Archive for September 13th, 2012

Japanese Wii U Console/Accessories/Game SKU Info

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Wii U Basic – ¥26,250 (~$339.10)

  • White
  • 8 GB SSD
  • Wii U Console
  • Wii U GamePad
  • Wii U AC Adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
  • HDMI Cable

Wii U Premium – ¥31,500 (~$406.92)

  • Black
  • 32 GB SSD
  • Includes Nintendo Premium
  • Wii U Console
  • Wii U GamePad
  • Wii U AC Adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wii U Console Stand
  • Wii U GamePad Charging Dock
  • Wii U GamePad Stand


  • GamePad (includes adapter) – 13,440 yen (~$173.62)
  • Pro Controller – 5,040 yen (~$65.11)
  • GamePad Stand – 315 yen (~$4.07)
  • Charge and Play Stand – 1,890 yen ($24.42)


  • New Super Mario Bros. U – 5,985 yen (~$77.32)
  • Nintendo Land – 4,935 yen (~$63.7513)

Source: GoNintendo

Nintendo Land – Nintendo Direct Footage

GameXplain has posted more footage from the Nintendo Direct event, this time of Nintendo Land:

Source: GameXplain YouTube Channel

GBA 3DS Virtual Console Rumor Update

Nintendo Australia issued a statement on the rumors that GBA games would be coming to the 3DS Virtual Console service:

Nintendo Australia would like to confirm the recent update to the website highlighting Game Boy Advance titles are available on Nintendo eShop was posted in error. Nintendo Australia can confirm there are no current plans for Game Boy Advance games to be released on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS. We would also like to confirm Dr. Mario is available as a Game Boy title on Virtual Console via Nintendo eShop. We would like to apologize for any confusion this has caused.

My take: Sounds like damage control to me. Someone probably screwed up.

Source: GoNintendo

Wii U Japanese Nintendo Direct Pictures

GoNintendo has posted a few pictures from Japan’s Nintendo Direct event. Check them out:

japan nintendo direct wii u 9 13 12 Wii U Japanese Nintendo Direct Pictures

Check out more over on GoNintendo.

Source: GoNintendo

New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo Direct Footage

GameXplain has posted a video featuring new footage of  New Super Mario Bros. U from the Nintendo Direct event:


Source: GameXplain YouTube Channel

Japan Wii U Preview/Nintendo Direct Recap

GoNintendo posted information from the Wii U Preview/Nintendo Direct event for Japan:

  • Wii U supports full HD 1080p, uses a “GPGPU.” Main mem: 1 GB. System: 1 GB. Total: 2GB
  • Games use only 1 GB of main memory. System memory is for OS. Game discs 25 GB, 22.5 MB/s
  • Browser can be used while playing
  • The Wii U consumes up to 75 watts of electricity
  • Import your Virtual Console and Wii Ware games from the Wii at launch
  • 40 watts is average for the system
  • Wii mode for Wii games
  • Low latency for GamePad
  • Watch videos, play games on the GamePad
  • You can do multiplayer using a GamePad and several Wii remotes. Dual-screen play possible
  • “Play together on Wii U, play alone on Wii U”.
  • Vertical stand, GamePad stand set to be available.
  • Pro Controller: ~5000 yen (~$64.57)
  • NSMBU and NintendoLand to go on sale on launch day, for ~6000 (~$77.49) and ~5000 yen (~$64.57)
  • NSMBU is the 1st Mario game to launch with a Nintendo system since N64
  • 2 SKU’s Premium and Basic set
  • Wii MotionPlus, Nunchuk, Sensor Bar bundle for 5,250 yen (~$67.80)
  • Basic set is 8GB, Premium is 32GB
  • Due out Dec. 8th
  • Nintendo Network Premium runs through 12/2014. Premium includes controller stands.
  • Nintendo Network Premium provides points for purchases, 10% back on digital purchases.

 Source: GoNintendo

New Wii U Patents

Some new Wii U patents have been discovered according to GoNintendo. Here’s one of them:

wii u patent New Wii U Patents

Check out GoNintendo for more information.

Source: GoNintendo

Wii U Preview U.S. Live Blog Recap


5 minutes til start, showing the people at the event.


About to get underway.


Reggie taking stage, video not working on live stream ATM.


Video working again, launch date: 11/18/12 as many predicted.


2 SKUs in U.S., Basic Set includes console, GamePad, AC adapter for each, HDMI cable, and sensor bar, 8 GB, all white; Deluxe Set includes everything in Basic Set, 32 GB, GamePad Charging Cradle, Stands for GamePad and console, includes Nintendo Land as a pack-in game, also includes Deluxe Digital Promotion (receive points for downloads, can be use for future digital content).


