Nintendo Wii U console will go on sale in Japan on 8 December

Nintendo is holding a series of press conferences around the globe today, 13 September, to announce various pricing and release date details for its latest console- Wii U. The Wii U combines a traditional console with a tablet-like controller, called the GamePad, which Nintendo feels will open up a huge range of functions for game developers to take advantage of. The console will go on sale in Japan on 8 December. The Wii U will be available in two versions.

The basic bundle with 8GB of flash memory will cost approximately ¥26,250 ($338) while the premium bundle with 32GB of memory, will cost you ¥31,500 ($405). The basic version will come in white, while the premium version is available in black. The premium version will offer both points and discounts on digitally downloaded games.

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