Wii U To Be Priced At $299 In North America And 20,000 Yen In Japan?

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An unnamed source at Wii U Daily has told the publication that Wii U will retail for $299.99 when it arrives in North America sometime after E3 this year. Nintendo will apparently price the Wii U at $299 in the US, 299 Euro’s in Europe, and 20,000 Yen in Japan. Nintendo has previously stated that they will try to keep the pricing in-line with both the Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3.

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  1. Nintendo4Ever says:

    First

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    1. Math says:

      Why, don’t you actually comment?

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      1. gaviN says:

        because he’s a bender ?

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      2. Anonymous says:

        “First” We think “Wanker” fuck off & die seriously.

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      3. Nintendo4Ever says:

        i did smart ass look down in the comments

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        1. Anonymous says:

          Next time make THAT your “First” instead of just being a 12 year old fucking “Belieber maturity” prick. Act your age ffs.

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      4. The-Bastard says:

        The Better question is…
        Why did he bother to comment at all in a first place?

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    2. Firesplitter says:

      *Reset* First! I bet you’re jellier than jellybeans right now.

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      1. Nintendo4Ever says:

        “undo” first again

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        1. Firesplitter says:

          Two can play that game sir…

          *undo again*

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          1. Anonymous says:

            Not an anti undo shield though

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            1. JamieLeeArzola says:

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              1. Anon says:

                *Brings Chuck Norris over*

                First!

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                1. JamieLeeArzola says:

                  Am I able to make a Chuck Norris Taming device??
                  *Builds*
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                  1. Anonymous says:

                    Beavis and butthead. ‘Nuff said, discussionn over, can’t top that, and y’all know it.

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  2. Tazzzzza says:

    so I’m guessing it’ll be about….$499 AU?

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    1. Firesplitter says:

      More like $9001… But I get your point…

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      1. Gary says:

        It’s OVER 9000!!!!!…sorry had to

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        1. Anonymous says:

          Nobody blames you, you just got the setup, so it’s a good thang ya know.

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        2. Daniel J says:

          What 9000!!

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          1. LeonHinomoto says:

            That can’t be right!

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  3. Platitudinous says:

    Sounds reasonable.

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  4. Dixavd says:

    That’s low, Seems so oddly low that I don’t think someone would even make a rumour like that since loads of people won’t believe it. Weird.

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    1. Jrod_64 says:

      Exactly my reaction. $300 is too low. That’s only $50 more what a Wii & 3DS was at launch. I think $350 is the sweet spot. Not too much but not too low either.

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      1. Anonymous says:

        Would you rather pay 50 more bucks? For what we’ve seen at E3, this is really reasonable. It’s gonna be like the Wii’s launch. Not too expensive so they sell more.

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    2. Anonymous says:

      The price is just about right. $299 for two reasons: 1. They are Nintendo and always try to provide a cheaper price to sell more. 2. They just overpriced the 3DS and now they’re afraid of ruining the Wii U’s launch by overpricing it.

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      1. S4ev3r says:

        This.

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      2. Stephan says:

        I don’t think 299.99 is too low, either. Reguardless of what anyone has speculated about concerning the Wii U technical specification’s and hardware, that’s all we have. Speculation. Until someone cracks open a Wii U console, we just don’t have any solid evidence on what kind of power the Wii U will have. My bet for sake of humor? 360/PS3 x 1.5 power-wise, $299.99. For a general market view, it would be advantagous of Nintendo to not exceed the 299.99 price point, unless the Wii U is actually packing heat. That *may* be justifiable (in my book).

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        1. Jrod_64 says:

          Respect your opinions but @Anon this is a HD console we are taking about not a handheld. And if rumors are true (there’s been many) that’s it’s more powerful than both the PS3 and XBox AND the tablet, then $300 is a steal for me. Only Nintendo knows but if they do indeed price it @ $300 then I’ll smiling my way out the store knowing I got a deal. Like I said $350 sounds reasonable.

