Nintendo’s first attempt at creating a video game console was the Wii in 1994, but the console itself was a success, selling about 30 million units in the US alone.
Now, with the Wii U and a range of new games in development, the company hopes to create a more robust product with a more powerful hardware platform.
As well as adding a second screen, the console will also include new gaming modes, a new controller, and the ability to use Nintendo’s own digital content library.
Nintendo’s CEO Tatsumi Kimishima told the BBC that the company would release its first major new game, Super Smash Bros, this autumn, which he said would be “a big step forward” for the console.
“We want to make sure that the fans have a new experience to play and have fun with,” he said.
“It’s about a big leap forward in terms of the technology that we have.”
He added that “some of the other big games that have come out” such as Forza Horizon 3 and Pokemon Go were “still coming along”, but that “the new stuff we have coming out is very exciting”.
“We can’t reveal everything but we can say that we’ve been able to create some of the most incredible experiences for gamers.”
Read more about the WiiU and Wii: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-north-am-26267865 More from BBC Sport: The new Nintendo Switch is on sale in the UK from 8am GMT today, but its launch date has not been announced.
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