Six Years Later: The Wii U

Posted on Dec 7 2012 - 9:06am by Thomas Sharp

Do you remember when the Wii first came out? You might be surprised to realise that it was a whole six years ago when this happened. No, really.

Well, the world has changed a lot since then with tablets and smart phones now ruling the roost. However, that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from bringing out the newest version of the console. They posted the first loss in their history in 2011 so there is a lot riding on the Wii U.
It was officially launched a few days ago and hundreds of gamers queued up in Central London to get their eager little hands on one.

The original Wii caused a sensation when it came out and reports suggest that around 300 people queued up out HMV in Oxford Street on the night of the UK launch of the Wii U, which came a few weeks after it was brought out in the US.

The sales figures in the States were encouraging, with 400,000 sales in the first week.

So What’s New with the U?

The GamePad controller is a device which lets players keep on playing after switching off the telly. This is because it has a touchscreen display and will give you up to 5 hours of gaming juice.

What about the games though? This is perhaps the stickiest point for the new console and one of the biggest reasons for criticism. Is there really enough to play to justify the price tag? One of the most keenly awaited games is called ZombiU and has an 18 restriction on it while there is a Mario Bros game and a new sports offering.

Are you looking forward to getting, or do you already have, the Wii U?

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