The the region, the Wii U will be available beginning on December 8th and come in a couple of different varieties, including a premium 32GB SKU in black for ¥31,500 (~$405) and a basic 8GB SKU in white for ¥26,250 (~$338). They will also offer the GamePad separately for ¥13,440, which is around $173.
The black 32GB premium Wii U will also feature a console and GamePad stand, charging dock and a Nintendo Network Premium service subscription which provides gamers with a discount on digital purchases and eShop points.
Will North America see similar bundles? We're guessing that it's definitely a possibility which obviously throws off the "What will the Wii U cost" question a bit.
Stay tuned for the big announcements at around 10am ET.