Wii U Premium vs Wii U Basic Comparison

by Ben Salter Featured 15 Comments 25 Votes 2985 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

Link to us http://wii.mmgn.com/News/wii-u-premium-vs-wii-u-basic-comparison
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

Wii U Premium vs Wii U Basic Comparison Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
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. ;)

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook

Recently Read

Featured Wii Content

Games of October: Your most wanted

Games of October: Your most wanted

06/10/2014 Polls 9 16
Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down

Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down

maxiboy 17 hours News 3 4
Yeah, science! First-person shooters boost sensorimotor skills

Yeah, science! First-person shooters boost sensorimotor skills

Tano 2 days News 2 4
Skylanders Trap Team review

Skylanders Trap Team review

Gryllis 4 days Reviews 2 3
Friendly Fire Show 72: That's the joke

Friendly Fire Show 72: That's the joke

Podcast 4 days Articles 0 4
Lame Game IV is fundraising with 24hrs of awfulness
Gryllis 15/10 News 6 14
PAX Australia Saturday & Sunday passes sold out

PAX Australia Saturday & Sunday passes sold out

Gryllis 15/10 News 0 6
PAX Australia 2014 schedule announced

PAX Australia 2014 schedule announced

Tano 08/10 News 3 12
Banjo​-​Kazooie soundtrack available for download

Banjo​-​Kazooie soundtrack available for download

Gryllis 06/10 News 0 3

Community Content

Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down

Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down

maxiboy 17 hours News 3 4
Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

02/09/2014 Blog 10 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

kangle4, MrMoo, Tano, KezDaMuss commented on 3D Realms returns with an epic 32-game retro anthology

kangle4 1 hour ago
Username

Pilkingbod, Tano, Mobe1969 commented on Some 10 years on, San Andreas’ Grove Street is still home

Pilkingbod 2 hours ago
Username

punk, A2ra3l, Tano commented on Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down

punk 5 hours ago
Username

Tano, Brutus commented on Some 10 years on, San Andreas’ Grove Street is still home

Tano 10 hours ago
Username

maxiboy's news - Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down has been featured by Guyver, great job!

Guyver 11 hours ago
Username

maxiboy's news - Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down has been featured by Guyver, great job!

Guyver 11 hours ago
Username

maxiboy posted a news - Dev threatens Gaben and gets game taken down

maxiboy 17 hours ago