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Wii U games to average around AUD$80 – rumour

Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 03:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

An Australian retail leak suggests local pricing for Wii U games may sit comfortably below those of rival consoles.

Vooks cites a memo from an unnamed retailer for news that first and third-party Wii U games have been priced, with consumer-facing confirmation to come soon.

The site has prices for a number of games, with the majority of triple-A titles sitting at the $80 mark, with the notable exception of Call of Duty – generally more expensive than other releases, regardless of platform – and Skylanders, which comes with a physical peripheral.

Here’s the list so far:

  • $59.95 – Game Party Champions
  • $69.95 – Tank Tank Tank!, 007 Legends, Transformers Prime, Rise of the Guardians, Family Party, Ben 10
  • $79.95 – Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, New Super Mario Bros 2, Nintendo Land
  • $99.95 – Skylanders (starter pack)
  • $109.95 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

3DS games usually carry an RRP of about $70, while PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases hover around the $90 point.

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  1. Lightmanone

    It still is more expensive then the Wii games, even at launch. (I don’t know how much it is in ASD, or even in GBP, but i do know in Euro)
    at launch, Twilight Princess got me 50 euro’s poorer, and according to these figueres, New Super Mario Bros 2 will set me back 60 euro’s or even more. I think that’s quite allot of money.

    But it’s not the third party games that will make the difference in sales.
    It’s the first party games.. and at this moment, Nintendo could do allot better.

    If they wanna come out of the red marks, they better start announcing and bringing out allot of Grade A+ titles real soon, or else not 2012, but even 2013 will go in the books with red numbers all over the board.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    A good thing to happen. Lower prices always help.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    Black Ops 2…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Showmeyomoves!

    I hope that translates to 50 EUR. Amazon.de currently has Wii U games ranging from 50 EUR (Rayman Legends) to 70 EUR (NSMB U).

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CyberMarco

    Well, in Greece they start from 40€ and go up to 60€.
    http://www.skroutz.gr/c/1386/wii_u_games.html?from=catspan&keyphrase=wii+u

    #5 2 years ago