Patcher would be surprised if Wii U was over $399
Everyone’s favorite analyst, Michael Pachter has said that it would surprise him if the Wii U launched with a price that was over $399. He also mentioned that the Wii U price “sweet spot” is $249.99.
“It would surprise me a lot if the Wii U cost more than $399.99, and I think that the sweet spot is $249.99. Pricing really depends upon where the other console bundles (PS3 with Move and 360 with Kinect) are priced at the time the Wii U launches, because people who don’t yet have a console are likely going to choose among the three offerings, and the biggest driver in the purchase decision is usually price.”
Price will definitely be an important factor in the Wii U’s launch, this was also noted by Square Enix’s Julian Merceron.
The price of the Wii U will be the subject of much rumour and speculation until Nintendo reveal what they mystery numbers are.
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