Wii U: November 18th in US, $299 and $349 Models

Dueling Wii U units will usher in Nintendo’s next era of game consoles on November 18th in the US. Japanese players have to wait a little longer until December, a shift from traditional release planning for the company.

Wii U consoles present a choice: An 8GB model with the controller & HDMI cable for $299, or a 32GB model with Nintendo Land plus stands for the controller and system. Note that SD and HDD memory expansion is possible up to 3TB.

The reveal event, complete with games scheduled for release through March of 2013, are available currently at Nintendo’s Wii U website, wherein interested parties can check out an hour long presentation of the console.