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.