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Nintendo Introduces Wii U With New Titles, Social Media Features

June 05, 2012

Nintendo Introduces Wii U With Titles, Social Media Features

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America Inc., speaks at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Nintendo Co. introduced its new Wii U video-game console and controllers, offering richer versions of popular games such as “Super Mario Bros.” as well as social- media features popular with game players.

The new console and controllers will let players exchange messages and share scores as they play, Reggie Fils-Aime, head of Nintendo’s U.S. unit, said today at the E3 game conference in Los Angeles. The unit will also include links to popular video services such as Netflix Inc. (NFLX:US) The company planned to demonstrate 23 new game titles on stage today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael White in Los Angeles at mwhite8@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rob Golum at rgolum@bloomberg.net


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