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Submitted by TrendyGamers 880d ago | opinion piece

Wii U Launch Predictions: A $299 Price Tag, Black Friday Release Date, 21 Games

Nintendo will reveal every single detail about the Wii U launch in either August or September, but we thought it would be fun to predict everything about the Wii U launch right now. From the price and release date to all of the launch titles, we cover it all.

- Trendy Gamers (Assassin's Creed III, Darksiders 2, Just Dance 4, Lego: City Undercover, Mass Effect 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Sonic And All-Stars Racing Transformed, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Wii U, ZombiU)

BringingTheThunder  +   881d ago
under $400 and i'll be getting one
Morrigan-Aensland  +   880d ago
It's quite ridiculous to be making prediction about a system launching this year. People have to be guessing pricing, specs, and games due to be launching on this console. Anyway, to each his own, I already own a Xbox and ps3 so ill pass on this hype train. I'll wait for ps4

King of Wii fanboys here. I'll wait for the underlings
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MostJadedGamer  +   880d ago
I think Nintendo is really having to rush to get the system out this year. Thats why theres been so few details.

Early adopters should be very cautious. Remember in 2005 when MS really rushed to get there system out, and there was a ton of problems with the hardware.
StraightedgeSES  +   880d ago
@Morrigan-Aensland it's funny how you talk about fanboys when you come on Nintendo articles and praise Sony
Morrigan-Aensland  +   880d ago
I don't praise Sony, I praise quality. I'm also a fangirl of quality. If your not a fan of quality then you might be a fan of rubbish.
rolandfurious  +   880d ago
Well said, MostJadedGamer. There will always be the day-one buyers, but I feel most people should be wary before making a big purchase like this, especially if Nintendo is going to rush it out. For myself, though the console looks very promising, I'll be waiting a bit to see how it performs in the market.
Rockoman16  +   880d ago
"It's quite ridiculous to be making prediction about a system launching this year"

Aaaaand i farted
WeskerChildReborned  +   880d ago
Same here, hopefully we get a release date soon though.
guitarded77  +   880d ago
Under $400 I may get one... I really want the $300 price point though because by the time you buy an the pro controller and a couple games, you're already at $400. I also need wands and navis since I sold my Wii, so add another $75. I plan to spend about $500 on launch day, and a $400 Wii U will limit the number of accessories and games I can get. $300 is the sweet spot.
MostJadedGamer  +   880d ago
I don't care if it was under $100 I would still wouldn't be getting one.
rolandfurious  +   880d ago
What if it was free? Would you accept it then?

;P
GamePodunk  +   881d ago
I think that's pretty spot-on.

There's almost no way Nintendo can sell it above $300 and I think they realize that as well.
TrendyGamers  +   881d ago
Yeah, they've said they didn't want to make the 3DS mistake again, so a $300 Wii U makes sense.
stuna1  +   880d ago
But the difference with that statement is we're talking a home console versus a handheld! People in general would be crazy to think there would only be a $50 difference in the two launch price! I really believe the WiiU launch price will true fully somewhere around $350 to $400 for starters.

Even though the 3ds had a price drop it still had the potential to sell for more than what they drop the price down too, what I!m saying is that it probably still would have sold well even at a price of $200
yabhero  +   880d ago
The could get away with anything under 350... It's is the first next console after all
Dlacy13g  +   880d ago
I believe the $299 price but no way do they release Black Friday. They will release 1 to 2 weeks prior ... releasing Black Friday could be a disaster given both MS and Sony will surely have some insane pricing bundles/deals going that day and all Nintendo will have is... the WiiU as standard cost. There wont be any Black Friday deals for the WiiU since it will have just launched... Just dont see it happening
MasterCornholio  +   880d ago
Knowing how Nintendo loves having a hefty profit margin, 300€ seems a bit low to me. Im predicting a 400€ launch price for the Wii U.

XperiaRay
Farsendor1  +   880d ago
you really think wiiu is going to have such modern technology that it needs to be at 400$ to make nintendo a profit?
yabhero  +   880d ago
Actually it could have modern tech more powerfully than PS3 and 360 by a 3-4 times and sell at 329.
ChunkyLover53  +   880d ago
It'll be $299, but it will release earlier in November. Wii U is going to be the most sought after present this year. I fully expect people buying them and selling them on Ebay for like $1000-$1500 just like the original Wii.
Jadedz  +   880d ago
Certain gamers, and Nintendo fans are onboard
If Nintendo can entice the Tablet market (lets assume they're casual gamers), then the Wii U will have a very successful launch.
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   880d ago
i predict a
ylwzx3  +   880d ago
black friday release date... thats about the only way they can generate any hype with it.
AO1JMM  +   880d ago
If it is 299 then I will get more games at launch than if it was 399 or more.
TruthbeTold  +   880d ago
While a November release seems likely since we still don't have much info on this thing and there will have to be time after the announcement of price and releases date, I think it is a big mistake for Nintendo to miss an October release since games like Assassins Creed 3 are coming out then. It takes a special and determined decision to wait an extra month like that for people who own the other HD consoles. Most people won't make that decision I think, and a great game and 3rd party support decision could pay the price.

The idea that Nintendo might be rushing to get it out even by November might have something to it. They did earlier detail the rush surrounding the 3DS release. A shame they weren't more prepared, when pretty much everyone in the industry (Developers, gamers, analysts) knew that whenever the Wii finally lost support, it would be a sudden and hard fall.

The tech is just too old in that machine for it to continually be among Nintendo's best revenue producers. The PS3 and 360 have the flexibility to keep adding on in meaningful ways. The Wii had 3rd party developers frustrated with its limitations even back in 2006.
Shnazzyone  +   880d ago
Black friday release?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

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