Super Mario and new Nintendo console set for launch
Posted at: 09/14/2012 6:15 AM
Gamers get ready, particularly those who favor Super Mario.
Nintendo's next generation console, the Wii U will have a beginning price of $300. It goes on sale in just over two months, on November 18. Of course, that's in time for the holidays.
A "deluxe" version will sell for $350. It will be black instead of white and include extra features such as more memory, a charging stand and the game "Nintendo Land."
It will be the first major gaming console to launch since 2006. The device has a touch-screen controller called the Wii U GamePad. It also plays games made for the original Wii.
The next installment of the popular Mario franchise, "New Super Mario Bros. U," will be available as the new console launches.
There will also be new entertainment features for the console. "Nintendo TVii" will include access to movies, TV shows and sports. This includes pay-TV accounts along with services such as Hulu and Netflix. The GamePad works as a fancy remote controller and will let viewers browse shows they can watch.