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Submitted by jjdoyle 833d ago | rumor

RUMOR - Best Buy employee terminal lists Wii U for $300

"I think this looks pretty legit to me. I don't want to call it confirmed, but it certainly seems like the most convincing evidence yet.", writes GoNintendo. (Best Buy, Wii U)

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Baluigi   833d ago | Spam
jjdoyle  +   833d ago
coulds be.
DarthJay  +   833d ago
No remote? I know part of the picture is cut out but it doesn't look like there is room for a remote in the picture.
karlowma  +   833d ago
They are most likely just getting the sku set up in inventory, and need to associate a price. I don't know if Nintendo even knows what they're selling the Wii U for yet.
Hisiru  +   833d ago
They probably know. Ubisoft gave us good examples with Rayman Legends and ZombiU.
TheRealist  +   833d ago
Good price? u dont even know whats under the hood.. 8GB of memory too? $250 based on what ive seen so far.. Especially if they plan to compete w Microsoft & Sony.. PS3 will be $200 when this comes out.. Free blu ray player, HUGE amount of online content & games seems more appealing to the average consumer.. Just my opinion though.
EPIKgamer  +   833d ago
Except that WiiU is next gen, you have no idea what the specs are, and Nintendo shouldn't even be giving a damn about PS3 and the 360. $300-$350 is a good price for what we know, but of course we know only a little.
TheRealist  +   833d ago
Well i said so far.. Who knows? They could end up putting more ram, btr CPU, & btr GPU than the dev kits have! except that wont happen.. The dev kits are barely above current gen so the Wii U may have tablet style nx gen play ability but the games wont look much btr than whats out now.. Wii U isnt fighting NXBX or PS4.. They stuck behind again & will do their own thing again.. Not that its a bad thing.. I have to own 2 systems for games. 1 from nintendo & 1 from Sony
dark-hollow  +   833d ago
The latest dev kit is more than a "barley" more powerful than current consoles.
No quantum leap like the assumed Durango and orpis, but kinda like the gap between DC and gamecube.

Sadly current launch game doesn't show it yet.
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sjaakiejj  +   833d ago
Regardless of performance, it's new hardware and therefore more expensive. I would anticipate the controller alone to cost Nintendo $100,- or higher, so a $150,- for the console itself isn't too unlikely. This puts the base price at $250,-. Since Nintendo already stated they won't be selling the console at a loss, expect $300 or higher.
neogeo  +   833d ago
I was thinking MS and Sony may start to get the prices REAL low. I'm talking causal gamer low to take the wind out of Wiiu sales. Give us a $99 360 and $149 ps3 around the Wii launch.

EDIT: I know that wont work any better then a Android phone dropping the price in hopes it will slow down iphone sales.
irish4life09   833d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
modesign  +   833d ago
now is it 300 with tablet and or controler, or is it 300 with console and 1 controler, no tablet
neogeo  +   833d ago
$299 for the tablet and if you want a Wiiu with it, that will be an extra $300. If you bundle them both it comes out to $599 US dollars!!!
WetN00dle69  +   833d ago
This is the second place that states that the system will be around 300 dollars! Here is hoping its true!
turgore  +   833d ago
weaksauce confirmed. I dont want poor people spoiling the fun for the others - the PS3 was 599 dollars at launch, and it is very futureproof and still delivers amazing games and will continue to do so for a while.
EPIKgamer  +   833d ago
It sold for $600 at launch, had no games for 2 years, and then Devs never actually used its full power. Great plan there Sony!
TheRealist  +   833d ago
Microsoft put limits on what multi console games can do.. By contract, devs cant add any more to sonys games than they put in xbox.. (smart business) & Sony was pissed about them protecting an inferior technology.. Thats why sony exclusives look so damn stunning..
Boody-Bandit  +   833d ago
"had no games for 2 years, and then Devs never actually used its full power. Great plan there Sony!"

^Troll confirmation completed.
Seriously, that is pure nonsense and trolling at it's finest. Just like your WiiU is a next gen console comment above. The WiiU is about as next gen a console as the Wii was compared to the 360 & PS3, it wasn't. It was more of a parallel move in power from the Gamecube with motion controls and it to was over priced at launch.

The WiiU a console that appears to be on par with current gen consoles (PS3 & 360). There are a lot of conflicting reports of what this new console of theirs can actually do from a performance perspective but I think we are all pretty confident, even if it has more power than the PS3 & 360, it's a minimal advantage at best.

