Wii U Delayed by TVii Services, Launch In December

The gaming console is not just for games. Nintendo finally starting to realize this, and created TVii to show that it is not behind the curve in providing unique entertainment options for the consumer. It was originally scheduled to begin this Sunday in the console, but Nintendo has quietly shelved at the last minute.

In a press release for the launch of the common U Wii, Nintendo slipped into a bit of TVii:

Nintendo TVii: In December, Nintendo will enable unique applications that change the way people find, watch and interact with TV shows, movies and sports. Nintendo TVii makes watching TV a simple and fun by bringing the program guide, remote control and social interaction in one, the best experience of both gamepad screen. Nintendo Wii U TVii have no extra charge and requires no additional equipment. Works with existing cable and satellite channels. You engage the viewer with others in a variety of ways, such as commenting on the moments as they happen live on TV, and then share your thoughts with Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter. Users can also learn more about what they are watching information from different sources is automatically associated with the program they are watching, including sports data. Nintendo TVii customized for each family member.

All of this information is the same as before, but now says that the service will launch in December. The company does not specify when exactly TVii will launch in December, but we at least see a few weeks without having to live Tweet minds during a TV show.

Because the relationship TVii with other services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, be noted that services were delayed as well. All of the above is included in an update to the system is planned for December. DLC for games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Darksiders II will have to wait for an update to the system in December.