No original Wii accessories included with either SKU.


Wii Remote and Nunchuck branded with Wii U name will be sold separately.


Prices – Basic – $299.99; Deluxe $349.99


Discussing Nintendo Land, Metroid part re-confirmed for Nintendo Land, Bill Trinen and another guy taking stage to demo Nintendo Land more.


Demoing Metroid Blast, co-op missions called Mission Assault, GamePad controls ship, Wiimote controls Miis.


Still showing Metroid Blast gameplay.


Will have 2 additional modes, Ground VS Air and Free-For-All Ground Only Multiplayer.


Chase Mii renamed Mario Chase? Balloon Trip Breeze mentioned.


Pikmin Adventure for Nintendo Land confirmed. Showing New Super Mario Bros. U footage now.


Re-confirmed world map, Boost Rush mode, complete scrolling levels as quickly as you can.


New mode: Challenges, complete level in certain time, without touching ground, etc. (previously speculated as being Achievements), will integrate with Miiverse. Now discussing Lego City Undercover.


Special Lego figure pre-order bonus for the game (limited supply).


Reggie back on stage. Nintendo TVii announced (entertainment feature for Wii U).


Video preview of Nintendo TVii showing. Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix all shown. Tivo DVR feature. This includes the previously announced TV remote feature.


Zach Fountain & Reggie to discuss Nintendo TVii. Showing Nintendo TVii, all on GamePad, Favorites, TV, Movies, Sports, Search, personalized experience based on Miis.


Showing TV channel, Popular, Live, Recommended, Channels, & Grid (Schedule?). Show tabs: Episodes, Show Info, Cast, IMDB, & Wikipedia


4 icons, set favorite, recording, see friends who have favorited the show, send personal recommendation. Touch episode to watch, different available viewing options.


Movies: Similar to TV channel. Can access reviews & trailers for movies. Touch movie to watch, shows available sources.


Sports channel, shows scoreboards. Football, Baseball, Basketball, favorite teams shown first.


Search: Pretty basic search option.


Favorites, shows what’s on now, what’s on DVR, etc. Can view other Miis’ favorites, combined favorites, people can opt-out of the “family” setting.


Showing clip from Modern Family (shown on TV), interactive options on GamePad.


Back to Sports channel. See scores, stats, moments (same as regular TV), etc. on GamePad.


Stream froze on me.


Reggie alone now, talking about Wii U in general. Nintendo TVii will be demo’d at the event. Platinum Games video showing.


Bayonetta 2 confirmed for Wii U. Wii U exclusive, published by Nintendo. New video for other Platinum title showing, final name: The Wonderful 101.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U & 3DS coming out March 2013, Wii U online multiplayer & co-op.


Activision’s Eric Hirshberg joins the stage.


Activision trailer: Skylanders Giants, ABC Wipeout 3, James Bond 007 Legends, & TransFormers Prime


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, confirmed for Wii U (as opposed to previously rumored).


Live demo of COD BO2, Singapore map, playing against AI bots.


Drones/Vehicles playable.


Wiimote/Nunchuck, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii U GamePad all compatible.


No split screen, full screen on TV & GamePad.


Stream froze again. Reggie back on stage.


COD BO 2 playable at event. No confirmation of launch day games yet (sigh).


Browser crashed near the end. I really find it hard to believe that they STILL have not announced what games will be available on launch day. The release date is only 3 months away and yet we don’t know what games we can buy at launch? That doesn’t make sense. Hopefully they’ll do another event in the near future to talk about them. And that’s the end of the live stream. Event attendees will have playable demos of some of the games shown. Look for info on those later today.

Wii U Preview Day

Obviously today is going to be a big day for Wii U news. The Japan event has already happened (at 3am EDT) and we’ll have coverage of that event on the site soon. In addition the U.S. & European events will be starting around 10am EDT. We’ll have coverage of the U.S. event on the site as well. The most pertinent information (price & launch date) will be included for each region in the sticky post at the top of every page. In addition you can follow along the stories & news we post from each region’s event with the following labels:

U.S. – Wii U Preview

Europe -  Wii U Preview Europe

Japan – Wii U Preview Japan

Morning LOL

I know I always do this whenever I play a Zelda game. Gotta get all the rupees and such. Plus it’s just fun to smash up all the pots. I like the woman in Skyward Sword that would yell at you for doing so. That was funny.

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