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Nintendo partners with HMV for Wii U UK launch

Nintendo has announced that when its new console, the Wii U, launches in the UK, it will be at a partnered HMV store on London’s Oxford Street. It will officially begin at 12am, but doors will actually open an hour before, with the first 100 people awarded a free game.

This is quite a good method to drum up some more interest, as while there are certainly a few who still go to these things, most people just pre-order a new machine or game online and wait for it to arrive the morning of launch, guaranteeing them a good nights sleep before their day of gaming.

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Head down and you too could be as cool as this guy

Nintendolife has it that While the first 100 will be getting a copy of Super Mario Bros. U for free, the second 100 people to buy one will receive a £5 voucher. That seems a bit stingy, but hey, at least they also get a free Wii U goody bag along with the other first 500 customers. Expect a Mario plushy or some sort and maybe a pencil topper.

A life size Mario will likely make an appearance. Maybe a Toad. There will also be Wii U’s setup for people to try certain launch titles, like ZombiU and Nintendo Land.

KitGuru Says: Any of you planning to head down? Or will you be ordering one online like the majority of Nintendo fans.

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