Nintendo Wii U: all the details revealed
The Wii U set to launch on 30 November in the UK.
Can Nintendo match the success of the Wii with the new Wii U?
It’s official: the UK, Europe and US will get the new Nintendo Wii U in November before it lands in Japan on 8 December.
Lucky US owners will get it first on 18 November, but the UK won’t have to wait too long until it arrives in plenty of time for Christmas on 30 November.
Two models will be available.
- The Wii U Basic is set to cost around Y26,250 ($299 in the US) and feature a white finish and 8GB of storage.
- The second is a black-hued Wii U Premium, with 32GB of storage, a Nintendo Network Premium subscription and a pricetag of Y31,500 ($349).
There’s no word on specific UK pricing just yet, Nintendo is leaving that up to ‘local retailers’.
Both versions of the console will come with a GamePad, power adaptors for the console and GamePad, and an HDMI cable. The Premium edition will also get a console stand plus a GamePad charging dock and stand.
The launch games will include New Super Mario Bros U and Nintendo Land, but there’s no sign of any games coming in the box like Wii Sports did. Click here to see a full list of the 50 games announced so far.
Nintendo has been working hard to get digital media streaming on the Wii U too. This comes in the shape of the new TVii service. It will offer access to content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon and YouTube.
The tablet-style GamePad controller will double as a universal TV remote when the console is switched off and you’ll also be able to throw video from the pad’s screen to your TV.
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