Nintendo Co. this week detailed the Nintendo Network, Miiverse, and Browser features to be found in the Wii U hardware.
The Nintendo Network allows users to create an ID to be used at the Nintendo eShop and as a user ID to add friends. The Nintendo Network ID will be used across future Nintendo hardware and on PC and mobile devices for Miiverse and Nintendo eShop services.
Miiverse will be fully integrated into the operating system and game titles. Users can view other comments from players within a game. At certain points of difficulty where a user dies repeatedly, the game title may show comments from other players who died at the same point and allow the user to add his or her comment.
The web browser can be used via the Wii U GamePad to quickly find information even when remotely away from the television.
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.