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Wii U Countdown Continues

Nintendo Canada [1]Nintendo [1]’s Wii U [2] [2] console – the first new home video game system in six years – arrives on November 18th, 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.

The Wii U Basic Set will be available at a suggested retail price of $299.99 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 WiiU Deluxe Edition [3]sensor bar and an HDMI cable. The Wii U Deluxe Set will be available at a suggested retail price of $349.99 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. For more information about the Deluxe Digital Promotion, which is available for a limited time, please visit the Deluxe Digital Promotion [4] information page.

“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 Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “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.”WiiU Basic Edition [5]

Wii U offers completely new and unexpected game play, entertainment experiences and unique online interactions:

Wii U owners can expand the storage capacity of their systems by adding their own USB external hard disc drives. Downloadable content for select games, such as additional levels or maps, will roll out in December following a system update. Wii U is backward compatible with almost all Wii games and Wii accessories.

“The value of Wii U goes well beyond day one,” Bertram said. “Nintendo will be enhancing the Wii U experience with continuous updates and new services for Wii U owners.”

* 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Usable internal memory limited due to system software.

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#1 Comment By Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer) On Friday November 16, 2012 @ 3:24 am

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