The Wii U was a video game console developed by Nintendo as the successor to the popular Nintendo Wii. They released the console in November 2012. It is considered to be part of the eighth generation of video game consoles


alongside Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. The Wii U was the first Nintendo console with HD graphics. The system's primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen.


It has a AMD Radeon GPU. It is the first console by Nintendo to output to high definition (HD) resolutions, such as 720p and 1080p. It includes a tablet-like controller, known as the Wii U GamePad, to provide certain additional gameplay. Notably, it can play all Wii games as well as support the Wii Remote controllers for native Wii U games.