News summary: Nintendo's TVii replaces the remote

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 19, 2012 at 11:44 am •  Published: December 19, 2012

TVii LAUNCH: Nintendo if flipping on its TVii service Thursday, a month after sales started for its Wii U game console. The service turns the GamePad controller into a TV remote control, channel guide and Web video surfer.

SALES HOPES: Nintendo hopes the free service boosts sales of the console after recording 425,000 sales in the first week since its Nov. 18 launch.

HEAD START: It's the first time a game console maker has put live TV controls into a device, but analyst Michael Pachter says competitors will copy the function soon.

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