I wouldn't put too much emphasis on specs. Nintendo's been clear that they're not focusing on specs. We don't even know what the hardware for its competitors will be like. A major graphical upgrade for consoles could be a risky venture for both hardware makers and AAA publishers given the current state of the industry.
Wii U stuff revealed at Nintendo Direct.
Wii U will have 2 GB of ram (1GB for system memory, 1GB for games), and it also has 25 GB for a disc. The speed is 22.5 MB/sec disc read rate.
There's also going to be a Premium Pack with 32GB HDD, a HDMI cable, an AC Adapter for the Wii U game Pad, and stands. And the normal stuff (Wii U and Gamepad) The regular one just has the Wii U and Gamepad, and 8GB HDD. The regular is 26250¥, and the premium is 31500¥. The premium also has a special Nintendo Network thing which gives 10% back on digital purchases.
And, finally, as said by Bulbanews, Wii U is to be released at December 8th, 2012. In Japan.
UPDATE: Wii U is to be released at $300 for the basic pack, and $350 for the deluxe/premium pack at US. For Europe, the price is determined by retailers. It's to be released at November 18th in North America, and November 30th, 2012 in Europe.
Japan's getting this console first? Does this mean the U.S. won't get theirs until later that month or early next year, if there's ever going to be a next year?
For the Wii, it was released in the US before Japan got it. I wouldn't be surprised if the same was for the Wii U.
Nintendo's Wii U will arrive Nov. 18 and cost you $300, $350 - InGame on NBCNews.com
November 18th...looks underwhelming as usual.
The price looks pretty reasonable rather than the rumored underpriced $199. Once again, I may not be getting it on launch date due to the possibility of being sold out everywhere like the original Wii did.
I'm thoroughly entertained by the people who are freaking out over the Wii U only having 8 GB of storage. Let's look at why this ridiculous:
1. The Wii had 256 MB of storage. A 32x increase is fine.
2. You don't need to install games on the hard drive.
3. You can use any external hard drive with the console. Non-proprietary hard drives are cheaper than proprietary ones.
Ok ok...I wont lie on this one,the Wii U compares to a 2002 computer tower...
Im just happy that I will finally have a home console since I haven't used on in 10 years(all of mine are in storage)
Amazon.co.uk are awesome.
In June, they put the black Wii U up for pre-order for £199.99. They cancelled it.
In September, they did it again for the space of 2 minutes. People who pre-ordered during that time were given that price as part of the price guarantee.
I, miffed off that the only difference in circumstance was the date, emailed Amazon. At first they said I wouldn't get a price reduction. So then I tried again, telling them that other people are getting the discount (and proving it) and now I'm getting the Premium Edition for £200.
That's good customer services.
I think just $50 more for a 32GB Internal memory is fantastic. The black also looks cooler in my opinion. I know which pack I'm getting.