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September 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Guide: When and Where to watch Nintendo’s Wii U announcements

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Nintendo’s been dripping out announcements over the past two days about the upcoming Wii U announcements. There’s Nintendo Direct’s going on in Japan and Europe, Nintendo of America is holding their own event and it’s due to take place tomorrow. That’s September 13th for the majority of the world and that’s where the confusion sets in.

So in a bid to cut confusion and give everyone all the links they need to watch the events we’ve listed them all below in chronological order. That only goes so far because the European and America events are at the same time, just on opposite sides of the world.

It’s expected that everything we need to know about the Wii U will be announced tomorrow. Pricing, availability, launch line up and more.

Vooks will be live Tweeting all the events, you’ll be able to follow the action from in a story going up tomorrow or Twitter itself, for that you’ll need to follow myself.

But below is what you’re here for, the times and places you’ll want to tune in.

Japanese Announcement: Wii U Launch Presentation

Local Japanese Time: 4:00pm on September 13th.

Where to watch: Nintendo Japan’s Website

Australian Times

Perth: 3:00pm Thursday
Adelaide: 4:30pm Thursday
Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane: 5:00pm Thursday

Other World Times

Los Angeles     Midnight Wed-Thu
New York     Thu 3:00 AM
London     Thu 8:00 AM
Paris     Thu 9:00 AM
Moscow    Thu 11:00 AM

Everyone else….

American Announcement: Wii U NYC Event

Local New York Time: 10am September 13 10am.

Where to watch: Nintendo America’s Site

Australian Times

Perth: Thursday 10pm
Adelaide: Thursday 11:30pm
Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane: Midnight Thu-Fri

New Zealand Times

Auckland: 2am Friday

World Times

New York: Thursday 10am
Los Angeles: Thursday 7am
Tokyo: 11pm Thursday

Other times for everyone else…

European Announcement: Nintendo Direct Wii U Presentation

Local Time for Event: Sep. 13th at 4 pm CET (This is the same time as Nintendo America’s event.)

Where to watch: Nintendo Europe or Nintendo Australia

Australian Times

Perth: Thursday 10pm
Adelaide: Thursday 11:30pm
Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane: Midnight Thu-Fri

New Zealand Times

Auckland: 2am Friday

World Times

New York: Thursday 10am
Los Angeles: Thursday 7am
Tokyo: 11pm Thursday

Other times for everyone else…

Second Japanese Nintendo Direct – Covers First and Third Party Games

Local Japanese Time: 11:00pm on September 13th.

Where to watch: Nintendo Japan’s Website

Australian Times

Perth: Thursday 10pm
Adelaide: Thursday 11:30pm
Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane: Midnight Thu-Fri

New Zealand Times

Auckland: 2am Friday

World Times

New York: Thursday 10am
Los Angeles: Thursday 7am

Other times for everyone else…

Where’s My Australian Details? This is an Aussie site!

There is no Australian specific Nintendo Wii U event, we will be getting our details at the same time as Europe but their presentation won’t refer to them. Stick to Vooks as we will have the information as soon as we learn it from Nintendo Australia.

We leave you with this…

See everyone here tomorrow! (or Today depending where you live!)


About the Author

Daniel Vuckovic
The Owner and Creator of this fair website. I also do news, reviews, programming, art and social media here. It is named after me after all. In my spare time I also contribute for Kotaku AU and have contributed many other places.





  1. OzHuski

    Can’t wait, dying for some ZombieU and Pikmin 3!


  2. Leiigh

    Might wait for the Vooks write-up re the Japanese presser.

    And stay up for the one at 11.30pm.


  3. Inukage

    Thanks for much for this Vook, now I have my Timers all set to the right time :D


  4. Tony J

    US or EU event which one to watch!



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