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The Wii U is a video game console developed by Nintendo and is the successor to the Wii. The Wii U GamePad is the primary controller for the Wii U. The Wii U is playable both on a standard television screen and on the Wii U GamePad.
The Wii U is Nintendo's first console to support high-definition graphics.
The Wii U is backward compatible with Wii games. Due to this, all Sonic the Hedgehog games released on the Wii are also playable on the Wii U. The Wii U also offers an online service; the Nintendo Network. There is also an official GameCube controller adapter out for the Wii U. However, no Sonic games are compatible with it. Due to its failure of competing against the other eight generation consoles, the Wii U is considered to be one of Nintendo's worst selling game console.
There are two types of the Wii U: the Basic White (8GB) and Deluxe Black (32GB).
Wii U GamePad
The Wii U GamePad is the primary controller for the Wii U. It features a built-in touchscreen, which can either supplement or replicate the gameplay shown on the main display, and can function as a standalone screen without the use of a television screen. (This feature is often called Off-TV Play.)
Aside from the console's backward compatibility with Wii games, the Wii Remote and its peripheral extensions (Nunchunk, Classic Controller etc.) are also supported in most Wii U games.
Wii U Pro Controller
The Wii U Pro Controller is the second controller released for the console, available separately. Like more traditional controllers, it features standard control sticks, buttons, and triggers. Many video game journalists have noted the similarities between this controller and Microsoft's Xbox 360 Controller. However, Nintendo claims that the design of the Pro Controller is an “enhanced version” of the Wii Classic Controller and "offers a richer experience".
The Wii U Pro Controller is compatible with most supported Wii U games but is incompatible with Wii games.
Nintendo GameCube controller
A Sonic the Hedgehog Amiibo figure was unveiled on November 10, 2014 and was released on February 10, 2015. Currently, it can only be used for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Yoshi's Woolly World, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Maker, and "Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games".
List of Sonic games on the Wii U
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
- Sonic Lost World (2013)
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013)
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014)
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)
Box artwork gallery
As with the Wii, the Wii U also features a Virtual Console section in the Nintendo e-Shop where past video games most which were previously released on past Nintendo consoles, can be downloaded and played on the Wii U. Some of these include the following Sonic games:
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