We learned that the Wii U will launch here in the US on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 and will retail for $299.99 (White-Basic 8 GB) and $349.99 (Black-Deluxe 32 GB with Nintendo Land).
I've made a few options for you to select:
-White 8 GB Basic
-Black 32 GB Deluxe
-Want it for Christmas/Bday
-Waiting for Price Drop
-Don't Plan to Purchase a Wii U
This should cover everyone. No doubt this is going to be a hot gift item, hence why it is coming in right ahead of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.
For those not young enough, or lucky enough to receive it as a gift you will either be faced with not buying a Wii U, waiting for a price drop (which will likely be quite a wait unless things tank, which I do not foresee), or simply picking how you want it optioned out.
My tentative plan is to pre-order a Deluxe bundle. With Nintendo Land likely to retail for $59.99 it pays for itself and I suppose I might use the stands that come extra, lol...I suppose the big perk, aside from the software bundled, will be the 32 GB of storage.
I've read rumors we'll see more GameCube titles. I'd love to get my hands on Super Mario Sunshine. I have it on GC to play on the Wii and it just always freezes at random points and ruins things. A download would be nice.
Plus, I have to say that Nintendo Land actually looks like it will be pretty enjoyable. And I'm kind of a fan...I don't see the extra $50 as not being "worth it." It seems like it is money well spent for the storage and game. Granted, some will opt to go basic and use external HDs they already have and pick up Nintendo Land afterwards, if they are interested.
Cast your vote and if you feel like you need to explain it...by all means post away!
As of right now only GameStop.com and TRU.com are taking pre-orders here in the US. I hit some stores tonight and they were oblivious to it...gotta love brick-and-mortar retail sometimes.
I'm pretty excited about it and can't wait to enjoy some new Nintendo and high-end third party titles in HD!
This poll will run until Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 10 PM CST.