Wii U Premium vs Wii U Basic Comparison

by Ben Salter Featured 15 Comments 25 Votes 2807 Views 13/09/2012 Back to News

UPDATED: With Australian information.

We know that there will be two models of the Wii U when it launches this December. But how do they differ?

Basic Specs

First, what they share.

RAM & Disc Storage: The Wii U's system is running off a massive 2GB of RAM; 1GB dedicated to games and 1GB dedicated to the system. Meanwhile, Wii U discs will have a capacity of 25GB and run at 22.5mb/s.

Wii U Premium

Australian Launch Price: $429.95

Japanese Launch Price: 31,500 yen (AUD $405).

In the box: Wii U console, tablet Gamepad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, Gamepad stand, Gamepad dock, and the Nintendo Network Premium subscription, which gives you 10 percent off digital purchases until December, 2014. The Australian edition also includes Nintendo Land and a (Wii Remote) Sensor Bar.

Storage: 32GB Flash Memory

Wii U Basic

Australian Launch Price: $349.95

Japanese Launch Price: 26,250 yen (approx. AUD $338)

In the box: Wii U console, tablet Gamepad, AC adapter and HDMI cable.

Storage: 8GB Flash Memory

Nintendo Land isn't included in the box as speculated, but neither was Wii Sports in Japan when the Wii launched.

We'll update any differences to the Australian editions tonight, and have a full analysis about which is best for you tomorrow.

By Ben Salter

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i'll be getting the premium for the GB
Premium bitches!
Guys, remember AU Inflation.. we're going to be looking at $500-$600 here.
Iv gone from not caring about the wii U (for the first 6-12 months), to wanting one. Why? :S
come to daddy wii u premium

stublu said: Iv gone from not caring about the wii U (for the first 6-12 months), to wanting one. Why?


Nintendo seem to have that thing where you just get one for the sake of it. Even if you don't want one....some type of hypnosis?

renagadez said:

stublu said: Iv gone from not caring about the wii U (for the first 6-12 months), to wanting one. Why?


Nintendo seem to have that thing where you just get one for the sake of it. Even if you don't want one....some type of hypnosis?


space hypnosis
Definately going premium *_*
If you're going to buy either, might as well spend that bit more to get the premium.

Matteh said: If you're going to buy either, might as well spend that bit more to get the premium.

It might be more than just a little depending on our price.
shame the storage is so small. hopefully newer skus down the line will increase.

Online play is free though right no matter if you have premium or not?

punk said: shame the storage is so small. hopefully newer skus down the line will increase.
Online play is free though right no matter if you have premium or not?


I guess we will find out tonight. I say no though.

punk said:Online play is free though right no matter if you have premium or not?

Should be. Nintendo have never charged for online play, and I don't think they ever will.
I want premium [Derp]
Premium for me. ;)

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