The Wii U's eShop for downloading games just went live.

This thing has a lot more games in it than I'd expected.

You've got full-sized launch games, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii U to Assassin's Creed III, several indies, including Little Inferno, Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition, Nano Assault Neo and Chasing Aurora.

There is a coming soon area that lists games such as Batman: Arkham City and Mass Effect 3.

You can download video streaming apps (only Netflix is available now).

There is no Virtual Console area now/yet.

There is an option to add games to a Wish List, but it's not clear if others can gift games to you.


Prices on games appear to rang from $9.99-$59.99. Some game listings, such as Assassin's Creed III's, include a warning that they can't be downloaded to the basic 8GB Wii U and require an extra hard drive.

More as we discover it.