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Wii U pricing revealed for South Africa

October 29, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming

Core Gaming Systems, the official distributor of Nintendo hardware and software in South Africa, has announced the recommended retail price for Nintendo’s next generation console – the Wii U – ahead of its 30 November 2012 launch in the country.

Core has announced the recommended retail price for Nintendo's Wii U (image: Nintendo)

In a recent Nintendo Direct announcement, two launch hardware packs were confirmed for Wii U – the Wii U Basic Pack and the Wii U Premium Pack – alongside the strongest line-up of launch software in Nintendo history.

We can now confirm that the Wii U Basic Pack which features a Wii U console with 8GB internal storage and a Wii U GamePad, both in White, has a recommended retail price of RRP R3,999.

The Wii U Premium Pack with Black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad, 32GB of internal storage and bundled with Nintendo Land, has a recommended retail price of RRP R4,599.

Survival horror fans can also look forward to a limited edition ZombiU Wii U Premium Pack with Black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad and Pro Controller, has a recommended retail price of RRP R4,999.

For existing Wii owners, all first party Wii peripherals will be compatible with the Wii U console. With neither hardware pack including a Wii Remote Plus controller, Wii owners won’t need to repurchase peripherals they already own.

For players who don’t already own a Wii console, Nintendo has created a Wii Remote Plus Additional Set containing a Wii Remote Plus controller, Nunchuk and sensor bar, has a recommended retail price of RRP R899.

Software titles, New Super Mario Bros. U has a recommended retail price of RRP R599 and Nintendo Land RRP R499. Other Wii U games to look forward to at launch and within the launch window include: Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Darksiders 2, Assassin’s Creed III, LEGO City: Undercover, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, FIFA 13, ZombiU, Batman: Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, BAYONETTA 2, The Wonderful 101, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Ninja Gaiden 3.

Whether playing together or alone, Nintendo will deliver brand new entertainment experiences to the living room when Wii U launches on 30 November.

Staff writer

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2 Responses to Wii U pricing revealed for South Africa

  1. Dario Silva says:

    The original Wii launched at R2500. This is a balls up of epic proportions. I guess that's why they're only bringing 150 units into the country for launch.

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