Post by Dan @ 07:31am 14/09/12 | 33 Comments
As expected, Nintendo revealed the various global region release dates and pricing for their new HD Wii U console early this morning, and the Australian specifics were sent along in a follow-up press release from the European Nintendo Direct presentation.
Australian shelves will see Wii U consoles leaving them on November 30th 2012, surprisingly, only a couple of weeks after the November 18th North American launch, and rather amazingly, a week before the December 8th Japan launch.
Unfortunately pricing isn't as equivalent (but we're used to that right?), with the "Wii U Basic Pack" (white console with 8GB of internal storage) calling for a SRP of AU$349.95, and the "Wii U Premium Pack" (black console with 32GB storage, Nintendo Land game, console stand, and charging cradle) pegged at SRP AU$429.95 . Both packs promise included HDMI cable, and Nintendo felt it prudent to mention that AC adapters for both the console and the tablet-screened gamepad were included in the purchase price.
In contrast, the North American pricing has been set at US$299 for the Basic, and US$349 for the Premium.
A press release over at nintendo.com.au has the full details, including an overview on the console's launch titles.