The lights are on
Nintendo's TVii looks like a slick piece of tech, turning the Wii U's GamePad screen into a TV remote that supports real-time interactive elements. Unfortunately, it won't be ready for the system's November 18 launch.
The company revealed that it's coming in December, so you shouldn't have to wait too long for TVii. If you were planning to show off that functionality on day one to impress your friends and family, however, abort! You don't want to look like a huge jackass, do you? Just make their Miis, fire up New Super Mario Bros. U, and call it a day.
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Considering this isn't the reason that I am buying one I don't care if it tkes six months to become available. I'd rather get Pikmin 3 first anyways.
Hmmm, this is one of the features that might've swayed me. Guess I'll be waiting for a bit more, I don't really want to fight with shortages and launch problems anyway.
TVii? Dear god...
Atleast it's getting released within a month after the Wii U releases. I'd rather wait and have it work than have it be broken at launch. Unfortinately though, there wont be much football remaining to really use that stat tracking for anyone who plays fantasy football... Fantasy Basketball maybe...
Not a big deal at all
Remember the 3ds and no estore? its number 1 in the world
How intriguing. I suppose it is a good thing so the people who buy this new system can take the time to play around and get a feel with it and the games before jumping onto this new feature.
Nice brownie points Nintendo is earning with its additional feats..
does that have hdd recording capabilities like the ps3's playtv?
I'm fine waiting for this feature. On one hand, I'm not sure how likely it is for me to use this feature since I have a rather complicated home entertainment set-up, on the other hand, I'd prefer not to be overwhelmed by new Wii U features day one.
There's only so much you can play with in one day. I'd like to get to know the other features first. Hell, it was a couple MONTHS before I realized Nintendo hid a damn social RPG in the 3DS with Find Mii.
granny also uses the wii u! haha! awesome granny. anyways, i cant wait for this console!
Did anyone actually stop to think that the reason behind this was so that they could incorporate more functionality into this besides just Tivo? I could be wrong, of course, but they said that at launch Tivo was the only DVR supported with more to come, perhaps that's the delay.