Nintendo set December 8 as the release date for Wii U in Japan.
Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U were announced as launch titles. Nintendo didn’t say anything about Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, which they are publishing in North America. Perhaps, Tecmo Koei is handling the game in Japan?
The system will be sold in two bundles: 31,500 yen ($405) for a 32 GB premium Wii U and 26,250 yen ($337) for a 8 GB basic Wii U. The premium set includes membership to Nintendo Network premium until December 2014, 500 Nintendo Points, a system stand, a Wii U GamePad play stand, and a Wii U GamePad charging stand.
Both bundles include the Wii U gamepad, a HDMI cable to hook the system to a TV, and AC adapters (one for the console, one for the Wii U GamePad). Wii remotes, nunchucks, and the sensor bar needed to use these accessories are not part of the package. Want another Wii U GamePad? Those are sold separately for 13,440 yen ($172).