What Are the Best Features of the Wii U?

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The next generation of gaming consoles is here, and the Nintendo Wii U is the first one to hit store shelves on November 18, 2012. This device is the follow-up to the highly popular Nintendo Wii and is expected to be the hottest gift this holiday season. Check out all the best features of the Wii U to find out why you'll have a hard time getting your hands on one!

The Wii U marks a huge departure from standard console design thanks to its innovative new controller. The Wii U GamePad utilizes a large, built-in touchscreen along with all these other features:

  • Camera
  • Twin thumbsticks
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Microphone

The controller has obviously been designed to mimic the functions of a smartphone or tablet, but the addition of real gaming controls makes it a completely unique experience. The fact that one player can see things that the other players cannot opens the door for interesting new gameplay ideas!