Wii U release date and price confirmed

Nintendo has officially confirmed the release date and price for its Wii U console. There will be two versions - a Premium/Deluxe (Black, 32 GB memory) and Basic (White, 8 GB memory). The information is as follows:

US release date: 18 November

US price: $349 (Deluxe) and $299 (Basic)

UK release date: 30 November

UK price: Retailer pricing is variable, but currently listing around £200 for Basic and £250-£280 for Premium

The bundle will contain:

  • Wii U GamePad (Black/White accordingly)
  • Wii U GamePad Stylus (Black/White accordingly)
  • Wii U GamePad Cradle
  • Wii U GamePad Stand
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wii U AC Adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
  • NintendoLand game (Premium/Deluxe version only)


You can find details of the confirmed Wii U UK launch and 'launch window' line-up of games here.

Nintendo announced earlier Wii U will launch in Japan on December 8 at ¥26,250 and ¥31,500 for the Basic and Premium versions respectively.

Matt Cundy
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