Nintendo Wii U release date: Price and release date announced for Nintendo Wii U Basic, Deluxe Sets

At a preview event held today in New York City, Nintendo finally announced the news that gamers have been waiting for: The new Wii U home console will go on sale in the U.S. on November 18, and will come in two different packages, with two different prices.

The Basic Set will retail for $299.99 and includes the console, a GamePad controller, an HDMI cable, a Wii U sensor bar and (of course) an AC adapter. This version also includes 8GB of memory built in to the system, making memory cards apparently unnecessary.
The Deluxe Set will sell for $349.99 and includes everything in the Basic Set, plus the following: a controller charging cradle, a stand for the GamePad and the console itself, plus a copy of the theme park-inspired game Nintendo Land. The Deluxe Set will have 32GB of built-in memory.
Though not specifically mentioned, it appears the the Basic Set will only be available in a white color scheme, and the Deluxe in black. 
International gamers will have to wait a little while, since the Wii U will hit stores in Europe November 30 and in Japan on December 8.
Are you more or less likely to buy a Wii U after today's announcements?  Leave your comment below.
Print this article Back to Top