Nintendo's impressive video streaming service for the Wii U will not be out for launch after all. Nintendo is now planning for it to debut in December, which represents at least a two week delay.
Nintendo indirectly announced the delay today in a press release hyping the new system's Sunday launch.
Here's their description of the service:
Nintendo TVii: In December, Nintendo will activate this unique application that will transform how people find, watch and engage with TV shows, movies and sports. Nintendo TVii makes watching TV simple and fun by bringing together a program guide, remote control and social interaction into one, seamless second-screen experience on the GamePad. Nintendo TVii comes with Wii U at no additional charge and requires no additional equipment. It works with existing cable and satellite channels. Viewers can engage with others in a variety of ways, such as commenting on moments as they happen on live TV, and then sharing those thoughts via Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter. Users can also discover more about what they're watching, as information from a variety of sources is automatically linked to the program they are watching, including sports data. Nintendo TVii is customizable for every member of the family.
The company demonstrated the service in September, and has repeatedly shown it off to the press as an example of how the Wii U will be about more than just gaming.