Finally the day all Nintendo fans have been waiting for has arrived! Wii U is here, and it’s the first new home video game system in six years.
“Wii U is an ‘everyday’ connected device – offering a combination of games, entertainment, online connectivity and social activity that will make people want to interact with it daily,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Never before have so many features been packed into one game console, at any price. Our substantial lineup of games offered at launch has something for everyone on your shopping list.”
There are more than 30 games available immediately, which is the largest launch lineup in Nintendo history. Nintendo-published games include New Super Mario Bros. and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. Third party launch games include ZombiU and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
As you can imagine, Nintendo held lots of special events to celebrate the launch of the Wii U, with possibly the best of the lot being a Mii invasion in New York City, where Miis descended on Nintendo World, getting up to all sorts, including trying to hail a cab and inviting fans in New York City to the Wii U midnight launch. They even joined in the lines waiting to buy the new console!