Nintendo Announces Prices For Wii U, Preorders Sell Out
While Nintendo's Wii launched back in 2006 the console sold incredibly well with it's innovative way of playing games. Nintendo is back with the successor to the Wii the Wii U, which the gaming company announced more details of the new console last week during their preview event.
The Nintendo Wii U will come in two versions a basic version and a deluxe version. The basic version will come with a white Wii U,a gamepad,sensor bar,a Gamepad Stylus,a Wii U AC adapter, a Gamepad AC adapter and an HDMI cable for $299.99. The basic Wii U comes with 8GB of storage space. For $349.99 you can get the deluxe version which, comes in black, and with all of the same components of the basic version except it has 32 GB of internal storage,a Wii U GamePad Stand, a Cradle for the Gamepad and a stand for the console.
The deluxe version also comes with Nintendo Land a game that allows you to play numerous mini games that show off the Wii U's Gamepad capabilities. According to Nintendo's website the company seems to have a promotion with the deluxe version. Called the “Deluxe Digital Promotion” that allows consumers that purchase the system to receive points for each digital download and redeem those points for future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop. This promotion seem only to be going through 2014. Both the basic and the deluxe version have four USB port two on the front and two on the back. This allows for the expansion of storage via Flash cards or an external hard drive.
Now, aside from the hardware Nintendo seems to be trying to wedge it's way into your living room through the consoles new feature called Nintendo Tvii. Nintendo Tvii seems to aggregate content from different sources such as Hulu Plus, Amazon, Netflix and your Tivo, and watch them on your TV. The service also allows you to use the Gamepad to navigate menus as well as share and comment on what you are watching to social networks and the Nintendo Miiverse. The Wii U is also backwards compatible with Wii games and accessories so users won't have to buy more controllers. Even though the console does support 1080p HD graphics. Original Wii games will not be able to be played in 1080p HD.