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 9:50:57 AM
Does it? I've seen absolutely nothing to indicate that it does. The assumption is it'll be about as good to a little bit better, but there's no actual indication of that, and nothing Nintendo has said or shown so far looks as good as better games on the other two consoles.
9/14/2012 10:13:38 AM
Simply by outputting 1080p, that alone implies 4x the capability. Keep in mind, both the 360 and the PS3 currently render at 720p and upscale to 1080p. In fact, for the earlier games, they even had to render at slightly below 720p!
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