The four friends
Image: Official Nintendo Magazine UK

Last week we reported that HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street would be hosting the UK's Wii U midnight launch, with the first 100 in the line getting a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Some more prizes and goody bags will be given away on the night too to mark the occasion.

It comes as no surprise to see that a queue has already formed outside HMV - after all, a free game is a pretty good incentive. Izzy Rahman - along with friends Sing Duong, Michael Djuma and Teddy Djuma - has been camping outside the store since Saturday morning and plans on becoming the first person in the UK to get his hands on Nintendo's newest home console - emulating Isaiah 'Triforce' Johnson's achievement on the other side of the Atlantic.

When asked why he queued so early, he responded:

One word. Nintendo. Nintendo has to be the godfather of games and as soon as we heard about the event we knew we had to be here. It is brilliant to be first and to show our appreciation for Nintendo. They just keep pushing boundaries. The other consoles always copy them. They've got the most iconic games and characters and Wii U is going to usher in a whole new era of gaming.

But with the four of them lining up together, surely there was some sort of argument as to who would be the first to buy the Wii U? A good old fashioned game of Mario Kart 7 sorted that out, in which Izzy was victorious - his reward being the first of the friends to buy the Wii U.

Will you be making your way down to the Wii U launch in HMV in London on Thursday night?