Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack – Next Generation Gaming

Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack - Black

Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack - Black

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Unfortunately for all you parents/partners out there the soon to be released Nintendo Wii U is going to be right up there at the top of most Christmas lists for children aged 8 to 90! With its predecessor the Wii being one of the most popular games consoles around, the Wii U is set to continue this trend with new features sure to satisfy the home gamers out there.

Who better to describe the Wii U than Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, “Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together. The experience enabled by Wii U and its new controller takes players deeper into their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers.”

So with these words from the equines orifice ringing in our ears let´s take a closer look. The Wii U consists of a console with the ability to support full HD graphics and a revolutionary new 6.2-inch wide touch screen controller incorporating motion-sensing gameplay.

Traditionally video games played on a home console were confined to the TV and offered the same display to every player. The new controller changes all that by offering different viewpoints to individual players which is also affected by the orientation of the controller picked up by its internal gyroscope.

The new controller also features an accelerometer, rumble feature, inward-facing camera, microphone and speakers in addition to the classic controller button scheme. The Wii U system can also be used with up to four additional Wii Remote/Plus controllers, and is backward compatible with all Wii games and accessories, so no worries if you´ve spent a fortune on your current Wii console.

The Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack is supplied with a copy of Nintendo Land and there is expected to be a wide range of games and software available when the system is launched on November 30th 2012.

The Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic Pack – White is also available for £248 on the same release date. To see more details/pre order click here.

Summary
The Nintendo Wii U is one of those gadgets that´s going to appeal to virtually everybody, whatever their age. Not cheap, but it´s going to be the must-have games console for the next generation home gamer.

Specifications

  • Console Size – Approximately 1.8-inches tall, 6.8-inches wide and 10.5-inches long.
  • New Controller – The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog circle pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a power button, home button, +control pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
  • Other Controls – Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board.
  • Media – A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
  • Video Output – Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.
  • Audio Output – Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
  • Storage – The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
  • CPU – IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.
  • GPU – AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU.
  • Other – Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.

Verdict

The Nintendo Wii U is one of those gadgets that´s going to appeal to virtually everybody, whatever their age. Not cheap, but it´s going to be the must-have games console for the next generation home gamer.

Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack - Black

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List Price: unavailable
Sale Price: £177.96
(as of 10/20/2017 08:53 UTC - Details)

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