Nintendo Co. this week said it deployed 5,000 Wii U kiosks to U.S. retail prior to launch of the new hardware on Nov. 18.

Participating retailers include Target Corp., Best Buy Co. Inc., GameStop Corp., Toys R Us Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The Wii U kiosk allows users to preview new titles with specially created video or demos depending on kiosk location.

Titles featured include Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, and SiNG Party.

Nintendo will sell the Wii U in the U.S. Nov. 18 in two product SKUs.

The Basic Set will include the Wii U console and the Wii U GamePad in White, 8GB storage, AC adapters, HDMI cable and Wii U sensor bar at $299.99.

The Deluxe Set will include the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad in Black, 32GB storage, GamePad Charging Cradle, Stands for the GamePad and Console, AC adapters, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Land at $349.99.

The Wii U is backwards compatible with most Wii games and accessories, including the Wii Remote, Nunchuck, and Wii Balance Board.

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