Wii U (Japanese: U~ī U, Wii U) (/ˌwiː ˈjuː/ wee yoo) codenamed Project Café, is the sixth home video game console released by Nintendo. It is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of RAM with half dedicated to the console's operating system.
The console was released in two versions: a "Basic" white-colored version with 8 GB of internal Flash storage; and a "Deluxe"/"Premium" black-colored version with 32 GB of Flash storage. The Deluxe package additionally includes stands for the console and for the GamePad, a charging dock for the GamePad, and a pack-in game. An HDMI cable is included with both versions. The Wii U's primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen. The touchscreen is used to supplement the main gameplay shown on the television or, with games supporting Off TV Play, can allow the player to continue playing games by displaying the main gameplay even when the television is off. In addition to the Wii U GamePad, a more traditional controller, called the Wii U Pro Controller, may be used.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was released for the Wii U on November 21st, 2014 in North America, in Europe on November 28, 2014, in Australia and New Zealand on November 29, 2014, and in Japan on December 6, 2014. As the Wii U is backwards-compatible with Wii games and the Wii Virtual Console, the console can also run Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. (on Virtual Console for Wii). There are no plans to add GameCube games to the Virtual Console, but members of Nintendo such as Reggie Fils-Aime have expressed interest in adding Gamecube to the Virtual Console. If so, the Wii U would allow one to all 4 out of the first 4 games (aside from the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. 4). This didn’t happen however. However, because the Wii Shop Channel ceased operations in Jan. 30, 2019 (with the ability to add Wii Points being permanently removed in Mar. 26, 2018), the Wii U can now only play 2 out of the 5 games normally.
As for Smash 64, because the Wii Shop Channel ceased operations in Jan. 30, 2019 (with the ability to add Wii Points being permanently removed in Mar. 26, 2018), the only way to obtain the game is by purchasing a used copy or playing it on an emulator. The original Super Smash Bros. (like all Nintendo 64 games) has been scheduled to be released on Virtual Console or Nintendo Switch Online for any other system (after Wii and Wii U) since the Wii Shop Channel was discontinued. But it is unknown whether it may be rereleased.