Google Maps Street View on Wii U

Explore the world through your Wii U GamePad controller.

By accessing the Street View function of Google Maps, you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of streets, mountains, fields, and locations across the globe. It's an immersive experience that will make you feel like you're actually there, and it's only possible on Wii U console.

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  • Release Date: 2/14/2013
  • Price: $4.99
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Genre: Street View
  • No. of Players: 1 person
  • File Size: 146MB
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Get a 360 degree view on the Wii U GamePad

Simply move the GamePad up, down, left, or right in the direction you'd like to see. You can freely explore every angle of the location you're in, and then move to a new location with the simple press of a button.

* Street View can only be used on marked roads when "Street View Guide" is switched on.

Map on the TV, Street View in your hands

The map can be viewed on your TV while you explore the street using the motion controls of the GamePad. Switch to map view on the GamePad and you can zoom or scroll around to find your location, or type in a place of interest from the GamePad to go there.

Big Screen Street View

Switch your Street View from the GamePad to the TV screen with the push of a button, and let the whole family experience the fun of your immersive virtual world trip. It's a great way to plan out your next vacation, or simply explore from the comfort of home.

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Discover Favorite Places

Add as many locations as you like to your Favorite Places list, so that you can review your favorites whenever you wish. As you wander around the world of Wii Street U, you can access your search history, which displays up to 50 locations on one page, making it even easier to add new Favorite Places. You can even display the altitude of your viewing spot, so you'll always know exactly where you are.

Explore more with Miiverse

From within the Wii Street U application, you can share an unlimited number of your favorite locations with other Wii Street U users, register and post photos of your favorite places, and search for photos to view from other members in the Miiverse community.

Check out locations shared by others via comments on Miiverse, and add your own comments, too. See what people are saying about popular places, remote locations, and your own local top-spots. A convenient drop-down menu lets you tag your photos with fun comments, like "Beautiful!", "Scary!", and "Amazing!"

Enjoy the Ride in Street View

Watch the route to your destination unfold like a flip book in Street View mode. You can even move the GamePad for a 360° view. If you like, you can post the route on Miiverse and view routes posted by others.

Take in the Sights

Watch a slide show of notable sights around the world. If a location sparks your interest, just press a button to look around the area in Street View.

Find Surprises Along the Way

Some unique and interesting characters are hanging out in various locations in Street View. Keep an eye out for them as you travel around the world.

View real-time Weather Information

You'll be ready to travel—rain or shine—with a real-time view of world-wide weather conditions and temperatures. Access the Wii Street U settings menu with the GamePad to enable Weather Information with a single tap. Plan out your day with just a glance at map view, where you'll see intuitively-designed weather status icons and temperature readings, and then zoom out as far as you like for a look at the weather across broader regions.

Wii Balance Board Support

With the new update, explore your favorite destinations around the world by walking on the Wii Balance Board. Take the roads less traveled using an interactive map on the Wii U GamePad as you stroll through your favorite cities.


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Wii Street U is only for Wii U. It cannot be used on the Wii console.

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