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Nintendo: Wii U Price Will Be "Reasonable"

Jonathan Lester
Nintendo, Wii U

Nintendo: Wii U Price Will Be "Reasonable"

"We Won't Make The Same Mistake We Did With The 3DS"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has joined Reggie Fils-Aime in suggesting that the Wii U will carry an affordable price tag when it releases his Christmas. Calling the as-yet unannounced RRP "reasonable" in an interview with Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbu [via Andriasang], Iwata pledged that they "won't make the same mistake that we did with the 3DS, which was considered relatively high by consumers."

ShopTo still has the Wii U RRP pegged at £279.99, though it's subject to change.

What constitutes a "reasonable" price in your opinion, dear reader?

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WiiUNoWant  Jun. 26, 2012 at 12:28

Thirty eight pounds, three shillings and sixpence.

No not really. Not even then. MS are giving this away free effectively!

Late  Jun. 26, 2012 at 15:02

I can't see me getting it unless it's sub £150, and that ain't going to happen.
ShopTo's £280 sounds likely - and fairly reasonable.

JonLester  Jun. 26, 2012 at 15:07

Amazon Germany has guesstimated the Wii U RRP at €349... which equates to roughly £280.

This could well be just a knee-jerk reaction to ShopTo's enduring price, however, especially since Amazon UK released and quickly cancelled an insane figure last week.

Last edited by JonLester, Jun. 26, 2012 at 15:13
Casinodancer  Jun. 26, 2012 at 16:40

£250 would be the right price for me and £50 trade in for ya old wii

DivideByZero  Jun. 26, 2012 at 17:08

"£50 trade in for ya old Wii"... haha. Good one.

I think these should be under £200, unless they are going to bundle some extra tech in there they haven't told people about yet.

LennyandCarl  Jun. 26, 2012 at 18:42

They are going to have to lose some money on these bad boys.
I would say that they need to be under 200. The cost to produce them is sure to be more than that.

DivideByZero  Jun. 27, 2012 at 13:05

To produce them... no way.

To research them, design them, test them, build the equipment that makes them... for sure. Over time that cost goes away and you get into profit, but at the moment, it is all loss.

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