Dec. 16, 2012
-- Wii U Price and Release Date Revealed for Japan
Nintendo has finally announced some pricing and release date info for the Wii U in Japan, and Europe and the U.S. are coming later today.
Nintendo has been revealing its next console for a long time now, and while Wii U hands-on events happen to be plentiful, a cost and release date have not been forthcoming. Today this company finally announced the knowledge for Japan. The wii controller (http://www.vdealbox.com/
will run ¥31,500 (approx. $405 USD) for the black 32GB model and ¥26,250 (approx. $338 USD) to get a white 8GB setup. The usual set includes an AC adapter, HDMI cable and also a GamePad, as the premium set may also add a GamePad charging dock, a symbolize the console and a Nintendo Network Premium membership. The membership will likely be beneficial to one full year and definately will garner a 10 % discount on digital purchases.
Both packages should go for sale in Japan on Dec. 8 of the year.
The important kicker with this is that if you must evaluate if you want a second GamePad. A stand-alone acquiring the wii controller (http://www.vdealbox.com/wii-accessories/wii-controller.html
) will run you ¥13,440 (approx. $173 USD). Not exactly a cheap purchase.
The U.S. pricing info is going to be out a little later today, and don’t expect a single-for-1 conversion on the pricing. In other words, don’t expect it to be $405 and $338 respectively, the pricing will likely come in lower than that.