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Wii U is the next great gaming console from Nintendo and it redefines how you will play next. With its innovative new Wii U GamePad controller, it will not only introduce entirely new ways to play games, it will also transform how you connect with friends and enjoy entertainment.
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It's an entirely new system that will change the way you experience entertainment. For the first time, experience your favorite Nintendo worlds in crystal clear high definition."It's the console that will singlehandedly change the way people play games for years to come."- MTV.multiplayer.com
The New Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks.The GamePad also includes motion control, a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, a stylus, and support for Near Field Communication (NFC). It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds.
View gameplay on your TV and the Wii U GamePad
Use the Wii U GamePad for another perspective on gameplay
Use Wii Remote controllers and the Wii U GamePad for up to 5 player gameplay
Enjoy console quality gameplay using just the GamePad... even while someone else is watching TV. (Not all games include this feature)
Make Wii U the centerpiece of your home entertainment setup with these applications, accessible the day you bring your system home. Applications include:
MiiverseNintendo eShopWii U ChatInternet BrowserAnd More!
Miiverse is a brand-new online community that is built directly into the Wii U console. It lets you share experiences, discuss games, and discover new content with gamers from around the world. Using your Mii character within Miiverse, you will see games, applications or entertainment content that either you have used recently, expressed interest in learning more about, or that your friends are using or discussing.You can set the publish range of your profile or posts to "Everyone," "Friends Only," or "Private." This lets you control who sees your posts. If you have a child at home, you can restrict Miiverse features such as posting, or restrict access entirely for selected users.
The Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console is your one-stop shop for a wide variety of downloadable games and entertainment. You can purchase both retail and download-only games, free demos, Virtual-Console games, and entertainment applications like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more. Enjoy the latest trailers and gameplay videos for games in the Nintendo eShop, all viewable on your TV screen or on the Wii U GamePad right in your hands.On the Nintendo eShop homepage, you'll find featured games, new releases, and more - all accessible with a quick tap on the GamePad touch screen. Want to browse deeper? Easily search for games by genre, publisher, price, and more. Use the Parental Control setting to limit access to games based on their ESRB rating for specific users on your Wii U console, or to restrict Wii U Shopping Services.
The Internet Browser lets you surf the web any time on your TV, using the Wii U GamePad. Simple controls let you share the browsing experience with everyone in the room, or from just the GamePad.Using only the Wii U GamePad, you can browse the Internet with ease while someone else in the room uses the TV for something else. Use the browser to look up info on the program you're watching, or anything else you like.Access the Internet Browser while in the middle of a game using the HOME Button. You can pause your game at any time and go look up information about it online. The game will still be visible as you browse, and you can quickly return to it when ready.
No need to leave your Wii stuff behind. Nearly all Wii games, data and accessories can transfer directly to your new Wii U console - making it a great value. Downloaded games, save data, and other info stored in your Wii console can be moved to your new Wii U console.
Wii U GamePad Controller: The Wii U console's new controller, the Wii
U GamePad, will connect wirelessly and seamlessly with both the console
and the television. With a built-in touch screen, motion controls, and a
full complement of buttons and control sticks built right in, the Wii U
Game Pad transforms gaming, introducing new and better ways to play.
With the Wii U GamePad the action can now flow seamlessly between
the GamePad and the television, and it will open a new window into
gaming worlds that can extend beyond the TV and completely surround you.
Its intuitive and easy-to-use interfaces mean Wii U can be home to
games for everyone in the family, from the latest games for the most
avid gamer to fun and innovative new games for those looking for more
casual pick-up and play experiences. Wii U extends beyond games with
built-in wireless connectivity to get you online quickly and easily.
Players with broadband Internet access will find new ways to connect
with other players over the Internet in Miiverse, communicate in real
time via the video chat feature with other friends and families, and
access new downloadable games and additional game content from the
Nintendo eShop. And the Wii U GamePad controller puts it all right at
Both the 8 GB Basic Set and 32 GB Deluxe Set Wii U systems have
enough internal storage space to store save data for large numbers of
games purchased through retail and to support a limited amount of
download activity through the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
If you wish to download more content, we recommend an external
USB storage device with a dedicated power source so that you can expand
your storage capabilities for Wii U software. For more information,
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