Kids love the Wii console. Why? Because the Wii offered more than 250 "E"-rated games, all with mild content that are great for anyone aged 6 or older. The Wii U will continue to offer a superior family-friendly gaming experience, one that your kids will love for years to come. Your kids will continue to enjoy their favorite Mario games, racing games and shooting games - the Wii U will have them covered.
Even more kid-friendly games
Nintendo has already announced 22 fun, family-friendly titles for the Wii U. Your kids will love marquee games from popular franchises like Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, and Just Dance. With the Wii U, you can play sports, race through a city made of LEGOs, play in a virtual amusement park - there's always a great experience out there for any age.
Invite all your friends and family over
For the first time ever on a home console, up to 5 friends can gather and play at once. The GamePad offers a second, built-in screen to expand the gaming experience, while four other players using Wii Remotes will play on the TV. With the GamePad giving a different view of the game, friends will have fun communicating and interacting to complete a level or a goal. You will never have the dull house when you can start a dance party or host a big race, and everyone will be able to participate.
Get active and move around
Thanks to the motion gaming of the Wii U, your kids will be able to get off and couch and move around. Even simple sports and action games will require players to get on their feet and move around, interacting with the game in a much more personal way than the controllers of the past. And games from the dance and fitness genres promote an active lifestyle in any age group, so your kids stay on top of their health and fitness and build good habits at a young age.
Feel safe about their online interactions
It's tough to feel good about kids communicating with others online, especially when you can't control any undesirable content entering your kids' minds. Nintendo has taken great effort to ensure that Miiverse, the new online communication system on the Wii U, is clean and appropriate for people of all ages and levels of sensitivity. Your kids can draw pictures and post messages for their friends, interacting with each other through their customized Mii characters, all behind the security of Nintendo's content filters.
Play all of your old favorites
The Wii U is backwards compatible with all Wii console games, so your kids will be able to bring their favorite games with them. Remember that fun Wii game your child or grandchild has been asking for? All those great Wii titles are still just as fun - and even more affordable than ever before.
So, what do I need to get started?
The Wii U will come with a GamePad, but you'll need to make sure you have enough Wii Remotes for all of your friends to play with you. Your Balance Board, Wii Nunchuks and Classic Controllers from the previous Wii console will work just fine on the Wii U! And if you want to enjoy High Definition graphics during your workout, make sure you have an HDMI cable to hook your Wii U up to your television.
- Bring Your Friends: Thanks to the Wii U GamePad, up to 5 friends can play and interact with each other at the same time.
- Backwards Compatible: The Wii U is compatible with all your favorite Wii kid-friendly games.
- Exercise with a Friend: Take turns on an activity with your friends or family. Alternating multiplayer allows multiple players to play using their Mii characters.
- Get Up and Play: Get everybody on their feet and enjoying the experience of motion gameplay.
- Anyone and Everyone: Even if your children are different in age, there's a gaming experience that will fit everyone's tastes and skill levels.