All Known Wii U Launch Info
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
To say that we’re excited for the Wii U would be quite the understatement.
Today, Nintendo has announced the price, release date, and launch games for the system, and it’s a bit overwhelming.
Articles everywhere stating one bit of info, a technical spec here, a cable inclusion there…
Never fret, for we have you covered: all known Wii U launch information is here.
The first bundle is known at the Basic edition, retailing at $299USD. This version of the system is white, has 8GB of memory, and comes with all of the necessary cables (HDMI included) and a controller (known as the GamePad).
A second edition, the Deluxe version, will retail for $349USD and comes loaded with 32GB of memory, a charging cradle for the GamePad, a subscription to Nintendo’s new Network Premium service, which gives discounts on eShop titles, all wrapped up in a sleek black design.
While the full list of launch day titles has yet to be revealed, the following games are confirmed for the November 18th launch:
In addition to this, Nintendo has announced a new feature for the system, known as Nintendo TVii. It will allow access to popular services such as YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon.
Friends can make recommendations, and so forth.
It should be noted that GamePads will run you quite a hefty amount – rumors say £107, equivalent to around $170USD – but you can still use your Wii Nunchucks and controllers.
UPDATE #1: Australian details are below.
The Wii U Basic Pack at the SRP AU $349.95* features a Wii U console with 8GB internal storage and a Wii U GamePad, both in white. The Wii U Premium Pack at the SRP AU $429.95* contains a black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad, and with 32GB of internal storage provides more space for downloadable digital content. The Premium Pack also contains a stand for the GamePad and console, a charging cradle for the GamePad, a sensor bar and the Nintendo Land software. Both packs also feature an HDMI cable and AC adapters for console and GamePad
More publishers will be revealing their launch lineup in the coming days and weeks, and while most are multiplatform, we at least get a few big titles(ZombiU and Pikmin 3).
Curious about ZombiU? Check out our E3 preview here!
Will you be picking up a Wii U on launch date? (You have to give me credit for not including an incredibly terrible pun there…)
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
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