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Nintendo Wii U to Hit Market on Nov. 18

September 13, 2012

By Tyler C. Forbes :: 12:12 PM

The Nintendo Wii U, the company’s new console gaming system, will hit shelves in U.S. stores on November 18, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

It will be priced at $299, with a deluxe model selling for $349 — Nintendo is hoping to copy its success with the Wii.

The Wii U will feature Nintendo’s TVii service, that will allow gamers to organize all of their video services, like Hulu and Netflix into once single access point. It will also boast a table-like controller called the GamePad, that users can also take advantage of as stand-alone playing platform and a remote for the TV.

This new console is the latest offering for Nintendo in the gaming space since the introduction of the original Wii in 2006.

At least 50 game titles are slated for the platform by next spring. Many of them are being ported over from Sony and Xbox consoles, while others, like Assassin’s Creed III, will launch first on other consoles before showing up on the Wii U. Nintendo’s American executive, Reggie Fils-Aime called the lineup the “strongest for any Nintendo home platform in our history,” at a New York City event launching the console earlier today.


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