Nintendo Wii U console's December release announced

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Nintendo has revealed it will launch two versions of its Wii U console in Japan on 8 December.

The basic edition will cost 26,250 yen ($337; £210) and a premium version 31,500 yen ($405; £251).

Details of the international release will be discussed in New York later.

Jeremy Howell reports on Nintendo's latest offering to gamers.

He discussed the product's prospects with technology experts Chris Green of DMG Europe, and Stuart Miles of the Pocket-lint website.

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