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Wii U Supports NFC, Nintendo Network Coming Too

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The uptake of NFC tech is about to get a big boost, with Nintendo saying it's sticking NFC chips into the Wii U controller. And for your longer-range communication needs, Nintendo's latest attempt at doing the internet will also be incorporated into the new machine.

Nintendo's Wii U Launching Here in Time For Christmas

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Shortly after announcing some terrible financial data including a predicted full-year loss of around £370m thanks to aggressive hardware price-cuts, Nintendo's president revealed a launch date for its Wii U console. The crazy tablet hybrid will arrive in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan in time for 2012's Christmas consumer bonanza. That'll fix everything. [Reuters]

PS4, Next Xbox and Wii U Set for E3 2012 Showdown

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A report in UK games trade title MCV claims Sony will reveal its expected "follow-up to the PS3" at this year's E3 gaming event. Given that we're also expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to show off their next-gen consoles, it could be the biggest and most brutal three-way console battle of all. E3 2012 starts on June 5th. [MCV]