Wii U US launch date is November 18; Europe gets it November 30

Earlier today, Nintendo announced that it would launch its Wii U game console in its native Japan on December 8th, pricing a base model at ¥26,250 ($337 in US dollars) and also offering a premium model for ¥31,500 ($408). Today, the company announced the launch date for the US version in a press event held this morning in New York City.

The press event, which was streamed on Nintendo's website, revealed that the US launch date for the Wii U will be Sunday, November 18th. The basic version of the Wii U will be priced at $299 will come with the white console system with 8 GB of memory, the Wii U GamePad, an AC adapter, an HDMI cable, and a sensor bar.

The Deluxe version, which comes in Black, will be priced at $349 and will come with 32 GB of memory. It will also come with the free game Nintendoland, the casual title that Nintendo revealed back at E3 2012 in June. The Deluxe version will also come with a console stand, a GamePad tracking bar and the Nintendo Network Premium subscription offer.

Europeans will be able to get the console on November 30th, according to a separate press event. The options appear to be the same as the US versions but pricing has yet to be announced.

Source: Nintendo website | Image via Nintendo

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