Make lasting memories for the whole family
Looking for something for the whole family to do together? For the first time ever on a home console, up to 5 friends can gather and play at once allowing you to make lasting memories and increase family time together. With a wide selection of games geared for the littlest to the biggest kid (and those still a kid at heart) there is something to get everyone involved in the excitement. Yours will be the most fun house on the block when you can start a dance party or host a big race on a moments notice. So invite all your friends and family over and get started today!
New kid-friendly games
Nintendo has a wide array of fun, family-friendly titles created just for the Wii U. Your kids will love marquee games from popular franchises like Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda - only available on Nintendo platforms.
There is also wide selection of titles from familiar brands including Disney, NBA, Lego and Nickelodeon. With the Wii U, you can play sports, race through a city made of LEGOs, help Barbie build her dream house and plunge into adventure as Captain Jack Sparrow or Mr. Incredible, there is always a great experience for any age. With more games being released all the time the Wii U is a console that your kids will grow with and love for years to come.
Meet the new GamePad
Wii U offers lots of ways to play. What sets it apart from the competition is the new Gamepad. This touch screen controller was made to allow easy control for the littlest fingers and offer new game experiences. Anyone who can play a game on a smartphone or tablet will be able to dive right in with this intuitive design that literally brings the action to your fingertips. And you can get the TV back or even your phone or tablet; the kids can play games right on the GamePad - without the TV.
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. This second screen offers advantages for the wildly popular world building games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders. Plus the gamepad allows users to communicate with other players via the Nintendo Wi-Fi.
Less violent game choices for kids
Nintendo has always offered high-quality games that are more appropriate for all ages. For older kids, Donkey Kong Country and Zelda are challenging, but there's no blood and gore. You never cut up aliens with a chainsaw. And you have less of the ultra-violent games like Gears of War and God of War available on Sony and Xbox. With Nintendo, you get more appropriate game choices and less non-appropriate choices for your family.
Keep those old favorites
The Wii U is backwards compatible with all Wii console games. There are more than 250 "E"-rated Wii games, all with mild content that are great for players of all ages. All of these games can be played on the Wii U, so your kids will be able to bring their favorite games with them or find new favorites. All those great Wii titles are still just as fun - and even more affordable than ever before.
Feel safe about their online interactions
Keeping kids safe online is always a priority. Nintendo has worked hard to ensure their Miiverse, the new online communication system on the Wii U, can be adapted for kids of all ages. Parental controls are available that can limit internet settings, viewing of videos and the level of online interaction in games by user so you can accommodate multiple kids of all ages.
Your kids can create customized Mii characters and receive a special friend code. This friend code limits their interactions only to people who have the code and stops anyone without from communicating with your child. In this safe environment they can communicate via text chat or the Voice Chat feature. Now they can trade tips with friends playing the same game or chat with someone on their handheld Nintendo device.
Get active and stay fit
Thanks to the motion gaming of the Wii U, your kids will enjoy getting off the couch and moving around. Even simple sports and action games will require players to get into the action, interacting with the game in a much more personal way than the controllers of the past. When kids of any age play games from the dance and fitness genres they will have a blast while improving their health and fitness. Being active now will help to build good habits that will help them improve their health for their whole life.
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- Family Fun Together: Up to 5 family and friends can play and interact with each other at the same time
- Unique GamePad: This new touchscreen is perfect for kids and enhances play
- Anyone and Everyone: Even if your children are different ages, there's a gaming experience that will fit everyone's tastes and skill levels
- Backwards Compatible: The Wii U is compatible with all your favorite Wii kid-friendly games
- Get Up and Play: Get everybody on their feet and enjoying the experience of motion gameplay