EB Games confirms $600 Wii U price tag purely speculative

Tuesday, 24th January 2012 23:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

An EB Games Australia representative said a whopping local price tag for the Wii U added to the retailer’s website in December is a placeholder.

The representative noted both that the price is “subject to change”, and that it’s “not even in [the store accessible] system yet”.

EB Games Australia was the first of the major local retailers to put a tentative price on the Wii U in Australia late last year, plumping for AUD $598 (€480/£400/$627). Australian games and hardware prices are typically higher than international levels, even after currency conversion.

The Wii U is expected to launch during 2012 after a full reveal at E3, and is expected to have similar specifications to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, comparable models and bundles of which run from $400-$475 depending on the retailer.



  1. L.O.R.D

    599 US Dollars
    Giant Enemy Crab , attack his week point for massive damage

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lightmanone

    If it’s going to be more then €350, then I am not buying it at launch.. Would be the first Nintendo thing in 10 years that I won’t be buying at launch….

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Sini

    They’re half way there, now they need to make sure the specs are on par with ps4. If they think they release 360 1.5 for $599 and I’ll buy they’re fucking delusional.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. polygem

    @2: same here. i actually thought about how nintendo will price the wiiu and i thought 350 Euro would be good pricing for it. i would pick one up at launch. 1 or 2 launchtitles as well. wouldn´t spent more than 400 Euro for the console plus 1 or 2 games.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    Seeing the trend of the 3ds, ps3 and now vita, i doubt this price point, i think it will not cost more than 350$, but hey humans are the only animal that stumbles on the same rock twice, so who knows.

    #6 3 years ago

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