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Wii U can still be profitable

Earlier it was said that Wii U would be selling at a loss. However, Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo, stated that: The business model doesn’t change dramatically, in that as soon as we get the consumer to buy one piece of software, then that entire transaction becomes profit positive. In the end, the business model [...]

Nintendo World Store will be celebrating Wii U launch

There will be a midnight launch event at Nintendo World Store in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, starting at 6:00 PM on Saturday November 17th and going on all the way up to the Wii U’s launch at midnight. Reggie Fils-Aime will be there to welcome customers and present the first customer with a Wii U.

First look at the Wii U’s eShop

Nintendo’s Japanese website revealed the image above, which is a small look at the new eShop layout! Looks pretty great, doesn’t it?

Wii U’s has an automatic shut down feature

The Wii U will shut down automatically after being left alone for too long. However, this is only the default setting and can changed within the system options. This may be something you will want to do when you get your Wii U.

Details on Nintendo TVii

We now have Nintendo’s “entertainment” pillar for the Wii U, Nintendo TVii. At Nintendo’s September 13th conference they revealed their big step into the entertainment portion of Wii U. Its features include but are not limited to: cable/satellite integration Netflix, Hulu Plus Amazon Instant Video TiVo family member preferences …all seamlessly mixed into one application. The interface [...]

Nintendo reveals official Wii U release date and price

This morning, Nintendo held a preview event in New York dedicated to the Wii U, during which the long-awaited price and release date of the system were finally revealed, in addition to a slew of information on games coming to it.

The Wii U supports 2 GamePads at once

Nintendo has confirmed support for two Wii U GamePads. However, that also confirms that for multiplayer sessions with more than 2 players simultaneously, Wii U Pro Controllers (or Wii Motes) will most likely be required.

First Look: The Wii U GamePad Cradle

Some eagle-eyed fans have spotted a cradle for the Wii U GamePad in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation and Ubisoft’s press conference today. Hit the break for a couple more pictures of it.

First look at Miiverse, the Wii U’s messaging system

Iwata talked quite a bit about the Wii U’s messaging system today, which is called Miiverse. It is a core feature of the operating system, which allows it to be accessed at any time in any software title, even if the game doesn’t offer any online functionality of its own. There’s a ton of information [...]

First look at the Wii U’s operating system

The above screen, dubbed “Mii Wara Wara,” is the screen you see when you boot up to the Wii U. It is filed with your Mii, the Miis of other accounts on your Wii U, your friends’ Miis, and other Miis from your region enjoying the same games as you.