The Wii U is a Nintendo home-gaming console that includes a GamePad with a touch screen. The GamePad can be used in a variety of ways, such as for a second or alternative screen or as a game controller. The Wii U is compatible with previous-generation Wii games.
Controllers that can be used with the Wii U also include the Wii Balance Board, the Wii Nunchuk, the Wii Remote and the Wii U Pro Controller. In addition to games, users can download apps to stream movies and TV shows. The Wii U was released in November 2012 in North America.