The CEO of Nintendo Co. Ltd. has announced that the year-end sales of the Wii U games console are steady, but they are not as strong as when the original Wii was launched. “At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn’t as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom. But sales are not bad, and I feel it’s selling steadily,” stated Nintendo President Satoru Iwata in an interview.
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Around 7,000 Nintendo Wii U consoles were stolen at the Seattle SeaTac airport. Thieves at the airport managed to steal a cart with 7,000 consoles. Since each console has a $300 price tag, this means that $2.1 million worth of consoles have been taken. It is unknown whether Nintendo will be able to expedite a new set of consoles to the parties that were expecting the Wii U consoles that were stolen.
Amazon.com has launched an Instant Video app for the Nintendo Wii U. The Amazon Instant Video app for the Nintendo Wii U home console gives customers easier access to over 140,000 movies and TV episodes available to purchase or rent from the Amazon Instant Video library.
Netflix has announced that their service is now available on the Wii U console in the U.S. and Canada. The Wii U works on the Wii U GamePad controller and supports up to 1080p on your TV. Netflix members can use the app immediately simply by signing in. If you are not a Netflix user already, then you can sign up for a free trial on the Wii U.
Today the Nintendo Wii U went for sale in the United States and it has been selling like hotcakes. The Wii U has already sold out and people are profiting on them from eBay. The price starts at retail stores are $300 and some have been posted with a starting price of $500 on eBay. Nintendo is expecting to sell at least 3.5 million Wii U consoles by the end of December.
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Nintendo has recently announced that the Wii U will be arriving on November 18 at a starting price of $299. The company made the announcement at a press event in New York City on Thursday morning.
Nintendo is preparing an app store for the Wii U console according to sources with News Corporation’s The Daily. The app store for the Wii U will not be like the DSi or Wii stores. The Wii U store will go beyond what Nintendo has right now and will offer a wide variety of game apps. Netflix and other apps that are on the Wii already will also be offered. [The Daily]
The next Nintendo console is a handheld device called the Wii U. The Wii U is a set-top box that is interlinked wirelessly with a tablet-style controller. The Wii U controller is the size of a paperback novel. The interlinking means that you can switch the game back-and-forth between the TV and the controller.
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