Wii U Release Date and Price Announced 1

On September 13, 2012 in New York City Reggie Fils-Aime announced the Wii U will become available for purchase in the United States on November 18, 2012 for $299.  For the first time for a Nintendo console they will launch with two different packages.  One will be priced at $299 and comes with a 8gb hard drive.  The second package is priced at $350 and comes with a 32gb hard drive and a copy of the game NintendoLand.

(This video is the whole press conference)

This is very exciting news for me, Nintendo fans, and gaming enthusiasts around the world.  I won’t be getting a Wii U at launch, but I have been watching all of the Wii U game-play videos I can find and so far I have been very impressed.  The graphics are on-par with today’s other current consoles and the additional game-play options brought by the gamepad look fun and easier to use than a traditional controller.  I am also greatly looking forward to having the ability to take my games on the go with the Wii U gamepad.

Some people like to claim that the next playstation and xbox will blow the graphics of the Wii U away.  I know there have been rumors about a new xbox in 2013 or 2014, but I don’t see Sony or Microsoft releasing a new console until late 2014 or they might even wait until 2015.  I remember half way through PS2′s life cycle Sony stated they hoped the console cycle would move from a new console every six years to a new one every ten years.  Also Sony and Microsoft are only recently breaking even or making a small profit on each console sold.  I’m sure they will want to keep their current consoles on the market as long as possible.  This will give Nintendo a huge window to have great success with the Wii U.

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