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Wii U launches overnight (+ 49 photos)

Nintendo's latest device finally reaches Aussie shelves

  • The following photos are from the Wii U midnight launch at EB Games' Swantson St store in Melbourne.

  • The poster says it all.

  • Getting ready to play with a new idea from Nintendo.

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight launch attendees trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • A wild Pikachu appears!

  • Some caricature fun at the midnight launch.

  • Well, why not?

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • It's-a me, Mario.

  • Activities at the midnight launch.

  • It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • Midnight creativity.

  • The youngens stayed up for this one, too.

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight launch attendees trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight madness.

  • The concentration... even Ash Ketchum made the trip form Pallet Town.

  • A wild Zubat appears... over and over again.

  • Zelda was there, too.

  • Pikachu again.

  • Mario is a ladies' man.

  • The king of old-school.

  • Getting in the spirit.

  • So many Zubats.

  • Mario seems to have a lot of friends.

  • Midnight launch attendees trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • Midnight launch attendee trying out the Wii U and its new GamePad.

  • As I said, a ladies' man.

  • Counting down to the launch.

  • Nearly there!

  • Worker holding the first Wii U pack.

  • Almost...

  • The first customer - bragging rights earned.

  • The first customer - bragging rights earned.

  • The first lot.

  • Purchase complete.

  • Customers getting their hands on some products.

  • Lining up...

  • Something for the school holidays... hopefully

  • Purchase complete.

  • Zelda.

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