Wii U

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Wii U
WiiU.svg.png Wii U Black.png
A Deluxe Set black Wii U
Type Home console
Release date
link= November 18, 2012[1]
link= December 8, 2012
link= November 30, 2012[2]
link= November 30, 2012
Media Wii U optical disc
Wii optical disc[3]
Predecessor Wii
Successor Nintendo Switch

The Wii U is a Nintendo home console, successor to the Wii. It can output HD graphics up to 1080p, making it Nintendo's first HD console. The Wii U comes with a GamePad which features a touchscreen, gyroscope, microphone, speakers, and a front-facing camera. It also allows games to be played directly to it without using a TV. The console is also backwards compatible with the Wii and has its own Virtual Console library.

An 8GB white Basic Set was released alongside a 32GB black Deluxe Set. A Zelda-themed special limited edition Deluxe Set bundle was also released. It included a black console marked with the Wingcrest and wind symbols in gold, plus a download code for a digital copy of The Wind Waker HD and Hyrule Historia.

The Legend of Zelda Games

The following games can be purchased as physical Wii U optical discs or digitally from the Nintendo eShop.

Virtual Console

Games from the Wii Virtual Console can also be played on the Wii U.

Backwards Compatible

Gallery

Video Gallery


The Wind Waker HD limited edition Wii U unboxing


References

  1. "First! Wii U arrives in US stores in another 66 days. And I won't ask you to do the math. That makes launch day, here in America, Sunday November 18th. Who won the bet?" —Reggie Fils-Aime (Wii U Preview Event: Wii U launch date revealed)
  2. "Today, I can reveal that Wii U will be available from shops in Europe on November 30th." —Satoru Shibata (Nintendo Direct: Wii U launch date revealed)
  3. Backwards compatibility, Wii U Official Site - Features.