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Wii U Pricing Revealed for New Zealand

by Nicholas Bray - September 24, 2012, 2:02 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Pricing and date confirmed for New Zealand Nintendo fans.

Nintendo Australia has revealed the pricing and release date for the Wii U in New Zealand.

The Wii U Basic Pack will retail for NZ$469.95, while the Wii U Premium Pack will be set at NZ$569.95. The system will be launching in New Zealand on November 30, 2012, the same day as in European and Australian markets.

The Basic Wii U will come with a white system with 8GB of internal memory and a GamePad controller, and will include an HDMI cable and AC adapters for both the Wii U and the GamePad.

The Premium Wii U will have a black system with 32GB internal memory and will include all the accessories in the Basic pack, along with Nintendo Land, stands for the GamePad and console, a charging cradle for the GamePad and a Sensor Bar.

[NZ] Nintendo Announces Wii U Pricing Details in New Zealand

Following the announcement last week that Wii U will launch across Australia and New Zealand on 30th November, 2012, Nintendo announces the following pricing details for New Zealand:

The Wii U Basic Pack at the SRP NZ $469.95* features a Wii U console with 8GB internal storage and a Wii U GamePad, both in white. The Wii U Premium Pack at the SRP NZ $569.95* contains a black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad, and with 32GB of internal storage provides more space for downloadable digital content. The Premium Pack also contains a stand for the GamePad and console, a charging cradle for the GamePad, a sensor bar and the Nintendo Land software. Both packs also feature an HDMI cable and AC adapters for console and GamePad.

The Wii U Premium Pack also features a reward programme called Nintendo Network Premium that grants points for digital purchases in Nintendo eShop. Valued at around 10% of the original Nintendo eShop price, this credit can be used against future purchases once you reach a minimum of 500 points**.

Wii U is an HD console that offers more choice and variety of gameplay than ever before, with brand new gaming experiences enabled by the innovative Wii U GamePad controller, whether playing alone or together with friends. The Wii U GamePad offers an integrated second screen and can also be used independently of the TV set with certain software.

For further details:
Nintendo Direct website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect/
Wii U website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/wiiu/

* New Zealand price is based on currency exchange as at 20th September, 2012. Please refer to stores for best possible price**Points value is around 10% of the original Nintendo eShop price before GST. Please note that this scheme will only be available in countries where users can purchase content from Nintendo eShop. It is currently planned to run this scheme until the end of 2014.


oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusSeptember 24, 2012

Why the hell are we still paying a 50% premium in this day and age?

LithiumSeptember 24, 2012

It might just be more economical to import a North American WiiU and then download the games off of the eshop service

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