Wii U Aussie midnight launch details

The Wii U goes on sale at midnight on November 29 at participating EB Games stores; no exclusive launch event details have been announced.

Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U, may already be on sale in the United States, but Australian gamers will need to wait until the early hours of November 30 to be able to buy their own.

Wii U launching November 30 in Australia.

Retailer EB Games will be opening several of its stores on the night of November 29 in preparation for the console’s launch at midnight. Additional EB stores will also be open from 8 a.m. local time on release day for those who wish to pick up their pre-order early. See below for the full list of participating stores.

Other local stores opening at midnight include K-Mart and JB Hi-Fi. Additional details can be found below - be sure to confirm opening hours with your local store.

The Wii U will be available in two different models: a basic pack, with an 8GB console, a Wii U GamePad, an AC adapter, an HDMI cable, and a sensor bar; and the Wii U premium pack, with all of the items in the basic set plus additional system memory (32GB in total), a stand for the console and GamePad, a charging cradle for the GamePad, and a copy of Nintendo Land.

The 8GB basic model will be available in white, and will cost A$349.95, while the 32GB premium model and peripherals are built in a black shell. The premium kit will retail for A$429.95.

Nintendo has also confirmed the launch software for its new console in Australia, which includes titles New Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

EB Games stores open for midnight trading

Note: Unless otherwise noted, stores are opening from 10 p.m. local time on November 29 for midnight release.
* Store is also open from 8 a.m. local time on release day
~ Joint launch

EB Airport West*
EB Albert Street
EB Arndale*
EB Balgowlah ~ Joint Launch @ EB Warringah Mall
EB Bankstown*
EB Baulkham Hills*
EB Bay City ~ Joint Launch @ EB Geelong
EB Belconnen*
EB Benowa ~ Joint Launch @ EB Robina
EB Blacktown*
EB Bondi*
EB Box Hill*
EB Brandon Park
EB Broadmeadows*
EB Broadway*
EB Browns Plains Village Square
EB Burleigh Heads ~ Joint Launch @ Robina
EB Burnie*
EB Burwood*
EB Cairns Central
EB Canberra Centre*
EB Capalaba Central
EB Carindale
EB Castle Plaza*
EB Castle Towers*
EB Cessnock*
EB Chadstone
EB Chapel St*
EB Charlestown Sq*
EB Chatswood*
EB Chermside Nth end
EB City Cross ~ Joint Launch @ EB Rundle Mall
EB Clifford Gardens
EB Colonnades*
EB Corio
EB Dee Why ~ Joint Launch @ Warringah Mall
EB Devonport*
EB DFO Moorabbin ~ Joint Launch @ EB Southlands
EB Doncaster Ground Floor*
EB Eastgardens*
EB Eastlands*
EB Elizabeth*
EB Endeavour Hills
EB Epping*
EB Firle*
EB Forest Hill
EB Fountain Gate*
EB Galeries ~ Joint Launch @ EB George St
EB Garden City (Queensland)
EB Gawler*
EB Geelong*
EB George Street*
EB Gladstone
EB Glenelg*
EB Goulburn*
EB Greenhills*
EB Greensborough*
EB Gungahlin*
EB Helensvale*
EB Highpoint*
EB Hobart ~ Joint Launch @ EB Eastlands
EB Hollywood Plaza*
EB Hornsby*
EB Hurstville*
EB Indooroopilly
EB Ipswich
EB Jesmond*
EB Karingal*
EB Kingaroy
EB Kingston*
EB Knox City
EB Kotara*
EB Lake Macquarie*
EB Launceston*
EB Lismore ~ Joint Launch @ EB Lismore Wordlark St
EB Lismore Woodlark St*
EB Liverpool*
EB Logan
EB MacArthur Square*
EB MacQuarie Centre*
EB Maitland*
EB Marion*
EB Marrickville*
EB Meadow Mews ~ Joint Launch @ EB Launceston
EB Melbourne Central*
EB Melton*
EB Merrylands ~ Joint Launch @ EB Parramatta
EB Miranda*
EB Mittagong*
EB Moonee Ponds*
EB Morayfield
EB Mt Barker*
EB Mt Ommaney
EB Murray Bridge*
EB Narellan*
EB Nerang ~ Joint Launch @ EB Robina
EB North Gate*
EB Northlakes
EB Northlands*
EB Nowra*
EB Pacific Fair ~ Joint Launch @ EB Robina
EB Parramatta*
EB Penrith ground lvl ~ Joint Launch @ EB Penrith Plaza lvl 2
EB Penrith Plaza lvl 2*
EB Plenty Valley*
EB Point Cook
EB Port Macquarie*
EB Raymond Terrace*
EB Richmond*
EB Ringwood
EB Ringwood Square ~ Joint Launch @ EB Ringwood
EB Robina*
EB Roselands*
EB Rouse Hill*
EB Rundle Mall*
EB Sefton*
EB Seven Hills*
EB Shoreline*
EB Southlands
EB Springfield
EB Stafford City
EB Stanhope*
EB Stockland Townsville
EB Strathpine
EB Sunshine Plaza
EB Swanston Street*
EB Tamworth ~ Joint Launch @ EB Tamworth 2
EB Tamworth 2*
EB Tea Tree Plaza*
EB The Glen
EB The Pines ~ Joint Launch @ Robina
EB Tuggerah*
EB Tuggeranong*
EB Victoria Point
EB Warringah Mall*
EB Warrnambool
EB Waurn Ponds
EB Waverley Gardens
EB Werribee Plaza*
EB West Lakes*
EB Wetherill Park*
EB Winston Hills*
EB Woden Plaza*

