We Love The Wii U And 2 Million+ People Feel The Same Way

By Jimmie Geddes email: j.geddes@mobilenapps.com | Jan 06, 2013 04:14 PM EST

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Nintendo's next generation console, the Wii U, has crossed a major milestone. The Wii U has sold over two million units since its launch in North America on Nov. 18, 2012. It's only a testament to the company that started our love of gaming with the NES gaming console, games like Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and many more iconic video games.

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Nintendo is clearly reaping the benefits of getting its next generation console on the market before Microsoft and Sony. However, we're not surprised. The Wii U also offers some very unique and groundbreaking features.

The Wii U is a major upgrade compared to the Wii which was released in November of 2006. The Wii proved to be insanely popular even though it lacked the high end features and high-definition graphics found on Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. The secret to its success was the enjoyment gamers got out of its motion-centric based gaming. It surprised many in the gaming world and brought Nintendo back to the prominent position it once held before Sony and Microsoft entered the gaming market.

The Wii U takes Nintendo's Wii recipe for success to the next level and includes those important high-end specs and features. The Wii U is the first Nintendo console that supports HD graphics, putting it on a more even playing field with Microsoft and Sony's current offerings. It's available in two versions, an all white Basic Set for $299 and an all black Deluxe Set for $349.

The Wii U Basic Set ships with:

 Wii U console with 8GB of internal Flash memory

Wii U GamePad Controller

Wii U GamePad Stylus

Sensor Bar

HDMI cable

The Wii U Deluxe Set ships with:

 Wii U console with 32GB of internal Flash memory

Wii U Gamepad Controller

Wii U GamePad Stylus

Sensor Bar

HDMI cable

Wii U Console Stand

WII U GamePad Stand/ Charging Cradle

Nintendo Land game disc

One of the main features that makes the Wii U very unique lies in the Wii U GamePad controller which features a touchscreen that offers supplemental features (similar to the Nintendo DS' dual screen) as well as replicating gameplay from the main display. That feature is called "Off TV Play" and allows you to use the GamePad controller without the use of a TV. The game appears on the screen of the controller and allows for Wii U gaming even while someone else watches TV ( a feature many parents will love). The Wii U GamePad controller has more functions than just playing games. It can be used as a remote control, run different applications on its touchscreen, make video calls with its built-in camera, browse the web, use Nintendo TVii to access your TV channels, streaming video services, provide additional information about the content you're currently watching on your television, and more.

The Wii U is much more than a gaming console thanks to the magic of Nintendo's vision of bringing a secondary display to the Wii U in the GamePad controller. It's a game controller for the console and practically a standalone mobile gaming and entertainment device. The possibilities are endless so it's no wonder why millions love the Wii U.

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