Dixons Retail plc



Dixons Retail plc

November 30, 2012 11:17 ET

Nintendo Wii U Launches at Currys and PC World

Nintendo launches brand new console, available in-store and online at Currys and PC World

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2012) - Currys and PC World, the UK's biggest electrical retailers, have started selling Nintendo's long awaited games console, the Wii U - a brand new HD-ready console complete with revolutionary new controller. Nintendo's launch today extends its impressive track record for games console innovation, following the likes of the SNES, GameCube and hugely successful Wii.

The Wii U's highly advanced new controller, the GamePad, can connect wirelessly to the main console, and adds a second portable screen for the user's gaming experience. Not only will this allow them to play without the need for a TV, but the extra window also offers more information and functionality for each game.

The Wii U is backwards compatible, meaning that you can play your favourite Wii games on it, as well as compatible with the Wii Remote Plus, Wii Balance Board, and other accessories. It even allows you to connect to the online Miiverse and the Nintendo eShop, and use the GamePad to video chat with friends. You can also use the Wii U to watch DVDs, update your Facebook status, browse the web and stream movies. With so many entertainment options, the Wii U is perfect for people of all ages.

If you are looking to get started quickly, the Premium Pack is a comprehensive one-box solution with everything you need to get the most out of your Wii U experience. Along with the console and the GamePad, the Premium Pack also comes bundled with the amazing Nintendo Land game, Wii U GamePad Cradle, a Wii U stand, sensor bar, and HDMI cable.

For more information on the Wii U console, offers and games please visit www.currys.co.uk and www.pcworld.co.uk

About Currys and PC World:

Currys and PC World are part of Dixons Retail plc. With over 1,200 stores and online services spanning 28 countries, Dixons is widely acknowledged as one of Europe's leading specialist electrical retailing groups. Dixons employs over 38,000 people and provides top quality training to ensure their personnel can provide amazing customer service on products ranging from televisions to ovens, and computers to gaming laptops.

Contact Information

  • Currys and PC World Press Office
    Charlotte Frost, Leigh-Anne Leonce or Jonny Stanton
    44 (0) 207 543 4528
    dixonsretail@mcsaatchi.com