Wii U Launch Day: Everything You Need to Know

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For Nintendo fans, the big day has arrived. Nintendo's newest console, the Wii U, began selling at midnight on Sunday morning across the United States.

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The Wii U boasts high definition graphics and an innovative, new tablet controller called the GamePad. The GamePad can act as a second screen, either mirroring or displaying asynchronous content from the console. The GamePad can also function without the television even turned on.

Nintendo hosted a launch event at its Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Center in New York on Saturday night. Some fans had been lined up for a week or longer to pick up a console, and as the countdown ticked down to midnight, the line wrapped around the building. The event was attended by Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie, who addressed the crowd, as well as other Nintendo executives.

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But demand for the console may not reach the insatiable levels of the 2006's Wii launch, which sold out in stores across the country preceding the holidays. At 11:30 a.m., a Nintendo World employee said they still had consoles in stock, though there was a line of 30 people outside. Mashable was able to pick up a Wii U in a Brooklyn Target with no lines at 9:30 a.m.

We collected peoples' photos and tweets of their experiences waiting in line across the country with Storify.

We want to hear your stories. Are you picking up a Wii U today? Drop a note in the comments or tweet a picture with the hashtag #wiiulines.

Assassin's Creed III

A version of the latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed saga, a week after it was released on other console.

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