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The Wii U is Nintendo's eighth-generation successor to their seventh-generation console, the Wii. It is the first eighth-generation home console released. It has sold 13.36 million units as of September 30 2016 worldwide. As you can see, it is a total failure because it was discontinued in January 2015 in Brazil/South Africa, in October/November 2016 in USA, Australia, and Europe, and in January 2017 for Japan, but is still available in other countries.

Mario Kart 8 was released on the Wii U on May 29, 2014. There is an off-screen feature so you do not have to stop playing even if someone else starts to watch television.


A Wii U Console and the Wii U GamePad.

The Wii U introduces many new things, one of the most notable being its tablet-like controller, called the Wii U GamePad. It can be used in multiple ways to support games and introducing new ways to play. It is also the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics.

Sometimes, you can play Mario Kart 8 on the Gamepad.

Miiverse (discontinued), Nintendo TVii (discontinued), and a whole lot of other features that were not present in the Wii are there.

Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U.