Nintendo’s Wii U and Wii Console

In the market for a new gaming console? Looking for one that the whole family can enjoy? Then the Nintendo Wii and Wii U may be the perfect additions to your home. Today the Junk Mail team looks at the Nintendo Wii for sale as well as the Wii U.

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A little bit about Nintendo

Founded in 1889, a Japanese company called Nintendo Co., Ltd would be set to revolutionise the gaming industry with their brand of gaming consoles and hugely popular games. The company delved into toys in the 1960s and later changed focus into video games, changing the company as whole and making it one that is world-renowned for its games and consoles today.

One of the most popular consoles produced, is the Nintendo Wii. Released in late 2006, the Wii console was a successor to the popular game console GameCube. Using a remote control, motion sensors, a balance board and a variety of actions, the Wii was revolutionary in the gaming space, opening up new gaming markets, notably in the health and fitness sectors.

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Having sold over 100 million units, the Wii for sale has proven to be one of Nintendo’s top selling consoles and it is easy to see why. It is easy to use, fun, exciting and offers something for gamers of all ages.

Learn More About The Nintendo Wii

So how exactly does the Wii console work and why would you want one? Read on to see.

Design wise, it is Nintendo’s smallest home console, a little larger than three DVD cases on top of one another, making it perfect for any home.

The menu interface is designed to look familiar and as such you’ll instantly recognise it. It resembles television channels and the grid display is easy to navigate using the remote. You’ll find a range of main channels to scroll through, the Mii Channel, Photo Channel, Wii Shop Channel, News Channel, as well as the Internet Video Channel. You’ll find the 1T-SRAM integrated into the graphics package, making it a powerful gaming console.

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The Wii Remote is what is used to control the console and uses Bluetooth, built-in accelerometers and infrared detection to allow you to control various elements of any game, from tennis to golf, through movement or by pressing certain buttons. The Bluetooth control allows for about a 9-metre range, which means you can walk or move around, as needed.

The wireless Nintendo DS connectivity means you can enjoy all your favourite Nintendo DS games, and use your Nintendo DS as a controller for the Wii. Sound handy? We couldn’t agree more.

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The Wii console has online connectivity capabilities, which mean you can access the virtual console and you can connect to other Wii systems through wireless LAN networks. This allows for multi-player options on various TVs.

With online capabilities and Nintendo DS controller options, it has a host of exciting features. Another is the Balance Board that you can choose to buy alongside the Wii for sale.

The Balance Board is a wireless board that uses sensors to measure centre of balance and pressure. It shows you a different side of how you move and get around, allowing for a variety of different games to be played and enjoyed.

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Parents will also be happy to know that there are parental control features that can be set for users and require passwords. This allows you to let children of all ages try their hand at the and play a host of games, all which are age appropriate.

With a host of exciting features, capabilities and options, the Wii has become one of the top selling consoles, and rightly so. Which is why it was even more exciting when Nintendo later released the Wii U, making modifications and upgrades to the system; offering a completely different gaming experience.

Both the Wii U and Wii console for sale are ideal for all ages and it depends entirely on which you prefer. If you are worried about the Nintendo Wii price, you can always find great deals on

Learn More About The Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U was released in 2012 and is the first Nintendo game console that supports and features 1080p high-definition graphics.

The Wii U is different to the Wii for sale in that it is features a host of new additions, notably including the GamePad controller.

The controller has a 6.2″ touch screen, along with motion control making it a different experience. It also features a camera and speakers that mean it can be used for video chat or for games. The GamePad screen can also be used as an addition to the usual display or when playing certain games, making it something of a portable gaming console, similar to the PSP.

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Image Source: Nintendo South Africa Website.

The Wii U supports all Wii games and accessories, meaning that if you want to upgrade, you can still enjoy all your Wii favourites. You can even transfer your downloaded software and files on your Wii console and Wii U.

This gaming system has 2 GB of DDR3 system memory, which is reportedly around 20 times the amount found on the original Nintendo Wii. The console includes either 8 GB or 32 GB of flash memory, depending on the package you choose. You can also buy memory cards or hard drives that increase the storage up to around 2 TB.

The video output is 1080p high-definition graphics, making sure each movement is sharp and clear, while the surround sound means you’ll feel fully immersed in the game.

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One of the most exciting aspects about both the Wii for sale and Wii U is that the entire family can use this game console. It is not only used for gaming as you can also have a full workout with it, play your favourite sport and gain new skills with practise.

The Most Popular Wii and Wii U Games

This game and sport trend is clearly evident in the 5 most popular games that millions of people around the world enjoy on both the Wii console and Wii U. Games include Wii Sports, with around 82 million copies sold. Next up is Mario Kart, with around 36 million copies sold. Then Sports Resort, with around 32 million copies and last but not least New Super Mario Bros, with around 29 million copies sold. All of the games are family friendly and make for hours of fun, from sports, to the classic Super Mario franchise.

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Image Source: Nintendo South Africa Website.

Top Tip: If you are looking for Wii U games or Wii games for sale, be sure to browse through our Computer Software and Games category on Junk Mail.

Other Features offered by Nintendo Wii Console and Wii U

Both the consoles from Nintendo have a host of additional extras that can be used, such as the various accessories, channels, and virtual console options.

You can find Wii games for sale; watch series, trial free demos, and shop on the Nintendo eShop, all using your Nintendo Wii console.

remote for the wii console

You can enjoy watching your favourite music videos on Youtube or series on Netflix, by simply accessing them using your console and remote. You can also buy a range of accessories including the Wii Wheel™ that is ideal for all racing games, and all ages. If all that isn’t enough you can get the Wii U Pro Controller that is similar to the Xbox and PlayStation in design, allowing for longer use.

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