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Nintendo proves it’s serious about Wii U’s future

Nintendo proves it’s serious about Wii U’s future

Today’s Nintendo Direct livestream shows that the company is taking the future of its new console very seriously. There was a bit of worry there, since Nintendo is somewhat famous for botching big launches, but after a couple of months of letting the Wii U's launch titles support the system, Nintendo came out with guns blazing today. Wii U owners have a lot of new games and features to look forward to, with Nintendo proving that it isn't simply going to sit back and let its famous name move units.

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New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

Tomorrow, Nintendo will be holding another Nintendo Direct livestream. These livestreams are usually worth watching for one reason or another, but if you're a Wii U owner, you'll definitely want to tune in tomorrow. That's because Satoru Iwata will apparently be announcing some new Wii U titles during the address, and if we're lucky, maybe he'll even announce some release dates.

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EA announces Need for Speed Most Wanted for Wii U

EA announces Need for Speed Most Wanted for Wii U

EA has announced that its award-winning Need for Speed Most Wanted will cruise onto the Nintendo Wii U this spring. The game will launch on the new Nintendo console on March 19 in North America and March 21 in Europe. The game has a connected, open world where players can race, chase, and explore while challenging friends in various contests.

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Used Wii U consoles reportedly grant access to previously purchased games

Used Wii U consoles reportedly grant access to previously purchased games

Well this is interesting: if, by chance, you manage to find a used Wii U, you might want to pick it up before someone else swoops in and buys it. In doing so, you could potentially net a few free games. Users over at NeoGAF are reporting that used Wii U consoles will grant access to the previous player's digitally purchased games, despite the fact that the hard drive was cleared before purchase.

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Giving the Wii U as a gift? Nintendo says to update it first

Giving the Wii U as a gift? Nintendo says to update it first

Christmas is upon us, and no doubt more than a few gamers will find Nintendo's newest gadget, the Wii U portable gaming console, in a box with their name on it. The console hit shelves a few weeks back, and an has an update available that Nintendo America says you should be install before giving the gift. Yes, that will mean opening the packaging, but it also ensures the unit will be ready to go asap.

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SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

As the Nintendo Wii U gets wrapped up for presents for the holidays and is getting pumped up in hardcore fun-loving gamer abodes across the planet here at the end of 2012, so too is one of the most value-added features ready to create an impact with its television-enhancing abilities. What we're having a look at today is the Nintendo TVii, a software experience inside your Wii U that works with both the main screen on your television and the miniature touch-friendly display on your Wii U GamePad. With Nintendo TVii you'll be taking control of your television and interacting with a collection of media in ways you've never before experienced.

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PlayOn provides Wii U with 45 internet video channels today

PlayOn provides Wii U with 45 internet video channels today

If you were looking for a way to work with video content on your brand new Wii U and are a bit bummed that Nintendo's own Tvii might not be coming until sometime into 2013, you'd be well off checking out PlayOn. We had a chance to peek at PlayOn over the past few days and can say without hesitation that yes, indeed, it does work like a charm - bringing you 45 new channels of video content where otherwise you'd have only 4 selections (and Netflix and Hulu are in here too!)

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Wii U Japan sales top 300,000 during launch weekend

Wii U Japan sales top 300,000 during launch weekend

While players in North America and Europe have been enjoying their Wii Us for a little while now, the newest Nintendo console only launched in Japan this past weekend. We're now hearing the first numbers from the Wii U's Japan launch, with statistics from Media-Create putting the Wii U's launch weekend sales at 307,471. That certainly isn't bad, with Nintendo selling 400,000 Wii Us during the console's North American launch week (which just so happened to be the week leading up to Black Friday).

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