More Wii U details revealed, including Nintendo TVii

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed that the launch date for the two versions of its new Wii U game console will be on November 18th. Nintendo had a number of other related announcements to make for its next generation console, including more details of what the company is now calling Nintendo TVii.

A video on Nintendo's YouTube page shows TVii in action. The Wii U's touch screen GamePad basically serves as a remote controller for people to access streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video, or they can control and check out live TV as well. If you have a TiVo-made DVR, the Wii U can access programs stored on its hard drive.

In addition, TVii will give users recommendations for other TV shows that the user might want to watch. Twitter and Facebook support will also be included for people to message their friends while they are watching shows.

Nintendo also showed a list of the 50 or so games that will be in the Wii U's launch window (between November 18th and March 2013). They include Nintendo first party titles such as New Super Mario Bros. Wii U and Pikmin 3 and high end third party games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Endadget also reports that the Wii U's storage can be expanded via the console's USB port. Nintendo America CEO and president Reggie Fils-Aime is quoted as saying, "You can plug in a full-on three terabyte hard drive if you want. I'll love you as a digital consumer."

Source: Nintendo Wii U page

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