Nintendo Wii U

Predecessor: Wii
Successor: -
Release Date: 17/11/2012
Discontinued Date: 30/2017
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Initial Price: US$299 | ¥26,250 (Basic Set) - US$349 | ¥31,500 (Deluxe | Premium Set)
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The Wii U had been long anticipated, as it is the successor of the Wii. Developed by Nintendo, it was released in late 2012 and discontinued in 2017. Upon release, it offered a new way to play with its innovative controller, which is called GamePad and includes a 6.2-inch touch screen at the bottom of it. At the same time, Nintendo released the Wii U Pro Controller, a more conventional controller compared to the Gamepad (but not such innovative).

Wii U also came with Nintendo TVii, which allows you to stream live tv from your cable company without needing an additional device, like AppleTV or Roku.

The Wii U has a lot of great features, including Wii mode, which allows the player to play Wii games with his Wii U controller or even his old Wii remotes -which makes the console backward compatible! That means that current owners of older Nintendo consoles won't be left out in the cold when they upgrade: They can still play their old favorites on a brand new system. Another one of its features is called "Miiverse", where users can interact with other players about their favorite games, post screenshots from their gameplay, or just chat about life in general!

This exciting console appeals to everyone, either he's an avid player or just a technology enthusiast. So, the original Wii was one of the most successful consoles in history, but it had some major flaws that needed fixing- particularly regarding online gaming and graphics quality. The new console finally delivered what gamers have wanted for years: an HD system that can connect to modern WiFi networks for multiplayer games! However, in addition to the positives, there were some negatives: the short battery life of the GamePad controller, as well as the user interface and functionality.

Wii U is the first Nintendo console to feature HD graphics. This means that it can smoothly display games in 1280 x 720 resolution, which looks much sharper than the standard definition (480p). It also has an upscaling engine for standard definitions; this converts all content into high-quality images.

The Wii U was originally released in two bundles: the Basic bundle and the Deluxe (U.S.) / Premium (WW) bundle. The Basic bundle contains a white Wii U with 8 GB of storage, a white Wii U GamePad, stylus, and an HDMI cable, while the Deluxe (U.S.) / Premium (WW) contains a black Wii U with 32 GB of storage, a black GamePad and stylus, an HDMI cable, and adds a Nintendo Network Premium subscription, the Nintendo Land game (except Japan), as well as stands for the console and controller and a sensor bar (except Japan).