Dec 162012

Looking for the perfect present for the gamer in your life? Wii U is the latest and greatest new console that you need to see to believe. It comes with an innovative new controller that will change the way games are played while keeping all the best functions of the original Wii.

The controller, lovingly referred to as the GamePad, is actually part tablet and part remote control. It is ergonomically designed and the functions will feel comfortable to everyone who has ever played a video game, since it uses many of the standard buttons and controls.

The GamePad’s beautiful 6.2 inch touch screen takes game play to a whole new level. You’ll be able to view your games on the TV or the controller itself. The touch screen controller will display your actions performed with the touchscreen on the TV. You can even browse the internet on your TV with this unique controller. It’s takes over the function of so many other devices and then makes them better by allowing interaction with your TV.

All Wii U units come with this awesome new controller, as well as other necessary accessories like sensor bars and adaptors.

The deluxe version gets even better, though, because it comes with additional accessories that the gamer in your life is sure to find useful. The console stand is one of those accessories. It allows your Wii U to stand vertically, saving space and giving a cleaner look. The GamePad stand and cradle set are two more accessories reserved for purchasers of the Wii U deluxe set. The deluxe version also offers more storage space – 32 GB compared to the 8 GB on the basic version.

Users in the US and Canada will enjoy Nintendo TVii, which allows you to use your GamePad for browsing and controlling movies and TV shows. It works with Wii U Video Entertainment, regular TV stations and even your TiVo DVR if you have one. Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are also jumping on board, allowing future integration of their services.

And let’s not forget about the Miiverse, a new social network from Nintendo. It’s sure to be a hit since it’s similar to the popular Xbox Live community. In Miiverse, you use your Mii character to interact with others. Challenge friends to a game and thoroughly kick their butt. Or ask that gamer who always kicks your butt for advice or hidden features about the game you might not have noticed. Post about your big gaming accomplishment and let your Miiverse buddies know. This is all done smoothly because you have the option to easily pause your game and then start right back up where you left off.

It doesn’t even need to be said that Nintendo makes some of the best games in the world. Let’s be honest, they’re legends! The popular games for the Wii U include Nintendo Land, the New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii Fit U, Ninja Gaiden 3, Lego City Undercover, The Wonderful 101, Sing Party and Bayonetta 2. Plus there are many, many more to choose from. You’ll never run out of options.

I think it’s safe to say that for anyone who enjoys gaming or technology, the Wii U will make a great gift. Although gaming is the focus of the Wii U, the variety of this consoles functions expand beyond that by integrating with other popular services and allowing for greater levels of interaction. It’s sure to keep just about everyone happy.

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