Nov 7th, 2012

We expected a whole bunch of Wii U unboxing videos as we got closer to launch, but we never expected who would be the first to do such a video: Nintendo el Presidente Satoru Iwata himself. In the latest episode of Nintendo Direct, Iwata took a Wii U Deluxe kit and unboxed it for the audience, showing what’s inside the box. Check out the video below, which Iwata calls the “Wii U unboxing ceremony”. He even wears white gloves to make it very official.

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  • ZeldaFreak4Life

    Cannot wait! This is going to be the longest ten days ever.

    • Thepokemonmaster

      I KNOW RIGHT!! πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

      • Fireheart

        I totally agree I can’t wait any longer lol. I’ve been looking for Wii U videos and News for months now, and now that Mr. Iwata has unboxed it I feel even more anxius. Man I get to pay off my pre-order tomorrow and the I wait another nine days to be able to play it. The good thing is I get to see the launch of the system at my Walmart so I’ll be excited all night long.

    • Kaasor

      Only ten days?!?! I have to wait for twenty-two days and now seeing it for the second time (first on IGN), darn them! =D =D I hope this will make you feel better =D

    • Dat Guy

      Three weeks for us Europeans πŸ™

    • Zeldazero

      It will be but I still remember back in September when they announced the release date. I thought 10 days away would never get here. I can suffer through 10 more days πŸ™‚ Also, as others said I saw no sensor bar and did they really have to tease the Dragon Quest X promo disk πŸ™

    • wii u crazer

      to me its going to feel like a year
      i hope my walmart has it and that the hurricane that passed through long island, were i live, didnt hold back the trucks with the wii u s

      • NintendoMan :D

        I love how they call it a “Ceremony” and they use “Special Ceremonial Gloves” (when there made of rubber :D). And the console is SO much smaller than I though (no sarcasm intended, seriously). Can’t Wait!!! πŸ˜€

      • Wii U #1

        Im so sorry. :/ i hope you all are alright. here in louisiana we know how it feels to go through hurricanes.

    • southpark wii u fan

      hahaha Go on a Cryogenic freeze like Cartman then wake up Nov 17 at midnight

      • Adam Fox

        LOL….I watched that episode again a few days ago…..thought it was the perfect thing to watch since i’m excited about getting the Wii U on the 18th!

    • BananaPwnz

      It seems to be going in slow motion

    • Nko Sekirei

      all hail the wii u

    • Jay

      Good luck owning another system only good for a few games! They don’t even tell you what that controller is good for.

      • Nko Sekirei

        i think its time for u to leave little troll no one wants to listen to a troll that speaks garbage about the wii u

        • Jay

          The Wii U is your god now?

    • Nintedward .

      it cant be longest ten days. because it contains the same time length, as any other 10 days. clearly you just a troll.

  • AKA-Link77

    So Iwata. . . what’s your Nintendo Network ID? πŸ˜‰

  • Chris846

    This is awesome! Iwata is a legend

    • Bicentennial_Pidgeon

      Agreed. Of course, it would be better if he was wearing Power Gloves.

      • Sharkz

        He should’ve been wearing the new flying squirrel suit from NSMBU.

  • Nintedward

    So ….. Where can we buy these white gloves ??? Cus I aint gunna be able to unbox anything without a pair of those bad boys from now on.

    That guy unboxing those games yesterday was truly Neanderthal compared to Iwata san.

    • ceramicsaturn

      Marching band gloves work wonders. They’re cheap as all hell and back, too.

      • Nintedward

        I’l look into it! I’m gunna have to have a gloves rack. Driving gloves, Goalkeeper gloves, Winter Gloves, Golf gloves , Unboxing Gloves and so forth.

        Step back from the glove rack.

        • Nintedward

          Forgot to add Boxing gloves right after Unboxing gloves.

  • Angus Young

    I think Shigeru Myamoto or how ever you spell his name should be president of Nintendo.

