Wii U

  • Nintendo’s Wii Mini Tipped By Best Buy Canada For December 7 Release

    Nintendo’s Wii Mini Tipped By Best Buy Canada For December 7 Release

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 have both seen physical hardware design changes in their many years on the market, but the Wii has remained mostly the same Wii since its launch, with a minor update last year that made it slightly smaller. Now that Nintendo has released the Wii U, however, it looks like a bigger change is on the way for its older console, called the Wii Mini. Read More

  • YouTube App Comes To The Wii U, Viewable On GamePad Or TV

    YouTube App Comes To The Wii U, Viewable On GamePad Or TV

    The Wii U’s GamePad is essentially the console’s secret weapon, so it’s good to see YouTube arrive on Nintendo’s latest hardware with built-in support for its tablet-style controller. The Wii U version of YouTube is available now, following hot on the heels of the version for the Wii, and it allows you to both browse and view on your GamePad as well as on the TV. Read More

  • Hulu Plus Lands On Nintendo Wii U, Uses GamePad For Second Screen Viewing

    Hulu Plus Lands On Nintendo Wii U, Uses GamePad For Second Screen Viewing

    Hulu Plus landed on the Wii at the start of the year and the company has now announced it’s arrived on the Wii U — utilizing the GamePad controller as a second screen so viewers can watch shows on their TV and view additional content, such as episode synopses, on the GamePad. Read More

  • Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Online

    Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Online

    While Gamestop is reporting record Wii U preorders and sales, it looks like the Wii gray market is in full effect, driving prices of the console into the thousands as unyielding children barrack their parents into buying them the latest and greatest this holiday. Read More

  • Putting Away Childish Things: The Wii U Redefines Nintendo

    Putting Away Childish Things: The Wii U Redefines Nintendo

    Six years ago, almost to the day, I remember sitting on the couch with my then one-year-old son playing Elebits on the recently launched Wii. I thought he’d understand the simple point and shoot game. It was sort of a shooter. You walked around a house and aimed at the little characters. He was enthralled. I was a new parent and I was showing him the magic of the Wii –… Read More

  • The Verbal Elegance Of Apple And Nintendo

    The Verbal Elegance Of Apple And Nintendo

    Editor’s Note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. Companies often shout in the games industry. They yell with videos, music, press events with booth babes and the monster that is E3. They hustle and… Read More

  • Nintendo’s Wii U Hits U.S. Stores November 18, Starts At $299.99

    Nintendo’s Wii U Hits U.S. Stores November 18, Starts At $299.99

    Nintendo will finally make its Wii U available to customers this November, after having previewed the next-gen console for over a year now, the company announced at a press event today. The Wii U will come in a $299.99 Basic version in white with 8GB of onboard storage, and a 32GB Deluxe model in black for $349.99. It’ll hit the U.S. on November 18 and Europe on November 30. The console… Read More

  • Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

    Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

    According to WiiUDaily (and we’re confirming), the games shown at E3 are native at 720p resolution, a considerable step down from the 1080p, 3D-pumping action coming out of the 360 and the PS3 in many cases. Although there is no absolute proof that the Wii U launch titles will all be 720p, the site noted that “the representative couldn’t confirm whether the games can be… Read More

  • Meet The Wii U Gamepad, Nintendo’s Answer To Gaming On The iPad

    Meet The Wii U Gamepad, Nintendo’s Answer To Gaming On The iPad

    Details are still just mainly technical, but Nintendo just took the wraps off the final version of the Wii U’s controller, now named Gamepad. This came during Nintendo’s somewhat surprising pre-E3 press conference. The controller itself looks somewhat similar to the prototype unit Nintendo unveiled at last year’s E3. This pre-briefing speaks to the confidence of Nintendo. Read More

  • What’s In A Name? Nintendo Seems To Be Sticking With Calling Its Next-Gen System Wii U

    What’s In A Name? Nintendo Seems To Be Sticking With Calling Its Next-Gen System Wii U

    Nintendo unveiled the tablet-centric Wii U at last year’s E3. At the time the company was clear that it was a working name. A report earlier this year stated that Nintendo was exploring other options. E3 kicks off next week and it seems increasingly likely that Nintendo is sticking with the unusual moniker. First off, Nintendo just launched a Wii U Facebook campaign complete with an… Read More

  • Report: Nintendo Considering Changing The Wii U’s Name

    Report: Nintendo Considering Changing The Wii U’s Name

    The Wii U brand is a bit underwhelming. At best it builds upon a very successive product. But at worst the name suggests its simply an add-on rather than a completely revamped system. A new report just surfaced that sources a Nintendo insider stating the company is considering renaming the next-gen Wii. Nintendo is quickly spiraling down. The Wii U — or whatever it’s to be… Read More