Nintendo announced its launch plans for the Wii U in a pair of press conferences this morning. The console will launch in the US on November 18 and come in two flavors. The $300 Basic package includes 8GB of storage and the new GamePad controller, while the Deluxe package costs $350, comes with 32GB of storage, a GamePad controller, a copy of NintendoLand, a charging cradle for the GamePad, and membership in a premium service on Nintendo Direct. The benefits of the premium membership are nebulous, but it seems like you'll be able to get discounts on games somehow. Neither kit includes Wii Remotes or Nunchucks.
Nintendo also announced TVii, the WiiU's video streaming component. They'll support streaming services, including Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu, as well as TiVo DVRs. Nintendo is making a big promise--that it will tie all the video services together with your DVR and live TV, but we won't know if it can deliver until we actually get to test the service out.
Giant Bomb has more details on the WiiU announcement. I'm just curious how many of you are going to buy a WiiU? When we were at PAX, it was always easy to find a demo station to play New Super Mario Brothers U or one of the other games on display.