Nintendo will be hosting an event later today, where they will announce the UK release date and price for the Wii U, but they have already announced details for the Japanese console, which will hit the country on December 8th.

The console will come in two versions, the basic model which will launch with 8GBs of internal storage and will cost 26,250 Yen (around £210), and will launch in white, there will also be a premium version, which will launch with 32GBs of internal storage and will cost 31,500 Yen (around £250).

The premium version will also come with a HDMI cable, power cradle for the Wii U GamePad controller and will launch in black, both of which will also come with one Wii U GamePad.

Nintendo also announced the price of the GamePad for Japanese customers at 13,440 Yen (around £107), alongside the Wii U Pro controller which will cost 5,040 Yen (around £40).

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