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Via Rösti
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Not sure what Nintendo's ultimate plan here is...the reintroduction of a cancelled controller design, a straight up horseshoe emulator, or a genuine rebranded Microsoft 360 Speed Wheel..? We'll let you decide for yourself. 


Can we expect something like this bad boy for the Wii U Pro controller?


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What you see above is a mod showcased by Super Mega Buster 123 Win64 Gigabyte, and actually created by KevintheH. The mod swaps Ryu's model with Goku textures. See video below:



Impressively enough the mod's only in 'beta', but already manages to sound much like Goku. This isn't the first display of effective character swap mods. In the past we've seen the likes of Samus and Captain Falcon swapped for Iron Man and Captain America. 

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Wii U emulator CemU released a new update and video showing off Mario Kart 8 emulation progress. The computer used to record this footage uses a GTX 980, which alone costs more than a Wii U, but the development progress is still impressive. Just one version ago it looked like a potato, and now it's moved up to at least a carrot.

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Here's the launch trailer for the game, which hits Wii U in North America on December 11:

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When I'm at the point where I'm buying a new game a week, you know your console was the right choice.

10 million Wii U consoles are sold.
Via Polygon
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It took more than two and a half years, but Nintendo's Wii U console has managed to clear 10 million units sold.

According to Polygon:

Nintendo's Wii U console crossed the 10 million units sold threshold in the three-month period ended June 2015 (PDF link), while the console's new shooter, Splatoon, sold 1.62 million units.

Worldwide Wii U sales reached 470,000 units, compared to 510,000 units in the same quarter last year in the wake of Mario Kart 8's May 29, 2014 release. The Wii U was released in November 2012 and has struggled to sell, compared to Nintendo's previous consoles and its current competitors.



The console has been famously slow selling, though those Splatoon numbers are good news for Nintendo's newest franchise.

For comparison, it took the Wii a little under a year to sell through 10 Million units, as you can see in this fancy chart:



Additionally, it took the Playstation 4, the fastest selling console of this generation, 10 months to sell that many units.

If you want to look at the whole Nintendo sales report, like some crazy, you can do that here.