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Nintendo announces Wii U price, release date

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Nintendo streamed an event in New York City live on their website Thursday morning announcing the price, release date and several other details for their upcoming Wii U video game console.

Wii U will be available at retailers Sunday, Nov. 18. The system with be sold in two configurations, the Basic Set ($299.99) and Deluxe Set ($349.99). Accessories included with each configuration are listed below:

Basic Set

Wii U Console in White
Wii U GamePad in White
AC Adapters
HDMI Cable
Sensor Bar
8GB Internal System Storage

Deluxe Set

Wii U Console in Black
Wii U Gamepad in Black
Wii U Console Stand
GamePad Cradle
HDMI Cable
Sensor Bar
32GB Internal System Storage
AC Adapters
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A company demo showcased the system’s “Nintendo TVii” function, which allows the Wii U GamePad to explore and display content stored on DVR devices and web video services, as well as enhanced content for sporting events.

Several Wii U games were announced for the launch window, including New Super Mario Bros. U, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and LEGO City Undercover. The company also announced Wii controllers and most existing Wii software will work with the Wii U.

Austin gamers were treated to a sneak preview of the system and a selection of upcoming games last month during several events Nintendo called The Wii U Experience. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP