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Wii U day-one patch won't be built into firmware for a few months

The Wii U's inconvenient day one patch will be greeting new console owners until next year. Speaking with Gamasutra, Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime said the update won't be built into the system until early 2013. "Nintendo developers want to make sure that the very best product is ava...

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Fils-Aime says third-party games look dramatically better on Wii U, Digital Foundry disagrees

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says third-party games have dramatically better graphics on the Wii U compared to PS3 and Xbox 360. Fils-Aime was bullish in response to an interviewer's assertion of the Wii U being on par with the competition, declaring his company's new console to ...

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Wii U only needs one game bought to make a profit, says Nintendo

A single game purchase turns the loss Nintendo makes with each Wii U sold into an overall profit. So says Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who in an interview with Mercury News played down how his company's latest system is selling for a loss at launch. "The business model doesn't ch...

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Fils-Aime: Wii up to 40 million units in US, Nintendo won't abandon it

The Wii has sold 40 million units in the US, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told investors after the Nintendo Direct Wii U conference today. Even though the Wii U is set in holiday stone with a launch on November 18, Nintendo isn't losing sight of the Wii. "We will continue to sell ...

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Wii U price and release date to be announced tomorrow [update: Reggie's invitation]

Nintendo is revealing the Wii U's price and release date during its Direct presentation tomorrow, Thursday, September 13. Nintendo announced the news on its Japanese Twitter feed, setting a time of 3AM Eastern (Midnight Pacific, 8AM Brit-time) for company president Satoru Iwata to reveal the core...

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Watch Reggie Fils-Aime zombify Jimmy Fallon with the Wii U

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to demo the upcoming Wii U console Friday. Fils-Aime turned Fallon into a zombie (without biting!) in ZombiU and played Takamaru's Ninja Castle from Nintendo Land....

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Wii U games won't support two WiiPads at launch

At Nintendo's E3 press conference last week, the house of Mario showed its upcoming Wii U console could support two WiiPads at once. However, that doesn't mean any launch titles will support the functionality at the console's launch. In fact, they won't. "It's going to be well after launch for thos...

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Wii U achievements not mandatory for devs, friend codes to change for the better

There won't be a pervasive "achievement" system on Wii U, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime suggested to Kotaku. Referring to the 3DS's system-specific achievements, which honor StreetPass-based activities in the system software, "We will have that," Fils-Aime said. "Once you start get...

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Sing announced for the Wii U, by DJ Hero devs

Reggie Fils-Aime just announced a music game called Sing for the Wii U. Developed by Freestyle Games, the developers behind DJ Hero, Sing will combine karaoke singing with lyrics on the Wii Pad with a dance running game on your television. The only track released for the game so far is Carly Rae Je...

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Hulu Plus, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Instant Video coming to the WiiU

It's not all that surprising, considering that most of these video streaming services run on anything with a computer chip in it these days. But Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed at Nintendo's E3 press conference that the WiiU will be compatible with the usual streaming hookups, including Netflix, Hul...

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