Next generation of video gaming begins

Nintendo Wii U gaming console unveiled

Cleveland - Today marks the beginning of the next generation in video game consoles. The new Nintendo Wii U system goes on sale - the first new gaming system since 2006.

But don't expect to easily get one of the Nintendo systems for Christmas. Preorders at online retailers were reportedly sold out weeks ago and area retailers are expected to have extremely limited supplies of the new consoles.

One area Best Buy store told NewsChannel5 they were to receive only six units in advance of the Sunday start of sales.

According to Nintendo, the new Wii U consoles are priced at $250 for the 8GB Basic Set and $300 for the 32GB Deluxe Set.

The new console promises connectivity with online media and social applications, but the highly touted Nintendo WiiTV feature won't be available until sometime in December.

The other innovation associated with the Nintendo Wii U system is a new "tablet style" game controller.

NewsChannel 5 got a sneak peek at the new Wii U and spoke with a sales specialist about the system's features. Watch the video above to get a look at the new gaming system.

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