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First Look: What you need to know about the Nintendo Wii U
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First Look: What you need to know about the Nintendo Wii U

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Straight from the Wii U preview event in New York, CNET's Jeff Bakalar dishes out the vital Wii U info, including release date, price, and the introduction of Nintendo TVii.

Hey everyone I'm Jeff Bakalar for CNET. I'm here live at the Nintendo Wii U event in New York City it's official the Wii U will be out in the United States. On Sunday November 18 there's gonna be two versions available a basic version for 300 dollars that comes in white. With an eight gigabyte internal SSD drive. A game -- which is that tablet controller an HDMI cable. That deluxe version for 350 dollars will come in all black all the accessories will be black as well. That bumps the storage up to 32 gigabytes it has the game pad controller and HDMI cable that cultivation my cables and -- to land which is that. Mean that we talked about at. It'll also come with a bunch of -- and charging stands. For the game head so you really play gonna forgo the -- dollar version with 350 seems like the one to get. There's roughly fifty games that are planned to come out during what. At this point the launch window now get this the launch window extends from November 18 to the end of march 2013. We don't really have a concrete idea of what those launch titles -- gonna be. Because we only know that Nintendo -- and most likely Super Mario Brothers. Wii U will be available at launch. Good idea that black ops you will be available on at launch as well. Activision came out. And said that now have a November release another thing about those games let's not forget a lot of those things that we saw at demo -- of teaser trailers for. Some of them are already available or. -- already available on a console but you probably already have. Also announced was Nintendo TV. We did not know anything about this it's Nintendo's ambitious attempt. You get TV working on the Nintendo Wii -- basically you'll be able to search watch content and interact with lives and TV -- content. Do you Nintendo game pad controller is something really ambitious -- had a demo but Nintendo TV. It doesn't work or -- supposed to work with any cable provider you have. There was some suspicion that would only work with Tivo but it sounds like no matter what kind of DVR you have -- Cable subscription that you will be able to use. Nintendo wants you to interact with live television your recorded to your content. They're gonna watch -- -- -- -- timeline events during a show if you like the certain segment of something you've recorded or something that's on live television. You can actually time -- that. Comment about it in its online and share socially. A lot of details on how they're gonna hosting service but it's something that's definitely going to be available also all of that services the Nintendo. -- TV is going to be free no charges out of the box. You will have to pay for Netflix Hulu plus or Amazon subscription plastic that's as -- -- and a director at Nintendo whether or not we're gonna. Other content apps in the future city can't really comment on that but to assume they will is the right thing to do. It's an attendant TV is going to interact with your cable box and your television. Because it's gonna be able to list on our signals to change sources and also change channels also view your whole television guide on the key -- There's gonna be able to control your DVR through the game -- tablet controller as well. That's gonna do for me here at the Nintendo Wii U event in New York City again that we use hitting the US on Sunday November 18 for 300. 350. Dollars on Jeff Bakalar for cnet.com. Thanks for watching. --

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