Nintendo Australia has announced that Wii U will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 30th, which is the same day in which the console will be released in Europe. North America gets Wii U first on November 18th.

For consumers in Australia and New Zealand: The Wii U Basic Pack, which includes a white Wii U console, Wii U GamePad, and 8GB of internal storage, will cost $349.95; whereas the Premium Pack, which contains a black Wii U console, Wii U GamePad, controller stand, GamePad charging cradle, sensor bar, 32GB of internal storage, and Nintendo Land, will cost $429.95. Both packs will feature an HDMI cable and AC adapters for the console and Wii U GamePad.



  1. alba, a mistake in the description. You said “North America gets Wii U first on November 30th” at the end of the first paragraph. It’s coming out Nov. 18 in N. America, just to clarify.


  2. The Wii costed $400 when it launched here, and I didn’t think it was too bad a price, although I was only 12 so obviously it wasn’t me paying for it.

    This DOES seem a little steep to be honest, but… considering the free game plus extra 24 gig of storage, if the Basic price is reasonable I guess this one is.


  3. Should I buy like 3 or 4 wii u and resell on eBay for like double the price? I’ll get my money back plus I’ll be getting my wii u for free. Even if I resell for like $100 more each ill get my own wii u for cheap if not free


  4. im not sure if im excited. first of all I can’t believe the wii is on its way out. It seems like not too long ago when I got mine, and im a little annoyed that nintendo’s doing flash memory instead of a hard drive, i mean come on 32 gigs is not enough, and 8 certainly is not enough. they should include a hard drive with like anywhere from 20-200 gigs like the ps3 and 360. Neverless I am looking forward to the wii u :D


  5. Wow , Thats pretty good since i live in australia , everything here is a ripoff …but the deluxe version seems a little too much but its still reasonable ..Im going to be getting the deluxe version since the Basic version is for cheapshits !!


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