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Nintendo Direct: Wii U release date and price event liveblog

Get the play-by-play from Nintendo's event here

At 3pm today Nintendo of Europe and America will confirm the the launch price and release date for the Wii U.


Along with a live blog providing moment to moment updates, analysis, crude humour and internet meme references encapsulating our opinions, we'll be updating the website with all the important news as it happens.

The Japanese event this morning yielded a Wii U release date and price for Japan. Nintendo revealed its new console would be available in a 'Premium' and 'Basic' package on December 8. The simultaneous streams will provide the same information for North America and Europe.

The event can be streamed on Nintendo's official website, but we've embedded the video below too.

Our sources previously suggested a December Wii U UK release date, with the North American following in late November, we'll know for certain very soon.

Yesterday we spoke to five leading games industry analysits and asked them what they think the Wii U price needs to be for Nintendo to succeed.

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