UK retailer pins £399 price point on Wii U

UK retailer Zavvi has priced Wii U at £399.85, pinning a 20th July 2012 release date on Nintendo's next console.

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iamnsuperman2781d ago (Edited 2781d ago )

They best not. £400 is way to much. I guess Zavvi did this to cover their tracks. Retailers (for example Game) tend not to charge you if you preorder something and the price goes up but give you money back if the price goes down. So just covering themselves just in case the price does go into the 300-400(max)range.

maawdawg2781d ago

That is equivalent to $650 right now. Nintendo is crazy if they think that is a good idea.

iamnsuperman2781d ago

bear in mind things sold in the US are often cheaper (Taxes, import costs) but yes expensive. I think its just Zavvi covering themselves.

fei-hung2780d ago

i think it is the controller which is bumping the price up. The specs on that controller must be pretty cool if it can do all that they say it can.

Shadow Flare2780d ago (Edited 2780d ago )

The PS3 was £425 at launch in the uk. Those WiiU controllers seem pricey though so I imagine they add on the costs. That's too expensive though

sikbeta2780d ago

I can't be that much, sure it's speculation, but if I have to be honest, those [email protected] controllers look expensive...

Ju2780d ago

That usually translates to Eur. 400, or something in the range of $400 in the US (or 450). Pricing usually is not bound to a simple exchange ratio. Sounds about right to me. And yet, too high.

Wh15ky2780d ago


"I think it is the controller which is bumping the price up."

I agree, although I don't think the console will cost as much as £399.99 but one thing is for sure: the console will only come with one controller.

Therefore, another big question is - How much will the stand alone controllers cost?

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Kran2781d ago


Ummmmmmmmmm..... yeah...

news4geeks2780d ago

don't worry Kran, they just do this so as to not undercharge. There's no way this junk is gonna be priced like that.

xtreampro_REVENGE!2781d ago (Edited 2780d ago )

AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! You gotta be joking with that sheet!

Nate-Dog2781d ago

It won't happen. It'll still be more expensive in UK/EU than in NA (as always) but yeah, won't be that much.

VampiricDragon2781d ago

These are all just estimates people

Nintendo hasnt revealed anything regarding a price.

Dont go overboard

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