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  5. alexis says:

    lies i don’t think it will cost the same as an xbox if it’s way better than one

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    1. Isaias says:

      confirmed :D

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      1. The awesome man says:

        Na! Xbox is Better I think :) But the Wii U looks AWESOME!!! I haven’t seen enough of it though

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        1. Gary says:

          How can you think Xbox is better? you haven’t touched a Wii U

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        2. Well I won’t hate your opinion….unless you’re talking about the 360 Xbox, because that is single handedly the worst system I’ve ever owned, regular Xbox was awesome, 360 is horrible.

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  6. Mido says:

    I dont care about the failure that is the euro, could you tell me what it is in £’s?

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    1. Joseph says:

      £188, but Nintendo may price it at £200 – £250

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      1. Mido says:

        Thanks, still reasonable. :)

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        1. Anonymous says:

          €299 equals to about £280 in British pounds.

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          1. Anonymous says:

            plus 20% tax!

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      2. for gods sake says:

        Me thinks £299 which is still cheap compared to a ps3 at launch.

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    2. Anonymous says:

      It would have been quicker to google “300 euro in pounds”

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    3. Firesplitter says:

      Just because something is cheaper it doesn’t mean it’s worser… Just compare PS3 and Wii for example.

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      1. Anonymous says:

        Bad / worse / worst
        ——^^^^^^^^^————-
        not worser

        and the PS3 can play nicer games, but that is just the hardware.

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        1. Really, it can? And you’ve played a WiiU to have a comparison to this huh?

          Bullshit statement is bullshit.

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      2. for gods sake says:

        English Fail

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  7. Anonymous says:

    June needs to come sooner!

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  8. Sousou says:

    That’s not fair !! 299€ = 398,007$ !!

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    1. Anonymous says:

      No, actually it is 299€ = 398.5371$

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      1. Sousou says:

        Well the value changes a lot so we can’t really know. but still, it’s around 398$ and that’s not fair !

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        1. Anonymous says:

          but if We order in america^^^^we saved some money^^

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  9. Nintendo4Ever says:

    i would love the Wii U to be priced at this price

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  10. James says:

    $299 is a good price in my opinion, a very good price for a new console.

    599 us dollars 599 us dollars 599 us dollars 599 us dollars

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Thats somewhat of a reasonable price. I’m probably gonna buy it.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    It makes me furious that 299$ is 299e. Anyways, I’m ok with the 300e price tag. Could be worse.

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    1. peteriuss says:

      idiot u are paying 75 euros more than u.s.a.

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    2. for gods sake says:

      and 299$ becomes £299. so stop moaning

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  13. alexis says:

    i’m still guessing it’ll be at 4oo$

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  14. Nick says:

    Unnamed source. >_>

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    1. dajam9035 says:

      ^this^

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Low? But good.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Here in mex it’s already priced for per order at 5000$ (local money) with a conversion ratio of 1 dollar = 20$ here so that would mean wii u could be priced in us at 250 dollars. That sounds really reasonable considering here the ps3 was launched at a price of 10000$ mexican pesos.

    But since price is marked as no confirmed it could go straight up to 300$ dollars (and 6000$ pesos) so I woul consider the wii u pricing between 250-300 dollars

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    1. I think it could even go up to $7000MXP

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    2. Anonymous says:

      It’s not already priced here in mexico. All the stores that have it for pre order have stated that the final price is not confirmed and the only ask you for $500mx. It doesn’t mean anything, they could put a price of $7,000mx as they did with the 3DS, it was $250 US at launch here it was $6,000mx. So my guess is that the Wii U price will be around $6,000 – $7,000mx if it is priced $300 US on North America. So sad :(

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  17. Anonymous says:

    sera entonces unos $6000 mx

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  18. ∩!!M says:

    Wow! Japan’s price will be lower than anywhere else. ¥20,000 -> $246.31

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    1. Sousou says:

      Maybe because Nintendo is a Japanese company ? Who knows !

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      1. No, the majority people in Japan doesn’t earn that much. It must be in a price where people can buy it

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    2. peteriuss says:

      No shipping, dipshit.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Thats what your mom was saying after i doggy styled her into submission.

