Nintendo to Hold Nintendo Direct Event Tomorrow in Japan, Wii U Price, Release Date and More to Be Revealed
Nintendo will finally announce official release details for the Wii U in Japan!
Yep, we're close to the middle of September and with the Wii U seeing a retail release later this year, we're still left in the dark; but not for long.
Nintendo will be holding a Nintendo Direct live-stream tomorrow where Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata will cover launch details for the Wii U. This will include the console's price, release date, system info and presumably, launch titles, too.
The event will officially be held on September 13, 4 p.m. Japan Time. To know what time the event will start on your time of the world, click here. Also, while it's not confirmed if there will be a translator on-board (most likely not), you can watch the live-stream here.
Of course, this is for the Wii U launch details in Japan. For the US, Nintendo will hold a press conference hosted by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime on September 13, 10 a.m. EDT in New York; while those in Europe can expect a Nintendo Direct presentation specifically targeted at their part of the world to air on September 13, 4 p.m. CET (simultaneous with the US presser, most likely a live-stream of the event or something similar).
IWith three different timezones to figure out, you might want to use this handy site to know when the event will start on your part of the world.
So, what do you expect the Wii U's final price to be? If I had to wager a guess, I'd say it's set for mid-November launch, with a price point hovering between $249-$299 for the bare bones unit, while the one that holds a few extra stuff might retail for $349. To be honest, I'm more curious about the console's launch line-up more than anything.
Stay vigilant, Nintendo fans, all your questions should be resolved tomorrow.