Nintendo Unleashes The Brand-New Wii U In Exactly One Month

In exactly one month from today, Nintendo will release its forthcoming console. The Wii U launches November 18th in North America. On this day, consumers who haven’t pre-ordered the new console can purchase Wii U Basic and/or Deluxe Sets from retailers across the continent.

The Wii U then releases in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on November 30th, and in Japan on December 8th.

Nintendo Says Wii U Basic Set Is For Hardcore Gamers

There are two Wii U bundles, but only one of them – Wii U Deluxe Set – will include a copy of Nintendo Land. Because it doesn’t include the party game, Nintendo product manager Bill Trinen says the Wii U Basic is targeted toward consumers who are more interested in ‘core’ games, such as Bayonetta 2 or ZombiU. Remember, the Wii U in the Basic set includes 8GB of internal storage, whereas the Wii U in the Deluxe Set features 32GB.

Nintendo’s Wii U Deluxe Set GameStop Pre-Orders Sold Out In Less Than Two Days

In under two days, GameStop sold out its pre-order supply of the Wii U Deluxe Set, which costs $349.99, includes 32GB of internal storage, additional accessories and Nintendo Land. The Wii U Basic Set, which costs $299.99 and includes 8GB of internal storage, can still be pre-ordered from the video game retailer. Claim a Wii U Basic Set from GameStop here.