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I wonder how long this software update will take? A month after launch, Nintendo is finally launching its TVii service, which lets customers access their TV guide from the GamePad controller. The TVii service is launching Dec. 20 in the U.S. and Canada, and will support various cable and satellite providers, as well as Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. Integration with Netflix and TiVo have been delayed to early 2013. (Answer: Nintendo says it won’t take any time at all since it was included in the original software update and just has to be turned on.)
No big surprise here — Nintendo is dropping the price of its Wii ahead of the Nov. 18 launch of its new gaming console. The Wii will now cost $130 and will come bundled with two games and two accessories. It currently sells for $150 and comes with only one game and one remote. The new Wii U, which launches in a month, costs between $300 to $350. Nintendo plans to sell the original as long as demand continues for the six-year-old device.