Wii U priced 'reasonably', ensures Nintendo

by Gaetano 'Xbot' Prestia Featured 15 Comments 22 Votes 1013 Views 26/06/2012 Back to News

Nintendo says the pricing for its upcoming console, Wii U, will be "reasonable".

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, told Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun that it was integral that the console, which is set for release "holiday 2012", doesn't make the same mistakes as the 3DS.

The 3DS launched in early-2011 to critical acclaim, but with a small launch lineup and heavy price tag, consumers turned away, leading to a price cut only a few months after launch and many angry launch-day consumers.

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I don't want it at a good price!! I don't want it at launch!! [Rage]

I want it to drop about 6-12 months later and get it then. :P

No time to play. I won't have any time in 6-12 months either, anyway. :/
They said this just after their e3 conference too. I cant wait to see its price. hopefully it will be the purpose of the next Nintendo Direct ^_^

MyFragian said: They said this just after their e3 conference too. I cant wait to see its price. hopefully it will be the purpose of the next Nintendo Direct



It'd better be. I need to know whether or not I can afford to pre-order it or not. :P
It'll be more expensive then the PS3 and 360. Problem with that being when someone is looking to buy either the Wii U, PS3 or 360, I can guarantee that 80% will choose a PS3 or 360. Only exception being if they already own those consoles.
I predict $400 AU, $300 US.

Blob said: I predict $400 AU, $300 US.


Would be nice to get it for $400 here. I'm a bit more pessimistic. I'm thinking it will be closer to $600.
400-500 dollars price range on launch seems like it'll be likely here.

Tsunamo said: 400-500 dollars price range on launch seems like it'll be likely here.


That's what I'm thinking to be totally honest.
I'm thinking like $500-$600.
Just what do they mean by reasonable price? personally, I agree with above posts that it's going to be around $600 for our market (inc GST & Carbon Tax).
If that's the case, then I wish Nintendo good luck.

The better guessing game is trying to predict what ridiculous price those controls will enter the market at.

abuu91 said: The better guessing game is trying to predict what ridiculous price those controls will enter the market at.

599 US Dollars.
Even if it's $600AU i'll get it. I preordered it last Saturday, that's how eager I am for a new console.
To be competitive it will need to be around $450aus.

If its between $500-$600 only the die hard Nintendo and game players will buy it the casual crowd can get a 360 or a ps3 for $250 now with a game and at christmas probably cheaper.

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