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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Wii U goes on sale after midnight launch

Izzy Rahman, 25, from London was first to buy the console after queuing for six days. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

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

Close to 300 fans queued outside HMV's Oxford Street store last night in London to land the new device.

The Wii U, which features a new tablet-type GamePad controller that allows users to keep playing away from a connected television, was released in the US earlier this month.

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