Wii U Details: Models, Pricing, Launch Date, Titles

A bounty of details have come out of Nintendo’s Wii U conference regarding new models, pricing information, and platform titles. Here’s the rundown:

  • Basic and Deluxe models of the Wii U are being introduced. Both version come with an HDMI cable, and the Deluxe comes with Nintendo Land.
  • The Wii U Basic will sell for $299.99, while the Deluxe will cost $349.99.
  • The new models will launch in the US on Sunday, November 18th, which means this leak was correct.
  • Black Ops 2 has been confirmed for the Wii U and will use the console’s unique features, such as the second screen serving as a mini-map.
  • Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive.
  • Nintendo TVii is a new service that will allow users to watch movies, sports and television via the Wii U.
  • Rayman Legends will launch on the Wii U in Europe on November 30.

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2 Comments on Wii U Details: Models, Pricing, Launch Date, Titles


On September 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

Really disappointed to find out that Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive. I have the first game on PS3, and was really hoping for a sequel. I have no interest in Nintendo’s systems, so I guess I’ll be missing out on this. Just seems like a raw deal for those that played the fist one, and it seems like a mistake to miss out on those sales. I’ve also heard that the man in charge of Bayonetta 2′s development just plain doesn’t like Sony or Microsoft, so there may have been personal motivations at play.


On September 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

The only game i’m curious to play on the Wii-U is Mass Effect 3, it new gameplay seems interesting but i will not get a Wii-U just for that. The only thing who will make me buy a Wii-U is a exclusive Resident Evil for it.