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Iwata: Wii U “likely” to cost more than $250

Wednesday, 8th June 2011 12:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has hinted that Wii U will cost more than $250 following its unveiling last night during the company’s E3 press conference.

Speaking to Nikkei, as translated by Bloomberg, Iwata said that the console will “likely” cost more than ¥20,000, which is £150 or $250 when converted into real money.

Wii’s launch price was £180 in the UK and $250 in the US in 2006.

In an interview with GTTV‘s Geoff Keighley, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime would have “fantastic value,” and that it’ll also have a “competitive value” as well.

No launch details for Wii U – such as price or launch timeline other than just 2012 – were announced

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6 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    250$? No way.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Strandli

    Not surprised. Except for the controller/tablet, I don’t see what is expensive here. They are after all selling a console with comparable graphics to consoles released in 2006.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they sold this thing at 250$ with a profit.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    Eurogamer on the other hand, is reporting that Mr. Iwata has said that the console will likely be priced over the $250 mark:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-06-08-iwata-wii-u-price-likely-over-USD250

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    LOL @ Zavvi; those clowns are advertising the console for £399.99 on preorder.

    http://www.zavvi.com/offers/e3/just-announced.list?utm_source=ENZ-_2087606848&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ENZ-_2087606848

    Likely a placeholder price but still :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Noodlemanny

    I wonder how much the ‘controller’ will cost. That’s got to take a big chunk out of that £150. Maybe because of this it’s not going to be included with the console… that would suck.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KL

    Is the controller too big or Iwata’s head too small? :P

    #6 4 years ago

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