The Wii U™ GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks.
The HOME Button on your Wii U GamePad gives you immediate access to game manuals, Miiverse, and Internet Browser at any time—without having to exit your game.
Manage and keep track of game save data and details for up to 12 users on one Wii U console. Everyone in your family can play as a different user. You can also set unique parental controls for each user.
Keep track of how much you've played your Wii U games and applications by date, or in a handy graph. You can even track the daily records for each individual user registered on the console.
Register friends from anywhere in the world either by exchanging your Nintendo Network ID, sending a friend request to someone you recently played online, or submitting a friend request through Miiverse. Within your Friend List you can see if your registered friends are online and what game they are playing.
Connect online with the Wii U community using your Mii.
Your one-stop shop for downloadable games and entertainment.
Browse the Internet from the comfort of your couch.
Find, watch, and engage with TV shows, movies, and sports.
Enjoy video chat with friends and family from far away—right on your TV.
Create Mii characters of you, your family and friends.
Pros: Gotta say i love this thing. At launch it's games look a little bit better than the ps3 and 360. The tablet controller is light weight and comfy to hold. The system itself is pleasant to look at and can fit in in just about any household.
Cons: The system specs could be a bit of a problem for Nintendo when the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft roll out in the next year or so. The Wii U only has 2 Gb of each memory type Graphics and Ram and it's processor is a triple core clocked at some crazy low speed like 1.6 ghz or something. But comparing the Wii U's CPU to the CPU's of the xbox 30 or PS3 is like comparing a P3 to a P4.
Other Thoughts: I would reccomend this to anyone who enjoys video games because the gamepad really does add a new level to the games and makes things fun on a whole new level. Plus in a few years we will see our first HD Zelda game and i for one can't wait.
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