It is not a true next gen console. Maybe for Nintendo it is. This is their game plan and has been for several years. Release cheap to manufacture hardware and make a profit right out of the gate. Keep releasing the same franchise titles they have since their inception (Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc) into the gaming industry and go after what's trendy and fashionable (casual, exercise games and shovel ware).

Epik you and all your multi accounts can keep disagreeing with me until your finger bleeds. It doesn't change the fact of what I said is 100% on target. Unlike you I am a gamer, own nearly every console made, and have since gaming started over 4 decades ago. If you cant handle the truth maybe you need to check yourself in the mirror.
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gapecanpie  +   833d ago
The fact that you use the word future proof for a console system just shows that you will blindly believe anything Sony tell you and that some light bulbs definitely aren't very bright. If a console was truly future proof then Sony wouldn't have to make a ps4 now would they.

Also because Sony did release the ps3 at $600 they took a heavy hit to there wallets and only just now starting to making up for it in there gaming division and if you think Sony going to make that same dumb mistake again then you are sadly mistaken. The Vita shows that they have learn there lesson.
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lzim  +   833d ago
How much without the tablet controller?
modesign   833d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
wishingW3L  +   833d ago
$300 for a console that looks no better than current gen and poor game selection since it's new. Not looking good.
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wishingW3L  +   833d ago
and not to mention the lack of an actual HDD!!
Kratos_Thy_God  +   833d ago
yes wtf next gen system my fucking ass!!!
AO1JMM  +   833d ago
It has USB Hard drive support.
azshorty2003  +   833d ago
What I expected
irish4life09  +   833d ago
@epikgamer

so because i don't like this new console makes me a terrible employee?
I appreciate that dude.
I'm not the one using ports of big titles more than a year old as the selling point of my console.
linkratos  +   833d ago
@irish4life09
I just hope you don't have that type of attitude while working. i've had so many dbags at different stores makes offhand remarks dissing the Wii or PS3 when I buy games for them. When I bought SMG2 it was something about how the PS3 games are better, when I bought FIFA for PS3 the guy implied that 360 was the better version. So annoying.
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Ethereal  +   833d ago
That's unfortunate. Looks like you need to try a different Best Buy or let a manager know as that sort of opinion is not corporate policy. Some stores have real gamers employed.
linkratos  +   832d ago
No BestBuy is actually always pretty cool. I go to gamestop a lot and while most of the employees are great and some even joke about the systems, I run into some that just can't help themselves and you can tell are very anti-whatever system I was getting. It was earlier in the gen though, lately everyone is chill.
irish4life09  +   833d ago
@linkratos
no,not at all.in fact, most of us hate fellow employees with that kind of attitude towards brands and products.
linkratos  +   832d ago
cool I didn't mean BestBuy they're pretty much always cool. but sometimes you get some people that just seem very anti-whatever system I'm getting
Ck1x  +   833d ago
BestBuy employees are the reason that I go to GameStop in the first place. Someone putting their input into something you are planning to purchase is so annoying and half of the time they don't know what they are even talking about on top of it. I would like to wait until all the cards are on the table for WiiU before people call it a p.o.s! Funny how when 360 launched it had last gen multiplat games ported to it and the ps3 had old 360 games ported to that system as well. But now it's a crime because Nintendo is in the same situation right now
specialguest  +   833d ago
That's very odd that you stated the reason you go to GameStop instead of Best Buy. GameStop was notorious for their employees putting their input into something you are planning to buy in a bias sort of way.

I guess it's just a matter of which employee you encounter, since the same type of people who works for Best Buy could very well work for GameStop.
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Ethereal  +   833d ago
That's not an employee terminal. That's just a Best Buy PC on bestbuy.com. You can look up the same information up now.

@Ck1x "Someone putting their input into something you are planning to purchase is so annoying and half of the time they don't know what they are even talking about on top of it."

This does not apply to every employee =)
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Ck1x  +   833d ago
No and I get that, but its just been a common experience for me there! I understand that there are bad employees everywhere, none more prevalent than at Wal-Mart for sure...
numonex360  +   832d ago
There should be a choice that gamers can use Wii remote and are not forced to fork out an extra $200 for a Tablet controller.
$300 for the Wii U and $200 or $300 for the Tablet controller results in a hefty $500 or $600.

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