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Nintendo's Wii U Released Today; Here's Where You Might Find It

Sure to be one of the holiday's hottest items, Nintendo's latest video game console hits store shelves today.

Sure to be on many families' Christmas lists this season, Nintendo's Wii U video game console hits store shelves today.

The first of the next-generation of video game consoles and the successor to the original Wii, the Wii U ups the ante on its predecessor by offering full HD graphics and a touchscreen, tablet-style controller that offers a second screen to add extra immersion to video gaming.

For families who invested a small fortune on the original Wii — fear not. All your old games and accessories should work on the new console. 

The system comes in basic ($299.99) and deluxe ($349.99) models, and the latter includes the NintendoLand game, a 32 GB hard drive (versus the basic system's 8 GB), a vertical stand for the system and a charging cradle for the touchscreen controller.

Locally, several retailers should be carrying the Wii U and its games — at least while supplies last. Games available at launch include the aforementioned NintendoLand, New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition.

If sales of the original Wii are any indication, however, don't expect the system to sit on shelves for long. Given that some stores offered fast-selling pre-orders on the Wii U, the quantities available to the public today at some stores might be limited. Here's a list of local stores that should be stocking the system today, assuming you're quick enough to snag one:

  • GameStop (47160 Michigan Ave, Canton)
  • GameStop (42645 Ford Road, Canton)
  • Meijer (45001 Ford Road, Canton)
  • Kmart (40855 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth)
  • Target (43670 Ford Road, Canton)
  • Target (47330 Michigan Ave., Canton)
  • Walmart (45555 Michigan Ave., Canton)
  • Walmart (39500 Ford Road, Canton)
  • Sam's Club (39800 Ford Road, Canton)

Let us know if you pick up the Wii U today. Where did you find one? How do you like it?

pt November 26, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I use a product tracker at http://instockhere.com/productCat/wiiuconsole to alert me when they are in stock.

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