Wii U midnight launch being held at Nintendo World store in NYC

Friday, 9th November 2012 17:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A Wii U midnight launch will be hosted at the Nintendo World store in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza for the November 18 launch in the US.

NOA president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime will be on hand to count down the launch and sell a new Wii U to the first consumer in line.

Fans waiting in line will get premium items while supplies last during the event. Nintendo will also be selling New York-themed T-shirts with Mario’s image at the event, with all proceeds donated to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Wii U will be offered in two different colors and configurations at launch: the Basic Set in white for $299.99, and the Deluxe Set in black with a higher storage capacity, additional accessories and Nintendo Land for $349.99.

The console launches in Europe on November 30.



  1. OlderGamer

    I would like some new york mario swag. I would buy that. But I live a few hours upstate from the city and going isn’t a possibility for me. Neat idea with the stuff they are selling for Sandy victims.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mike W

    The wii u comes out on a Sunday right?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 Yes. So, people will start queuing that Saturday night.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    pffffff weaklings Triforce has been there since I think October the 21st. He had to go home because of Sandy but I believe his place in line has been kept.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Spent 10 mins with a WiiU this afternoon in Birmingham. Quite liked it tbh. The controller is surprisingly light, I thought it would weigh quite a bit, but it’s nicely balanced.

    Played a bit of Nintendoland & checked out their panoramic world view thingy. The screen on the pad was decent too.

    Gonna keep my eye on this.

    #5 2 years ago

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