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Wii U launching by Christmas 2012, Nintendo confirms

The Gadget Show  Thursday 26 January 2012

Wii U launching by Christmas 2012, Nintendo confirms

The Nintendo Wii U will be in stores by this Christmas, in Japan, Europe, and the US, Nintendo has finally confirmed. The Nintendo Wii U is now the first of the next-generation of home consoles to get a release window.

The news was confirmed by none other than Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who has just made deciding what to put on Christmas wish lists that little bit easier.

Nintendo Wii U: pre-order pricing revealed

Nintendo first unveiled the Nintendo Wii U, and its tablet-style controller at E3 2011 in June last year, shocking and surprising many, in a showcase that hinted at an emphasis on bringing better games to Nintendo platforms, while staying true to Nintendo’s ethos of delivering new gaming experiences to the home console.

Come E3 2012, Nintendo will be expected to reveal a lot more about the forthcoming console. The Wii U will come with a tablet-like controller that features a 6.2-inch 16:9 widescreen touchscreen capable of streaming games full-length games.

The tablet also features an accelerometer, gyroscope and vibration feedback. Confirmed games include: Pikmin 3, Smash Bros., Ninja Gaiden, Batman: Arkham City, and a new Tekken title.

Pricing has yet to be confirmed, however online retailer Zavvi has a number of Wii U games costing from £37.95 up to £39.85.

Nintendo Wii U, coming this Christmas. What do you think about that, gadget fans?

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I still think the Wii U still falls behind the Xbox-360 and Ps3, When they finally release their next consoles it will still only be a cheap family fun as the serious gamer wont touch it with a barge poll!

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Rich Thomas

Serious gamers play games across ALL platforms... so, I'll be getting one... Gotta catch 'em all...!!!!

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