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      1. Anonymous says:

        Look pervert……FUCK OFF SOMEWHERE ELSE. SOMEWHERE WHO CARES

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        1. JamieLeeArzola says:

          LOL at pervert Much lols indeed…

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  19. StarJordan10 says:

    Seems reasonable enough, but I expected it be higher. Hm.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    $300? Not bad! I’m still getting it no matter what. Least I’ll have money to purchase games at launch.

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  21. Lance Energy says:

    Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata stated that the Wii U is likely to be priced over 20,000 yen (roughly $250). This was revealed a recent interview with the Nikkei newspaper in Japan, where he stated that the cost of the new console is unlikely to sell for the same price as the Wii .

    The Wii currently retails for 20,000 yen in Japan and originally launched for 25,000 yen.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      This sounds about right. UK always gets saddled with rest of EU foreigners translation costs. Meaning a disproportionate £ for $ rate.

      Works out at £187 and £155 respectively.

      I bet us mugs in UK will be extorted £250

      These pricing rip offs are one many reasons we want OUT of the EU. Otherwise we’d be paying same as Americans -an actual fair price for once!

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      1. Soap Mactavish says:

        Thats one of the reasons living here sucks.

        We have to pay the equivalent of $310 US for a PSV… Everything in the UK is a rip-off, PS3 games typically launch at £50 equivalent to $80 US, amazon is not really any cheeper to.

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        1. Anonymous says:

          Well do something about it and vote UKIP in the next election so we can leave the shitty Euro.

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  22. alexis says:

    if its at that price than nintendo must be the most nice and generous company ever because this obvious that this cost way more to make then a ps3 or xbox and they sell it at lowest price they can

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  23. DunDee910 says:

    As customary, the profit lies in the games and accessories. My guess is controller pad at $99 and games at $60. You can expect Nintendo to make their profit here. I’ll still be getting one.

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  24. Patcher probably said that its selling for 299 so he could troll us all when the real price of 599 comes out

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    1. The man with no name says:

      ^^^^This LOL

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    2. Anonymous says:

      If you’re talking about US dollars then $599 would be downright outrageous. Nintendo would never price something that high. $299 will most likely be the price.

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  25. Gamer Greg says:

    I truly hope so! This also means we may have trouble finding one though.

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  26. peteriuss says:

    Thieving bastards charging so much more for Europe. If this is the case if could be the first Nintendo console I don’t preorder and I’ve had em all on release date since gba sp.

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    1. Mido says:

      £188 is thievery? If so, rob me blind Nintendo.

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      1. Anonymous says:

        I honestly don’t mind paying £30 for the added EU foreign languages, but you and I both know full well it’ll be the £250 “because we can” charge, and they’ll use the same “language cost” excuse every other platform also uses to extort the UK.

        The major irony is that most Non-English EU countries speak brilliant English!. So why are companies like Nintendo even bothering with the cost, then forcing it onto UK consumers? Laziness & neglect.

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      2. peteriuss says:

        its not 188gbp though its 299euro = 248gbp. meaning 60pounds more for uk and 75euros more. theiving fucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Sanic says:

    i dont know about that price, so far i haven’t seen anything in the actual system to drop 300$ on, only games but ehh

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  28. uPadWatcher says:

    The price seems to be just right in my perspective… however, I was thinking that Nintendo’s newest system will price somewhere between $349.99 and $399.99 US. I’m sure Iwata-san and The Reg-inator will make an epic impact once the new system drops the A-Bomb and release titles from Nintendo and their 3rd party publishers.

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  29. DaVince says:

    Don’t publish rumours. Publish news.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Pretty sure all gaming websites publish rumors kotaku,ign,g4 etc so cry somewhere else.

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    2. peteriuss says:

      faggot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. Anon says:

      Nice pic. It makes u look innocent

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  30. Firesplitter says:

    So that’ll be the price for it without the new controller? I bet the dition with the new controller will cost atleast 100$ more. And it will be worth it!