    • Reggie “My Body Is Ready” Fils-Aime

      Impossible. Do you know who Mr. Miyamoto is? Only the creator of games like..Um Mario, Zelda, F-Zero, Metroid, Pikmin, so on. He would have no time to be president or no time to make games. Lets stick with him not being president…

      • Dereq

        Miyamoto didn’t create the Metroid series, although he did work with Retro on the Prime games.

      • Nko Sekirei

        miyamoto is a legend enough said

      • Angus Young

        Of course I know who Shigeru Myamoto is…. (I’m assuming thats how you spell his name since I wasn’t corrected) he’s only my favorite guy in all of Nintendo and gaming. Does anyone know if Shigeru has a say in the consoles they make? Such as if they were making say…the Wii U and he said he thinks the console should be blue or have a different controller instead of the gamepad or something, would they listen to him and ask him what he has in mind. Or would they tell him no and ignore any ideas he has?

        • Sen

          Well according to the insider who said they are working on a Wii U Zelda one of the features of the gamepad was included specifically at the request of the Zelda team. That would suggest that Nintendo’s developers are able to influence the design of Nintendo systems. And regardless of whether he has any actual control over any aspect of the console design, I think it’s fairly safe to say that Miyamoto’s opinion would be sought and respected.

    • JumpMan

      um… he is.

      • JumpMan

        LOLZJK *trollface*

      • KMaziuk

        Well, was, but he didn’t retire, he just stepped down so he could work on games more!

      • Wils81

        Sir? Kind Sir?
        We’re sorry, but the community here at WiiUDaily unfortunately have to strip your title “JumpMan”, and your profile picture away from you for posting such a ludicrous comment such as that. We hope you understand.

      • Noteak

        that’s what I am thinking JumpMan

  • Tobbe

    Golden video

    • nintenfan

      Speaking of golden… Is there anyone else who wants a golden promotional wii u pro controller of gamepad? For legend of zelda, of course…

      • nintenfan


  • iLikeWeYOU

    literally , like a boss

    • nintenfan

      LOL, seriously, i actually laughed!

  • Lord Carlisle

    WiiUDaily. Nintendo has released a video involving Miiverse, or “WaraWara Plaza” as they now call it. You should check out the video!

    • ceramicsaturn

      Don’t worry. They’ll have an article about it next week.

      • JumpMan

        hey @ceramicsaturn, don’t hate. they like to put detail into their articles and proofread it so it doesn’t look like… well, like I wrote it or something! they’ll have it up soon enough, but this is actually the first place i’ve seen this vid.

        • ceramicsaturn

          Definitely not the first place I’ve seen the vid, and places like the Verge have articles for all these videos, with much more copy, in a much more time consuming format to create.

          Not trying to sound mean. I like this site quite a bit. But for a place that has to focus on only one single system,

  • TMorg!

    I’m trying to avoid unboxing videos for the next 10 days to try not to ruin it for myself! :/ πŸ˜›

  • wtf

    do we get beta acses 2

    • Mac

      no it said its only in japan

      • Mac

        love how i got a thumbs down for stating what was written in the video…

    • DarkLugia

      If you look closely at the screen when he talks about the Dragon Quest Beta, it says “Note: This is only available in Japan”… I hope that answers your question. XD

  • sergiosms

    looks like i have to add a pair of gloves to my shopping list

  • Ninjafish

    I like his comments XD

  • Purple3DSXL

    Nice! I’m glad Nintendo Land has an actual case, too. Just eleven more days…unless you’re IGN. Gonintendo’s RMC got one early too!

  • nintendoododo

    you are late wiiudaily. This video came in mid-day. and now clock is 22:56. you are so late.

    • Sharkz

      If you hate this site so much and don’t agree with anything, why do you come on here to read and post comments on everything?

    • Anubis

      He just wishes that he had a site just like this.

