Nintendo has finally divulged the release date and price for the Wii U release in the United States. You will be able to get your hands on the system come Sunday, November 18, and will have some options. The system will be featured in two different models. There will be a white base level unit with 8GB of storage for $300 and a black premium bundle with 32GB for $300.
No matter which version you choose you will receive a Wii Pad, a charging stand, a play stand, and a stand for the console. That is seriously a lot of stands. The premium version however, provides a bonus not found in the base models, namely a subscription to Nintendo’s Premium Network. The Premium Network subscription offers various bonuses for digital purchases most likely in a similar vein to Sony’s PlayStation Plus Program. There is no denying that the storage is on the small side but the Wii U’s memory is expandable via USB so at least we won’t be forced to pay for overpriced hard drives like a certain other system requires.
Here are the first-party games announced so far:
New Super Mario Bros. U
Lego City: Undercover
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