Nintendo confirms Wii U price and date to be announced tomorrow

The first of the next generation of consoles will get its pricing.

Nintendo has confirmed on its official Twitter that the price and date for the Wii U, the first next-generation console, will be revealed tomorrow during the company’s latest edition of Nintendo Direct.

The broadcast will be hosted by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and include more details on the system and what it can do. It will take place on September 13 at 4pm in Japan, which is 3am EST and midnight PST.

“Good evening, this is Iwata of Nintendo,” reads the tweet from Nintendo, as translated by Polygon. “Tomorrow, Wednesday September 13th, we will broadcast an online presentation about the Wii U’s launch from 4pm onwards. We will announce details such as the console’s price and release date.”

Since the update came seven hours prior to the publishing of this story (7:00pm in Japan, 6:00am EST, 3:00am PST), it’s pretty safe to believe that the “Wednesday” was a mere error.

In addition to the Nintendo Direct unveiling, which will stream on the company’s website, Nintendo of America will be hosting a press conference at 10am EST in New York City while a European press conference occurs simultaneously at 4pm CET. This news confirms an earlier report that the all-day event occurring in New York City would be a platform for a date and price announcement in addition to revealing “more about how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment.”

The report also claimed that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will be the one to host the New York City press conference.

With the official reveal on the website just over 12 hours away, what are you predictions for both price and release date? Let us know below!



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Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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