According to a rumor, right when Wii U launches this November, consumers will not be able to experience some of the new console’s features, including Miiverse and Near field communication (NFC), so that they will not be overwhelmed by the excess of its features. The rumor suggests that Nintendo intends to add features to Wii U over time, including the support of dual Wii U GamePads, to combat products from the firm’s competition.
Developer BioWare today announced Mass Effect Trilogy, a collection of all three Mass Effect games in one package. The compilation can be purchased for $59.99 when it launches November 6th for Xbox 360 and PC; PlayStation 3′s version will be available at a later date.
According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, Wii has sold about 40 million units in the U.S. alone. Although Wii U will launch in a couple of months, Fils-Aime says Nintendo plans to continue selling the six-year-old Wii for ‘quite some time.’
“We will continue to sell the Wii. As we sit here today, in the US the Wii has sold about 40 million units. We believe that there continues to be an opportunity with Wii. Yes, these are late, late adopters. And yes, price points are important. But we do believe there’s still opportunity for the Wii, and we will continue to sell Wii side-by-side for some period of time.”
“I’m responsible for Canada and Latin America as well. We think there’s opportunity in both of those markets, especially Latin America. You can reach price points, you can reach consumers that candidly we won’t be able to reach with the Wii U. That’s gonna continue to be an opportunity.”
“Lastly, on the global base, certainly there are markets in Eastern Europe. There are a number of other markets where if Wii has an attractive price point, it’ll do well. So, we will continue to be in the Wii business for quite some time.”
News has leaked from a GameStop conference that the popular retail outlet will be selling accessories for Wii U on November 18th. Although it’s not uncommon for peripherals for a console to launch early, it should be noted that the 18th of November is a Sunday. We should hopefully hear launch information and pricing for Wii U on September 13th.
Former co-host of X-Play, the other being Morgan Webb, claims that Nintendo’s upcoming console will “not provide the needed stimulation” to the video game industry. Sessler is “increasingly confident” that the Wii U will be released in 2013, instead of launching this year.
According to Sessler, it is not good if the Wii U were to launch in November because it will be more expensive than software that will be releasing around the same time, including Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
GameStop is listing most Wii U games with a tentative release date of December 31st. Based on the retailer’s website, the Wii U versions of two games – Rise of the Guardians and Ben 10 Omniverse – will launch on November 13th. It was rumored that Nintendo’s forthcoming console will be released in time for Black Friday, which is the 23rd of November, so perhaps the Wii U will launch during the first half of the month.
Last week, Sega said that the Wii U version of Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released in November but claimed that it was a mistake. During a recent interview, Sega’s Derrek Peel stated that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released on November 20th for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
Nintendo will confirm the Wii U’s release date and price this autumn but according to a GameStop release sheet, the upcoming console will be released by November. The release sheet suggests that the Wii U versions of Rise of the Guardians and Ben 10 Omniverse will be released on November 14th and each of the two games will be priced at $39.99.
D3 Publisher claims that Rise of the Guardians, the video game, will be released on November 23rd for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U. So far, this is the third Wii U game that, according to their publishers, will be released in November.
According to Sega and Ubisoft, the Wii U versions of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Rayman Legends will be released in November. Nintendo, however, has yet to confirm the Wii U’s release date and will do so in the autumn.