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  31. Nintendo4Ever says:

    will pre order mine as soon as a price is officially announced

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    1. Firesplitter says:

      Preordered it long ago :) *ihavenoregrets*

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      1. Nintendo4Ever says:

        waiting for game stop to start taking preorders

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  32. luishi says:

    I love it when people get mad about the “first” comment… Its so amusing

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Why are you another fucking douche? Or IS it true then, that Wii platform truly IS for kids?? Imbeciles who put shite like “FIrst” AND THEIR DEFENDERS certainly to prove it.

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      1. Nintendo4Ever says:

        i like messsing with people i want to see the drama, mother fucking dipshit!

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        1. Anonymous says:

          You’re a dickhead. Plain and simple. Not big, OR CLEVER, it’s been done a million times by every other personality-less drone out there.

          You’re boring, tedious, unintelligent, and fucking immature. JUST fuck off, or grow up.

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          1. Anonymous says:

            Do you think you’re a big man behind a keyboard you faceless cowardly motherfucker,suck my humongous dick.

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          2. Nintendo4Ever says:

            thats immature dumb ass.

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            1. Anon says:

              Hey, the guy above you told him to suck his dick… DO IT >:D!

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    2. powerman says:

      lol thats the reason i say first sometimes

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      1. Anonymous says:

        Well then you’re a fucking silly little prick. Fuck off and die.

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  33. devilaneudy says:

    Another reason why I’m more of a nintendo man. The price looks fair.

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  34. Fortitude says:

    That is really the perfect price point – the sweet spot. If they do in fact release it at that price, it’s guaranteed to sell like crack in Detroit.

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    1. peteriuss says:

      got any spare crack? i’ll suck yo cock.

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      1. Anon says:

        fuck off

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  35. someone says:

    reasonable to say the least. very reasonable considering the economy we live in these days $300 ain’t that bad to drop on a console. i’m still anticipating the game prices, will Nintendo follow suit an raise the game price $60 or stay to their usual $50 price tags. yea its a $10 difference but with (what i’m probally guessing) 10-20 games at launch it adds up

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    1. someone says:

      “raise the price to 60$” typo

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  36. Day 1 purchase! itll be day 1 so long as it doesnt go above 349.99!

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    1. Nintendo4Ever says:

      same here i hope my gamstop has a midnight launch i will wait in line.

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  37. elgato_8569 says:

    This rumor comes from the same people who made a big deal out of the specs rumor of having 768mb of eRAM and made it look like it was too little. They didn’t know what that meant, so I wouldn’t really trust them at all if I were you.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Yes, exactly.
      And 20,000Yen, lol, thats cheaper than when 3ds was launch @25,000Yen.

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      1. Anonymous says:

        It’s funny to me. When I see something like “20,000 Yen”, I’m like, “YOU NEED TO BE RICH TO BUY THAT!” Only to remember just how much a Yen is…….

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  38. Anonymous says:

    eh i think it will be a little higher like 350 but who’s know will find out at E3

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  39. Anonymous says:

    I always believed this would be the price. Nintendo never wants to overprice their consoles and that’s why sometimes they lack some features, to provide a better price for the consumer. There is just no way that Nintendo making it more that $299 since they just recently noticed what happened with the $249 price on the 3DS. This time around they are very cautious to not any mistakes for the Wii U’s launch.

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  40. venomhotboy says:

    If this price is real then we Jamaicans can get the wii after re stock. Cause we all know that it is gonna be sold out in the first week of release.

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  41. venomhotboy says:

    I meant WII U…. “need an edit button here”

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  42. Nice! At that price I may just buy one

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  43. With the memory card and the accessories, I paid more for my Vita. Since WiiU will most likely REQUIRE neither, this is excellent news!

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    1. peteriuss says:

      you’re hair sucks ass.

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      1. Mido says:

        Your, not you’re.

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        1. peteriuss says:

          Sad man

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  44. So with VAT and general greed from suppliers/games stores, ot will be around £400 lol :-/

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    1. peteriuss says:

      exectly bretherin

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  45. peteriuss says:

    Exectly Brethren

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    1. peteriuss says:

      damn it all to hell theiving ninty charging 75 more euros than those lucky as ever americans. dont they know about the eurozone crisis here in dah greece. me gets old skool xbox 360 nows.

