New Wii console goes on sale

The first major UK home console launch in six years took place overnight, with Nintendo's Wii U hitting the high streets.

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Major home games console release timeline

The Wii U is the first major UK home games console launch for six years.

This is a timeline of the market leaders' releases:

Sony PlayStation

  • 1994: PlayStation
  • 2000: PlayStation 2
  • 2006: PlayStation 3

Microsoft Xbox

  • 2002: Xbox
  • 2005: Xbox 360

Nintendo:

  • 1997: Nintendo 64
  • 2002: GameCube
  • 2006: Wii
  • 2012: Wii U

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