The Wii U was a home video game console developed by Nintendo as the successor to the Nintendo Wii. The console was released in November 2012 and was considered to be part of the eighth generation of video game consoles along with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. The Wii U was the first Nintendo console with HD graphics. The system's primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen. The Wii U was succeeded by the Nintendo Switch in 2017.
Despite being a fairly recent console, emulators are available that even allow you to play Wii U games at reasonable fps provided you have a decent gaming PC.