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Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic Pack - White
- 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 NunchukTM 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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- Platform: Nintendo Wii U
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Style Name: Basic Pack
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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.
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 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
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (working title)
- And Nintendo Mii-based software yet to be confirmed
- 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.
Touchscreen input options.
Supports a variety of controllers.
Accelerometer & gyroscope.
Play with or without a TV.
- 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
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
On the positive side I found the console easy to set up and the interface simple and easily familiar to use for anyone who's ever owned a Wii. The tablet/ controller is lightweight and the screen is bright and clear. The games I've purchased which includes mario kart and 3d world are visually bright and colourful and the gameplay is responsive via the tablet. It's truly a shame that the Wii U never captured the publics attention as it's a really good family oriented console
On the down side the console is rather pricey for it's power. Also by the time you add on extra costs such as motion sensors, wii motes and nun chucks the cost can really start to pinch although you can get unofficial brands for alot cheaper than the official ones but if you read the reviews for those there seems to be a higher risk of these controllers being less responsive than the branded nintendo ones. Another problem with the Wii U is that it seems a little messy with multiple wires coming from the machine including the power brick, motion sensor bar and tablet so it's a lot messier looking on my T.V stand compared to my Playstion 4. Over all a good if somewhat underrated console and
With the new nintendo Switch being released soon it may be worth investing in a Wii U for a bargain price.
Mario Kart 8 is a brilliant game. All Wii U owners should have this game! When I saw this bundle, Splatoon didn't really appeal to me much but I purchased this bundle as you get two games (and I wanted Mario Kart 8). Having now played Splatoon, it is a lot better than I thought it would be. It is different to any other game I have played and my nephew loves it!
I like the fact that you can download BBC Iplayer onto the Wii U. Lovefilm, Youtube and Netflix are already downloaded onto it. You can also browse the internet, play your old Wii games on it, connect to the Miiverse or access the Nintendo eshop for the latest news and releases. It is very easy to use and easy to set up.
I also found that you can download game demos for free from the Nintendo eshop, which is good as you can try before you buy. You can also purchase a lot of the old NES, SNES, Gamecube, etc games to play on the Wii U which is great.
Overall this is a great purchase and I recommend this over other Wii U bundles which seem to come with one game and cost more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We brought this has a present for my 7 year old son and he totally loves it, its great because he can play on the Wii U while we all still watch the telly unlike the old WiiPublished 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This was bought as a gift but for ages I just couldn't stop playing Mario Kart 8. What fun this game is even if it is at times unfair. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Doobleshaft
I bought the WiiU and I am very surprised with the quality of it. I also have a switch and I must say that WiiU looks much better than Nintendo Switch. Read morePublished 21 days ago by TOMMY
My Zelda-obsessed friends are insanely jealous of my Wii U, the markings are so gorgeous and simple and really suit the design of the console. Read morePublished 23 days ago by James
Wow so happy to have gotten my hands on Nintendo's latest console! These have been sold out in my local stores since launch last week. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LostShepherd
I love all the nintendo consoles but i especially love the zelda special editions, and this does not let me down! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Colin