The Wii U is the keenly awaited follow up to the hugely successful and genuinely innovative Wii. With the Wii, Nintendo reinvigorated the video game console and brought a new group of people in to gaming. The Wii U continues this and takes its place as the first entry in the eighth generation o video games consoles. It is the first console from Nintendo to support high-definition graphics and the first to incorporate an embedded touchscreen into its controller extending aspects of games traditionally reserved for the main, such as maps, into the palm of your hand. This innovative form of controller is called the GamePad.
Physically purchased games come on Wii U Optical Discs and will include many of Nintendo’s most iconic and popular flagship franchises such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and the Legend of Zelda, as well as many new versions of games made popular by the Wii such as Wii Party U, Wii Sports Club and Wii Fit U.
As well as the these games, traditionally associated with Nintendo and Wii, there will be various new titles and games from third party developers, including games from Sega, Capcom, Ubisoft, Warner Bros, Activision Blizzard and many others.