Wii U Price and Release Date Announced

By Spencer Pressly on September 13, 2012, 10:57AM EST
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Nintendo held a press event in New York City where Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime announced the price and release date for the Nintendo Wii U in America. There will be two models for the Wii U when it launches November 18.

The first model will be The Basic Set and include a white system, with 8GB of memory for $299.99. The next model is The Deluxe Set and that includes a black system with 32GB of memory, along with a copy of NintendoLand for $349.99.

Both sets come with a Wii U system, GamePad, AC adaptor for both, the Wii U sensor bar, and a high-speed HDMI cable.

This announcement comes after Japan announced the Wii U will release on December 8. Japan will be getting the basic set for ¥26,250 (about $335) and the deluxe set for ¥31500 (about $400). The Deluxe Set will not include a game at all in Japan even though it will cost more.

Now that the release date and price is announced pre-orders will begin all across the USA. So if you want to guarantee a system you would be smart to pre-order now.

What do you think of the price and release date? Did Nintendo take too long to announce these details to us? What set do you plan on picking up and why? Let us know in the comments below.

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