Wii U: Everything We Know About The Nintendo Console
Over the past week Nintendo have been showing off their next-generation console around the world. The Wii U has now been dated and priced in Japan, Britain and the United States. Below, we have everything that you would want to know about the console before it is released to market. Let’s jump in shall we?
Wii U Release Date and Price
- UK/Europe – 30th November release with prices ranging from £210-£280
- USA – November 18th with basic costing $299 and premium at $349
- Japan – December 8th priced at ¥26,250 up to ¥31,500
The prices above are for two separate bundles. The basic price will come with all the necessities you will need to get playing including the console itself, one play pad and the HDMI thingamabobs that you might need to hop in.
Electing for the premium bundle will mean that all those white will suddenly be black, you’ll get a boost in storage from 8GB to 32GB and you’ll even get a year of Nintendo Network Premium!
Woah!? WOAH?! Slow down there… What is this Nintendo Network Premium that you’ll get with your Wii U? Well, I’m glad you asked! Nintendo Network Premium will give you a 10% discount on any games you may wish to buy online with your Wii U. You’ll also earn points for purchases that can be used to buy more things! Incredible right? I actually think Sony were the first to this party with their PS+ package.
Nintendo came out with some hardware specs on the stage, it was basically like a blah, blah, blah, we’re finally making our console HD kind of thing. That’s right folks, a 1080p HD console right as 4K and 8K TVs are trying to break into the market with new content.
The console uses 75 watts while in play and 45 while in save mode, just in case there are any green gamers that may read this.
Now for the fun part! What games will we be playing on Wii U release day? Well, the list of release titles is long so here are a fe of my favorites:
- Mass Effect 3
- Madden 13
- FIFA 13
- Black Ops 2
- Zombi U
- Wii Fit U
- Assassin’s Creed III