The Wii U is the first major UK home games console launch for six years.
This is a timeline of the market leaders' releases:
- 1994: PlayStation
- 2000: PlayStation 2
- 2006: PlayStation 3
- 2002: Xbox
- 2005: Xbox 360
- 1997: Nintendo 64
- 2002: GameCube
- 2006: Wii
- 2012: Wii U
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