The Nintendo Wii U countdown started some time ago, but the midnight release has arrived for a lot of people and is just about to land for those of our readers in the United States with Pacific Time, so as expected we’ve seen YouTube flooded with videos showing unboxing’s and quick hands-on reviews of the Wii U right after a midnight launch. The release date for the US might be today, although our UK readers will have to wait almost 2 weeks longer thanks to a staggered launch for different countries.
We’ve included one video below this article that features a few gamers at Walmart’s Wii U midnight release, which had been shot right after midnight in one US location just a few hours ago. It is worth noting that a lot of stores failed to deliver midnight releases of the Nintendo Wii U, and it is hard to tell how successful this launch will be just yet, so keep connected to PR as we post the Nintendo Wii U first 24 hour sales results shortly.
Those that pre-ordered with GameStop without a Wii U midnight release – we’ve already heard that GameStop is only offering the Wii U from morning on the release day, so this certainly upset a few gamers that pre-ordered from them. This resulted in other videos being uploaded to YouTube talking about the fact that their local store is not holding a Wii U midnight launch party. We’ve also included a second video from Nintendo World New York, which also held a midnight launch but this video is just a quick look around the store. If you want to watch Wii U hands-on videos and midnight launch openings in the US, then we recommend you visit this page on YouTube.
Did you make it to a Nintendo Wii U midnight launch in the US? If you don’t know a lot about the new Wii U and you want to learn a little more, then see the visual review in the third video below. You might also want to read some earlier news about a top gun slating the Wii U price.