Nintendo: Wii U to Launch Nov. 18 for $299/$349
September 13, 2012 5:17 PM
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The Wii U will be available in two different models: a Basic Set and a Deluxe version.
Nintendo announced price, launch and system details concerning its new Wii U console today -- and U.S./Japan residents will soon be able to get their hands on it.
Nintendo fans can expect two different Wii U models: a Deluxe version and a Basic Set version. The Basic Set features 8 GB HDD, a Wii U Pad controller and it in comes in white. The Deluxe model, on the other hand, offers 32 GB HDD, a Wii U Pad controller, power cradles for the Wii U Pad, an HDMI cable and it comes in black.
Some extras that Nintendo fans can look forward to include a separate controller called the Wii U Pro, which resembles an Xbox 360 controller; 25 GB game discs; Wii U's social network Mii Universe, and the system itself is backwards compatible with the original Wii console.
The launch titles for Wii U are "Nintendoland" and the "New Super Mario Bros."
Looking to pick up a Basic Set? It'll cost you $299.99. Or, if you're looking to go all out with the Deluxe model, Nintendo will hit your wallet for $349.99.
Wii U will hit the U.S. on November 18 while those in Japan will have to wait until December 8.
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RE: Too expensive
9/13/2012 9:47:09 PM
I'm not really sure why they differentiate the RAM in their reveal but I'm assuming they have a similar setup to the ps3 with two different RAM pools, so essentially it's 2~4x the 360 and 4x the ps3. Seems like 1gb is much too much for dedicated system ram in a console, though, so maybe it's unified. 2gb pure ram would be pretty substantial considering even most PC games don't go over the 32bit limit.
RE: Too expensive
9/14/2012 1:35:20 AM
It isn't different RAM pools, it is different local storage sizes for games and media.
RAM on all hardware will be the same, it has to be since there needs to be a uniform baseline spec for developers.
RE: Too expensive
9/15/2012 4:14:56 AM
What? The wiiU's specs are 1gb of system RAM and 1gb of ram "for games". It actually is two ram pools.
I'm not referring to the NAND storage.
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