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Nintendo's Wii U to hit US store in Nov at $300

Last Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 10:53

Zeebiz Bureau

New York/Tokyo/New Delhi: Nintendo has priced its USD 300 and will hit the stores across US on November 18

The ‘Super Mario’ creator is showing all possible aggression to take on companies like Sony and Microsoft in the gaming arena.

The new version of the console has a built-in DVR that will allow users to watch and record live television like a cable set-top box.

It will stream video from Netflix Inc, Inc, Google Inc's YouTube, and Hulu. It will also come with touch-screen controllers - helping to push its price tag above rival consoles. Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 start at USD 250 and USD 200, respectively.

Supporting two "GamePad" controllers designed to look and function like tablets, the first new console from Nintendo in six years will come with a gamer's social network called "Miiverse", though executives did not provide much more detail.

In addition to the basic 8 gigabyte model costing USD 299.99, Nintendo will sell a "deluxe" 32 GB version for USD 349.99 in the United States and 31,500 yen in Japan.

It will go on sale in Japan on December 8.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 10:42
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