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Nintendo Wii U Pre-orders Selling Out, Release Date (10/5 Update)

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Wii U Console Pre-order Available, Release Date Details!

With the recent announcement and details of the holiday 2012 release of the Nintendo Wii U released by Nintendo, pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii U console and games have begun!

Hurry, and secure your Wii U console pre-order at the following retailers:

Walmart offers the Wii U Console bundle option with the choice of either the 8GB or 32GB models along with a selection of a game and additional controller.

[10/5 Update] : It appears the 32GB is the favored option as it is sold out at both BestBuy and Gamestop. In addition, the 8GB option is currently unavailable at BestBuy, and GameStop.  Walmart (via their Bundle offering) is unfortunately out of stock on both Wii U consoles. While Amazon is not selling the Wii U directly, some enterprising 3rd party sellers have the console available at above retail pricing.  Like most major console launches, it appears that the Wii U will be one of the hot holiday items that will be tough to get a hold with limited availability...

Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders on many Wii U games including:

Check it out: Amazon - Wii U Game Pre-order List  

The Nintendo Wii U console has a scheduled release date of November 18, 2012 in the United States.

Wii U 8GB Basic Set Includes:

8GB Wii U console (white), Wii U GamePad (white), two AC adaptors, sensor bar and an HDMI cable.

Wii U 32GB Deluxe Set Includes:

32GB Wii U console (black), Wii U GamePad (black), two AC adaptors, sensor bar a sensor bar, an HDMI cable, GamePad cradle, GamePad stand and console stand.

 

About the Nintendo Wii U:

Discover a world where you don't play video games, you live them. Discover a world where your friends, movies, TV shows and the Web all collide. Take entertainment into your own hands and eliminate the barriers between you and the gaming world with the Nintendo Wii U Console. The Wii U gives you a second window into the gaming world through the stunning, 6.2" LCD touch screen of the GamePad. A controller, monitor, camera, sound system and Web navigator all in one, the GamePad revolutionizes the gaming console and gives you more ways than ever to interact with your media.

Nintendo Wii U connects you to a new world of online gaming in the Miiverse. Create your own Mii character and explore a vast community, where you can challenge your friends to multiplayer games, discover new content and communicate with gamers around the globe. Connect to the Web right from your GamePad, and bring the Internet to life on your home TV. Find your favorite shows, sports contests and more in a flash with your GamePad via Nintendo TVii, which lets you control TV channels, Wii U Video Entertainment and your own TiVo DVR in one place. Plus, you can enjoy all of your favorite original Nintendo Wii games and controllers on your new console. Featuring a slim, trendy design, 8GB storage, an ultrafast IBM Power® processor and high-definition support via HDMI, the Wii U delivers an elite multimedia experience.

Product Features

  • Includes
    White 8GB Wii U system, GamePad controller with stylus, sensor bar, console AC adapter, GamePad AC adapter and HDMI cable.
  • Wii U GamePad
    Breaks down barriers between you and your entertainment with a 6.2" 16:9 LCD touch screen, motion control system, front-facing camera, microphone, stereo speakers, rumble feature, button controls and analog sticks.
  • Built-in Nintendo TVii
    Lets you use the intuitive Wii U GamePad to control and engage with TV shows, movies and sports programming like never before, and works with Wii U Video Entertainment, TV channels and your own TiVo DVR (not included).
  • Miiverse online gaming community
    Allows you to play games with friends around the world, post messages to other gamers, discover new content and easily access your recently used applications and entertainment content.
  • Nintendo eShop
    Puts a wide variety of downloadable games and content at your fingertips for direct delivery to your console.
  • Internet browser
    Lets you surf the Web on your home TV screen and use the GamePad to navigate sites (Internet service required).
  • Backward compatibility
    Works with most games from the original Wii console, as well as the Wii Remote, Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuk controllers, Balance Board and many other Wii accessories, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite Wii features.
  • HDMI output for 1080p resolution
    Brings visuals to life with incredible depth and clarity on your high-definition screen.
  • IBM Power-Based Multicore Processor
    Along with an AMD Radeon™-based high-definition graphics processor delivers fast performance with excellent quality.
  • 8GB internal flash memory
    Along with external USB support allows you to store media files.

 

Published Friday, October 05, 2012 2:06 PM by Patrick Wright

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