A new video game system from Nintendo is going to be released this November in the US, Europe and Australia, while Japan won't see it until December. Dubbed Nintendo Wii U, this iteration marks the eighth generation of video game consoles from Nintendo, which will compete alongside the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3.
Compared to its predecessor, the Wii U has vastly improved graphics and sports 2 GB of memory, which is nearly 20 times the memory used for the Nintendo Wii.
Two versions of the console will be available, a standard one with 8 GB of internal memory, and a premium Wii U with 32 GB of internal memory. Both versions will come with an HDMI cable.
Additionally, the Wii U offers a new game pad, which will incorporate some features of tablet devices, and will offer both standard input methods as well as an embedded touchscreen. The Wii U is also backward compatible with Nintendo Wii, but will not be compatible with Nintendo GameCube discs.