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Wii U price, release date announced for Europe and North America

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Nintendo has announced the release date and price for the Wii U.

The Wii U will launch on November 18 in North America and November 30 in Europe with two models.



Pricing for Europe will be determined by retailers. UK outlets are currently offering pre-orders at £250 for the basic unit and between £280 and £300 for the Premium edition.

In the US, the basic bundle will be priced at $299.99 and include a white Wii U console with 8GB of memory, a Wii U gamepad, AC adapter and a HDMI cable.

The Premium set will be priced at $349.99 will offer the system in black with 32GB of memory, a copy of Nintendo Land, Wii U sensor bar, a gamepad charging cradle, stands for the gamepad and console and Nintendo Network Premium membership.

A third bundle will also offer the above Premium content alongside a copy of Zombi U, which is currently priced at around £330.

The Wii U Premium Pack also features a reward programme called Nintendo Network Premium, which grants points for digital purchases made in Nintendo eShop.
Valued at roughly 10% of the Nintendo eShop price, credit earned can be used against future purchases once a minimum of 500 points have been earned.

New Super Mario Bros Wii U was also confirmed as a launch title, alongside Rayman Legends, ZombiU and FIFA 13.

Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Black Ops 2 were also announced at the conferences in Europe and the US.

The news follows the earlier announcement that the Wii U will launch on December 8 in Japan.

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