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Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic Pack - White

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Nintendo Wii U
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 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 (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,329 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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Product Description

WII U BASIC PACK (WHITE)


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Affectionately called 'Super Wii' 9 May 2013
By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 25 Aug 2013
By debs40
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The kids couldnt wait for the wii u to arrive. Took ages to update but once this was done it was great. You can use your existing wii remotes and play the games as well
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10 of 11 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My eight year old loves it 13 Aug 2013
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Got it when reduced. So excellent value. Great with lego undercover game. My son loves it and so do I.
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2 of 2 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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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, not flawless 2 Dec 2012
I think the Wii U is great. It is technologically far superior to the original, and it finally seems a worthy compatriot to my HD TV, with its absolutely beautiful online system and graphics. Yes, there is some concern about its CPU, but it is difficult to predict how much of an issue that really is, with the so-called "next-gen" still being defined.

For me, the Wii U is about complementing my TV. With its integration with Netflix and Lovefilm, low power consumption and impressive peripherals (the gamepad), the fact that it can play HD games is almost just a bonus. Do I care about 1080 60 fps? Not really. But I am curious to see if MS or Sony will be able to match this experience with a comparable price tag. Regardless, I expect my PC will remain my main "serious" gaming device, with the Wii being used to party games and the odd exclusive. Best of all, the ability to continue playing without the TV means that I can now enjoy my games while my wife uses the TV.

One of the things I loved most about my Wii is the fact that everything simply worked. Unfortunatley I can't say the same for this edition. Maybe Apple has made me lazy, but some of the annoyances are:

- I had to supply my email address twise during setup: once when doing the update, and then again later when setting up my Nintendo account.
- After supplying my location, the setup process asked for my timezone. Is it that hard to get the timezone from my location?
- The lovefilm app does not work - it erroneously states that I need an internet connection. Netflix works fine (this is actually becoming a bit of a habit for me: on my ipad and pc netflix just works, whereas lovefilm always seem to have issues).
- The sensor bar I got does not work unless I manually press the "set" button.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new way of playing 3 Dec 2012
By Booge
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Yes it does take ages to update etc. however it is worth it. Once updated everything works smoothly and the best bit is how good multiplayer gaming is. By using the tv and the pad each player sees a different view of the game. No split screens. Playing the ghost and ghost hunters against each other in Luigi's Ghost Mansion is tremendous fun. A massive improvement on the wii, we love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 3 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 3 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 6 months ago by dave allen
1.0 out of 5 stars wrong item received
I ordered a wiiu and received two microphones this was a gift for m y disabled daughter and she is very upset at not receiving this
Published 6 months ago by margaret brown
4.0 out of 5 stars not enough games
I got this for my sopn. he enjoys it but he struggles to find games which he can play on and enjoy. They really need to make more games.
Published 6 months ago by katie.m
5.0 out of 5 stars A great console that's definitely worth the money!
I purchased this at a fair price and haven't stopped playing it yet. It's that good! Nintendo has created a range of Wii U games and with the uniqueness of the gamepad, it creates... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated
People need to show this console more love. It's innovative and fun. The library is expanding, albeit slowly and there are some excellent games out now and coming soon. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr Michael Wyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for small children
I'm 17 and I bought this recently as I absolutely love Mario games having almost completed all of them on my 3DS XL. I got my Wii U for 149.00 which is a very good price. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Leenocapino
5.0 out of 5 stars purchased wii u game unit
My son loves this wii u game the game console makes it much easier and safer to use then the wii consoles
Published 8 months ago by debb
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic wi u
great console my daughter loves it, great value for money,fantastic how you can play on the game pad and not have it on the television
Published 8 months ago by MRS J M TRAVIS
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