(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Let the next generation console season begin! On November 18th, Nintendo will debut its Wii U. What will likely follow are a number of next generation console devices from top competitors.
With its latest release, Nintendo is betting its market success on a device quite different from its predecessor.
Wii U’s controller features its own touchscreen, allowing gaming participants to play titles with a variety of news controls. Users can also simply use the controller as a mobile gaming device when away from their televisions.
The basic edition of the Wii U will be offered at a common retail price of $299.99. “With the integrated second screen of the included GamePad and features that instantly enhance the way people play games, watch video and interact with each other, consumers will see how Wii U delivers a completely unique experience and a remarkable value right out of the box,” commented Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime in a press release.
The 2 GB device was playable for consumers during last year’s E3 gaming conference. Meanwhile, it remains unknown exactly when Nintendo competitors including Sony and Microsoft could launch their next generation console devices too despite a flurry of internet rumors.