Reggie Fils-Aime to attend Wii U launch event at Nintendo World, NYC

Nintendo boss to sell the first Wii U

Nintendo has announced plans to host a Wii U launch event at its official Nintendo World Store in New York City.


Proceedings will kick off at 6pm Eastern on November 17, at the Nintendo World at Rockefeller Plaza, where Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime will turn up to join the midnight countdown and sell a Wii U to the first customer in line.

According to Nintendo, "Fans waiting in line will get premium items (while supplies last) during the event," although it doesn't specify what will be offered.

Wii U consoles will be sold at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.