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Catch up with today's big Wii U broadcasts

Today is the day when we finally discovered when the Wii U is released and how much it will cost. Satoru Iwata already announced the Wii U price and release date for and the US and UK followed suit at 3pm this afternoon.

Satoru Shibata hosted the Nintendo Direct broadcast for Europe while Reggie Fils-Aime hosted a US Wii U preview event at the same time. Satoru Iwata also held another Wii U presentation at 3pm that focused on the games.

If you missed Nintendo Direct UK and want to discover the Wii U UK release date, Wii U launch games and see videos of new Wii U games including Bayonetta 2 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, watch it again below.

Nintendo Direct UK

Nintendo US Wii U presentation

However, if you're a Reggie fan, you can also watch Nintendo's Wii U US presentation over on Nintendo.com

Nintendo Direct Japan - Hardware

In case you missed this morning's presentationfrom Satoru Iwata, watch it again here:

In addition to announcing the Wii U price and release date, Iwata also revealed two Wii U launch games, the Wii U price structure for games, hardware, and the GamePad, plus the online service Nintendo Network premium.

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  1. Salamence19 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:40

    November 16th this year?

  2. K-tet Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:40

    I predict the Wii U will release in Europe on the 30th of November. Seeing as the competition is just for the release date, I'll be the first to submit that.

    As for the price, I'm hoping 249.99, which isn't part of the competition deal.

  3. skyluigi Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:40

    Hmm... I'll go for November 18th, and 229.99.

  4. phoenixology Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:42

    Friday 30th November :wink:

  5. NGKiDD Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:43

    December 7th for the UK ,I would be prepared to pay 219.99 for it

  6. ZodiacXYZ Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:43

    Well it's definitely going to be a friday in November I reckon so I'm going to put my bid down for the November 23rd 2012 as the UK release date for the Wii U :).

  7. JamieRIOT Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:44

    I will go for December 8th at 229.99 for a Wii U console, 1x tablet and Nintendo Land.

  8. BreezySkells Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:44

    dec 7

  9. shy guy 64 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:45

    i think i'll just watch the about the europe price and release date

  10. ploiper Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:46

    november 18th. i shall also guess that

  11. BIGBUTTER Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:47

    Nov 18 @ $299

  12. Skylineblade95 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:48

    It will be released on 18th November and it will cost around 200

  13. Xenokami Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:49

    November 17th

  14. conn1496 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:51

    December 1st. Because December has Christmas, so profit. :twisted: I'd pay quite a bit for it if I had the money... Probably 240.

  15. SuperPsyduck Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:58

    November the 24th

  16. TheMultiYoshi Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 15:59

    I'd say December 11

  17. chazrinelli Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 16:01

    I say December 6th and it'll cost 249.99

  18. 1singie Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 16:08

    November 23rd :)

  19. Murphy11 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 16:12

    Friday 7th December for 275 :D

    Cannot wait!

  20. acguy95 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 16:12

    23rd November!

  21. linkfinity Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 16:40

    I'm thinking december 7th, the wii was released on the 8th of december 2006, which was a friday, so i think nintendo will want to try to repeat the wii phenomenon by starting it in near as possible the same way.

  22. drucifer Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 16:53

    5th December.

  23. Commandervideo Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 16:59

    Whatever the first Friday of December is. I think that's the 7th. Price? 250.

  24. inuyashaDS Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 17:06

    (crosses fingers for before christmas)

  25. dap005 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 17:14

    Going to guess 1st of December. I know I'm probably wrong (since everyone's guessing November ) but that's the whole point of guessing.

  26. thecoolmana777 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 17:18

    I am gonna say december the 14 th mainly due to the rumours about it being delayed also costing around 275 with game pad and game would be cool :)

  27. LugiaCake Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 17:45

    I'm kind of hoping December 8th because that's my birthday, it would be the perfect gift from Nintendo!
    I'm guessing around 200 for the price, but I'm most likely wrong.

  28. thenintendoer Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 17:49

    my guess is november 16th like alot of people seem to be guessing november 18th will probably be the us relase as alot of stuff is relased on sundays there so hopefully well get it before the americans like the 3ds

  29. euan707 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 17:51

    Wednesday 14th November
    200

  30. TenTen Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 18:28

    284.99, with a price drop sometime May 2013 (but it won't be announced, obviously)
    As for the release date, 23/11.
    Not that it matters to me, I'll never be able to afford one.

  31. ACRID Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 19:16

    Since all the Fridays are gone I'll try a Monday.
    December 3rd 2012 for European release.

    Probably be priced around 280, though Tesco will sell it for 250 if you buy 2 games with it.

