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Just so we’re clear

This is a Wii U.

It is Nintendo’s next full-fledged console, which outperforms the Xbox 360 and PS3 in every way. It has full HD graphics (unlike the Wii, which could only output resolutions of up to 480p), comprehensive media center functionality with YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and TV Tuner integration. It also has a very open online platform that will allow for online play on par with (or perhaps surpassing) XBox Live and the PlayStation Network. Right now it supports blockbuster third-party games like Mass Effect 3, Assassin’s Creed III, Batman: Arkham City, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and will soon give way to an unprecedented new generation of beloved Nintendo titles like Mario, Zelda, and Super Smash Bros, all running with specifications on par with the current generation’s expectations of graphics quality and online functionality.

tl;dr The Wii U is a next-gen Nintendo console that you should buy.


The Wii U has a pretty innovative new controller that a lot of people are talking about.

It looks like this:

This device does nothing more than send and receive signals from the Wii U console itself. It is not compatible with Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii, although the Wii U will continue to make use of the iconic Wii Remotes for most games released for it. This new controller has dual analog sticks, a D-pad, four primary buttons, Start and Select buttons, two shoulder triggers and two shoulder bumpers, a Home button, a power button to turn the console on and off, and a “TV” button for media center functionality. It also features a front-facing camera for video chats, various motion sensors, and an HD touch screen in the center. This touch screen can be used in the manner of the second screen on a Nintendo DS, housing extra controls and menus, or a map, or even an in-game camera for a second point of view! Additionally, certain games will give you the option to turn off your TV and stream the game’s visuals directly to the controller’s screen, within a certain distance of the console.

The Wii U is not, as so many misinformed souls believe, a new peripheral designed to squeeze more life out of the aging, irrelevant, and tragically underpowered Nintendo Wii, nor is it a new handheld console. It is, in fact, Nintendo’s bold move to usher in a new generation of game consoles, and yes you should absolutely be excited about it.

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    And it deserves even more.
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    basically everything the Wii should have been plus more
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    I’ll buy it when there’s games worth buying like monster hunter
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    It does not outperform the 360 or PS3. It’s actually less powerful....
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    Yo, yo Mark is super right about this rad little thing. I mean I didn’t really know what it’s whole deal was and I...
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    it got more notes
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