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Nintendo reveals official Wii U release date and price

This morning, Nintendo held a preview event in New York dedicated to the Wii U, during which the long-awaited price and release date of the system were finally revealed, in addition to a slew of information on games coming to it.

Nintendo to reveal price in September, says Analyst

An EEDAR analyst, Jesse Divnich, has told NowGamer that he expects Nintendo to release the details of the Wii U price in September. I would expect Nintendo to make some form of an official announcement in September, likely around (but not at) the Tokyo Game Show. Nintendo have been very silent about the price of [...]

Wal-Mart sets Wii U price at $350

  While I’m not sure how much stock you can put in Wal-Mart for making reliable pricing at this point in time, this is still something to go on to help in confirming how much the Wii U may cost in the end. It’s also worth noting that the original Wii’s price was set by Wal-Mart [...]

Full digital downloads but no pricing at E3

During an earnings briefing today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that they are planning full digital game distribution for the Wii U. These digital download titles will be available the same day as the retail versions. Consumers will also be able to buy digital software from retailers who will then issue a 16 digit code which would [...]

Wii U rumored to cost around $300

With the Wii U’s development cost being rumored at approximately $180 per unit, including controller components, an anonymous source indicates that it may come to retail at no less than $300, a higher mark on the price chart than Nintendo are known for. Nintendo’s new controller for the console is valued at roughly $50, making up [...]

70 Wii U games in development and other E3 2012 rumours

Forget The Box, from whom we’ve heard that the Wii U might feature eReader-like capabilities and that Nintendo are working on at least three new franchises for the console, have another batch of Wii U rumours for us, this time regarding what we can expect to see of the console at E3 2012. According to their [...]

Pachter: “Nintendo is in disarray”

Love him or hate him, Michael Pachter has been sharing more thoughts on Nintendo’s handling of the Wii U. During his keynote at the Ayzenburg A-list Summit 2012, Pachter mentioned that he believes that Nintendo have “blown it” by not telling people what the price is going to be and that Nintendo have to launch [...]

Reggie talks Wii U target audience & Wii game transfers

Reggie firmly believes that the Wii and Wii U will cater to entirely different audiences from this point onwards, which he hopes will enable the two consoles to co-exist peacefully “for some time”. Citing the new $149.99 price point the Wii now sells at as the key factor in reaching an “expanded demographic”. And it [...]

Iwata fears consumers will wait for Wii U price drop

The 3DS price cut has caused quite a buzz among the media, with the 3DS price set to drop from $250 to $170. Iwata is concerned that this will make people wait for a Wii U price drop before buying the console. “With regard to the influence on the Wii U, what we have to [...]

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. [...]