You will be able to buy a Nintendo Wii U on November 18th, and it will set you back either $299.99 or $349.99, depending on which hardware package you choose. These options are detailed below:
Also announced was the new TVii app (We’re not kidding, Nintendo is actually calling it that.) The app acts as a central hub for streaming video services including Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. With a dedicated hub for sports, we can assume there will also be partnership deals with leagues and/or ESPN. TVii also pairs with DVR services (Tivo was showcased), and partnerships with broadcasters provide additional options for streaming television.
There are many questions left to be answered – for instance, what are Nintendo’s plans for online connectivity? Many people are also questioning the relatively limited onboard HDD space, though the ability to hook up an external drive via USB should make that less of an issue for gamers needing more storage.
Retailers are ready to take your pre-orders, so those hoping to pick up a console on day-one should probably hop on it.Posted in Game News by Steve R Gibson on September 13, 2012