We've got ourselves a brand new Wii U. Let's take a close-up look.

Nintendo's new console is the first new home console since 2006, and as you can see, it's exciting and shiny. Well. Shiny until you get your fingerprints all over it, you disgusting human. Watch the video for my initial impressions on the Wii U, its tablet controller, and all of the accessories that come with it. We haven't turned the system on yet, but who said you can't judge a console by its cover?

Stay tuned for plenty more hardware and software impressions over the next week or so, culminating in our Wii U review closer to launch.