This is your guide to everything you need to know about Wii U. Nintendo's new console was revealed at Nintendo's E3 press conference on 7 June 2011 and will finally be released on 30 November 2012. Of course, many of you have already received your Wii U as some who pre-ordered were sent their console early. Many will be already busy playing Nintendo Land but, for the rest of you, here's your Wii U launch guide.
Read on and you can find out about Wii U bundles, prices and geeky stuff like specs and cables. We also tell you everything you need to know about the GamePad, services like Miiverse, Wii U Chat and Nintendo TVii and give you a run down of all the games available at launch and beyond.
Wii U Premium Pack
The Wii U is released in two packages - Premium and Basic. The Wii U Premium Pack will include the black console, Wii U GamePad, Wii U GamePad Stylus, Wii U GamePad Cradle and the Wii U GamePad Stand, an HDMI Cable, an AC Adapter and a GamePad AC Adapter.
The console that comes with the Wii U Premium Pack has 32GB of memory and gives you access to Nintendo Network Premium, a service that's available for free until December 2014. This will grant you reward points which you can redeem against future purchases in the Wii U eShop.
When you have collected 500 points, you will be able to exchange collected points for activation codes, which can be used to add funds in the Nintendo eShop. Activation codes can be used to add funds equivalent to £5 to your Nintendo eShop balance. You will collect 8 points for each pound spent on digital content in Nintendo eShop.
You can also buy a ZombiU Premium Pack in the UK which includes everything that's in the Premium Pack, a Wii U Pro Controller and a copy of ZombiU instead of Nintendo Land.
Wii U Basic Pack
The Wii U Basic Set features the white Wii U Console with 8GB of memory, the Wii U GamePad, Wii U GamePad Stylus, an HDMI Cable, an AC Adapter and a GamePad AC Adapter.
There are no stands available for the Wii U Basic Set and it doesn't offer the Nintendo Network Premium bonuses.