Sunday, March 18, 2018 • Midnight Edition • "Newsarama 2: Outhouse Boogaloo."

Nintendo Wii U Priced And Dated

Written by sdsichero on Thursday, September 13 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Nintendo Wii U Priced And Dated

Nintendo's Wii U gaming console has been given two prices and a release date -- for Japan. UPDATED with USA and Europe information.

Source: Nintendo Will U Preview Event

Nintendo of Japan held one of its streaming Nintendo Direct presentations and finally gave a street date and price to their upcoming Nintendo Wii U console.

Some of the details they provided:

  • Supports full HD 1080p
  • Total 2 GB memory
  • Game discs will have 25 GB capacity
  • Consumes 75 watts, 40 watts average
  • Can watch videos and play games on the GamePad
  • Pro controller 5040 yen
  • Wii MotionPlus, Nunchuk, Sensor Bar bundle for 5250 yen
  • GamePad is 13440 yen

Two models:

  • Wii U Basic - ¥26,250
    • White
    • 8 GB SSD
    • Wii U Console
    • Wii U Gamepad
    • Wii U AC Adapter
    • Wii U Gamepad AC Adapter
    • HDMI Cable
  • Wii U Premium - ¥31,500
    • Black
    • 32 GB SSD
    • includes Nintendo Premium
    • Wii U Console
    • Wii U Gamepad
    • Wii U AC Adapter
    • Wii U Gamepad AC Adapter
    • HDMI Cable
    • Wii U Console Stand
    • Wii U Gamepad Charging Dock
    • Wii U Gamepad Stand
  • Availabe December 8, 2012

This article will be updated with USA prices after the Nintendo of America press conference at 10 AM EST.


Nintendo of America has had their press conference and here is some information from that presentation:

Wii U will launch in the USA on Sunday, November 18, 2012

It will also have two models:

  • Basic Set $299.99
    • White
    • 8 GB
    • Will U Console
    • GamePad
    • AC adapter
    • HDMI cable
    • Wii U sensor bar
  • Deluxe $349.99
    • Black
    • 32 GB
    • Wii U console
    • GamePad
    • AC adapter
    • HMDI cable
    • Wii U sensor bar
    • Charging cradle
    • Stands for gamepad and console
    • Deluxe digital promotion
    • NIntendo Land

The presentation also highlighted some games and other features:

  • Featured Metroid Blast in Nintendo Land
  • Showed more New Super Mario U - boost rush mode, challenges
  • Lego City Undercover (Chase McCain minifigure with preorder)
  • Nintendo TVii (on demand content, dvr, tv controlled by Wii GamePad; supplemental info on pad) - find what to watch, remote, engage. Personalized to user. USA & Canada no additional cost or fee
  • WiiPad connected, second screen, gyroscope, accelerometer, camera, video chat
  • New announcement - Platinum Games' Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 (retitiled, formerly Project P-100)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U & 3DS (Europe & USA) 2013
  • Activison presentation - Skylanders Giants, WipeOut 3, 007 Legends, Transformers Prime: The Game (exclusive to Wii U), Call of Duty Black Ops II

The launch window (November 18, 2012 - March 13, 2013) games were also listed and shown via sizzle reel:

  • 505 Games
    • Funky Barn
  • 2K Sports
    • NBA 2K13
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
    • 007™ Legends
    • Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
    • Wipeout 3
    • Skylanders Giants™
    • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
    • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Capcom
    • Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate
  • D3Publisher
    • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
    • Ben 10: Omniverse™
    • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • Disney Interactive
    • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Electronic Arts
    • Mass Effect™ 3
    • Madden NFL 13
    • EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13
  • Frozenbyte
    • Trine 2™: Director’s Cut
  • Gaijin Games
    • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Majesco Entertainment
    • Zumba® Fitness Core
  • Maximum Games
    • Jett Tailfin™
  • NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
    • TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition
    • TANK! TANK! TANK!™
  • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Land™
    • New Super Mario Bros.™ U
    • NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
    • SiNG PARTY™
    • LEGO® City: Undercover
    • Wii Fit™ U
    • Game & Wario™
    • Pikmin™ 3
    • The Wonderful 101™
  • SEGA
    • Aliens: Colonial Marines™
    • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Shin’en
    • Nano Assault Neo
  • Tecmo Koei America Corporation
    • WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper
  • THQ
    • Darksiders® II
    • Wheel of Fortune®
    • JEOPARDY! ®
  • Two Tribes
    • Toki Tori 2
  • Ubisoft
    • Assassin’s Creed® III
    • Just Dance® 4
    • Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth
    • Rabbids® Land
    • Sports Connection™
    • Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013
    • ZombiU™
    • Rayman Legends®
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Scribblenauts™ Unlimited
    • Game Party Champions
    • Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition

In Europe, the Wii U will also have two configurations, but prices were not announced (check with retailers). It will be available in Europe on November 30, 2012.


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - sdsichero

Sdsichero is Asian and he likes anime. He should write more articles.






More articles from sdsichero
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!