    • Mac

      its called time zones you know the thing that determines what time it is in certain areas of the world. your mid day is wii u dailys midnight or 4 mins after. why would they post news that late. -_________-

  • Unhasu

    This’ll be the only Wii U unboxing video I’ll ever watch!!! Want do it for myself and discover its hidden glories πŸ˜›

    Only because of Iwata-san I did watch this πŸ˜€

    • JumpMan

      yeah, i watched the IGN one and Rich had opened it before they made the video! BLASPHEMY! and he really shouldn’t wear a cap backwards. he’s to lanky for that.

  • Alejandro

    And the sensor bar???

  • Alejandro!!!

    And the sensor bar????

  • marioravesto3d

    This so brilliant is shopping channel bit was funny.This console is most looking forward to since I started playing video games at three with pong.Nintendo are the best no doubt of that.

  • JumpMan

    gosh, Iwata. you’re such a real person! that’s what i love about Nintendo. they’re in it to make good games and good times. not just good money.

  • Madmagican

    …They’re taunting us…

  • Madmagican

    Wait… I didn’t see Nintendo Land in there O. o

  • Mac

    please tell me others were experiencing a bit of a mess in their pants during the unboxing

  • FishFan03

    I have a question, can someone please answer me? I wanted to know if the sensor bar will come with a little plastic mount like the original wii did? I live in the United States and the Wii U is coming with the sensor bar. Please help me with this…thanks!

    • Tobbe

      With basic it will not be included. When u buy mote and chuck its included in a special package. Ofc u can buy mote and chuck with no bar included. Acculy u dont need a bar. Just light up 2 candles and put em infront of where u stand and u can use mote/chuck.
      I guess non belive me. But try it. If its not working i give a bar away for free

      • Angus Young

        Lol that candle thing actually worked. These candles will be my sensor bar for my Wii,since my Wii sensor bar will be divorcing my Wii and marrying the Wii U.

  • SnakeBurns

    WTF ? Still teasing us americans with Dragon Quest X Beta … That we’re probably never gonna get. I hate this guy !!!! /cry

  • Superstick

    Thanks Iwata. Now I know how to open my Wii U Deluxe Set and set it up. God I am so freaking glad the cases are blue! They look freakin awesome!!! P.S: Reyman Legends FTW!!!

    • Superstick

      Whoops sorry I meant RAYMAN!

  • LyingTuna

    As I watched this, I stroked my Buger King GamePad toy lovingly… My sister left the room…

  • TheWiiUDude

    Okay, so this may sound weird, and it is not that important, but I hope they are coming out with screen protectors for the gamepad. You know, the plastic things they put on the screen. I want to keep mine looking “new”. Does anyone know if they will come out with those?

  • link 5

    I find it odd that he helped design the console and he dosent know how to set it up lol

  • RonaldCoLtd

    My body is Reggie. . Haha, yeah I suck at joke telling. .

  • code

    i’m going to freeze myself until the Wii U comes out

  • Linskarmo

    This video is epic! Iwata’s pretty funny, actually. I’m glad the GamePad can be charged like the 3DS (without plugging the wire into it.) Random: I just saw the first Wii U commercial on TV!

    • Angus Young

      Ye I love that you can charge the gamepad on its own too.

  • nice

    grey cables on a black console? come on… and yea your 2 bucks hdmi cable is really very expensive if you buy it seperately. but better than sony who still ship an av-cable…

    • Mariokartfann

      STFU you PS3 Fanboy!! One question- why are you on a Nintendo website if you’re a Sony Fanboy?? How STUPID is that!!!!

  • King rat

    I just can’t stop ejaculating!!!

  • MetroidFAN

    I’m jealous now…

  • dawnofmorning

    I love Iwata-san. He made the unboxing video even better!

  • lakersfan

    Group poll! Are you guys planning on laying your Wii U horizontally or standing it vertically? I’ll probably go with the horizontal position myself.

    • Kirbymon123


  • Amtoj

    Now thats unboxing a gaming console with STYLE.

