Nov 30th, 2012

The Wii U has officially launched in Europe, and we got some videos from the UK launch for you (via Official Nintendo Magazine). As the videos show, there were plenty of people waiting in line for a Wii U console in London. And it was a good idea to get in line, as there have been reports of severely limited consoles in the UK — just 25,000 units are expected to be available on launch day, and around 100,000 will be supplied by Christmas. As for other countries in Europe, it’s unknown how many Wii U consoles will be available, or how the launch went, as Nintendo seems to focus on the UK for PR purposes.

About a week from now, Japan will be the final territory that gets the Wii U, on December 7, 2012. The Wii U starts at $299 in North America, €299 in Europe, and $350 in Japan.


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  • Lazara the Last


  • Revolution5268

    NICE 😀
    greetings comrades from North America…..

  • Awesome. Welcome to the fun EU players 🙂

  • Ahferom Abraham

    Can’t wait to see you guys online. 🙂

  • Mickey Mouse

    Got it delivered at 3pm today! It has met my expectations, but I wish they would make the full retail downloads cheaper. I can get them boxed for as much as £10 cheaper!

  • HackerCrazy

    i had to stop playing because ZombiU made me jump few times lol

    • Nintedward-3DS-WiiU

      When those zombies spit that stuff at you ! I litteraly poo’d my self ! 

      The wiiu is immenseley good though! NNID’s anyone ?

      • feel free to add me nintedward 

        my NNID is Nightsillusion

      • Wizard_Dude



      • ObiBoing



        • Nintedward-3DS-WiiU

          xNintedwardx     <- My ID ,
          All you guys above please add me , and I will add you tonight ^_^

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  • Linskarmo

    I hope the UK Wii U owners have fun!

  • Nintedward-3DS-WiiU

    I have had mine for a while now 😛 … It’s absoloutly awesome!!!! It’s exceeded my expectations. 
    Really enjoying zombiU even if it is a bit unpolished and tedious at times cough launch game cough….  
    My launch game reviews would be 

    ZombiU – 8/10 . NSMBU – 9/10  Blops 2 – 9/10 ,Nintendo land – 8.5/10 ! 

    Really happy with all my launch titles!

  • I love it! I’m actually using the browser to write this and it is awesome =3

    • Wizard_Dude

       Yeah, it’s faster than my PC’s! >_<

  • Toni Paija

    My precious.

  • the game shop in my town in germany got not one single wiiu !! =( i’m a little bit disappointed, because i was the first one ther who pre-order it

    • Jonas

       similar here. they had some, but they were quickly sold out. Ill get it in the next couple of days.

  • Im Australian and i went to a midnight launch! It was so fun:) There were only about 10 people but it was still awesome:)

  • Wizard_Dude

    I’m glad my European brothers finally get to enjoy this system. I’ve been playing for about ten days now, and it’s surpassed my expectations already — and I was very, very hyped before! 

    See you on Miiverse. 🙂

  • pringlessaltdd

    Umm Wii U launched long time ago in europe. Your americans time is not same as ours. Please you just make yourself stupid seriously. wii u launched 49 hours ago in europe.

  • Jonas Engebretsen

    im on my Wii U right now

  • Nintendude

    Congrats Europe!

  • got mine yesterday and the wii u broke down my wall of scepticism as soon as i played nano assault neo. shinen is famous for their eyecandy shooters. they also delivered on the wii u. bigtime. that thing is just awesome. super stardust on steroids. this is one flawless title.
    zombi u also a big mindblower. despite the unpolished graphics and optical details it redefines “immersive gameplay”. never felt more inside a survival horror game since resident evil 1.
    given that these are only the launch-parade-titles i can only imagine what nintendo will deliver with their next fullscale mario galaxy title. also tried the fifa13 demo and was also very pleasantly surprised. not only about the superb optics but also the smart implementation of the gamepad. way to go, nintendo. the other 2 really need to pull something this time to make the wii u pale somehow. even the online infrastructure is a very decent one. 😉

  • i got mine yesterday 2 i dont like zombi u but i like mario bros

  • Smashninja22

    Praying i get mine this friday or at least by the week after

  • Desiderio Lazaro

    desy64 here

  • Desiderio Lazaro

    nintendo did it again, wiiu is awesome, don`t hesitate in buying it. zombiu is one of the best gaming experiences out there

  • forcecoder

    “About a week from now, Japan will be the final territory that gets the Wii U, on December 7, 2012.”
    Nintendo delayed Wii U release in Russia. Initially it was November 30, just like in other countries of Europe, but later, due to organizational issues, they decided to shift the launch date to December 21.

  • WarioForever

    Im angry! In my country, the Wii U cost 700$!!!  This is so UNFAIR!!!