Nintendo TVii

Nintendo has announced that its TVii and Wii U will launch in the US and Canada today (December 20).

The service – which supports cable and satellite providers in both regions – boasts a range of social integration functions, allowing users to share what they are watching and what they think of it via the Nintendo Miiverse as well as Facebook and Twitter.

Nintendo executive vice president of sales and marketing, Scott Moffat, explains how the system works: “Nintendo TVii works with your cable system, so we’re not asking anyone to cut the cord. It works with all your video services that you might have like Netflix, Hulu Plus (both US only), or any other services you may subscribe to. It also works with your DVR and anything you might have recorded, or live TV that you get through your cable system. Continue reading »