Nintendo's Wii U, the company's first major gaming console to hit the market in six years, was released commercially in the U.S. on Sunday, with analysts estimating the company will sell 3.5 million units by the end of the year. The Wii U -- which retails starting at $300 -- features a GamePad controller that doubles as a tablet for remote play and supports "asymmetrical game play" in which multiple people playing the same game enjoy different experiences. Beginning in December, the console will also be integrated with Nintendo's TVii television service, the company said.

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