In the constant war for console supremacy, Nintendo have struck the first blow in the battle of the next-gen consoles.
With the PS4 and the Xbox 720 confined to the rumour mill, Nintendo have launched a pre-emptive strike and will release their new console, the Wii U, just in time for the annual Christmas games rush.
Launching on 18 November in the US, 30 November in Europe, and 8 December in Japan, the Wii U will come in two versions. The first is a basic version, which will include the Wii U controller and a console with 8GB storage and cost £250 (or $299).
Then there’s the Deluxe set, which boasts 32GB of local storage, a Wii U controller charging cradle, the Wii U console stand and a copy of Nintendo Land, the Wii U’s answer to Wii Sports, at a cost of £300 ($349).
To celebrate the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo have arranged for an impressive array of titles to be launched on the platform. Many of those included in the launch are games that will showcase the Wii U’s novel touchscreen GamePad.
Billed as a feature that will “revolutionise gaming”, the GamePad offers players the ability to carry out in-game tasks, such as checking their inventory, the gun sight in a FPS or a playbook for sports games, while the main action occurs on their television.
23 games included in the Wii U launch, notably FIFA 13, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, New Super Mario Bros. U, Assassins Creed 3 and Just Dance 4.
Gioteck are launching a series of the new products for the Wii U, including the MH-1 headset and the GC-2 controller.
Super lightweight in design, the MH-1 headset is the ideal game and chat partner to talk tactics with your teammates when playing online. Currently exclusive to Xbox 360, the Gioteck MH-1 headset is coming soon to the Wii U.
The GC-2 is our premium gaming controller and is perfect for FPS games like the upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops 2.