Nintendo Wii U Will Be Released In November
New handheld games console to hit shelves in time for Xmas...
Nintendo's eagerly awaited Wii U games console will be released in Europe on 30 November, the company has revealed.
The BBC reports that the Japanese gaming giant will release two versions of the machine - a basic model and a deluxe one, which comes with more accessories.
UK prices have not yet been revealed, but the cheaper model will sell for $300 in the US, while the premium edition will cost $350.
It appears that the more expensive version will come with an infra-red bar and nunchuck controller - although the accessories from the original Wii can be used.
Keza MacDonald, games editor at IGN, told the BBC: "We were all expecting a price point around the £250 mark so it's good that they've gone for this - it will help.
"Most people expect that the new Xbox and PlayStation will be released at the end of next year and will cost more - so some people may prefer to save up.
"But many of the consumers that Nintendo is targeting may not be actually be the same audience as for those Microsoft and Sony's machines - so the issue is whether it can convince the casual, family gamers who bought the original Wii, to upgrade."