The Wii console revolutionized motion gameplay for any age group and skill level, and the Wii U will do the same. With an easy-to-use control scheme and a wide variety of games to choose from, Nintendo's latest console will provide a fun, interactive experience for anyone. Video games aren't just for kids, right! The Wii U will provide plenty of titles to keep you entertained and active in the safety and comfort of your own home - and plenty of titles for the children in your life, too.
Extremely easy and accessible
It takes just a few easy minutes to set up your new Wii U console, and it's just as simple to navigate and start a game. The motion controls are intuitive and mimic natural motions you would make during a given activity. There isn't a complicated button combination to return that tennis serve - just a light swing of your arm will send the ball right back at your opponent.
No matter your skill level, stay healthy
According to a report by the American Heart Association in 2007, adults aged 65+ or adults from 50-64 with chronic conditions that limit fitness should try to exercise 30 minutes a day for 5 days each week in order to maintain and improve health. Wii U gives you the opportunity to get that exercise in a safe environment that reduces injury.
Walk in place on the Balance Board as you explore an engaging world that stimulates your mind as well as your activity level. Those 30 minutes each day will fly by, and you will increase your energy while keeping your heart healthy. There are more than 50 fitness games out there that will work with the Wii U console and are perfect for beginners, low impact aerobics, balance and weight loss.
Connect with your family
Stay connected with your family even at great distances. Using an internet connection, the Wii U provides a simple touch screen on the GamePad controller for you to write and send messages to the people in your life. And the built-in camera and microphone will allow you to easily start a video chat with a family member, even if they're thousands of miles away.
Play with the kids in your life
The wide variety of games available on the Wii U means that there will be a bunch of titles that you and the kids in your life will enjoy. And because the games are so accessible and allow for multiple players, the whole family can enjoy the gaming experience together. You'll always have something fun to do when the grand kids come to visit.
So, what do I need to get started?
The Wii U is expected to be released in November 2012 and comes with a Wii U console and 1 GamePad controller. You'll need to make sure you have enough Wii Remotes and Nunchuk for the other players. If you want to use the full graphical capabilities of the Wii U, you'll need an HDMI cable to connect your console to a High Definition television.
For Wii Fit U, you will also need the Wii Fit U game and Wii balance board (In addition to the Wii U console and controllers). Note: all Wii accessories are compatible with the Wii U, including the Wii Balance Board and controllers.
To get started today, consider the classic Wii with Wii Fit. It offers the fitness benefit and a significant cost savings. The classic Wii is about 50% less than the Wii U. Shop Wii Fitness bundles >