Wii U

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Wii U
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The Wii U (standard white model and Game Pad)
Creator(s) Nintendo
Release Date(s) North America November 18, 2012
Japan December 8, 2012
Europe November 30, 2012
Australia November 30, 2012
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The Wii U is an eighth-generation home console system first released in the Americas on November 18, 2012. It is the successor to the Wii, and was succeeded by the Nintendo Switch.


The Wii U built on the capabilities of the Wii, by including HD graphics, enhanced memory and processing, and more sensitive motion controls. Its primary feature is the Game Pad, which has a touch screen, in addition to functioning like a regular controller. It also includes a built-in motion sensor, sensor bar, rechargeable battery, amiibo sensor, and camera. The Wii U is also compatible with all of the Wii Games, effectively having a complete Wii emulator, and Wii remotes can be used to play on it.

Despite these features, however, the Wii U has consistently suffered poor overall sales, especially compared to its predecessor, and ended up in third place in the major console market, falling behind the Xbox One and Playstation 4 in sales.

Kirby Games on the Wii U

Only one Kirby game has been released for the Wii U, in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Apart from that, Kirby, Meta Knight and King Dedede appear as fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Additionally, their amiibos are compatible with many other Wii U titles, usually unlocking costumes or other quirks.

The following Kirby games have been released to the Wii U's Virtual Console and are available for purchase from the e-Shop: