Is the Wii-U for Me and You?


Are You Excited yet?

Well the the cat is finally out of the bag. Nintendo has officially announced a street date for the Wii-U which will be in stores on Nov,18,2012. Just in time for the holidays. I’m sure alot of gamers are very excited, I know we all here are, in fact our calendar is already tagged with a giant red felt-tip circle around the number 18.

Here’s the question..will you buy it? I was a bit surprised at the price I’ll admit. The starting price is $299.99 for the Basic Set with 8GB RAM which comes in white and $349.99 for the Deluxe Set which ups the memory to 32GB of RAM and comes in black. (The original Wii launched on Nov.19,2006 at a price of $250 in the U.S. Six years ago.).

One of the major features that has us all excited is NintendoTVii, Not only does it make games and video much more fun, but incredibly interactive with its new controller. The implementations are limited only to the imagination. Everything is user friendly with simple swipes and gestures of your fingertips just like an iPhone. Not only has Nintendo apparently caught up to Sony and Microsoft in my opinion, but has again raised the bar with creativity and innovation. Make no mistake, Sony and Microsoft will be watching how consumers react to this new technology and adapt their own consoles and possibly controllers before their respective launches. Here’s a video which shows off some of the cool stuff on the Nintendo TVii:

Here come the games!

Its good to know alot of publishers have partnered with Nintendo also, especially those much needed 3rd party ones. They have a good list of over 50 games that will be in their launch window from Nov-Mar 2013. Lets hope they all make it: Nintendo says this will be there strongest launch to date and I have to agree.

  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
  • Ben 10: Omniverse™
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Mass Effect™ 3
  • Madden NFL 13
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Trine 2™: Director’s Cut
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Zumba® Fitness Core
  • Jett Tailfin™
  • TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition
  • TANK! TANK! TANK!™
  • Nintendo Land™
  • New Super Mario Bros.™ U
  • NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
  • SiNG PARTY™
  • LEGO® City: Undercover
  • Wii Fit™ U
  • Game & Wario™
  • Pikmin™ 3
  • The Wonderful 101™
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines™
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Shin’en Nano Assault Neo
  • WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper
  • Darksiders® II
  • Wheel of Fortune®
  • JEOPARDY! ®
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Assassin’s Creed® III
  • Just Dance® 4
  • Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth
  • Rabbids® Land
  • Sports Connection™
  • Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU™
  • Rayman Legends®
  • Scribblenauts™ Unlimited
  • Game Party Champions
  • Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition

Here are a few specs for the system:

  • CPU- IBM Power®-based multi-core processor
  • GPU- AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.
  • Storage- Wii U uses an internal flash memory (8 GB with the Basic Set; 32 GB with the Deluxe Set) for data storage. It also supports SDHC memory cards and external USB storage.
  • Wii Compatability- Nearly all Wii software and accessories can be used with Wii U.
  • Video Output- Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI™, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

For more Specs for controllers etc, go to http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/features/tech-specs/

Below are the two package bundles. It’s important to note that the Deluxe package comes with a Nintendo Land game and a few extras.

Deluxe Set

This package comes with everything you need to start playing right out of the box—including the Nintendo Land video game, plus additional storage space and accessories.

Price

$349.99*

Black Wii U Hardware
32GB Internal storage
Wii U GamePad
Wii U GamePad Stylus
Sensor bar
  • Wii U console AC adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC adapter
  • HDMI® cable
Nintendo Land video game
Deluxe Digital Promotion 
Wii U GamePad Stand
Wii U GamePad Cradle
Wii U Console Stand

Basic Set

This set comes with all the necessities for Wii U gameplay, plus access to a wide range of online entertainment and features.

Price

$299.99*

White Wii U Hardware

8GB Internal storage

Wii U GamePad
Wii U GamePad Stylus
Sensor bar
  • Wii U console AC adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC adapter
  • HDMI® cable

So there you have it. I’ll ask the same question I asked at the beginning..are you excited yet?

Let us know if you will be getting the Wii U or not and your reasons.

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