The Wii U is a video game console, created by Nintendo and officially released in the United States and Canada on November 18, 2012, in Brazil on November 26, 2013, in Mexico and South Africa on November 29, 2012, in Europe and Australia on November 30, 2012, and in Japan on December 8, 2012. It is the successor to the Nintendo Wii, and was the first entry in the eight generation of video game home consoles. The Wii U is the first Nintendo system to support high-definition graphics, and the primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen. Each game may support any combination of the GamePad, the Wii Remote, the Wii Nunchuk, the Wii Balance Board, or Nintendo's more classically shaped Wii U Pro Controller. The Wii U was succeeded by the Nintendo Switch in March 2017.
The system is backwards compatible with Wii software, and it can play Wii games. The Wii U can play GameCube games as well (using the Wii emulator built into the Wii U), but a special adapter to allow usage of a GameCube Controller is required.
Wii U EmulatorsEdit
As of right now, there are two real Wii U Emulators: CEMU and Decaf, both of which are capable of playing most commercial games (although Decaf is considerably slower than CEMU). Rumors had said that Dolphin, a GameCube and Wii emulator was to develop a Wii U emulator, however it was confirmed that they had no interest in developing a Wii U Emulator.