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.

Previously: Late at night in private club, Nintendo tries to win back the love of longtime fans

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Nintendo on this big launch! This makes iPad mini even more of a questionable value prop.: for $300 one could get a tablet that functions only on its own or one could get an entire integrated entertainment experience. We believe that Wii U could be that E.I.E.E. for the W.F.

    • guest

      You’re high. Nintendo is going to get pwned by Apple, MS, Sony AND Google. They’re so f**ked it’s not even funny.

  • Christopher Budd

    I think I’m watching too many Gordon Ramsay and Robert Irvine restaurant shows.

    In reading this, I feel like them walking into a restaurant seeing the menu that’s charging $25 for a burger in a college town.

    $300, $350? Are they crazy? In this economy? And only 6 – 8 weeks before Christmas?

    Major retailers are bringing lay-a-way plans back broadly for a reason. That’s way too expensive for most folks and not enough time to save up/pay down before Christmas.

    It may be great and kids may want it, but at that price in this economgy they may have to make do with an Xbox or an etch-a-sketch.

    • LawrenceKK

      Finally a post that makes sense.

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