Starting from today, Nintendo is supplying 5,000 Wii U kiosks across select retail stores in North America, to allow consumers the chance to try the console before making the big purchase.

Participating retailers include Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Toys ‘R’ Us stores in the U.S. New Super Mario Bros. U, Zombi U and Nintendo Land are just some of the games on display, while others may make an appearance. Unfortunately, not all stands will allow gamers to go hands-on with the product, but will have specially created video content that highlights the console’s games and features. Although there are undoubtedly logistical reasons, it seems strange that some won't be able to try some gameplay to really see what the system is all about.

Nintendo has 13 days to persuade you and your family into buying a Wii U, so click here to find your nearest kiosk and try it out for yourself. Let us know in the comments section below if you plan on testing the console out, or have you pre-ordered it already?