Saturday, August 30, 2014
Nintendo Releasing Wii U December 8th In Japan, Watch Full Presentation Here

Nintendo Releasing Wii U December 8th In Japan, Watch Full Presentation Here

Nintendo Japan has placed all speculation to rest by announcing the release date of Wii U in Japan at its Nintendo Direct event (video inside), giving the system a December 8th release in the orient along with price and bundles. Full details can be found below the break.

Video Thirst: Nintendo Direct With Wii U Release Date And More

Wii U comes ready with a number of bundles: a Basic and Premium set. Basic has a white console and Game Pad, along with 8 GB harddrive. The black Premium set comes with a 32 GB hard drive, stands and docks, and Nintendo Network Premium.

Nintendo Network Premium offers 10% off software purchases and rewards players with points for buying games. The bundled subscription continues through December 2014.

The Premium bundle will cost ¥31,500 – about $405/£251/€313. The basic set will cost ¥26,250 – $337/£209/€261. Both bundles include an HDMI adapter and basic AC adapter.

US and European Nintendo events will happen at the following times:

10:00 a.m. EDT
9:00 a.m. CDT
7:00 a.m. PDT
3:00 p.m. BST
Midnight AEST

Nintendo of America will stream the event live on its Wii U Facebook page. European readers can catch the European Nintendo Direct here.

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  • nick

    wow, EU and US getting it BEFORE JP!
    now ive seen everything!
    BS on the prices though, as usual were getting the finger!
    120 bucks more than the states for the prem console, and wii u games are 20 bucks more than ps3 and 360 games!
    normal for a new system, but hopefully that will change soon.