click buy.

I just have the one game so far (Mario 3D), but that game itself is so outstanding that I'm very pleased I bought the Wii U and at a great price.

The controller feels light and responsive and being able to play a game on the gamepad is a great feature. Battery life is quite short and lasts around 3 hours. This doesn't bother me as I rarely get the time to play for longer than that in one sitting.

Both the graphics and sounds are excellent and the console certainly doesn't seem underpowered when I compare the Wii U to my Xbox One. Mario 3D World looks fantastic in 1080p HD running at 60fps. And it happens to be one of the best, most fun games I've ever played. Just not quite reaching the lofty heights that Mario Galaxy did. But close.

At 36 years old I don't find myself interested in Nintendoland or the Mii-Universe, but they are well presented and I'm sure appeals to younger players. The classic games have a lot of appeal and growing up with a SNES, it's good to be able to get those games again. Youtube and Netfilx run well on the system and the upcoming TVii looks promising.

The Wii U has received a lot of negative press and Nintendo did make marketing mistakes with the name. Maybe 'Super Wii' would have caught attention better.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Console 13 Dec 2013
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Excellent console, the off TV play functionality is excellent and Nintendo's quality of games is excellent, I can't wait to see what else they bring to this impressive bit of hardware.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wii U is a console 18 Feb 2014
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Firstly I would like to start by saying the Wii U is the successor to the Wii. They look similar but they are different consoles.
I am not a Nintendo's fan as the ones you can see over the net, but being a gamer for 22 years (my first console was a NES 8-bits) and nearly brought all Nintendo's console (as well as a PS1,PSP, PS3 and be given a Xbox) my review can be interpreted like being a fans review. Nevertheless I think I have a brain and I will be also critical on that product.

I wanted that console when it was first announced but the price tag (350) at launch put me off. After a while the price comes down and I grab it when it was on a special offer from Amazon which last one day (they put their price at the same level as Argos). Anyway I purchased the console knowing the sales of that console was not great (will come back to it). Because I am a fan of Mario kart and Zelda it was the console I have to buy.

If you have the choice between the 32 GB or 8 GB version, go for the 32 GB version cause it worth the extra s.. well in fact the 8 GB version is useless (unless you have a good bundle).

Now let's start by what's in the box:

- Wii U console
- Wii U gamepad controller
- Wii U AC/DC adapter
- Wi U gamepad adapter
- HDMI cable
- Wii sensor bar to use Wii peripheral (backward compatibility)
- Wii U plastic stand
- Papers and manual

Note:

1) if you already have a Wii, you don't bother to get the sensor bar out of the box.
2) The AC/DC adapter of the Wii is not compatible with the Wii U.
3) If you cannot use an HDMI cable for X or Y reason, you can still use the AV cable which came with the Wii. Having a CRT TV it works fine (you may have to set the picture right).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii U Console Review by Mature Gamer 4 Mar 2014
By E Honda
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I have been considering buying a Wii U since I first heard rumors about 'project cafe'.
I followed all the news updates, watched the launch, read the reviews, and listened to all the negative opinions on Nintendo from so called 'hardcore' gamers. I decided not to buy one.

I have been gaming for nearly 30 years and recently have gotten a bit fed up with games.
I have owned the many consoles over the years, Nes, Atari XE, Commodore C64, Amiga 600, Snes, Mega Drive, 32X, PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS Vita. But over the past year or two games have lost their 'magic'.

Well I decided to take a punt and make the Wii U the last game console I purchase. My 'swan song' if you like.
I have not made a mistake. It is fantastic!! What a breath of fresh air!!
I remember smiling and laughing when playing games as a kid, now I am laughing my head off again playing Mario.

Pros.
Price
Tablet, what a great idea. I can play Mario on the sofa when the wife watches her soaps!
Exclusive Nintendo games
HD MARIO!! It looks stunning on a full HD tv.
HD Zelda to be released next year, Smash Bros later this year.
Accessibility to 'non gamers' (even my wife plays it)
Family friendly
Nostalgia - via the online virtual console you can download and play those old Nes and Snes games. Street Fighter 2 Turbo on the game pad? Yes please!!

Cons
Picks up every fingerprint and speck of dust.
No DVD/Blu-Ray drive.

You may have read ignorant comments/reviews from so called 'hardcore gamers' who disregard the Wii U.
Well I bet a lot of them have not played it, or have vested interests in XBox or Playstation.

If you are a bit like me and have lost faith in modern gaming, try the Wii U, it may surprise you.
Like wise if you have a family, the Wii U is a must buy.
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