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Nintendo's Wii U launched in New Zealand

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Published: 04-Dec-2012 12:27

Nintendo's Wii U launched in New Zealand

Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U, has been launched in New Zealand stores today.

There are currently 24 games available for the console, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FIFA 13, ZombiU, Nintendo Land and Super Mario Bros U.

The new features of the Wii U include the Wii U GamePad, a controller that features a touchscreen tablet. In addition to the touchscreen functionality, the GamePad is surrounded by buttons, bumpers, thumbsticks and triggers that are traditionally found on a modern-day game controller.

There's also a camera, stylus, microphone, headphone jack and speakers. The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of RAM with half dedicated to the console's operating system.
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The Wii U is available as a white console in the Basic Pack and a black console in the Premium Pack. The Wii U Basic Pack features a Wii U console with 8GB internal storage and a Wii U GamePad, both in white.

The Wii U Premium Pack contains a black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad with 32GB of internal storage. The Premium Pack also contains a stand for the GamePad and console, a charging cradle for the GamePad, a sensor bar and Nintendo Land. Both packs also feature an HDMI cable and AC adapters for console and GamePad. currently has the consoles on sale ranging in price from $499.99 to $599.99.

The full list of games available currently is as follows:

Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Darksiders 2
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Nintendo Land
Rabbids Land
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Skylanders Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sports Connection
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
Transformers Prime
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
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