Nintendo unveils the Wii U basic and deluxe release date and pricing!



Nintendo first introduced their upcoming Nintendo Wii U last summer at E3 2011 – but since then, we have had very few details.  Today, however, is a big day for Nintendo – they are confirming all the details that the industry has been patiently waiting for.  Keep reading to see the Wii U release date, pricing, and contents of the two Nintendo Wii U sets hitting the stores this fall.

The Wii U will ship in the two colors we have been seeing: white and black (no surprise here).  The white set (basic set) will be priced at $299.99 and the black set (deluxe) will be priced at $349.99.  They will be availble for North America in a quick 66 days – November 18, 2012.

Here are the differences between the two sets:

White (basic)

  • Wii U Console
  • Wii U GamePad
  • AC Adapter for each
  • High Speed HDMI Cable
  • Wii U Sensor Bar
  • 8gb memory

Black (deluxe)

  • Wii U Console
  • Wii U GamePad
  • AC Adapter for each
  • High Speed HDMI Cable
  • 32gb memory
  • GamePad Charging Cradle
  • Stands for GamePad and Console
  • Nintendo Land

Each package will contain only one GamePad controller input even though the console supports two (at a slower framerate).  Also make note, there are no Wii Accessories included, which is intentional because most of the previous Wii accessories and games are compatible.  As Nintendo proudly explains, they’ve sold over 100 million Wii Remotes in North America and over 60 million Nunchuks, meaning the market is already full of them.

As a bonus – Nintendo also gave us a list of 50 games that will release alongside the Wii U.

Check out the full list of games below:

505 Games

  • Funky Barn

2K Sports

  • NBA 2K13


  • 007 Legends
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Transformers Prime
  • Wipeout 3
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing


  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate


  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
  • Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

Disney Interactive

  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Electronic Arts

  • Mass Effect 3
  • Madden NFL 13
  • FIFA 13


  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut

Gaijin Game

  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Majesco Entertainment

  • Zumba 2 Fitness Core

Maximum Games

  • Jet Tailfin

Namco Bandai

  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition


  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • SiNG Party
  • Lego City: Undercover
  • Wii Fit U
  • Game & Wario
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Wonderful 101 (formerly Project P-100)


  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed


  • Nano Assault Neo

Temco Koei

  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper


  • Darksiders 2
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Jeopardy

Two Tribes

  • Toki Tori 2


  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Just Dance 4
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Rabbids Land
  • Sports Connection
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU
  • Rayman Legends

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Game Party Champions
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

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Shaun Hilton is a passionate and life-long gamer, to say the least. He spent many years as the raid leader and main tank for a World of Warcraft guild, is an active Overwatch and Hearthstone player, and enjoys a game or two of Heroes of the Storm.

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