Written by: Mike Bantick | Published in: EntertainmentOvernight Nintendo confirmed the European, and therefore Australian and New Zealand Wii U launch details. Nintendo’s high definition gaming console will hit Antipodean shores in two forms this November.
Nintendo will finally make its Wii U available to customers this November, after having previewed the next-gen console for over a year now, the company announced at a press event today. The Wii U will come in a $299.99 Basic version in white with 8GB of onboard storage, and a 32GB Deluxe model in black for $349.99. It’ll hit the U.S.
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo show in Los Angeles, Nintendo has revealed the snazziest piece of new gaming hardware the show has to offer. Powering up the Wii to high definition levels and introducing a game changing controller that provides an alternate view for each gaming experience. The Wii U and new touch-screen based controller may silence the Nintendo nay-says.
Nintendo has a rhythm that’s predictable when it comes to product releases: Create a new console, then create different iterations of those consoles with upgrades aimed at expanding market share in clever ways.
The DSi XL is the supersized hand-held gaming device from Nintendo. Launching next month Nintendo are hoping to grab a whole new demographic under their influence. Today Nintendo Australia announced the DSi XL pricing.
Perhaps poor marketing is holding back Wii U sales for Nintendo. As Spike TV’s GTTV host Geoff Keighley noted on Twitter, a new campaign from Nintendo is using flyers to show just how awesome the Wii U is.
Except, instead of going after console rivals Nintendo decided to aim its attack at its own, older-generation console the Wii.
Nintendo has seen better times. Back in June, the company announced a quarterly loss despite tripling sales of its flagship console, the Wii U. The numbers were bad, but look even worse when looking back with context: if Nintendo sold the Wii U at the same rate as the previous quarter for a year, it would only sell about 2 million units. Read More