Nintendo have announced that the Wii U will release in Japan on December 8th in two forms: Basic and Premium. The former will carry 8GB of storage space and come in trademark Wii albino white. The Premium SKU will come in at 32GB and arrive in a shadowy hue of black.
Nintendo spilled the beans in a Nintendo Direct broadcast in the early hours of this morning, aso revealing Japanese price points. The black 32GB Premium set will cost ¥31,500 , and ¥26,250 for the white 8GB Basic set.
There'll be a separate announcement later today at 3pm BST for Europe and the US, because exchange rates rarely mean anything at all when it comes to foreign pricing, but for the sake of comparison, here's what those prices look like in pounds and dollars at the time of writing, according to XE.
- Basic: $337.94/£209.77
- Premium: $405.50/£251.67
Nintendo also revealed that an extra GamePad, when sold separately, will set you back ¥13,440 ($173/£107)
There's no telling where the eventual RRPs will fall, and UK prices usually end up annoyingly close to the dollar figure, but we can hope in this instance. We won't have long to wait in any case, so keep those fingers crossed. Would you buy a Wii U if it came in at £250?