This Mario Kart 8 Wii U™ premium bundle features a black 32GB Wii U™ console with Mario Kart 8 pre-installed and a black Wii U™ GamePad. The storage can be upgraded through the purchase of an external hard drive.
The Wii U™ is a family-friendly, non-intrusive gaming console that will fit into your family room without taking over. The Wii U™ connects with all of your original Wii controllers and accessories, meaning you don’t need to replace them all just because you have upgraded your console. The Wii U™ GamePad adds lots of single-player features and functionality and, when playing with others via the local multiplayer function, you can mix and match controllers so everyone can enjoy their favourite configuration.
Connect to the Nintendo® Network to gain access to the Miiverse, a huge universe filled with Miis. Miis are avatars that Nintendo® gamers create for themselves and their friends and family. The Miiverse is a huge social network connecting all of the Mii avatars on a huge social platform. Via the Miiverse you can find out tips and tricks for your game, or share some yourself. You can share sketches, snaps and texts, as well as liking others’ posts. If you like the posts of a particular Mii, you can also follow them. You can also use the Miiverse to find out what games others are playing and see entertainment trends such as which applications are most popular and what TV shows are trending.
The Wii U™ GamePad is more than just a controller. Combining the functionality of the Wii with the handheld capabilities of the Nintendo® DS™, the GamePad has immersive features and also functions as a second screen. Socialise and explore unique apps via the Wii U™ GamePad, or use it as a second screen if you need to free up the TV for other family members to use. The camera and microphone within the Wii U™ GamePad also allow you to connect to Wii U™ Chat, a video-based chat that can connect you with friends and family all over the world. You can even draw together during the call using the touchscreen and stylus.
Simply touch your favourite amiibo™ to your Wii U™ GamePad to unlock a whole host of features in-game. Use your amiibo™ to power up Hyrule Warriors, level up Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. and unlock awesome Mii racing outfits in Mario Kart 8. Wii U™ games are continually being developed with amiibo™ functionality, as well as all new amiibo™ characters to add to the collection.