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The Wii U is a video game console from Nintendo and the successor to the Wii. The system was released on November 18, 2012, in North America; November 30, 2012, in the PAL regions; and on December 8, 2012, in Japan. It is the first entry in the eighth generation of video game home consoles, and will compete with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.

The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of RAM with half dedicated to the console's operating system. The console was released in two versions: a "Basic" white-colored version with 8 GB of internal Flash storage; and a "Deluxe"/"Premium" black-colored version with 32 GB of Flash storage. The Deluxe package additionally includes stands for the console and for the GamePad, a charging dock for the GamePad, and a pack-in game. An HDMI cable is included with both versions. The Wii U's primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen. The touchscreen is used to supplement the main gameplay shown on the television or, with games supporting Off-TV Play, can allow the player to continue playing games by displaying the main gameplay even when the television is off. In addition to the Wii U GamePad, a more traditional controller, called the Wii U Pro Controller, may be used.

The system is backward compatible with Wii, and Wii U games may support compatibility with Wii peripherals, such as the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk. While it is not backward compatible with Nintendo GameCube discs or peripherals, Nintendo of America's director of entertainment and trend marketing indicated that select GameCube titles would become available for download, although Nintendo has since stated it has nothing to announce regarding this.


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The 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.


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A new Nintendo direct will be broadcasted tomorrow, featuring new, unannounced titles for the Wii U and 3DS!

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/08/new_nintendo_direct_coming_august_7th_focus_is_previously_announced_wii_u_and_3ds_software

Let's see what they have in store for us this time, the E3 direct already brought us some nice new, upcoming titles such as Donkey Kong and the confirmation of a new Mario Kart.


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Nintendo Direct



Indie Titles Lineup



The Wii U Difference (UK Commercial)





Primarily a lot of new indie titles, and a few new trailers and minor various ingame feature announcements (mostly cosmetic features).


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Some Mario Kart 8 gameplay, straight from GamesCom. Looking really sweet!


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As well as some Super Mario 3D World.


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Looking good :).



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Wii U sucks :D
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Ery Sakasegawa wrote:
Wii U sucks :D


Tsk tsk, hater! ;)



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I really like Nintendo, I think the SNES was one of the best, if not the best, consoles of all times. Though I dislike Nintendo not getting much RPG's licenses on it's current and last generation consoles. The Wii U is just incredible weak when you compare it to the playstation 4 and/or xbox. *edit* I hate xbox/xbox360/xbox one due the lack of really good games(the only game series that you can call good is Halo)
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Super Mario 3D World Launch Trailer. Looking good :).



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now, they just need to give it an N64 controller and were talking!

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now, they just need to give it an N64 controller and were talking!


If you're skilled enough:
http://www.raphnet.net/electronique/extenmote/index_en.php



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Collector's Edition for the upcoming Mario Kart. Not sure on what pricing it comes by :p. Roughly 2 months though till it hits. Me and Jose will be getting the next MK, although probably not the CE, hehe. Any others planning on picking it up? :p



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New Nintendo Direct, featuring a full-length episode on Mario Kart 8! :) 

Just a month to go till release!



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Mario Kart is doing good on the pre-order charts:
http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/41763/USA/

Any others here who'll be picking up the game as well? Let's race against each other at some point! See who can end up finishing last.



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