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

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.

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