Nintendo has sent out a notification to owners of its new Wii U console assuring them that the Wii U is a completely new console. It seems Nintendo is worried that owners of the Wii U might think the console they're just bought is an upgrade. As such, Engadget reports that the company sent out a message to internet connected Wii consoles explaining that you can use all your Wii games and controllers with the all new home console from Nintendo.
"Wii U is the all-new home console from Nintendo. It's not just an upgrade -- it's an entirely new system that will change the way you and your family experience games and entertainment," said Nintendo's note.
Nintendo shipped just under 350,000 Wii U units in the first quarter of 2013. The system was released in November of last year, just in time for the holiday season, and costs between $300 and $350, depending on the version you want.
Check out Nintendo's full note to Wii users below:
Play your Wii games and accessories on Wii U
Did you know that you can play nearly all your existing Wii games on Wii U? Your Wii controllers and many Wii accessories can also be used with a new Wii U console -- along with any downloaded games, save data, and other info stored in your existing Wii console.
It's time to discover Wii U
Wii U is the all-new home console from Nintendo. It's not just an upgrade -- it's an entirely new system that will change the way you and your family experience games and entertainment.
The second screen on the included Wii U GamePad controller enables never-before-seen ways to play games and enjoy TV. And for the first time ever, you can see Mario and your favorite Nintendo franchises in glorious HD.