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Nintendo details Wii U storage limits and no Wii GamePad screen play

Nintendo details Wii U storage limits and no Wii GamePad screen play

The Wii U will not support play of Wii Virtual Console or Wii Ware games on the GamePad tablet controller's screen, Nintendo has revealed, while storage shortages in the Basic 8GB model may make installing games a headache. After formatting, the cheapest Wii U will have 7.2GB of its 8GB capacity (or 29GB for the 32GB model) but the console requires 4.2GB itself, Nintendo confirmed in a new Japanese-language Direct video; that means, with New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land weighing in at roughly 2GB and 3.2GB respectively, gamers won't be able to fit both onto the basic Wii U set at the same time.

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Nintendo will sell Wii U under cost

Nintendo will sell Wii U under cost

When the Wii U launches on November 18, Nintendo will sell the new console starting at $299, which isn't a bad price at all for a new console, especially something as promising as the Wii U. However, Nintendo confirmed that it will be selling it under cost, meaning that the company will take a loss for each console they sell.

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Nintendo sets high goals for Wii U’s first six months

Nintendo sets high goals for Wii U’s first six months

Nintendo delivered its financial report for quarter 2 earlier today, and though things aren't looking so hot at the moment, the company has high hopes for the future. In the report, Nintendo said that it expects to sell 5.5 million Wii U consoles before the end of its fiscal year, which draws to close at the end of March 2013. That's 5.5 million consoles in a little over five months, so the big N has its work cut out for it.

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Nintendo trims losses as sales continue dive: slashes forecast by 70%

Nintendo trims losses as sales continue dive: slashes forecast by 70%

Nintendo continues to see gaming hardware sales fall, but the company has trimmed losses and is pegging its hopes on Wii U as it slashes financial predictions. Numbers for the first half of 2012 confirm another drop in net sales, down to 200,994 million yen ($2.52bn) in the period of April to September 2012, with net losses of 27,996 million yen ($351m). Nintendo 3DS sales rose, up to 5.06m units, primarily thanks to the new 3DS XL, but Wii sales dived to 1.32m units.

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Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Today, as many of you already know, the Wii U finally received pricing information and a release date. Along with those rather important details, we were also treated to a list of specs for the console. Everything seems to be solid, but there's one thing leaving consumers scratching their heads: storage, or lack thereof.

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Wii U launch titles revealed with Capcom, Donky Kong, and LEGO in tow

Wii U launch titles revealed with Capcom, Donky Kong, and LEGO in tow

It's time for the first big official list of Wii U games to be brought to light, and with the pricing for the USA, Europe, and Japan already set alongside a November store date, the fun can begin! Starting with such giant titles as The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, LEGO and Donky Kong, it's looking like Nintendo may still have some magic under their belt. Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime seems to think so too, noting that "the new system also creates extraordinary new possibilities for game developers, bound only by the limits of their imaginations.”

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Wii U pricing in Japan set at around $300

Wii U pricing in Japan set at around $300

This week Nintendo's Satoru Iwata spoke via live streaming video to the whole world straight from Japan on what the Wii U would be bringing the world - in pricing and release information form. There are two sets that have been revealed thus far, one of them being a basic set, the other bring a Premium Set, each hitting Japan on December 8. The Premium Set has been set for 31,500 yen while the Basic Set will cost you 26,250 - roughly converted, that's right around $350 and $300, but the final prices for the USA will likely be closer to $300 and $250 when all is said and done - and what's inside each package, you may ask?

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Wii U launch pushed to December in Europe

Wii U launch pushed to December in Europe

Nintendo has been having a very rough time over the last several quarters as its profits fall and the company faces losses. Some of the blame for the decline in profitability for Nintendo falls on a sagging global economy. However, some of the blame certainly falls on aging hardware and the lack of new and innovative video games.

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