Sep 132012

During the Wii U preview event held today, Nintendo finally announced release dates and pricing for the Wii U console. It will launch November 18th in North America and November 30th in Europe. It comes in two different bundles, the Deluxe for $349.99 US MSRP and the Basic for $299.99 US MSRP. The Deluxe comes in black while the basic comes in white. The Deluxe comes with extra memory (32GB vs. 8GB), the game “Nintendo Land,” a game pad charging cradle plus stands for the game pad and console.

I am not terribly sold on the Wii U yet since it doesn’t have that much more horsepower than the 7-year-old Xbox 360 and 6-year-old Playstation 3. And when Microsoft and Sony likely launch their new consoles next year, the Wii U will be left in the dust in terms of graphic fidelity. At least you won’t ever lose that controller though. You can pre-order a bunch of Wii U stuff including games on Amazon already. Check after the break for a video featuring some Wii U launch titles.

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