Wii U price and release date announced

The Wii U price and release date have finally been announced, and the console will arrive on November 18, 2012, and be available in two different SKUs. The deluxe version (shown above) will be priced at $349.99 and include the console, a GamePad, AC adapter, high-speed HDMi cable, Wii U sensor bar, and 32 gigabytes of memory. The basic version (shown below) is priced at $299.99 and will include the console and GamePad, but with 8 gigabytes of memory, but without the charging cradle for the controller.

So, are you more or less excited for the Wii U launch after today’s pricing reveal? Does the deluxe set’s features justify the price, or will this be a sign that early adopters will see a price cut? We’ll have more on today’s Wii U rumblings as the day progresses. Until, start saving those pennies if you’re no longer on the fence.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.