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Australian Wii U Midnight Launch Details Revealed

Posted by Andy Green


The Wii U will finally become available in Europe this coming Friday, and HMV's flagship London store on Oxford Street will be hosting the big event with a midnight launch. It’s not just Europe that will be having a very happy 30th November, though - on the other side of the globe Australians will be picking up their brand spanking new Wii U consoles as well.

Naturally it wouldn’t be Wii U release day without a few midnight launch parties, and information has now emerged detailing which stores Down Under will be having one.

EB Games is leading the way, opening several of its stores on the night of 29th November in preparation for the big launch at midnight. There will be three main launch events: one in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Those EB Games stores that won’t be holding a late-one will be open from 8am local time the following morning, for those who aren't lucky enough to live near a major store.

Selected JB Hi-Fi and K Mart stores are also opening late in anticipation for the midnight launch of Nintendo's new console. The full list of all stores is below.

EB Games

Major Launch Events

EB Games Bondi
Open 10pm
Shop 1018 Westfield Shopping Town
Bondi Junction
NSW 2022
EB Games Swanston Street
Open 10pm
67 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
EB Games Albert St
Open 10pm
245 Albert Street
Brisbane, QLD

Other EB Games stores
Unless otherwise noted, stores are opening from 10pm on November 29th for midnight release.
*Store is also open from 8am on release day
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
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 Lismore
EB Lismore Woodlark S
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
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 Townsvil
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*

Chirnside Park
Fountain Gate
Mt Druitt

JB Hi-Fi
Melbourne City

Technically, thanks to these midnight launches, this means Australia will get Wii U before Europe, seeing as it's several hours ahead. Will any of our Aussie readers be heading out to a midnight launch party? Let us know in the comments section below.


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User Comments (15)



Tharoth said:

I'm going to the Brisbane Nintendo sponsored event got a friend flying from Adelaide( half way across Australia) to come along too. Along with another friend and his gf. We all getting WiiU's then back to mine to play one while patching another. Eb and Nintendo have promised a bunch of things at the official midnight a including: live dj, countdown DVD showing wiiU products, live caricatures(you drawn in the Nintendo world), ballon art(Nintendo themed) and street magic, free themed donuts, free slurpies, prize give aways and the WiiU setup on the big screen to play. Should be a lot of fun!



Chunky_Droid said:

I'll be at the Tuggerah store tonight!

As we'll be getting it before Europe, I'll be beating the rush to download the update, as we're more than likely going to be getting it from Europe's servers



timp29 said:

I'm getting married this day and my wife didn't want WiiU on the gift list. cries



MAB said:

MEH! while all you punks will be downloading at slow speeds and bricking your systems I will be sleeping



grayadamson said:

Gonna have to see if my EB store can price match Big W or K-Mart's prices.
Only 12 and a bit hours to go!!!



Ichiban said:

No midnight launch in my area:(
I'll be down at jb hifi first thing in the morning to pick up my preorder though (and price matching with Kmarts $379 premium bundle!)
Got friday and saturday off to play Wii U, cant wait!!



DrMonk said:

I'm also going to the Brisbane launch event. Sounds like a circus (literally). Can't wait!

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