Nintendo shows 'How U Will Play Next' with first Wii U commercial

Ad blitz starts ahead of console launch this month

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Nintendo has finally launched its first commercial for the forthcoming Wii U console, out later this month.

The ad, which will initially air on YouTube and Facebook before a run on TV, attempts to explain "How U Will Play Next."

The colourful, minute-long commercial, shows multiple uses for the new 6-inch GamePad, which still looks gigantic in the hands of some of the ads younger stars.

It showcases families playing Super Mario World by using the touchscreen and a stylus, while also featuring a couple picking out a movie from the touchscreen and sending it to the console.

Family friendly

Judging by the family-centric tone of the commericial, it seems Nintendo is once again looking to engage its core demographic rather than hardcore gamers.

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Via AllThingsD