Launch dates: • November 18 in North America • November 30 in Europe • December 8 in Japan
Prices: • $299.99 for the basic model with the console, one GamePad, AC adapters, an HDMI cable, and a sensor bar • $349.99 for the deluxe model with all of the above, more storage memory, a charging stand for the tablet, and the NintendoLand minigame collection
Games: • New Super Mario Bros U (North American launch title) • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U in March; transfers saves w/3DS • Bayonetta 2 (Wii U exclusive) • Lego City Undercover • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 • Tekken Tag 2 (with exclusive content) • Transformers: Prime • Goldeneye: Legends • The Wonderful 101 (formerly known as Project P-100) • Skylanders: Giants • Wipeout 3
Nintendo TVii "helps you find, watch and engage with your favorite TV shows, movies and sports." It is launching in the US and Canada and will spread from there. "Nintendo wants you to use Wii U GamePad as your TV portal — it’ll list tons of shows, and you click on them to see your viewing options: Buy from Hulu? Stream from Netflix? Tune in on your TV? Also showed some Xbox SmartGlass-style features: Watch football on TV while browsing more information about the game on the controller."
Are you ready to look as happy as these two? Nintendo has finally announced the final plans for Wii U's North American launch. The house of Mario's next-gen console will be available at retailers on November 18. Like in Japan, the console will be available in a variety of SKUs. The base model will feature 8GB of storage.
The "Basic Set" includes the Wii U console, GamePad, HDMI cable, Wii U sensor bar, and 8GB of storage. Everything will be white. This bundle will be available for $299.99.
The "Deluxe Set" includes 32GB of memory, a GamePad charging cradle, and stands for the GamePad and console. This bundle also includes Nintendo Land. This set will be available in all black. In addition, the Deluxe set will grant access to a premium service that grants points for every digital purchase made on the Nintendo Network. This bundle will be available for $349.99.
Neither console will include original Wii accessories, as Nintendo of America president has pointed out compatibility with last-gen accessories.
Not only will Wii U be compatible with last-gen accessories, but they will soon be re-branded with the Wii U logo moving forward.
Games shown off include: -Nintendo Land -New Super Mario Bros. U -Bayonetta 2 (!) -LEGO City Undercover -Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -Skylanders Giants
I originally predicted a $400 price tag, so this turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Time to get my pre-order in!
I need to see more from it, but as it gets closer I can't see not getting it, especially as it actually comes out on my birthday. Happy b-day indeed.
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Originally posted by OliverI'm wondering if the tablet controller has any use outside of being, you know, a controller. If there's a way to take one's game with them on the road, then there's infinite use for the system.
There's not. The Wii U does all the processing and just streams to the tablet. The only real enhanced functionality that it offers is that someone can watch tv while you play your game (or possibly, watch TVii?) on the tablet, but you'd have to stay within radius of the base unit.
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From what I understand, they're no longer hard to find as stores are getting new shipments every week. I sold mine a few weeks ago on eBay once I decided I didn't have time to play anymore, and I could barely recoup how much I paid for it at launch.