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Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic Pack - White

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Nintendo Wii U
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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  • Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
  • IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.
  • 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 and Wii Balance Board.
  • Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
  • Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii U
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B004Y59P3A
  • Product Dimensions: 35.5 x 29.5 x 13.5 cm ; 2.9 Kg
  • Release Date: 30 Nov 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 565 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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 system includes the new 8GB Wii U console and amazing new controller.

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 exceptional 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
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online
  • 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 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.

Additional Screenshots

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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Box Contains

  • 8 GB memory
  • Wii U Console in White
  • Wii U GamePad in White
  • Wii U AC Adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
  • High Speed HDMI Cable

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality Great Price 23 July 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been waiting patiently for the price to come down as I believed that it was previously too expensive. I didn't expect it to come down so much though and was over the moon that it came down in time for my boy's birthday. Unbeatable value and a very fast delivery.
The quality of the Wii U is better than I thought it would be - the touch screen on the controller is very impressive and the graphics are extremely good. Internet connection is slow even with super fast broadband but I didn't buy this for downloading games.....so....top tip....if it's a present for a child, make sure you download all the updates when your child isn't around, allowing yourself a couple of hours, so that on the day that your child gets it, they'll be straight into playing it.
I couldn't be happier with this console for my 6 year old....and for my 3 year old daughter.....and me ;-)
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Affectionately called 'Super Wii' 9 May 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Not since the Sega Dreamcast have I seen such a fascinating games console suffer so unfairly. This isn't to say that the Wii U has sold poorly, but the unprecedented success of the original Wii has simply raised the bar of expectations to a crazy level, and so early on too.

That success clearly left Nintendo underestimating any need to promote this product with the same exposure. As a result, the Wii associates itself with the Wii U in quite negative ways, despite the fact that the Wii U has a 'Wii mode' built in... Confused yet?

The other mistake is of course in the name. 'Wii' works both as a universal brand and reference; a group activity. The addition of 'U' to highlight a more personal gameplay has zero impact on how this new product is an improvement over it's predecessor. The most logical names would have surely been 'Super Wii', or 'Wii 2'.

But business school over; here are some of the reasons for why the Basic Pack is a better deal over the Deluxe.

- The Game Pad Charging Cradle and Stand aren't necessities
- The eShop Digital Promotion is far from rewarding unless you spend a huge sum of money
- The Wii Remote Sensor Bar is cheap to find elsewhere (or you may already have one)
- Though the Basic Pack has only 3 to 4GB of available storage, this is plenty of room for Virtual Console content and demos, unless of course you intend to download retail games (which range between 2 and 14GB on average).

In the Wii U's teeny-tiny box you'll find

the Wii U console itself,
the Game Pad, with a stylus included,
a charging cable for the Game Pad,
AC power cable for the Wii U,
HDMI cable (which is nice and chunky, unlike cheap versions),
and of course the obligatory leaflets/manual.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected 20 Jun 2014
By Dan
Although I wanted the more expensive black version, I found one of these and such a good price I decided to go for it.

Before switching it on I stuck a inexpensive 16gb USB stick in the back, the Wii U detected it with no problem and I formatted it. I've downloaded a few demo's and it did not have any problems or seem very slow to load up, so those who are worried about loosing the internal 32gb shouldn't worry too much.

The controller does have a bit of a cheep plastic feel, but nothing too bad. Its nice to hold and the fact I can control my TV from it is genius. All the menus are typical Nintendo and easy to navigate. The latest update with the quick load menu makes loading games really easy, but the menu can feel a little bit sluggish when navigating around.
The ability to play games or stream Netflix just to the controller can not be understated, it is fantastic and so useful in a busy house!

I have no regrets buying a Wii U, it's now got a great selection of games and getting better all the time. I really respect that Nintendo don't have any advertising or try to force DLC down your throat like the other consoles do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 8 Jun 2013
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has a backwards compatibility .
you can trade and play used games freely without having to pay for a pass .
you Don't have to pay monthly fees to play online
funny games
i like it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nifty console 29 Mar 2013
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Nifty console and love the small screen and the big screen, the Mario game is really good on it too. Glad I got it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii U Review 21 Aug 2014
By T. W. Marshall TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I finally decided to buy a Wii U after sitting on the fence since it's release, with the latest launch of Mario Kart 8 I thought the special edition would make a perfect addition to my collection of Nintendo consoles. This price drop makes it £110 cheaper than the PS4 and a whopping £160 lower than the XB1. Almost 2 years on from it's initial release I think it's time to share my opinions

The console is small in stature and only slightly larger than the Wii, the premium version has a glossy black finish while the basic version is a glossy white. It is considerably smaller than the other next gen systems at about 20% volume of the XB1 + Kinect. Both the Wii U tablet and pro pad are also very well designed, both are built to a very high glossy quality.

You also have to take into consideration that both the PS4 and XB1 are not backward compatible, and the input/output lag of the XB1 obliterates any possibility of using the 'HDMI IN' function for anything other that viewing video. The Wii U however is fully compatible with every Wii game and console accessory which opens it's software library up to well over a thousand games, many of which are considered the best of all time such as Mario Galaxy 1+2, Twilight Princess, Smash Bros Brawl and Metroid Prime Trilogy.

I paid £475 for my XB1 at launch with a bundled Fifa 14 and a separate copy of Forza 5, in the months since I've never felt so mugged off in all my life... While the PS4 and XB1 are more powerful their game libraries are very poor, even almost 1 year after their releases neither have a game worth buying the console for.

The criticisms of the Wii U always centre on two things:

The lower processing power in relation to XB1/PS4, and it's library (or lack of) games.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great console
Fab purchase. Worth the money. Comes as the standard package, controller is HUGE!
Published 1 day ago by jemma williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 15 days ago by Mr. P. A. H. Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect condition and works like a treat
Arrived on time! Perfect condition and works like a treat. The Gamepad is almost the same size as the system, but is lightweight and comfortable in the hands. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Jay
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Did not work right out of the box
Published 2 months ago by Hari
5.0 out of 5 stars woooo wii
An awesome Chirstmas purchase for my son who is still chuffed with it after all this time.
Published 3 months ago by Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality.
Bargain price, works perfectly and arrived fast.
Published 3 months ago by ashley
3.0 out of 5 stars Me enjoy da Wii Wii
Me got item in big box. Me not like big box. Delivery man laugh at me cus I can't lift big box. I enjoying playing with the wii poo a lot.
Published 3 months ago by Chris Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
So much better than the Wii, I can watch Youtube, play great games. When you play your old Wii games tho, all your records will be wiped out so you'll have to play them all over... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy for Next Gen
Stunning HD graphics, and you get the best controller in the market (the Wii U gamepad) and you get Assassins Creed, Call of Duty. As well as Mario and Zelda. Read more
Published 11 months ago by NADIA DAMBROSI BUKHARI
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii U
Arrived pretty quickly. Delivery driver dropped it on the floor while taking it out the van, Still works o.k though. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase
Published 13 months ago by dave allen
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