Oh man. So who else stayed up for all the Nintendo news last night? (Sleepily raises own hand.) Yep, I went to bed at 2am, and now I feel buggered. But it doesn't matter -- we have a local Australian date and price for the Wii U and, remarkably, it's all good news!
I'm actually a bit flabbergasted by the Australian Price and date. Let's look at the precedent -- when the original Wii launched in Australia is arrived late (first week of December) and was priced at $400. In the US the Wii launched at $250US, so when the US 'deluxe' set was priced at $350US, I assumed we would be paying $500 for the Wii U in Australia. At least. I'm happy to say that I was wrong.
I think maybe the definitive post we have on the Wii U is this one: 'Everything You Need To Know About The Wii U That Nintendo Was Willing To Tell Us'. If you want a quick round up -- head in that direction promptly.
Other Wii U stuff? Well, here are some musings on New Super Mario Bros U, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is coming to the Wii U, and apparently Nintendo isn't supporting or selling the second Wii U gamepad at the US launch.
In Short Aussie Wii U Price And Release Date Revealed Nintendo Not Supporting Or Selling Second Wii U Gamepad For US Launch It's Impossible To Hate New Super Mario Bros U Everything You Need To Know About The Wii U That Nintendo Was Willing To Tell Us Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Is A Nintendo Exclusive For US and Europe