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Wii U for Seniors and Over 50

Building on the Wii console's revolutionary motion gameplay for any age group and skill level, Wii U offers the same and more. With an easy-to-use control scheme and a wide variety of games to choose from, Nintendo's latest console provides a fun, interactive experience for all ages. Video games aren't just for kids, right! The Wii U provides plenty of activities to keep adults over 50, seniors and elderly entertained and active in the comfort of their own home - and plenty of titles for the children in their life, too.

Wii U for Seniors

Easy and accessible

It takes just a few minutes to set up a Wii U console. The new GamePad controller, that comes with the Wii U, has a simple touchscreen that makes it easy to navigate and start a game. The motion controls are intuitive and mimic natural motions you would make during a given activity. There isn't a complicated button combination to return that tennis serve - just a light swing of your arm will send the ball right back at your opponent.

No matter your skill level, stay healthy and fit

According to a report by the American Heart Association, adults aged 65+ or adults from 50-64 with chronic conditions that limit fitness should try to exercise 30 minutes a day for 5 days each week in order to maintain and improve health. Wii Fit U, the successor to the revolutionary Wii Fit series which sold over 22 million, gives you the opportunity to get that exercise in a safe environment and minimize risk of injury. Plus Wii Fit U can help with medical conditions such as controlling diabetes or pulmonary disease.

Wii Fit U offers more than 70+ aerobics, low impact, toning and balance exercises and games. Get customized workouts to suit you and your own personal trainer. Walk in place on the Balance Board as you explore an engaging world that stimulates your mind as well as your activity level. Or dance the pounds off and lose weight if that is your health goal. Those 30 minutes each day will fly by, and you will increase your energy while keeping your heart healthy with the new Wii Fit U.

Maintain and even improve your cognitive brain

Recent research has shown a link between playing a complex video game and improved memory and brain cognitive skills. Racing games like Mario Kart for Wii and Wii, could offer this benefit as they require players to multi-task while racing. Note: You have to improve at the game to enjoy these type of benefits - not just play. This supports more thinking and learning.

You'll always have something fun to do with the grandkids

You'll always have something fun to do when the grandkids come to visit with Wii U! With more family and kids games and less violent games than any other gaming console - Wii U offers you and the kids in your life more to enjoy. And because the games are so accessible and allow for multiple players, the whole family can enjoy the experience together. Choose from classic Wii games at a great price and new Wii U games. With sports, dance and racing and more - there is something for every interest.

Customer Testimonial

Excellent Exercises for Elder / Seniors
Robert Toole from North Augusta, SC

Wii is by far superior to the other video game entities such as Xbox and PlayStation. It offers advantages that my wife and I did not realize until we purchased the system. We did months of intense research on this type of system before making our decision. We are in our mid sixties and thought that we were too old for this type of entertainment. Wii U has changed our way of thinking. We do not believe that other systems would have filled the bill. Excellent Exercises for Elder / Seniors.

Connect with your family

Stay connected with your family no matter where they live. Using an internet connection, the Wii U provides a simple touch screen on the GamePad controller for you to write and send messages to the people in your life. And the built-in camera and microphone will allow you to easily start a video chat with a family member, even if they're thousands of miles away.

Wii U for Seniors

So, what do I need to get started?

The Wii U comes with a Wii U console and 1 GamePad controller. You'll need Wii Remotes and Nunchuk for any other players plus the games you want.

For Wii Fit U, you will also need the Wii Fit U game and Wii balance board (In addition to the Wii U console and controllers). Note: all Wii accessories and games are compatible with the Wii U, including the Wii Balance Board and controllers.

The Wii Fit U offers the latest in Nintendo fitness and many new features and the ease of use. To get started at a lower cost, consider the classic Wii with Wii Fit Plus. It offers the fitness benefit and a significant cost savings.

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  • Easy and Accessible: Anyone, no matter your age or level of activity, will find a fun, easy-to-use experience on the Wii U. Whether you are just getting started or have a medical condition like diabetes or are looking to stay fit. Plus it is the safety and privacy of your own home with privacy and reduced risk of injury.
  • Fitness that's appropriate for seniors and 50+ baby boomers: The Wii U has the games and accessories to keep you active in a safe environment, and you'll actually have fun doing it. You can go slow by taking part in a simple balance exercise or a relaxing yoga pose or do cardio dance activities that make your heart pump and burn calories for weight loss - you decide.
  • Stay in Touch: Stay in touch with family and friends, even at great distances.
  • Be Social and Play Together: The great family-friendly multiplayer games on the Wii U will promote interaction and togetherness for the whole family. Plus Wii U has the largest number of games for kids and families and less violent ones - more than any other game console
  • Anyone and Everyone: Even if your family members are different in age, there's a gaming experience that will fit everyone's tastes and skill levels.