Official Japanese Wii U Launch Info Revealed

Nintendo has officially announced the official launch details for Japan.  Remember, this is for Japan only as of right now.  The first bit of information we have is that the system will be available in two SKUs, one black and one white and will be available on December 8th. The basic model will be the white version, which comes with 8GB of internal flash memory, and will retail for ¥26,250 (approx $337 USD).  The premium version is black and ships with 32GB of internal flash memory and will cost ¥31,500 (approx $405).  The premium version also includes access to the Nintendo Network Premium, which thus far we know very little about.  All we know is that subscribers will get 10% off all digital goods purchased via the Network.

To recap, the Basic SKU comes with a white console, white Game Pad, an AC adapter and an HDMI cable. The Premium SKU comes with a black console, black Game Pad, an AC adapter, an HDMI cable, a Game Pad dock, a console stand and a two-year Nintendo Network Premium subscription that runs through to December 2014.

One last bit of info was revealed, the system will have 2GB of RAM, one for games, and one GB for the system OS, which is a heck of a lot for a console OS.

We’ll have more information on the North American launch in another 20 minutes or so.

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