* Store is also open from 8am on release day
~ Joint launch

Stores only open from 8am November 30
EB Albany
EB Alice Springs
EB Altona
EB Armadale
EB Armadale Central
EB Armidale
EB Ashfield
EB Australia Fair
EB Ballina Central
EB Bateau Bay
EB Batemans Bay
EB Bathurst
EB Belmont
EB Berri
EB Birkenhead Point
EB Blackburn Square
EB Booragoon
EB Brimbank
EB Broken Hill
EB Bunbury
EB Bunbury East
EB Cannington
EB Canningvale
EB Carillon City
EB Carlingford Court
EB Carousel
EB Casuarina
EB Chatswood Chase
EB Chirnside Park
EB Chullora
EB Claremont
EB Coffs Harbour
EB Coffs Palms Centre
EB Colac
EB Cranbourne
EB Dandenong
EB Dapto
EB Darling Harbour
EB Dianella
EB Dubbo
EB East Doncaster
EB Ellenbrook
EB Erina Fair
EB Esperance
EB Figtree
EB Floreat
EB Forster
EB Frankston Town
EB Fremantle
EB Galleria
EB Gateway
EB GC Harbourtown
EB Geraldton
EB Glendale
EB Golden Grove
EB Gosford
EB Grafton
EB Greenwood Plaza
EB Griffith
EB Hallet Cove
EB Harbourtown
EB Harbourtown Adelaide
EB Hay Street
EB Ingle Farm
EB Innaloo
EB Inverell
EB Joondalup
EB Kalamunda
EB Kalgoorlie
EB Karratha
EB Karrinyup
EB Katoomba
EB Kempsey
EB Keysborough
EB Kingsway
EB Lake Haven
EB Leichhardt
EB Lithgow
EB Maddington
EB Mandurah
EB Maroubra
EB Menai
EB Midland
EB Mildura
EB Millner Homemaker
EB Mirrabooka
EB Mt Druitt
EB Mudgee
EB Munno Para
EB Murwillumbah
EB Muswellbrook
EB Nepean
EB North Rocks
EB Ocean Keys
EB Orange
EB Palmerston
EB Parabanks
EB Park Centre
EB Parkes
EB Phoenix
EB Plumpton
EB Port Augusta
EB Port Hedland
EB Port Lincoln
EB Port Pirie
EB Rhodes
EB Richmond Markets
EB Riverside
EB Riverton
EB Rockdale
EB Rockingham
EB Royal Randwick
EB Runaway Bay
EB Salamander Bay
EB Seaford
EB Settlement City
EB Shellharbour
EB Southgate
EB Southport
EB St Clair
EB St Georges Terrace
EB St Ives
EB St Marys
EB Sunbury Square
EB Sunshine Marketplace
EB Surfers Paradise
EB Sylvania Waters
EB Taree
EB Toormina
EB Top Ryde
EB Tweed City
EB Tweed Mall
EB Victor Harbour
EB Wagga
EB Warrawong
EB Warriewood
EB Warringal
EB Warwick
EB Watergardens
EB Whitford City
EB Whyalla
EB Willeton
EB Wollongong
EB Woy Woy

JB Hi-Fi stores open for midnight trading

Melbourne City
Chadstone
Knox
Eastland
Doncaster
Chirnside
Shepparton

K-Mart stores open for midnight trading

VIC Burwood
Campbellfield
Belmont
Chirnside Park
Fountain Gate
Werribee
Melton

NSW

Penrith
Sylvania
Nowra
Waratah
Casula
Hornsby
Mt Druitt
Blacktown
Figtree

TAS

Launceston
Newtown

ACT

Belconnen

Written By

Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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4 comments
superbuuman
superbuuman

only EB with midnight launch?..Doh!...so hoping I can get Fri off :P

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

YEAH I'll be going to the Village Square one in QLD, everyone bring your 3ds as you're bound to get a lot of hits!

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

1st- And I will be there for midnight launch...Yee Haa!