• Nintendo is getting ready to celebrate the launch of their console with a midnight gathering at Nintendo World in New York.  You will have the chance to be among the first in the world to purchase the Wii U console when the clock strikes midnight on November 18 at Nintendo World in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza.  Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime will be on hand to count down the launch and sell a new Wii U to the first person in line.  Fans waiting in line will get premium items (while supplies last) during the event.  Please note that supplies will be limited and systems will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Nintendo is also selling New York-themed T-shirts with Mario’s image at the event.  All proceeds from sales of the shirts will be donated to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  The new Wii U home console offers entirely new ways for consumers to play games in HD and enjoy their favorite programming. More than 20 games will be available for Wii U at launch, which will be offered in two different colors and configurations. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and the new Nintendo Land video game, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99.

    The specific details on the event are below:

    • When: Satuday, November 17, 2012 – Launch event: 6 pm – midnight
    • Where: Nintendo World at Rockefeller Plaza – 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

    Do you live in that area?  Will you be attending the event?  Let us know below.

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