  • Matt

    its easier to just make one kind of cord for all the wii u units instead of coloring them different. and when youre playing the wii u, you wont even pay attention to the color of your cords.

  • Arsonist Monkey

    My mouth has gone dry, I am dying of Wii U Dehydration

  • Sethlaw225

    i love how mannered he was. it reminds me of watching animes

    • Kirbymon123


  • Kirbymon123

    Digging the haircut man! But I hate the doubled leveled boxes! It’s hard to get everything back inside if you wanna move it.

  • Nintengoth

    Omg! (girly squeal) i was in ecstasy watching this lol Mr Satoru Iwata i love you so much! haha i was almost crying with joy πŸ˜€

  • Crisis

    Lol, if we all were gloves at least are fingerprints wont get on it. my number one problem with 3ds is fingerprints, it looks beautiful but my pet peeve is going to atk me everyday

  • metroidfusion2

    Unboxing a wii u wearing white gloves like a boss ha and if I had the money I would definitely he getting a wii u but maybe next year but I want one now but I will stay updated on the wii u since I do my research. Everyday on several sites

  • NintendoGamer95

    Man” my worries are over, im so happy that Nintendo included a case version of Nintendo Land instead of a Card Board Sleeve version πŸ™‚

    also just watched Wii U Unboxings from IGN, Iwata and forgot the other 2 though. πŸ™

  • Grodus

    I love that he says the gloves make him feel like mario.

  • TheImaj

    Holy mercy! May the sparrows pluck out my eyes! Can’t vulcan wait!

  • Angus Young

    When I get a Wii U I’m gonna let it come into my “love” room with my 3DS and Gamecube, and its gonna get physical.

  • stiff?

    When Iwata says its stiff, was he talking about the box or my….?

  • Mr. Needlemouse

    those mario unboxing gloves are awesome!!!!! btw i used to be crapcake

    • lakersfan

      He’s talking about his name by the way. Just clearing that up lol!

  • HappyCamper

    I’ve watched it for 10 times already and can’t stop watching.

    The way he opens it and talks i get tingles all the time. How could you not buy a product from a company that has a president and staff so sincere and humble.

    Off I go to watch it once more.

  • Ninteggedon

    awesome unboxing by saturo iwata himself.NEXT unboxing my own

    I wish i could get a 3ds as well…… i had the money for it to but at launch but my elder bro and sis forced me to buy an xbox 360. i am saving money for a ds

  • Smokey cheese

    I have heard rumours that there is an extended cut to this video.
    After he un boxes the WiiU he then places a Vita on the floor. Unbuckled his belt,drops his trouser and curls out a steaming brown log onto the vitas touch screen.

  • Nintendofan4life

    Can’t believe I actually wasted my time watching this video… I don’t understand Chinese!

    • TheImaj

      You mean Japanese. And uh…can you read?

      • Nintendofan4life

        I’m sorry, I didn’t catch that. My reading level is as bad as you Nintendo trolls.

        • Jacob Palmer

          Β Coming from the guy with “Nintendofan4life”. Seriously though, he’s not trolling you just cause you’re a nintendo fan. Also you’ve claimed you have wasted your time with a video WITH ENGLISH CLOSE CAPTIONS THAT ARE PUT IN THE BLOODY VIDEO.
          Think before you post.

  • Nintendonoob

    Iwata unboxes like a boss

  • Mr know it all

    You piss3 & shitbox360 fanboys are going to be so DISAPPOINTED when you find out the specs of the NEW gaming systems that come out in the next 2 years, ;-(( LOL XD

  • Kev

    I laughed when he pulled out the gloves.

  • Sen

    Iwata is so much like Nintendo itself. He’s polite, warm and enthusiastic. Nintendo always feel like a company that cares. A relative utopian organisation compared with Microsoft: a faceless, heartless, oligarch. Or Sony, the slick corporate machine (which is nonetheless hemorrhaging money on and off).

    That’s why personally I will always give Nintendo more chances, and keep a little more faith with them.