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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9/14/2012 12:05:30 AM
Nintendo a small company?
Toyota Denso, Fujitsu Heavy Industrial and Nintendo are among the three largest companies in Japan. Nintendo makes billions of dollars a year. They're no Apple (thank God) but they still have a
profit margin on consoles, accessories and licensing.
They are the most profitable and largest in revenue videogame company in the world.
9/15/2012 4:18:37 AM
Hence the comparison to two other companies....
9/15/2012 4:21:27 AM
Also nintendo ended up taking a gigantic chunk of their total available cash recently according to their earnings reports, likely to produce the wiiU, so I really doubt they would've been able to overspec this thing even if they wanted to.
"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer
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