Many of the biggest names in gaming, like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart and Pikmin are exclusive to Nintendo. Brand new instalments in these series are either already out or currently in development for Wii U: the only place to find Nintendo games in HD.
Wii was celebrated for bringing players together and Wii U continues this popular trend with a wide array of exclusive multiplayer games. The Wii U GamePad changes the way families play in the living room, while Nintendo Network allows distant friends to play together free of charge.
Nintendo fully supports independent developers on Wii U, leading to a wealth of inventive, artistic and completely original creations on the console. Download these mini masterpieces from Nintendo eShop and enter a world of imagination.
Wii U offers a wide range of family friendly titles with experiences that are suitable for young children. From playground favourites like Skylanders, to familiar brands like LEGO, there's something to put a smile on just about any tiny face.
With Virtual Console you can download and play your favourite Nintendo games of yesteryear but with the benefits of modern technology. Instantly save your progress in any game with Restore Points or enjoy your favourite game on the Wii U GamePad with Off-TV Play. A catalogue of NES and SNES classics is already available, while Game Boy Advance titles are also planned for the future.
Whether fighting zombies, pirates, costumed villains or regular old street thugs, Wii U allows players to indulge their most epic action-adventure fantasies in HD. Unique GamePad features introduce new ways to play blockbuster games, or simply experience them with Off-TV Play, away from innocent eyes.
Wii U is backwards compatible with Wii. This means you can play most of your favourite Wii games on your Wii U. You can also carry over your game saves, WiiWare titles and Virtual Console games from your old Wii to your new Wii U. It's also compatible with Wii Remotes, which means that you don't have to buy lots of new controllers for your family gaming.