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      1. JapanFan says:

        Dude. You lucky Europeans always get games first, if we Americans even get then at all.

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  46. magi says:

    $299? There is simply no way this is true. That is simply too good to be true. It would be F**KING AWESOME if it WAS true….but I don’t believe it for a minute.

    A reasonable price? This is a GODLY price guys.

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    1. peteriuss says:

      except for europe, we get ass raped. well not i good sir.

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  47. Saul Goodman says:

    I could buy 8.5 raspberry pi

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    1. peteriuss says:

      can you launder some drug cash for me bro?

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  48. croxynd says:

    sounds good to me.

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  49. TurtShadow says:

    sounds like a reasonable pricing!

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  50. Alex says:

    Sounds good! Only the Dollar, Euro at 1 = 1 would be a sad thing.

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  51. Maggots says:

    i’d pay $400 if they added another GPU or upgraded the gfx card

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  52. Mike S says:

    YES :D

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  53. yusuf says:

    ill just wait for a price drop cause i got a ps3 3 months ago

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  54. Damn, Nintendo. You’re practically giving everyone in the US a Wii-U. I mean, just $300? I guess when you take out multimedia stuff like DVDs and Blu-Ray it should cost a lot less, but still.

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  55. Meelow100 says:

    Personally I think it will be between $300-400.

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  56. Etecoons and Dachoras says:

    I wish people would stop taking this as fact. It’s still a rumor. We won’t know the official price until E3, maybe even after that.

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  57. ninfreak says:

    I expect $299 for console for sure, maybe $349 but no more than that. And I also expect a second controller to cost somewhere between $79 and $99. That’s my prediction, mark my words for when it happens!

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    1. chibikage89 says:

      I’d expect the controller to cost around $50 to $75 instead. Gotta keep in mind that the console will be doing most of the work like processing so the controller won’t have much to do.

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  58. chibikage89 says:

    I think that’s a fair price.

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  59. jake says:

    I just don’t understand how there is people in the comments complaining that it isn’t so expensive. Nintendo is pricing it like that to get MORE profit.

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  60. Daniel J says:

    Higher Price Sell Less and Lower Price Sells more.
    This is what we want. We want to spend less for our products.

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  61. WII U WII U WII U (SIRION!) says:

    Sounds to cheep and $50 more then pachters bulls**t. I believe its going to be $329

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  62. Air says:

    I don’t think Nintendo has decided on a price yet.

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  63. RandomTechUniversity says:

    I personally think that price is too low, considering the fact that Nintendo has made it clear that the Wii U will be priced way higher than the Wii. But still, I hope it’s true, so I doesn’t a huge whole in my wallet.

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  64. donzaloog says:

    A lot of people would be ecstatic if this were the real price. I think $299 is a steal for this next gen console. We can only hope it’s true.

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  65. Anonymous says:

    $299 is great for me. $349 would be the max for me.

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  66. Tyler says:

    Oh I so hope this is true! If it is than Nintendo will own the next generation again. This is a great price for the casual family of gamers to pick it up which was the backbone of the Wii’s sales. I will instantly pre-order this once it becomes official.

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  67. elfamis says:

    I agree with you.
    Can not wait for the oficial price.

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  68. I doubt that is true, if it is then the only chance we will have one on launch day is if Pikmin is a launch game, saying that were in the same mind regardless of the price, not getting another Nintendo console with no games…but at 299 there’s a high chance we simly will wait it out for a year or so.

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  69. Vappyvap says:

    HNNNNG GOD

    I’M THROWING MY MONEY AT THE SCREEN AND IT’S NOT DOING ANYTHING

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  70. Anonymous says:

    Wow that’s cool

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  71. Anonymous says:

    Having the Wii U at $299.99 isn’t unreasonable because: 1. Nintendo dosen’t want to overprice it because of the 3DS’s price failure. 2. Xbox and Playstation are on a similar level of the Wii U and are around $300 as well, so they would be at around the same price level for a similar ranging audience. 3. Nintendo is known to make consoles for a cheap price (except for the 3DS, obviously).

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