In Carrefour, biggest french mall, they are prereserving WiiU at 450€.
It sounds very unlikely, as Nintendo consoles were never that expensive. At the other hand, it might be likely, as the controller looks really expensive to make.
Yeah, if anything its because of the controller. I can actually see this price tag being accurate to a degree.
I think you're over estimating the BOM for a controller such as that. There are full blown tablets with 1ghz+ processors and 500mb+ ram, sd card slot, WiFi, HDMI port, Bluetooth etc that sell at retail for around $100. This controller is going to be much less powerful than that, plus it has a much smaller, and therefore cheaper screen. It probably costs them something like $30-50 to make each controller so if sold separately from the console expect around $100 per controller.
The controller can't be that much. It's supposed to be a single-touch, resistive touch screen. That's like the cheapest type of touch screen you can make. If it's 450 euros (Which I highly doubt. That's like $600. It's probably just a place-holder like they did with the vita), then it will be because everyone underestimated the components of the console.
Well it better be a lot more powerful than 360 and PS3 if its that price
Indeed! The latest rumours better not be true (That it's on par with the 360) I'm not really the guy who cares about graphics, but I don't wanna see Nintendo being a step behind again
@TheHungryPizza Sure like that can't be made by the PS3 or 360. Remember Project Natal Milo ? Yeah... companies lie.
it's an estimated price. But ... for Europeans it will be a kick in the nuts. 450 dollar is usually translated to 450 euro. which is in return 606.60 dollars Thanks ridiculous pricing systems. Please die in a fire.
I've always paid $300+ for a launched Nintendo console, but I'm not going over $400. I might this time, though xd
I pay that much or more as well since I usually get a few games with my new Nintendo system. Really though, the Wii is the first Nintendo home console to break the $199 launch price in NA. I see the Wii U priced at $250-$300.....hopefully.
i'd pay 450 dollars if it did turn out to be that. no more though, that's bordering on the limit. considering in my state that would be around 477 dollars with tax, plus a game to play, would put you well over 500 dollars.
There is no way its over 350, if its specs are high then this is ok, but it seems unrealistic for a nitendo console.
ITS OVER 9000!!!!!
haha that was awesome.
Placeholder, remember that the Vita was listed at $999 at one time.
@TheHungryPizza Nintendo said themselves last month that Zelda on the WiiU wont look like the tech demo shown at E3 2011. They said it will look great but wont match the graphics of the tech demo.
Nice way of taking it out of context. They said that no one should consider that to be the final direction for the next zelda game. They said to expect a different direction from what you saw. This is obviously regarding the ART-direction. You are implying it won't render at the quality of that tech-demo. We don't know that but that's certainly not what the developer said.
So was the tech demo running in real time on the WiiU? If so I stand corrected
It was yes.
£450? No way impossible! Wii U price is $250 $300 usd
Euros not pounds, but it's still very expensive.
[url] http://www.gamefaqs.com/boa... It's a place holder, Nintendo didn't sell any wii u's to stores. Why the freak out people?
Nintendo fanboys might still buy it for this price, then Nintendo will do a price drop and a redesign and give them 10 digital old games for free.
I was expecting around the £299 maby slightly over, wii was around £180 on release so the wii U would sit right at about £299, ps3 was around £460, im afraid to think what price the ps4 / box will be
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