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Nintendo WiiU Price and Release Date Announced 282

Posted by timothy
from the water-sports-games-I-hope dept.
YokimaSun writes "Nintendo has revealed the release date of the Wii U: in Japan it will launch on the 8th December, and in the U.S. it will launch on November 18th. The console will ship in two versions: a basic version with 8GB of internal memory and a Deluxe version that has 32GB of internal memory and comes with a stand and docks. Both versions have 1GB of main memory and as much again for game memory. Nintendo claims the console is 20 times more powerful than the Wii and supports 1080p visuals out the box. It comes with an HDMI cable. All existing Wii accessories will work with the Wii U, but the new Tablet Gamepad will set you back around £100/$173 when you convert yen over. The price of the Deluxe SKU is $350." Here's a list of launch titles.
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Nintendo WiiU Price and Release Date Announced

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  • by stillnotelf (1476907) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @08:50AM (#41323043)
    The new controller has a big touch/video screen in it...it's half a tablet. Of course it costs more than a stack of buttons.
  • Dude, Give It Up (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 13, 2012 @08:56AM (#41323129)

    I didn't say they should PRIORITIZE the U.S. How about we just get beyond the bullshit regionalism altogether and have *simultaneous* release dates worldwide, so no one is left slighted?

    Here, I'll explain this to you so your feeble mind can understand. If they were to do that, they'd have to have their factories working for a month to make a certain number. Then they'd have to wait for those to ship to all corners of the world. Then they'd have to put them on sale on the exact same day. And then and only then on that day will you make money. And then what? Either they're gonna sell out or it's going to be a dud. If you want to survive a dud, the best way to do is to mitigate the cost. This makes phased roll-outs a better business idea. You can plan out how much to ship based on how well it's selling/being received.

    You think that Nintendo should cater to Americans when the devices are being made in Asia by an Asian company? 'Me me me, I'm American, I deserve everything WHAAAAAAAAA!'

    There's a thing called patience. The rest of the world has it. You do not.

    Oh and to circumvent your further idiotic replies, some cursory research reveals [wikipedia.org]:

    Original Xbox 360
    NA November 16, 2005
    EU December 2, 2005
    JP December 10, 2005
    CO|MX February 2, 2006
    KR February 24, 2006
    HK|SG|TW March 16, 2006
    AUS March 23, 2006
    CL July 7, 2006
    IN September 25, 2006
    ZA September 29, 2006
    CZ|PL November 3, 2006
    BR December 1, 2006
    RU February 11, 2007
    PE February 25, 2008
    UAE October 28, 2008
    NG|TR 2009
    SC Spring 2010
    Xbox 360 S
    NA June 18, 2010
    AU July 1, 2010
    NZ July 8, 2010
    EU July 16, 2010

    The XBox could be equally criticized. Wait, let me translate it so an XBox user can understand: OMG, XBOX IS TEH SUXXORS!!! GO HOME GAY FAG!

  • by nedlohs (1335013) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @09:04AM (#41323193)

    I don't think that piracy of console hardware is that big a problem. And simultaneous release isn't going to change it much anyway. Simultaneous release would however significantly increase initial production costs and inventory requirements.

  • by gman003 (1693318) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @09:12AM (#41323253)

    Not only is it expensive, but you're unlikely to buy one.

    One is included with the console. The system supports a max of two, and no launch games support that. So even if you want a maxed-out system, you're not looking at $600 in controllers alone, you're looking at $150.

    I will admit that if you break one of them, you're in trouble, but Nintendo does a good job of making "unbreakable" hardware - all of my Gamecube controllers still work, after all these years.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 13, 2012 @09:12AM (#41323255)

    Here, I'll explain this to you so your feeble mind can understand. If they were to do that, they'd have to have their factories working for a month to make a certain number. Then they'd have to wait for those to ship to all corners of the world. Then they'd have to put them on sale on the exact same day. And then and only then on that day will you make money. And then what? Either they're gonna sell out or it's going to be a dud. If you want to survive a dud, the best way to do is to mitigate the cost. This makes phased roll-outs a better business idea. You can plan out how much to ship based on how well it's selling/being received.

    Funny that Sony managed to do it.

    With what? The PS3? Nope [wikipedia.org]. The Vita? Nope [wikipedia.org].

    What kind of fucking troll are you?!

  • by bjackson1 (953136) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @09:13AM (#41323281)
    It's coming to the US first.... Nov 18: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/09/wii-u-coming-to-america-sunday-november-18/ [arstechnica.com]
  • by gman003 (1693318) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @09:35AM (#41323631)

    Guess what? You're wrong!

    Release date in Japan: December 8
    Release date in US: November 18

    See, timothy? This is why you wait until *after* the press conference to post the article.

  • by joocemann (1273720) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @09:38AM (#41323685)

    Wtf are you babbling about? This new one from Nintendo, in 2012, is barely comparable to the last generation of power from 2006/2007.

    Its almost laughable reading your post.

  • by baka_toroi (1194359) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @10:09AM (#41324195) Journal
    Actually it turned out to be 300 and 350 USD.
  • Re:buyer beware... (Score:4, Informative)

    by Liam Pomfret (1737150) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @10:12AM (#41324251)
    Nintendo has said no such thing. Care to provide a citation for this load of bull?
  • by TheCRAIGGERS (909877) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @10:23AM (#41324379)

    What kind of fucking troll are you?!

    A successful one, from the looks of it.

  • by Chris Burke (6130) on Thursday September 13, 2012 @01:10PM (#41326055) Homepage

    Metroid Prime: Corruption would have been awesome with the GC controls, but was simply amazing with the Wiimote. I loved it so much I got the Prime Trilogy collection just so I could replay the previous two with the Wiimote.

    Unless you meant Other M. That was beyond dissappointing.

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