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    What is Wii U?

    Wii U is Nintendo’s first high definition home console, a powerful system with a controller that changes the way you can play games and connect together. There are several hardware packs available – take a look at the available hardware options on our Wii U website.


    A key part of Wii U is the Wii U GamePad, a controller with an in-built display that opens up new gameplay possibilities. You can experience multiplayer gameplay by using both the Wii U GamePad and the television, giving each player their own screen, and even completely different viewpoints and objectives in certain games. In supported software, if the television is in use, players can continue to enjoy games on the Wii U GamePad display thanks to off-TV play.


    Wii U offers plenty of great multiplayer experiences, presenting perfect opportunities to gather and play together with everybody in the family. The system can also be used to communicate and play with other gamers via the internet. Take a look around to find out more about Wii U's features.