When it comes to the next generation of gaming, Nintendo is first out of the gate. Sony and Microsoft aren’t expected to join the fray until 2013 or 2014, which gives the creator of Mario and Legend of Zelda a window of opportunity with Wii U.
When it comes to the next generation of gaming, Nintendo is first out of the gate. Sony and Microsoft aren’t expected to join the fray until 2013 or 2014, which gives the creator of Mario and Legend of Zelda a window of opportunity. Nintendo’s Wii U console – the first new home video game system in six years – arrives on Nov. 18, aiming to change the landscape of games and entertainment with its new Wii U GamePad controller. With more than 30 launch-day games for all types of players, Wii U arrives just in time for the holidays and is poised to be the must-have gift of the season.
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The Wii U Basic Set will be available at a suggested retail price of $300 and includes a white Wii U console with 8 GB of internal storage, one white touch-screen GamePad controller, AC adapters for both the console and controller, a sensor bar and an HDMIcable. The Wii U Deluxe Set will be available at a suggested retail price of $350 and its components are black. This set includes all elements from the Basic Set, as well as the Nintendo Land game, increased internal storage totaling 32 GB, a console stand, a GamePad stand and a GamePad charging cradle. People who purchase the Deluxe Set also will be enrolled in the Deluxe Digital Promotion, which allows Deluxe Set owners to earn points when they purchase downloadable games and then redeem those points for codes that earn them credit toward even more fun digital content in the online Nintendo eShop.
“Wii U is an ‘everyday’ connected device – offering a combination of games, entertainment, online connectivity and social activity that will make people want to interact with it daily,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Never before have so many features been packed into one game console, at any price. Our substantial lineup of games offered at launch has something for everyone on your shopping list.”