Nintendo have finally released the Wii U in its home country of Japan to widespread appeal.

According to, the console launched on Saturday 8th December with as many as a 100 people queuing outside Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Bic Camera shop (one of Japan’s most famous electronic and hardware retailers). There was no midnight launch, but this didn’t stop many buyers from lapping up Basic and Premium Packs of the Wii U.

Japanese consumers are also lucky enough to get their hands on a bundle pack that includes the hotly anticipated Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate that many Western gamers are awaiting a release for sometime in March 2013.

It certainly looks like the Miiverse is going to get a lot more interesting with the addition of Japanese interaction amongst the Western Mii’s!