Wii U

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A black 32GB Wii U console with its Wii U GamePad.

The Wii U is the eighth generation console system and the sixth home video game console released by Nintendo. It competes with Microsoft's XBOX One, and Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4), though it is currently the worst selling of the three. The console is the direct successor to the Wii, and is the first Nintendo console with an HD processor. Nintendo aims to target all demographics with the console, with a large focus on both casual and hardcore video games. The Wii U console can be purchased in white with 8GB of memory, or in black with 32GB of memory.

The Wii U's most recognisable innovation is its controller, the Wii U GamePad, which features a 6-inch touchscreen, which can be used for 'asymmetrical gaming', where, in multiplayer, some players using Wii Remotes could use the TV screen to play, while the user holding the Wii U GamePad looks at their own screen, playing in a different way. Asymmetrical gaming can also describe the player using the controller's touchscreen to have an effect on the TV screen's gameplay. Some games can also be played entirely on the Wii U GamePad's screen, even when the television is in use for something other than the Wii U. The Wii U GamePad also hosts an accelerometer and gyroscope, as well as being the first Nintendo controller to feature a TV button, which allows the Wii U GamePad to function as a TV remote, and clickable control sticks, known as L3 and R3 buttons respectively.

The console's online server is named Miiverse. The console also features the Virtual Console as part of its Nintendo eShop, allowing for a variety of Donkey Kong games to be downloaded.

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