Jun 4th, 2012

Black Wii U
A black Wii U model could be unveiled at E3, if the latest Nintendo video is of any indication. During the Nintendo Direct pre-E3 video yesterday, which included the new Miiverse trailer, a black Wii U was showcased and used by one of the on-screen characters. Upon further inspection, it wasn’t just the controller that was black, it was the console itself, as the attached screenshots show. Could this be one of the several Wii U models that’s available at launch? Both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 launched with two models, and Nintendo could very well do the same with a white and black Wii U console. The latest pre-E3 rumors indicated that the Wii U had room for a regular 2.5 inch hard drive, just like the current-gen consoles.

This would seem like an excellent tactic for Nintendo: offer a cheaper Wii U with only the on-board flash storage (8 GB), and offer a pricier model with a built-in hard drive and perhaps an included Wii U accessory or two, like the Wii U Pro controller. What do you think? Would you prefer to have several Wii U models available at launch?

We have some screenshots of the black Wii U after the break.

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  • j

    once u go black….

    • Ryu

      You never go back.

  • david6

    E3 is really bad right now, microsoft is stealing nintendos ideas

    • david6

      P.s. black is o.k. but i still want red

      • Eddy120876

        I want a red one too. Nintendo should do what they did with the gamecube. Release several colors on launch day.

  • Alienfish

    I’m pretty sure they did just announce a black one when they showed that video. There would be no point in even showing a black one if they were just going to go with white only.

  • Ryu

    I’m getting the black wii u at launch, nuff said.

  • amatboy4010

    E3 right now is the third biggest topic in U.S. right now, expected to rise.

  • Neonridr

    I am super excited for the Black version of the console. I don’t know if I agree with the whole multiple versions of the console. Microsoft has their 4GB 360 vs the 250/320 GB models which I guess offer variety (although I would love to know the number of 250’s vs 4GB models). If Nintendo is going to have multiple versions then there has to be a way to upgrade the lower tiered model so it is the same as the higher end one. To have a hard drive or not have a hard drive should not be the way to go. One has a smaller hard drive and another has a larger one is a different story..

  • 3ds guy

    Yeah different memory size would be good and colour i wouldvwant the best version an willing to pay extra still got 5 months to save up anyway aslong it it can out perform ps3 an the box wii will be happy fans def want the black wii u looks smarter the wait for this is gonna be a killer spread the word to all non fans of nint an help nint bring them in to a true world of gaming

  • CedrictheDragon

    Black for me, it just looks cooler, as for hard drive, I think it’s a pretty good idea but doubtful if Nintendo will include one to keep the price down. Anyway, I guess memory sticks will be availabe day one.

  • Swic11

    I would want a black one over white

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  • fgsdfs

    All I need is a shiny black Wii U and Metroid for a day 1 buy.

  • james braseton

    yes i saw nintendo live yes they showed black wii u tablet and the black wii u and yes you can have 2 wii u touch screen wii u game pads not 1 controler soo stop spreeding 1 controler roumers thats not true