The Nintendo Wii U was created of course by Nintendo to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4, which was released in November of 2012.
This was the very first Nintendo gaming system that would support high definition graphics. The controller for the game is the Nintendo Wii U game pad itself that offers an embedded touch screen. The screen itself is unique is that it can be used for the main display, as a way or can be played with local multiplayers without the annoying split screen, or in other supported games so the games can be played on the game pad without needing a television.
The games can support a variety of combinations including classic controller, Wii remote, Nunchuk, balance board, Wii U pro controller and the game pad for input. The console is also backward compatible with almost all the games that were created for the Wii. The console has online capabilities via the Nintendo Network platform as well as the Miiverse, which is a social networking service that lets users share their content in communities for the specific games.
The Wii U started some improvements starting in 2013 after they released such games as Super Smash Bros., and Mario Kart 8. Mario Kart 8 is the most popular selling more than 5.87 million copies by September of 2015. As soon as the Nintendo Wii U was released in the United States in only three days, 490,000 copies of Super Smash Bros were sold.
There may not be as many tournaments available for the Nintendo Wii U as of yet, but it is possible that more will be appearing.
At this time, the tournaments include:
• CoD: Ghosts with 3 ladders
• Injustice with 1 ladder
• Mario Kart 8 with 1 ladder
• Splatoon with 3 ladders
• Super Smash Bros with 1 ladder