Wii U Official Info (Japan for now) Launch Date, Two SKUs and Prices.

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  1. heartgold
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    Launch Date:
    December 8th 2012.

    Two SKUs:
    Basic Set: White Wii U Hardware, AC Adapter, Wii U GamePad, Game Pad AC Adapter, and HDMI Cable, 8GB internal storage (26,250 yen)

    Premium Set: Black Wii U Hardware, AC Adapter, Wii U GamePad, Game Pad AC Adapter, and HDMI Cable, Stand for System, Stand for GamePad, 32 GB internal storage (31,500 yen)

    *The premium SKU includes Nintendo Network Premium loyalty program, where you get 10% back as points on your digital purchases.

    Accessories sold separately:
    Wii U GamePad: 13,440 yen.
    Wii U Pro Controller (white, black): 5040 yen.
    Wii U GamePad Charging Stand: 1,870 yen

    Wii U specs:
    2GB RAM (1GB game RAM + 1GB system RAM)
    Features GPGPU
    22.5MB/S Blu Ray drive speed
    75 watts



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    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/2012/120913.html
     


  2. ShawnTRods

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    lol Basic is fine for me. I don't need those shitty stands.
    Blu-Ray o.o

    thinking what MS would go with..
     
  3. raulpica

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    NOooooooooOoooOOo! I _HATE_ BluRay! :( Man, HD-DVD was so much awesomer :(

    Well, Premium it is for me :wub:
     
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    But with bluray you have up to 300gb of space you can use, while with DVD's you need 4 discs for a 6 hour-long game.
     
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    I like the black kit but with no games that really interest me at launch (fuck nintendo land) I probably won't be picking one up at launch.
     
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    It's not Blu-Ray, that's just the drive speed. Nintendo already confirmed it's their own "proprietary high-density 25GB optical discs" some time ago. They're not going Blu-Ray!

    EDIT: Wait so why would they even mention Blu-Ray just for speeds?
     
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    HOT DAMN! THESE STATS ARE TITS! I cant wait to hear about the GPU and basic Frame speed! And what would these prices be in USD? About 300$ Basic and 320$ Premium right?
     
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    I thought the Wii U didn't accept bluray discs?

    What's with bluray then?
     
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    ...Just like the Wii used "Wii Optical Discs" which were rebranded DVDs :P
     
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    25gb disks they don't have any excuses for skimping out on the levels in zelda/mario now. cmon i want to see a 200 level mario galaxy 3 :P
     
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  11. Hadrian

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    http://www.engadget....ray-iwata-says/

    Though yeah I'm still unsure why they mentioned Blu-Ray in the speeds...why not just mention the speed only? I guess what he meant was just BR/DVD video discs.
     
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    Was just about to say that lol.

    With the mass of everyone being sued by someone else.. expect something in the coming years :D
     
  13. raulpica

    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Just as the Wii was capable of DVD playback when hacking in the remaining files (as the discs were DVDs) the WiiU will most certainly be capable of BR playback when hacked.

    It's just Nintendo being a cheapskates on licenses.

    They need to market their drives as something different from DVD/BR for the essential reason that if you market them as DVD or BR then you also need to pay the licenses.
     
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    Yeah definitely. God this thing would be golden if it's hacked, I mean hackers could get the 1GB for gaming and 1GB for the OS combine them for "hot tits" emulation.
     
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    Wait it plays blue ray ?
     
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    Nope, it's probably reversed engineered like the Wii optical discs. ;)

    Blueray like, but modified to avoid patent issues.
     
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    Wait WHAT! blue-ray?! the *** nintendo, ):
    Well I guess I'll have premium for those discounts, time to wait USA information... in ENGLISH XD
     
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    And then... You switch over the screen in "controller mode" and you have uber-powerful emulation of EVERY SYSTEM OUT THERE in your hand.

    Super-awesome emulation in bed, HERE I COME.

    THIS THING IS GONNA BE SO AWESOME.
     
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    RAUL OMG!

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    This isn't EoF, p1ng :angry:
     
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