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May 2013 - March 2016


Wii U replaced Wii in 2012 as Nintendo’s flagship video game console. It’s a direct competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, but is more of a niche player due to its lack of mainstream game titles. Every Wii U comes with a touchscreen Wii U GamePad that not only acts as a game controller, but its 6.5-inch display can also be used to play full games independent from a TV. Unlike the PS4 and Xbox One, Wii U is nearing the end of its lifespan as information regarding nintendo’s next home video game console (codenamed NX) have started to emerge.

The console’s connectivity options and tech specs include HDMI, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, four USB 2.0 ports, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 1.24GHz Tri-Core IBM PowerPC CPU, and 8GB/32GB storage capacities. Most original Wii games are supported. The Wii U’s greatest strength is its lineup of exclusive first-party game titles including: Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Super Mario Maker.

Nintendo Wii U Stories March 21, 2016

Nintendo Wii U Stories December 7, 2015

After a long wait, Minecraft and Nintendo are finally getting together on a Wii U version of its wildly popular block-building third-person game. After hitting nearly every console over the last four years, Minecraft is rounding out its offerings. This won’t be a stripped down version either, Wii U gamers will have access to six of the most popular texture packs plus another 16 expansion options. Full details below on the release and more.

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Nintendo Wii U Stories December 3, 2015

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Nintendo Wii U Stories November 12, 2015

A few weeks ago we got a glimpse at some Toys R Us holiday promotions, but thanks to another leak we now have their entire Black Friday plans. The retailer will offer in-store doorbusters on Thanksgiving starting at 5pm and on Black Friday at 7am. Some deals will also go live online Thursday morning. The full 28-page ad features various video games, Apple devices, LEGO, kids’ toys, action figures, Blu-ray/DVD movies, and more.

Head below to check out the top deals and best pages from this year’s Toys R Us Black Friday ad: expand full story

Nintendo Wii U Stories November 11, 2015

(Update 11/12 8:30am): Higher quality ad scans and more deals have been added this post.

No other retailer does Black Friday quite like Walmart. The crowds, deals, and hype are all over-the-top when it comes to the largest retailer in the world. Now that its Black Friday ad has leaked, we are finally getting a look at all of the deals Walmart will have to offer.

This year Walmart says it’s armed with “its deepest availability on the most-wanted products in stores and online” so you should have a better chance of getting the deals you want. You’ll be able to shop the sale online throughout Thanksgiving day or at your local store starting at 6pm.

The extensive ad features deals on large HDTVs, game consoles, iPads, iPhones, toys, and pretty much everything in between. Every item on the back cover of the ad is eligible for Walmart’s 1-hour guarantee (more info below).

Head below to see our top picks from Walmart’s Black Friday ad: expand full story

Nintendo Wii U Stories August 24, 2015

Nintendo has now revealed a series of new information about its upcoming Wii U and amiibo lineup today. The home console is scheduled for a number of big releases this fall/holiday season with Super Mario Maker, Star Fox Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Yoshi’s Wooly World. And we now know when to expect them all along with a few surprises: expand full story

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Nintendo Wii U Stories June 23, 2015

Nintendo Wii U Stories June 16, 2015

Nintendo kicked off its E3 announcements with a huge content update for Super Smash Bros. and then dove into some gigantic game announcements including Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes and more.

Wii U and the new 3DS handheld are rocking right now thanks to some major releases over the past year. Nintendo’s E3 announcements only upped the ante for these consoles and set the stage for a strong 2015/2016 showing. Head below for the most important news that Nintendo dropped on us so far this week: expand full story

Nintendo Wii U Stories January 12, 2015

Nintendo’s Wii U will likely be remembered as the most misunderstood major game console ever released. As the sequel to Wii – which sold over 100 million consoles – the Wii U is a true 1080p HD console, plays all of the Wii’s games, and even includes a screen on its packed-in controller. It’s also the best current-generation console for couples and families, hands-down. But it had a slow start due to weak early software support, only getting mega-hit games in mid-2014, and many people didn’t realize that it was actually an all-new console.

 

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Today, a bunch of great Nintendo exclusives are available, and more are on the way – it’s finally a great time to buy a Wii U. That’s what we just did, so for this week’s edition of Gaming For Couples, we’re going to walk you through the best titles, accessories, and deals we’ve found, helping you to do the same.

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Nintendo Wii U Stories November 30, 2014

Nintendo Wii U Stories July 20, 2014

Nintendo Wii U Stories May 30, 2013

Tiger Direct is offering the 32GB Black Nintendo Wii U Deluxe bundle with a coupon code for $288.99 plus around $10 shipping (varies based on location). Enter the coupon code “NXL90940” to drop the price down from the $348.99 listing. This is currently the lowest price by $48 and one of lowest prices we have seen yet on the 32GB Wii U Deluxe even with the shipping fee. This bundle comes with the console, the console stand, Wii U GamePad and holder along with Nintendo Land. We have also put together the best current prices on some great Wii U titles including New Super Mario Bros Wii U for $44, Donkey Kong Country Returns for $29.99 and ZombieU for $38.

32GB Black Nintendo Wii U Deluxe bundle w/ Nintendo Land: $288.99 + approx. $10 shipping (Reg. $348) – Use COUPON CODE “NXL90940”

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