After a month’s delay, Nintendo announced Wednesday that it will add its smart TV service to its new Wii U console just in time for Christmas.
The smart television service, Nintendo TVii, was among the most-anticipated features for the new console, which Nintendo put on the market last month as part of a holiday push. But the TV package — which allows users to talk on social networks about live television and offers a unified guide for TV, cable and video services — didn’t launch with the rest of the system. Nintendo didn’t offer an explanation for the delay, only promising that the service would launch sometime in December.
Now, finally, Wii U gamers have a date.
“After Dec. 20, you’ll never look at your TV the same way again,” said Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime in the release. “Nintendo TVii shows how the integrated second screen of the GamePad can also transform and enhance the TV viewing experience.”