Nintendo’s eagerly anticipated console the Will U will be hitting the shelves of US stores on November 18th with its starting price at just under $300– just in time to catch the Christmas rush. It will go on sale in Japan on December 8th priced at approximately $340.
The new version of the console that took the industry by storm 6 years ago comes with a built in DVR that will enable users to watch and record TV like a cable set-top box. Executives have also claimed that it will be able to effortlessly stream video from Netflix Inc, Amazon.com, Youtube and Hulu and it will also come with touch-screen controllers.
The Nintendo U comes in at one of the most expensive consoles on the market with Sony’s PS3 priced at around $250 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 even cheaper at approximately $200.
Despite the fact that it is slightly more expensive than the other consoles, experts are still predicting that the Wii U will be extremely popular though it may struggle to replicate the success of the original Wii launched in 2006. They are warning that it will be a tough battle, as they are no longer just battling against consoles from Sony and Microsoft but also against Apple’s tablets and smartphones which are staking their claim in the $78billion gaming industry.