Wii U on sale from midnight

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Nic Healey can usually be found on a couch muttering about aspect ratios and 7.1 channel sound - which is helpful given that he's the home entertainment guy at CNET.

Yes, it's finally here — and there are a few major midnight launch events happening too. Here's where you can buy yours.

This could be you after midnight tonight.
(Credit: Nintendo)

Are you completely sick of having all the Americans on your Twitter, Facebook and Google+ talk about the Wii U? (Seriously? You're using Google+?) Well, from midnight tonight you can get your own Wii U, and Nintendo has organised a couple of big midnight events to celebrate.

The following stores will be open from 10pm and will feature DJs, food, balloons and other things that might be a bit more exciting. Lots of stuff really. The stores include:

  • EB Bondi

    Shop 1018 Westfield Shopping Town
    Bondi Junction
    New South Wales 2022

  • EB Games Swanston Street
    67 Swanston Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000

  • EB Games Albert Street
    245 Albert Street
    Brisbane, Queensland

If you're not near any of those, the following exhaustive list is every store that will also open for sales from 10pm tonigh, according to Nintendo. And any marked with an asterisk are open from 8am on Friday.



  • Penrith
  • Sylvania
  • Nowra
  • Waratah
  • Casula
  • Hornsby
  • Mt Druitt
  • Blacktown
  • Figtree


  • Burwood
  • Campbellfield
  • Belmont
  • Chirnside Park
  • Fountain Gate
  • Werribee
  • Melton


  • Launceston
  • Newtown


  • Belconnen

JB Hi-Fi

  • Melbourne City
  • Chadstone
  • Knox
  • Eastland
  • Doncaster
  • Chirnside
  • Shepparton

EB Games

  • EB Airport West*
  • EB Albert Street
  • EB Arndale*
  • EB Balgowlah
  • EB Bankstown*
  • EB Baulkham Hills*
  • EB Bay City
  • EB Belconnen*
  • EB Benowa
  • EB Blacktown*
  • EB Bondi*
  • EB Box Hill*
  • EB Brandon Park
  • EB Broadmeadows*
  • EB Broadway*
  • EB Browns Plains Village Square
  • EB Burleigh Heads
  • 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
  • EB Clifford Gardens
  • EB Colonnades*
  • EB Corio
  • EB Dee Why
  • EB Devonport*
  • EB DFO Moorabbin
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • EB Lismore Woodlark St*
  • EB Liverpool*
  • EB Logan
  • EB MacArthur Square*
  • EB MacQuarie Centre*
  • EB Maitland*
  • EB Marion*
  • EB Marrickville*
  • EB Meadow Mews
  • EB Melbourne Central*
  • EB Melton*
  • EB Merrylands
  • EB Miranda*
  • EB Mittagong*
  • EB Moonee Ponds*
  • EB Morayfield
  • EB Mt Barker*
  • EB Mt Ommaney
  • EB Murray Bridge*
  • EB Narellan*
  • EB Nerang
  • EB North Gate*
  • EB Northlakes
  • EB Northlands*
  • EB Nowra*
  • EB Pacific Fair
  • EB Parramatta*
  • EB Penrith ground lvl
  • EB Penrith Plaza lvl 2*
  • EB Plenty Valley*
  • EB Point Cook
  • EB Port Macquarie*
  • EB Raymond Terrace*
  • EB Richmond*
  • EB Ringwood
  • EB Ringwood Square
  • 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
  • EB Tamworth 2*
  • EB Tea Tree Plaza*
  • EB The Glen
  • EB The Pines
  • 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*

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saldesalsal posted a comment   

Because of this list (and the Nintendo email), we went to a local Kmart which is not only mentioned above but is normally open 24 hours, and were told by staff there that they were not selling it until 6am. What a joke. Epic fail, Kmart.


Nic Healey posted a reply   

That's surprising! I wonder if that happened to other people?


saldesalsal posted a reply   

Don't know, but I'd love to find out. We showed the staff the official launch info, but they didn't care because head office told them 6am. The EB we rang wouldn't price match and we felt that RRP wasn't worth it. Bought it this morning instead.

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