Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced during the Wii U broadcast on the Japanese Nintendo Direct site to confirm a Wii U price of ¥31,500 yen for a premium model, which is 35GB and ¥26,250 yen for a standard one, the 8GB system, which is around £252 and £210 and a release date of the 8th December.
The premium set will set you back ¥31,500 and come with a black version of the game system, 32GB of flash memory, a GamePad, two adapters, and an HDMI cable.
The basic set will cost ¥26,250 and comes complete with a white console with 8GB of flash memory and gamepad. The HD console, will have 2GB of RAM, 1GB for game memory and 1GB for system memory and will able to play 25GB discs.
The premium option adds more storage up to 32GB, from 8GB on the cheaper bundle. The Premium set will come with additional controllers and peripherals, including a charging stand for your Wii U GamePad. Those GamePads will also be available standalone for ¥13,440 yen. Nintendo will release “New Super Mario Bros. U”, at the suggested retail price of 5,985 yen (including tax) / 5,700 yen (excluding tax), and “Nintendo Land”, at the suggested retail price of 4,935 yen (including tax) / 4,700 yen (excluding tax) for the Wii U on the same day the Wii U is launched.