Isaiah Triforce Johnson Grabs First Wii U at Launch Event

Reunited with his old pal Reggie

To join in with all of the hubbub of North American gamers picking up Wii U systems today, Nintendo has sent out some pictures of the midnight launch event in New York for us to enjoy. As the headline makes clear, Isaiah Triforce Johnson was on hand with his trusty Power Glove to seize the honour, once again, of being first in line for a new Nintendo system. It seems fair enough, as he had been queuing for a long time.

The gallery below also shows the queue of eager Wii U fans waiting to get their hands on the system, while being entertained by some real-life Mii characters that perhaps aren't as cute as the system avatars. We also have an excited Reggie counting down to midnight, and another happy customer making off with a Wii U Deluxe Set.

Of course, we had our own midnight man, Ron DelVillano, documenting his Wii U adventure over on our Wii U launch live-text, and we now have Joe Walker and Morgan Sleeper sharing their own first-day excitement on the same page. You can get in on the action too with your comments and photos by emailing [email protected].