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Nintendo Wii U Priced And Dated

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.

UPDATED:

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
    • TRANSFORMERS PRIME™
    • 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.





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