Ahead of its US and European press events today, at 3PM GMT, Nintendo has kicked off an exciting day for the fans by announcing that it will release the Wii U in Japan on December 8, Interestingly, there will be two different packages on offer, one priced at 31,500 yen, and one at 26,250 yen. Here’s the full breakdown, courtesy of Nintendo:

Wii U PREMIUM SET
Suggested retail price31,500 yen (including tax)
30,000 yen (excluding tax)
Wii U Console (Black)
(32 GB memory)
Wii U GamePad (Black)
Wii U GamePad Stylus (Black)
Wii U GamePad Cradle
Wii U GamePad Stand •
Wii U Console Stand
• HDMI Cable
• Wii U AC Adapter
• Wii U GamePad AC Adapter

Wii U BASIC SET
Suggested retail price26,250 yen (including tax)
25,000 yen (excluding tax)
Wii U Console (White)
(8 GB memory)
Wii U GamePad (White)
Wii U GamePad Stylus (White)
• HDMI Cable
• Wii U AC Adapter
• Wii U GamePad AC Adapter

Nintendo also announced that it will be releasing New Super Mario Bros. U for 5,985 yen and Nintendo Land for 4,935 yen on the day of launch.

Stay tuned for all the news from the US/UK launch later today!

Source: Nintendo