Trade magazine MCV recently interviewed a number of key retailers in the UK to get their opinions about the Nintendo NX reports we have heard. The retailers feel that the portable console needs to be priced in the £150-£200 range in order for it to be a hit with consumers. We’ve already heard sources say today that the system isn’t really meant for potential PlayStation 4 and Xbox owners and is set to be marketed to entice smartphone owners.
“The games industry sorely misses a strong Nintendo,” said one major buyer. “If the NX reports are true, I’m optimistic. But only if the machine is significantly cheaper than PS4 and Xbox One.”
Another retail boss added: “NX could be exactly what the market needs. A £150 to £200 price point would guarantee a far stronger start than either the Wii U or 3DS.”