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.
The Wii U GamePad
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.
Using the Wii U Gamepad
View gameplay on your TV and the Wii U GamePad
Using the Wii U Gamepad and Wii Remote
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
Using the Wii U Gamepad Alone
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:
Wii U Chat
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.
Play Your Wii Games Too!
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.
Nintendo Land is a fun and lively virtual theme park filled with attractions based on popular Nintendo game worlds. Explore the Nintendo Land Plaza as your Mii character, and play in park attractions featuring unique and innovative gameplay made possible by the Wii U GamePad controller. Enjoy team, competitive, and solo gameplay experiences for up to five players!
Explore a dozen Nintendo game worlds, lovingly recreated as unique attractions within the Nintendo Land Plaza. Attractions are broken up into three types:
Team Attractions: One to five players work together or compete in an array of challenges.
Competitive Attractions: Two to five players compete for victory on unique play fields.
Solo Attractions: A single player tackles unique challenges that utilize the Wii U GamePad.
The new console features a compact design that will make it a natural addition to any home entertainment setup.
Approximately 1.8 inches high, 10.6 inches deep and 6.75 inches long.
IBM Power®-based multi-core processor
AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU.
Supports external USB storage.
Wii U can be connected to the Internet via a wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. The console features four USB 2.0 connectors - two in the front and two in the rear - that support Wii LAN Adapters.
Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i.
Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii Component Video, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.
The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.
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