GS News - Wii U coming November 11th?

Wholesale retailer Video Product Distributors lists three Wii U bundles, all with a street date of November 11th 2012.

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These vids are pretty good, but there needs to be a sub heading for GSNews on the site somewhere, so that i can watch all of them at any point in time, and perhaps compile them into one big vid at the end of the week?

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I really prefer Start-Select to this. One video to watch them all.

I really don't have the patience or time to see all the videos.

Idea: why don't they make both? Hein?

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Why do games on my tablet already look better then the Wii U games?

Nintendo has really, REALLY fallen behind, I predict a Sega like situation in the next few years.

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@GamespotAudio So... the Wii vastly outsold the XBOX 360 and the PS3 and had it's best game selling twice and 4 times as much as the competitor's respectively has "fallen behind" for you? I think all three companies would see it a little different. There's a reason to Nintendo's success, but it would make no sense to try to explain it to someone who bases his judgement on potence and graphics solely. As for your predictions... I recommend you stick to your day job.

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@joyorge @GamespotAudio Casual family gaming helped the Wii sales vastly, if you look closely you'll see Wii sales have slowed considerably in recent times. It took MS and SONY a while to play catch up with the Wii, but they won't let that happen again

When people realize that the WiiU is nothing more than a 360/PS3 upscaling games to 1080 with a controller that costs more than a current console, the WiiU WILL go the same way as the beloved Dreamcast

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@dragonps

Why would they realize something that's not true? The Wii U is clearly superior to the PS3/360 and will be able to compete against the next Playstation and XBox (especially if both companies decide not to make another huge jump because you know, the PS3 and 360 set both companies back by hundreds of millions).

Plus WHY would the GamePad cost more than a console? It's a controller, not a standalone device. Although I don't mind the Wii U becoming a legend like the Dreamcast, but it will be a legend that'll live on.

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Going to get one for my daughter. SHE will love it, im not sure about my wife and myself tho :P ZombiU looks sick but

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This is really uninspired compared to start-select. I want the news in one video. Skipping between stories and then triggering other videos once finished (so I can't comment) is annoying.

Where is the personality that normally shines through?

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This is what i think ok everyone expects that the wii u wont be able to compete with the new xbox 720 or playstation 4 and perhaps it wont until Nintendo releases there add on system to the wii u :) that will enhance the graphic ability that will be very similar to ps 4 graphics and xbox 720 so in order to get the add on system that they will later release for the wii u you will have to have already bought a wii u :) to take advantage of the add on system :) oh and when the new xbox and ps 4 come out the cost of those systems will be extreme because of the work and power needed to create them.Ask for games ps 2 games were 4.37gb xbox games were probably about the same as ps 2 or a little more 4.37gb ps 3 games are around 8gb and xbox 360 are 8gb xbox 720 and ps4 games will probably be 16gb disc (yeah how they pull it off remains a mystery but it just might happen). they cost already $50.00 to $60.00 so if anything you may expect to pay $80.00 to $100.00 for a game, the systems itself are doubling what they are capable of doing so i would not be surprised if the systems go for about $400.00 to $500.00 but nintendo however there just sort of entering the xbox 360 or ps 3 era there system wii u may go for $250.00 to $300.00 there games $40.00 to $50.00 a good marketing strategy is to see how well the competion does first before we decide what action we should take on our part.

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@spydayx1 so you feel that nintendo are playing the long game, the turtle and the hare approach? interesting angle, could be true. as for the rest of your facts, they'r ea little dream like, add ons for wii to increase the graphics compatibility could be plausible given the separate tablet and base console scenario they have gone with, cheaper to upgrade the console part and keep the control tablet with the new base unit than a complete upgrade. your knowledge on game sizes is a little off, xbox360 has dual layer dvd support which is around the 8gb mark and ps3 uses blu ray which is over 20gig capacity media. as for games prices, who knows. :)

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I don't care about the Wii U. However, what I really want to know is when are the costs of the old 1st party Wii games going to drop?

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Note to Santa at the ready

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I just have this feeling that this console is going to flop, I mean, everything about it looks cool and innovative but I just feel like it's not going to have a lasting appeal.

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I would prefer Start/Select, instead of this GS news.

All the news is in one place.

I know when it comes out, so and can check the site after that time. Instead I have no idea when the news is. Also it is a pain to look for it.

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@DOW161 Yeah, Start/Select is convenient as a news overview and the articles for more in-depth details.

Also, Start/Select had bloopers and cooler animations. I doubt they'll have them with these news segments.

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will be there day 2

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every 11 november on my b day something cool being launched , like yast year skyrim :D

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I'll be there day 1.

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Will be there day 1

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Out with all the 3rd party shovelware on this console please! That goes for Cooking Mama as well!

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@Wolflink001 Cooking Mama is rather fun

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@Wolflink001 Any wildly popular console has lots of shovelware. The game libraries on the DS or PS2 are similar, lots of so-so games as well as some amazing ones.

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just droped alot on my new g-card plus lots of good games are comeing out........... if its really only $250 i will be very tempted.

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Also won't be surprised if black is only available in the $349 bundle.

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Not sure it's a smart move to release 3 different bundles. I think many will be put off by anything higher than $249.

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@ZamboniGamer 3 bundles with a massive amount of accessories that when totalled up give them more proffit in the long run if you buy the cheaper bundle in the beginning, its a shrude marketing ploy preying on those not willing to buy all on day one as they dont have the money. You'll pay more in the long run if you discover you wanted more. im betting the budget bundle is sans the tablet controller?!

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I hope those bundles are for video games and not external hard drives. I always buy the biggest drive I can afford for DLC, so that would mean I gotta spend $350 on the Wii-U which is a not buy on my part and I'm a Nintendo fan....

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Zelda HD, please don't take 5 yrs Nintendo

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@Supabul I'd rather wait 5 years for the development of an epic game, than get the same game every year.

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I still don't get the Wii U. Not a first day buy for me.

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@Battle_Pants

whats not to get? its a console with a screen controller.

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@ nintendo fans , your HD era will finally begin :D

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@AmnesiaHaze I have yet to live through an actual HD era where games are 1080p native, not upscaled from 720p like this generations "HD" games.

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