The November 18, 2012 Nintendo Wii U release date
has arrived. Gamers have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new video game
console that will lure core gamers back to Nintendo, and for the first time support
high definition graphics. It has been
nearly six years since the Wii was released and after Nintendo realized several
limitations and challenges, the Wii U console was created in 2008. Game designer Shigeru Miyamoto admitted that
the Wii’s lack of HD and limited network infrastructure contributed to the
system being regarded in a separate class to its competitors’ systems, the Xbox
360 and PlayStation 3. The Wii U is the sixth home console in Nintendo’s
history and like its predecessor will once again revolutionize the way we play
a video game.
At launch, the Wii U is available in two colors, black and white. The Wii U price for the 8GB Basic Set is $299.99 and includes the white console, GamePad (white), two AC adaptors, sensor bar and an HDMI cable. The price for the 32GB Deluxe set is $349.99 and includes the black console, Gamepad (black), two AC adaptors, sensor bar, HDMI cable, GamePad cradle, GamePad stand, Console Stand, Deluxe Digital Promotions, and a copy of Nintendo Land the video game. Pre-orders of these consoles are dwindling and it was almost impossible to pre-order a deluxe version, and even a basic version. This is due to supply and demand. Reserving one of the consoles well in advance is a must for gamers who wish to play before the holiday season begins. However websites such as Ebay and Amazon still have the Wii U consoles available for purchase, but for almost double the suggested retail price. Amazon.com Seller, “Sarafian Video 3” is selling a 32GB Deluxe Wii U for $629.99 and even has the Basic system listed for $599.99. Customers trying to get their hands on a Wii U at launch without a pre-order will have to put up with these high prices and hope that independent gaming retailers or so called, “Uncle Jim”, decides to fairly price his second Wii U console that is going up on Ebay or Amazon the day of launch in order to make a profit.
And now let’s get into the games. With Nintendo’s third party support on the rise many are excited about how third party game developers are going to utilize the Wii U’s unique GamePad, motion sensing technology, and incorporate it into games such as Assassin’s Creed 3 , Mass Effect 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Of course, let’s not forget about the first party games. Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Zombie U are three of the top first party titles that are a must play at launch.
Will the Nintendo Wii U amount to a success or failure? Only time will tell. This is a very exciting time to be a gamer and it looks like Nintendo is heading down the correct path or “warp zone”. Will you follow?
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