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Wii U Coming
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Wii U Coming

Nintendo's HD gaming console is finally set to debut in North America on November 18. Wii U's biggest point of differentiation from current generation consoles -- like the Xbox 360 and PS3 -- is a larger gamepad controller that integrates touch and motion controls. It also sports a built-in camera, microphone, headphone jack and rumble feedback. The Wii U will also work with current Wii controllers, but many games will feature functionality specifically tailored for the gamepad. Wii U will be sold as two different bundles: a $300 version that includes the unit, one gamepad, 8GB memory, a sensor bar, A/C adapter, and an HDMI cable. The deluxe set for $350 also comes with 32GB memory and a charging cradle for the gamepad. Unfortunately, neither bundle comes with a game. Fortunately, the launch of the Wii U will be well supported with an array of games. More than 20 games are scheduled to release on November 18, highlighted by Assassin's Creed III, Batman Arkham City Armored Edition, Call of Duty: Black OPS II, FIFA Soccer 13, ESPN Sports Connection, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Ninja Gaiden 3 and ZombiU. Games will retail at $59.

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