The Wii U is the latest home console produced by Nintendo, and a direct sequel to its previous one, the Wii (not counted handheld consoles). It retains about half of the old Wii's characteristics, such as the Miis, Wii Channel, usage of remotes, and is even Wii-disk acceptable.

However, the primary way of controlling it is now with a Gamepad, unlike original Wii Remotes (however, they can still be used in Multiplayer mode). The new WiFi that replaced Nintendo WFC is called Nintendo Network, which is used to access Miiverse, a social network site for games. It doesn't need a TV to be played, since the Gamepad has a screen, although it is advised, and of course, graphics, memory, and just the overall gist of it is superior to the Wii.

Mario Kart

The Mario Kart title released with the Wii U was Mario Kart 8, and is currently the latest in the series. However, Mario Kart Wii can be played on it like all Wii games, as well as Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and Mario Kart DS (all available on the Virtual Console).
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