Wii U Launches in New Zealand on November 30th

Nintendo have announced the New Zealand release information for their upcoming Wii U console this morning, ending months of speculation about the release date, price, and launch software.

The console will launch in two configurations on November 30th, with recommended retail prices set in Australian dollars. Official New Zealand pricing for the console is expected to be set later today.

The Wii U Basic Pack - AU$349.95 ($444)

  • White Wii U system
  • White Wii U Gamepad
  • 8GB of Internal Storage*
  • HDMI cable
  • AC adaptor for Console & Gamepad

The Wii U Premium Pack - AU$429.95 ($545)

  • Black Wii U system
  • Black Wii U Gamepad
  • 32GB of Internal Storage*
  • Stand for Wii U Console & Gamepad
  • Charging cradle for the Gamepad
  • Sensor bar
  • A copy of Nintendo Land
  • HDMI cable
  • AC adaptor for Console & Gamepad

Both versions of the Wii U allow you to expand their storage with non-proprietary devices via USB, including hard drives, memory sticks, etc.

The premium pack also includes membership to a new service called Nintendo Network Premium, which rewards members with "around" 10% of goods purchased via the Nintendo eShop back in store credit to be used against future purchases. The Nintendo Network Premium program is currently expected to run until the end of 2014.

Launch software announced includes:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • ZombiU
  • Rayman Legends
  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. U

Additionally, Nintendo revealed previously unannounced, exclusive software for the system this morning, including:

  • Bayonetta 2
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

The full list of software expected for the Wii U between launch and March 31st (the "Launch Window" period):

  • 007 Legends
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
  • Ben 10 Omniverse
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Darksiders2
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • FIFA 13
  • Game & Wario
  • Game Party Champions
  • Just Dance 4
  • LEGO City: Undercover
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Nano Assault Neo
  • NBA 2K13
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Rabbids Land
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • SiNG Party
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sports Connection
  • TANK! TANK! TANK!
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Transformers Prime
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut
  • Warriors Orochi3 Hyper
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU


 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 7:25 AM
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Bayonetta 2? Exclusive? Sold!
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 7:28 AM
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Interesting to see it released here in NZ before Japan. Gonna be interesting to see the rrp for NZ though!
 
 
 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 7:31 AM
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14 September 2012, 07:28 AM Reply to Ron
Interesting to see it released here in NZ before Japan. Gonna be interesting to see the rrp for NZ though!
Yeah, it concerns me that they're actually setting it, rather than basing it off the AU RRP like they did with the 3DS XL. That suggests, to me personally, that it will be higher than the translated costs indicated above. Oh well, we should find out soon regardless.
 
 
 
OrkMischief
Posted by OrkMischief
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 7:45 AM
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I was expecting between $600-$700 anyway so no big deal to me. Plus the premium pack comes with a good package so I'm sold anyway. There is some very good games in the launch window and I believe at E3 2013 when Microsoft and Sony announce new consoles, we will start to see the big games roll out to keep gamers interested in the Wii U. I thought they did a good job on the Nintendo Direct.
 
 
 
Posted by fifamessi
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 11:31 AM
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14 September 2012, 07:28 AM Reply to Ron
Interesting to see it released here in NZ before Japan. Gonna be interesting to see the rrp for NZ though!
You can already pre-order from EBGames. Basic Wii-u is $480 and the premium pack is $580
 
 
 
Posted by ZombieRawkMachine
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 3:30 PM
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14 September 2012, 11:31 AM Reply to fifamessi
You can already pre-order from EBGames. Basic Wii-u is $480 and the premium pack is $580
EB Games have been known to jump the shark on things though. Mighty Ape have updated the release date but not the price.
 
 
 
Posted by ALK3MiST
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 4:11 PM
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no! can't believe they got beyonetta 2. well considering other nxt gen consoles won't be out for a while yet it might be worth getting one, oh and they got alot of other a-class titles now
 
 
 
DoubleLC
Posted by DoubleLC
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 5:04 PM
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I'm sold! Now just to bargain hunt..
 
 
 
Posted by Koopa18
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 5:10 PM
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Will get it when it has (a) decent game(s). HD zelda/metroid/smash bros or something. Pikmin can't sell me a system and the rest I'd rather buy on 360
 
 
 
Posted by Newsboy
On Friday 14 Sep 2012 6:12 PM
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Anyone know if the ZombiU Premium Bundle is getting an NZ release? I know it's getting a UK one, and I reckon that'll be the one I pick up.
 
 
 
jacro
Posted by jacro
On Saturday 22 Sep 2012 6:38 PM
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Just to let you all know. EB Games is more expensive then JBHI-FI by around $30, Basic set is $448 and Premium set is $548. Can't wait to get my hands on it!