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Wii U unboxing, system features videos released - watch

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Nintendo has released a number of videos detailing the Wii U and its features.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata used the latest Nintendo direct presentation to unbox the Wii U, explain how user accounts work and describe Wii U chat functionality.


Each Wii U system will support up to 12 user accounts. Account information includes Miis, settings, save files and browser information.

Much like the Xbox 360, users must select their profile before signing in. Furthermore, a Network ID will be required to use online functions such as video chat and making purchases from the Nintendo Store.

All purchases can be enjoyed by every user registered to the same system.



Wii U video chat, meanwhile, was demonstrated by Iwata and Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime.

In addition to live video communication, the Wii U GamePad can be used to draw pictures and send messages. The chat function can also be used without a TV screen.

Earlier today, it was revealed that in order to access these features, users must install a day-one update.



The Wii U will be available on November 18 in North America and November 30 in Europe. A basic and premium edition will be available, as well as a ZombiU bundle.

The basic pack includes a white Wii U console with 8GB of memory, a Wii U GamePad, an AC adapter and an HDMI cable.

The Premium set will offer the system in black with 32GB of memory, a copy of Nintendo Land, Wii U sensor bar, a GamePad charging cradle, stands for the GamePad and console and Nintendo Network Premium membership.

Nintendo recently launched its Wii U advertising campaign ahead of this month's launch.

> Wii U hands-on with Nintendo's line-up: Mario Bros U, Pikmin 3, more

Watch Digital Spy's Wii U hands-on video below:

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