Nintendo will sell its new Wii U game in two versions, starting at $300, beginning on Nov. 18 in the United States. The company made the announcement a few minutes ago at a news conference in New York, answering the biggest remaining question about its new console.
The 8GB Wii U basic set, in white, will come with accessories including the GamePad tablet-style, motion based controller, selling for just under $300. The 32GB Wii U deluxe set, in black, will come with the GamePad plus a charging cradle for the GamePad, the Nintendo Land game suite, and stands for the controller and the console, selling for just under $350.
Nintendo says the bundles do not include the original Wii controllers. Gamers will be able to use their controllers and games from the original Wii on the new console. In addition, the company will be selling the original controllers separately.
The company’s live stream is continuing now with a preview of games.