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"Good evening, this is Iwata of Nintendo. 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."

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Wii U Launch Page


US Launch event tomorrow in New York at 10AM EST with Reggie Fils-Aime


UPDATE
09/13/2012

Edited by LancerVI - 9/13/12 at 10:28am
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Woot!

Although I may hold off on buying one, unless they come out with a good Metroid game, then I won't have a choice but to buy one.

This quote is misleading, I believe it means Sept 14th at 12AM for us in the U.S.
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September 13th at 4 PM in Japan, or 12 AM PST.

Edited by lordikon - 9/12/12 at 1:27pm
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I might actually by an original Wii for the kids now. They will have to be next to nothing in the price department now.
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I might actually by an original Wii for the kids now. They will have to be next to nothing in the price department now.

They already are. I picked up a wii with the new super mario bro's for $130 dollars at bestbuy a month ago.


I hope this isn't going to be as insanely priced as the supposed "leak" a few months ago. I don't expect it will be, as nintendo has always had some pretty aggressive console pricing, but if this thing comes out to be more than 350-400 MAX (even then, i better be getting a game bundled or something) I won't be picking one up for a while.
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Woot!
Although I may hold off on buying one, unless they come out with a good Metroid game, then I won't have a choice but to buy one.
This quote is misleading, I believe it means Sept 14th at 12AM for us in the U.S.

No, Japan is ahead of us a day, so on sept 13th at 12 am for us, it will be 4 pm in Japan.
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Iphone 5 today, WiiU tomorrow..

I love the holiday season
    
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Iphone 5 today, WiiU tomorrow..
I love the holiday season

I don't. The aftermath this is my credit card bills is always terrible frown.gif
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I might actually by an original Wii for the kids now. They will have to be next to nothing in the price department now.

Be aware that the newer Wiis are not backwards compatible with Gamecube games. May not matter for you, but just a heads up.
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No, Japan is ahead of us a day, so on sept 13th at 12 am for us, it will be 4 pm in Japan.

Nice, so in about 8-10 hours?
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Exciting stuff.

I will pre-order as soon as that option is available.

I love my 360 and PS3, but Nintendo is an 'always buy' for me; even if it's only for the 1st Party titles.
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It'll be interesting to see what Nintendo's planning. I don't have any plans to buy one after the Wii's long tenure of collecting dust in the basement, but it's always fun to read about new tech.
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Be aware that the newer Wiis are not backwards compatible with Gamecube games. May not matter for you, but just a heads up.
Nice, so in about 8-10 hours?

Yeah hopefully ^_^

Should be at 1AM for us in the MST states.
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