Wii U release date

Nintendo just announced that its latest Wii U gaming console will launch Sunday, Nov. 18 in the United States, just in time for the holidays.

Just as with the announcement from Japan, the Wii U will come in basic and deluxe packages, but the pricing will differ slightly. The basic 8GB package will cost $299, and the deluxe black version with 32GB of memory will cost you $349.

No word as of yet to how much the WiiPad controller will cost separately (there is one already bundled with the system).

Stay tuned for more Wii U news through out the day.