The Wii U console has launched in Japan, and just like in North America and Europe, people were lined up all across the country to get the new Nintendo console. Japanese technology and video game trade magazine Famitsu got some photos of the launch across Japan, you can check them out below. The Wii U retails at $350 for the Basic set, and just over $400 for the Deluxe set — quite a bit more than in other territories. As for the Wii U Launch coverage, this pretty much concludes it. The console has officially launched in all territories, and we’re eagerly awaiting for the first official sales numbers. Wii U launch in Japan Source local_offer japan Nintendo wii u wii u launch stars Further Reading Japan: 9 out of 10 best selling games in 2017 Switch sales return to normal in Japan, conso matthew Fah Rah Rah Rah Rah TheUNation A Christmas Story much? LOL Jake Lood I want dat monster hunter bundle WHY DOES EVERYONE LOVE JAPAN! Gabe Hoffman Nintendo loves to spoil its Japanese fans appearently sam davis well for one, nintendo is a japanese company and 2, japan is big on rpg’s as america and europe isn’t so much. Nintendofreak and dey are japanese Nintedward-3DS-WiiU Congratulations Japan 🙂 Junior Donalds Good to see Japan finally gets their fix! By the way, what’s with the new Disqus stuff? It’s messing me up here! Master RD As I said to those in Europe, welcome to the party Japan! I’m very envious of your 3ds, and Wii U Monster Hunter titles… ConCity Soldier Japan will sell out Wii U’s quickly. Count it! Sylux I wonder how many will be sold there in it’s first week, I bet a lot because of monster hunter 3 ultimate 😀 SoulSilverZero I just pre-ordered my copy of MH3U El_CaRaS1 Finally our japan brothers get to enjoy it! Linskarmo I hope a lot of Japanese people buy the Wii U too! memk Now just waiting on christmas noobs. sam davis so because people couldn’t afford to get one until near christmas time makes them noobs? ok. stupid logic is stupid Rob Lucci Oh calm your tits, it’s just a saying. memk Its saying the kids that will open it on Christmas to play CoD will be new to the game and the people who played it already/more will have fun beating the new people. Michael Jurado Hey everyone you thought you held a high score lol you ain’t see nothing yet … The unbeatable Japanese high scores are here lol Alex why the heck did it release in nintendo’s home territory LAST? Ryan Smith They wanted it in the US for the Black Friday and Christmas bonus shopping. Razo_E I thought they had the Wii U already.? WarioForever “…and just over $400 for the Deluxe set — quite a bit more than in other territories…” – quite a bit!? At my country it costs 500$. UNFAIR!!! Dave_Val In my country the console sold in $550 the Deluxe set T_T Bilbo Bagens It has not launched in all everywhere. What about Africa, South America or Russia? Zhenya Ivanov In Russia its releasing on December 21st beerkin If ‘Merica, and all other countries abandon Nintendo, which will never happen, Nintendo will always have a market in Japan. Donald Whatever happened to the Japanese getting the systems first? I guess since they no longer make the best games they have to wait?