Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Charlie


Wii U Released December 8th in Japan

Whilst this isn’t the date for English speaking territories, so far today the release date for Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U has had a bunch of details revealed, including what you get, the price and it’s December 8th release date. The Wii U comes in two bundles, known as “Basic” and “Premium”. The Basic gives you the white 8GB console, white Game Pad, AC adapter and an HDMI cable at the price of ¥26,250 (thats $340/£210/€260 for you and I) and the Premium bundle gives you the black 32GB console, black Game Pad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, console stand, Game Pad dock, and a Nintendo Network Premium subscription for  the price of ¥31,500 (again that’s around $400/£250/€310). Nintendo Network Premium is a service that will give you Wii eShop points for your purchases and 10% of your money back from digital downloads… though I am confused as how big will digital downloads be if the HDD’s are 8GB and 32GB? This isn’t a handheld… well it is… but you get me! The first two launch titles revealed for the Wii U are New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land, but strangely neither of these games will be bundled with the console; in fact theres no news at all on any game being bundled with the console. Later on today is the European consoles so look out for more news of the Wii U then.

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