Slash Gear’s Don Reisinger, the same person who said Wii U is in deep trouble, claims Wii U games, which are priced at $59.99, are too expensive. For that main concern, Reisinger is trying to convince people to not pre-order Nintendo’s upcoming console.
Although most PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games initially cost $59.99, Resigner thinks Wii U games should be priced less because their graphics “really don’t seem all that much better” than the graphics of games for current generation consoles.
Chief among those concerns is how much the Wii U’s games will cost. Nintendo has said that its console will have about 50 games available to customers between launch day and the end of March, and it has even said that a new Super Mario game will be available, but those titles will cost $60.
That’s a problem. Nintendo customers have been conditioned to pay less for games for the last two generations. Now they’re paying the same as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 customers for graphics that really don’t seem all that much better than what we’ve seen to this point? That’s a problem if I’ve ever seen one.
But it’s not just that. The Wii U will undoubtedly offer up better graphics than its predecessor, but there is real concern that it won’t be that much of a step up over the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. In fact, many of the games that are available on those other devices are now coming to the Wii U as simple ports. That’s not exactly the most reassuring news to people who are considering plunking down $300 or $350, plus games, to buy a console.