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9/13 Japanese Nintendo Direct: Wii U Launch Presentation

By Kevin on Sep 13 2012 01:22 AM
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Global Nintendo President Satoru Iwata promptly kicked off the presentation at 4PM JST (Japan Standard Time). The presentation aired for a solid twenty minutes, with Iwata giving us non-stop information. Here's what we know from what Iwata has told us.


Post-Show Note: View 51 screenshots from this Japanese Nintendo Direct.

Release Date Information
  • December 8th, 2012
Pricing Information
Basic Package (8GB) - 26,250 Yen
  • White Console
  • Wii U GamePad
  • Wii U AC Adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
Premium Package (32GB) - 31,500 Yen
  • Black Console
  • 2-year subscription to Nintendo Network Premium
  • Wii U GamePad
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
  • Wii U AC Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wii U Console Stand
  • Wii U GamePad Charging Dock
  • Wii U GamePad Stand
Hardware Information
  • Nintendo Network Premium - Monthly subscription, 10% games
  • Both Black and White models available at launch
  • HDMI cable will be included
  • Total Memory: 2GB; Main memory: 1GB, System memory: 1GB
  • Dimensions - 46mm x 172mm x 268.5mm
  • Wii U Pro Controller - 5,040 Yen
  • Wii U Nunchuck - 1,800 Yen
  • Wii U Console Stand - 315 Yen
  • Charging Stand + Play Stand - 1,890 Yen
  • Wii U GamePad 13,440 Yen
  • Maximum Power Consumption - 75W
Software Information
  • Disc size - 25GB with a transfer speed of 22.5 MB/s
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (launch title) - Digital and Retail price of 5,985 Yen
  • Nintendo Land (launch title) - Digital and Retail Price of 4,935 Yen


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Comments: 2

interesting how the deluxe package differs from the NA deluxe package in terms of 2-year nintendo network premium over an included game.

View Postaquizero, on 13 September 2012 - 10:30 AM, said:

interesting how the deluxe package differs from the NA deluxe package in terms of 2-year nintendo network premium over an included game.

No, the North American deluxe package offers the same thing.