A very credible source has given an estimation of the value of the Nintendo WiiU, Ninento's new console.
$600? No way. At max, $400 would be reasonable if it was bundled with that controller.
400 is likely Nintendo rarely does too high. But that controller? Im guessing $100 each min so multiplayer won't come cheap.
It is only one controller per system, the rest have to use wiimotes.
Even with N policy to profit from day one, I can't see a $600 price-tag, even if those big-controllers sure look non-affordable :P
At $600, all the games better have a native resolution of 1080p and nothing less that 60fps. And I think it's been confirmed that they're not selling the controller seperately at all. If you want to buy another controller, you'll have to buy another console. I'm thinking it's going to be priced at $350 personally.
One controller per system?? Is that true? Man if so that's lame :/
It's gonna be $299.99. Extra controllers are gonna be $69.99. I don't know why people are predicting it to be more than $349.99.
If they released it at $600, they would have to be injecting cocaine straight into their brains or something. Even if its value was there, the symbolic $600 mark would be ruinous to its reception.
It's just a Place Holder Price tag, They basically thought it up to complete their listing How long will it take for all of us to realize this. Remember the NGP was priced at #999.99 at Gamestop. There is no way that "Wii U" would cost more than $400.
but all jokes aside 299 = the price. no if ands or buts.
Yeah, like it or not Nintendo will still have to compete with Sony and Microsoft. So, they cannot go much higher than $300 or they'll risk poor sales. Also, is it really true that there's only ONE controller per system and they're not selling additional ones? WTH, if so.
article only mentions Australian prices... Same place where a ps vita costs 348$ http://www.ebgames.com.au/
pfffft maybe with 4 of those controllers bundled.
if so nintendo will have two failed devices 3ds and wii U
They did say the didn't want to sell the next console at a loss.
didn't Nintendo say that the price will compete with other consoles?
LOL yeah outpacing the sales of PSP and DS must really be hurting them. trolls today.. Hint. when you troll, the point is to make Nintendo look bad, not make yourself look like a complete moron. you trolls tosday just cant seem to grasp that simple concept.
When the DS came out I thought it was a Nintendo 64 handheld. The only thing worth playing was something I had played before, I remember thinking something similar with the release of the GBA. Heck, I remember thinking that the PSP would come out on top and thinking I had backed the wrong horse. The 3DS will more then likely not be a failure in the long run. I'm also sure the Wii U wont be a failure either, I know I'll be buying one regardless of the price. Bought a PS3 for close to the same amount, why not Nintendo?
3DS a failure pff, people will claim 1 millon Psvs a success but close to 1 million 3DS in the spring time a failure... system with no games and support really flying off the shelves.. just because of the faith and trust people have in the company ... who else can do that but nintendo.
Yeah, quite true. Who else could sell this but Nintendo. I guess nobody. Apple, maybe. LOL
it will be $400, unless it doesn't have bluray, then it might even be cheaper.
It's already confirmed to not support blu-ray but it's still gonna cost $500.
I expect $350 Might be high hopes but if Sony can release vita for 250, I don't see why this can't be done for 350
600 wow that's a lot of money
If this is true, Nintendo just signed its own death warrant. No wonder Reggie kept talking about "value" yesterday ...
Doubt it since Reggie himself said they were going to have a "Competitive" price I guess the editor was to retarded to hear that part
I would take Nintendo over 360 anyday.
Talk is speculating $350-$400, not $600.
way to expensive and doubt it. unless they have a Killer launch lineup and shows me that it blows away my PS3 and 360.... I will wait..
I can easily see this being priced at $399.99 with various bundles.
They are probably thinking; If Sony can get away with it, they can too??
$299.99 to $349.99, tops!
These rumors come from black holes I swear they're not pricing it 600$ where they get this stuff from.
I'm guessing $400 and Nintendo is going to emphasize the fact that it's a next gen console. When the PS4/720 come out I expect a price drop so the Wii U stays the cheapest system at $350, no way either of those two are going to retail for $300.
I don't think Nintendo is arrogant enough to make the same mistake Sony made on the PS3's launch. Just in case they are, I better start saving up. Here's hoping they don't remove features until it's no longer worth $600 (If they choose to price it at $600). 7_7
oh no ouch! That will set nintendo on a path to failure. I can understand how sony can get away with it with the ps3 but that was a much richer more featured system.
That's such a misleading article and it looks like most of you fell for it. They are talking about what it will probably cost in Australia. Everything gaming related is ridiculously overpriced in AU. It will most likely be $300 U.S. dollars. Maybe $250 if we're lucky but I doubt it.
Nintendo already stated that it will be priced competitively with the PS3 and 360. No way in hell this thing is %600
And i Qoute (Reggie "Absolutely" Fils-Aime has promised the Wii U device will offer "fantastic" value for money. The Nintendo of America boss was speaking in an interview with GameTrailers. When asked whether Wii U will be priced competitively with PS3 and Xbox 360 he replied, predictably, "Absolutely." He added, "What I want to focus on is, is it going to offer the consumer a competitive value when it comes out? And the answer is," wait for it, "absolutely." Pressed for further info on a price, Fils-Aime was having none of it. "You're talking price and I'm talking value," he said. "What I'm saying is that it's going to have a fantastic value - value defined as what you get, all of these great new experiences for what you pay, is going to be absolutely competitive.) there is interviews with them about it, SO i call bull
i wont get it even if it was for 299
wait are you insane people no more then $299 the console is not next gen and i mean tech wise is like a 360 or ps3 at best and the controller is $99 i cant belive that the so call hard core people is getting exited about this 7 year old hardware im sorry but i dont call that hard core 360 is 7 years old and it haves same tech looks like same cpu and maybe a little better gpu so for me no thanks cheap nintendo i like the idea of the controller but im already tired of this gen grafix yes i have ps3 2 and yes i pleyd uncharted 1 2 and killzone 2 3 amazing charaters horrible textures on everything alse
Well here in the UK, Zavvi have it listed for pre-order at £399. No way I'll touch it at that price. Sauce: http://www.zavvi.com/games/...
I agree, £300 at the most.
Maybe the controller is worth $100 but the console, with dated internals, is about $200. So $300 is not so unreasonable. My guess is $349.
I'm seeing 400-450 on this thing. If they're using their own media format and including whatever's necessary to work with the new controller, it's likely to cost about 500-600 to make. Nintendo isn't likely to price it that high, but dropping it in the 350 range would be too much of a loss per system.
WHY THE HELL THEY LET THEM POST SOME DUMB crap analyst price point like this on here!? Why would Nintendo charge 600$?
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