Well, the complete launch details around the Wii U are finally out. The system will be launching on November 18th, 2012 and will be available in both a $299.99 and a $349.99 model. Here’s a rundown of each:
That hard drive size is kind of disappointing on both models, as is the the fact that not even the pricier one comes with a second gamepad. The pricetag is surprisingly high for a Nintendo system, but that was inevitable with something like that fancy new touchscreen. Still, it’s by no means unaffordable for the typical gamer. Whether or not Nintendo manages to regain their relevance in the living room comes down to their ability to attract third party developers to make games for the system… and given the fact that so far the Wii U’s library seems to consist mostly of ports of late generation Xbox and PS3 games, I for one will probably wait and see on this one.