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Six things you didn't know about Nintendo's 'Wii U'

7:14 AM, Dec. 13, 2012
The Nintendo Wii U (from $299.99) features a tablet-like GamePad controller, focus on 'asymmetrical' multiplayer gaming and support for older Nintendo Wii titles. (Gannett/Nintendo of America, Inc./File)
The Nintendo Wii U (from $299.99) features a tablet-like GamePad controller, focus on 'asymmetrical' multiplayer gaming and support for older Nintendo Wii titles. (Gannett/Nintendo of America, Inc./File)
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By now you're well aware that Nintendo has launched its next-generation video game console: the Wii U (from $299.99). You'll likely know about its tablet-like GamePad controller, focus on "asymmetrical" multiplayer gaming and support for older Nintendo Wii titles.

But even big Nintendo fans might not be privy to lesser-known Wii U facts and features. We caught up with Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing, to reveal a half-dozen, little-known goodies surrounding the Wii U.It's all about Mii

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