Nintendo says Wii U will launch on Nov. 18

Nintendo says Wii U will launch on Nov. 18

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Nintendo exhibitor Aurielle Rounsaville displays the new game console Wii U at the Nintendo booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Wii U will have HD graphics, a controller with a 6.2 inch touchscreen and be compatible with all other Wii accessories. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 7:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nintendo says its upcoming Wii U gaming console will cost $300 for a basic version. It will launch on Nov. 18 in the U.S., in time for the holidays.

A "deluxe" version will go for $350. It will be black instead of white and include extra features such as more memory and a charging stand.

Nintendo Co. has been trying to drum up excitement for the Wii U, which is 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.
 

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