It may be difficult to grasp the allure of Nintendo's sexy new Wii U console without actually getting your hands on it, but luckily Nintendo's finally giving you the opportunity to do just that ahead of its Nov. 18 launch.

5,000 Wii U demo stations are have arrived in US retailers including Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, GameStop, and Walmart. You can search on this site to find your nearest participating store.

Nintendo's press release mentions that "consumers will be able to get more information about launch games like Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U and SiNG PARTY, along with ZombiU and Rayman Legends from Ubisoft, among others." But it's unclear which of those games are actually playable on the stations.

Have you been itching to try out the Wii U? Or have you already made up your mind about the new Nintendo system?

[via Joystiq]