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Nintendo debuts first Wii U commercial showing off its touchscreen GamePad [video]

Published Nov 1st, 2012 9:51PM EDT

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With 17 days to go until the Wii U console launches in North America, Nintendo (NTDOY) has only a handful of days to convince gamers on the fence why its new console is worth $299.99. As is the case with so many brand new products, the Wii U’s GamePad is a gadget that can only be understood after you actually use it. It’s incredibly light and its large 6.2-inch touchscreen is responsive despite the lack of multitouch. In terms of latency, there’s virtually no noticeable lag when streaming HD games and video to the GamePad’s screen. Nintendo has already admitted that it will be a challenge to showcase the Wii U due to its unique design. We’ve posted company’s first Wii U commercial below.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.