Nintendo's long-awaited Wii U videogame console has launched in the United States.
The launch on 18 November saw stores across the USA open at midnight for the eagerly anticipated console.
The machine features high-definition visuals, 2GBs of RAM and a unique tablet controller. The console is available in 8GB and 32GB models, with gamers able to expand storage by using external hard drives.
Games available at launch include Ubisoft's ZombiU survival horror title, New Super Mario Brothers U, Nintendo Land, FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed 3 and more.
However, users have reported a sizeable day-one patch, which enables online connectivity for the Wii U.
The console is set to be launched in Europe and South Africa on 30 November, being priced at R3999 for the basic 8GB version, R4599 for the 32GB Premium version and R4999 for the ZombiU model.