  32. HyrulianToad Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 19:34

    I have no idea what mensa academy is but I'll guess December the tenth and the price will be 29.99.

  33. MrFruitLoops Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 19:43

    I think it will be November 23rd for 250.

  34. roz061 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 19:44

    November the 4th!

  35. Samster296 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 19:45

    November 30th at 250.

  36. noobgamer9 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 19:48

    Dec 2nd

  37. noobgamer9 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 19:51

    no wait that's a sunday. December 6th

  38. john higgleton Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 20:13

    December 7th will be the launch date here!

  39. BigGthellama Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 20:49

    Does anyone know if I can watch this on my iPhone?

    Also, 16th Nov

  40. Ai64 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 21:19

    Almost there for Wii U launch details! :D

    I'm guessing 30th November.

  41. Majora86 Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 21:49

    I'm going to guess November 22nd!

  42. BattleGooseUK Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 21:54

    It's coming out October 28th. FACT.

  43. joshy v Wednesday 12th Sep 2012 at 23:49

    My body is ready!!!
    ... My wallet might not be though :(

  44. NintenDan Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 00:09

    Hmm... I'm thinking either the first or 12th of December, just because companies like to have nice release dates and 12th makes it 12-12-12, which is also perfect for the release of ZombiU. But i'll make my official guess (for the competition) the 1st of December because the 12th seems to late to be ready for people to buy families etc before xmas...
    As for the price I'm hoping it's not over 250, and if Nintendo have learned from 3DS it won't be... I'd love to see a 199 price tag, but with Reggie's 'value' speech still bouncing around my skull I can't help feeling what he really means is 'it'll cost a lot, but it'll be worth it'... Unfortunately for my bank account, I whole heartedly believe him.

    NINTENDO FTW!!! :D :twisted: :D 8)

  45. clarkee013 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 01:15

    If they think about it properly then 23rd of november or the week before to generate enough buzz for the run into christmas and I think the price will be 269.99

  46. LostNoob Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 06:47

    November the 18th for US seems the most probable.
    But Uk either get's it the Friday before which will be the 16th or the Friday after 23rd.
    Hears hoping we get it earlier.

  47. thelinkmaster91 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 06:50

    I'm guessing December 7 and a launch price of 239.99

  48. goodle306 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 06:58

    november 10th

  49. NintenDan Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 07:06

    AAAAAAAAH! WHERE'D IT GO WHERE'D IT GO WHERE'D IT GOOO??? D: :(

  50. Fpob_tim Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 07:09

    Novemeber 18th in America, and then a week later (25th) for UK and Australia

  51. issun1412 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 07:12

    A similtaneous for Europe and Japan release would be good

  52. Kaney Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 07:19

    14th of December?

  53. angrybaldman666 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 07:30

    It will be Dec 8 and no price for the UK like the did for the 3DS

  54. gred33 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 08:00

    November 25th :) just in time for crimbo

  55. imbusydoctorwho Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 13:58

    December 24th.

  56. chojin Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:00

    Will I be able to them all later ie the USA and the JAP software as I want to watch the UK one ?

  57. MartinIsAwesome Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:03

    Iwata AND Shibata. They're like a Japanese Ant and Dec!!

    YES!! Everything Japan gets PLUS Nintendo Land bundled BEFORE JAPAN!! Thank you Nintendo of Europe!

  58. callum2003 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:39

    november 18th. i shall also guess that


    I said this like two months ago! Same day as zelda SS and mario 3d land were released

  59. santaglause Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:42

    fantastic stuff call me excited, so many games to choose from launch.

  60. Cidiyance Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:44

    Bayenetta 2? The hell???

  61. Issun2765 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:45

    I almost spat my water at the screen when Bayonetta 2 was confirmed... :lol:

    Time to zip ahead and get the first :D The Wii U looks amazing! I missed the pricing but got the date...November 30th :o WOWWW!

    Keep..under..control. They have a done a good job, ninty has.

  62. danbish Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:52

    I screamed at the screen when Bayonetta 2 was announced as a WiiU exclusive! I simply cannot wait for this console and the games that have been announced for it.

    This Nintendo Direct has given me so much joy and sadness. Joy for obvious reasons :D and sadness as there's no way on this Earth that I can afford it :cry:

  63. MrFruitLoops Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:53

    The Wii U will be released on November 30th 2012, I think that's a good release date.

  64. imbusydoctorwho Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 14:56

    Nintendo has just made me very interested in it.

  65. TwoDaysAgo Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 17:20

    WOW.
    That's a LOT of money.

    Rage at me ;)

  66. nath123 Thursday 13th Sep 2012 at 20:17

    shame they havent ported bayonetta 1 as a launch title

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