The new console from home Nintendo Wii Records nice numbers in the first week of its launch at Uncle Sam's, but will that be enough to bring the Japanese company back to the green zone?
A promising start to Nintendo's new console. The company reports that the inventory of consoles allocated for launch in America has run out. During the first week, the company sold over 400,000 units of the new console - Wii U, in addition, the company reports that it also sold 300,000 units of the Wii console. It can be summed up if you also take into account the DS and the portable DS, because Nintendo sold over 3 million during the first launch week Consoles. The previous console by the way, theWii Sold in 2006 in the first eight days of launch about half a million units.
Reggie Pills-Islands, President of the American Division of Nintendo Wii Reported that "the inventory ofWii U we supplied to US stores is out of stock, and we are making the best efforts to replenish stock soon… Networks The marketing is making great efforts to move the consoles to the shelves, but the 'problem' is that they are hijacked almost from the moment they arrive at the branch. "
Reggie also recently claimed that the graphics in new games like Black Ops 2 will be much higher quality on the Wii U, compared to the current consoles of Microsoft Office And Sonny.
If we look a little at the next generation of consoles then the Wii U manages to align (processing power and graphics capabilities) with the current consoles of the PS3 and 360, but this data will not compete with the new consoles that Microsoft and Sony are expected to introduce during 2013 and launch within a year plus. But the Wii U can certainly be defined as the next-generation console swallow. Games like GTA 5 already announced to be based on the current generation consoles for the XBox and PS3, will probably mark the end of the current consoles and make way for the next generation.
The game controller of theWii U is the big difference that sets the new console apart from the competition. The controller has won many accolades from critics and its potential to create interactions between different games and support asymmetric multiplayer, ie, combining multiple players simultaneously using complementary controllers, such as the Wiimote or the traditional gamepad.
The new Nintendo Wii Equipped with a unique control controller that includes a touch screen, and supports HD display.
Nintendo has added an online infrastructure to the new console that will allow you to download patches for games, chat with friends, etc. The console will be equipped with 2 GB of memory RAM (Compared to 512MB on Xbox / PS3) but on the other hand, in volumes storage Relatively small of 8GB and 30GB.
List of 30 Launch Games for Wii U
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- Skylanders Giants
- Transformers Prime (exclusive but also for Wii)
- Wipeout 3 (American reality series, not the car race)
- Chasing Aurora (Exclusive)
- Cloudberry Kingdom
- Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- FIFA 13
- Madden 13
- Step 2: Director's Cut
- Mighty Switch Force HD (conversion from 3DS)
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Tank! Tank! Tank! (without me)
- New Super Mario Bros U (Exclusive)
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
- Nintendo Land (Exclusive)
- Sing Party (Exclusive)
- Sonic & Allstars Racing Transformed
- Nano Assault Neo (conversion from 3DS)
- Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
- Darksiders 2
- Little Inferno
- Toki Tori 2
- Assassin's Creed 3
- Just Dance 4
- Rabbids Land (Exclusive)
- ZombiU (Exclusive)
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Exclusive)
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Batman: Arkham City
This weekend (30/11) the European launch of theWii U.
As it seems at the moment, the price of the console in Israel will be in the region of 2000 NIS.
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