Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U, has been launched in New Zealand stores today.
There are currently 24 games available for the console, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FIFA 13, ZombiU, Nintendo Land and Super Mario Bros U.
The new features of the Wii U include the Wii U GamePad, a controller that features a touchscreen tablet. In addition to the touchscreen functionality, the GamePad is surrounded by buttons, bumpers, thumbsticks and triggers that are traditionally found on a modern-day game controller.
There's also a camera, stylus, microphone, headphone jack and speakers. The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of RAM with half dedicated to the console's operating system.
Click here to find out more!
The Wii U is available as a white console in the Basic Pack and a black console in the Premium Pack. The Wii U Basic Pack features a Wii U console with 8GB internal storage and a Wii U GamePad, both in white.
The Wii U Premium Pack contains a black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad with 32GB of internal storage. The Premium Pack also contains a stand for the GamePad and console, a charging cradle for the GamePad, a sensor bar and Nintendo Land. Both packs also feature an HDMI cable and AC adapters for console and GamePad.
Mightyape.co.nz currently has the consoles on sale ranging in price from $499.99 to $599.99.
The full list of games available currently is as follows:
Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Game Party Champions
Just Dance 4
New Super Mario Bros U
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
TANK! TANK! TANK!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013