Will Nintendo reveal the Wii U's price tag at E3? Apparently, the answer is no.
During a recent investors meeting, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed the answer to whether or not the company would be announcing the price of the Wii U at this year's E3.
Iwata said the price of the highly anticipated next-gen Nintendo console will not be revealed at the big event. But this doesn't mean Nintendo fans aren't going to learn a lot about what the Wii U will bring to the forefront in terms of gameplay innovation and software.
"We will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3. But we will showcase the final format, and discuss the details and the software line-up for this year at E3 2012."
Iwata closed the discussion by reaffirming that the Wii U will indeed launch in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia by the end of Q4 2012.
How much are you willing to spend on the Wii U g1s?
Personally, I'm hoping it's in the $250 price range.
$250-$300 would be reasonable, I'd be willing to go as high as $350, but if it's that expensive I'd probably not get it right away.
Nintendo doesn't usually reveal launch date and price information at E3 anyways.
Probably $300, which is reasonable for a console nowadays.
I believe you. I only wish I could agree.
I guess it will be around $250-$300 which in Sweden will be about $380-$450 so there is no way that I will buy it even in 2013.
I'm not sure why but if I'd have to guess they either haven't finalized on it yet or want to keep Sony and Microsoft guessing as long as they can.
So do I but that was one of my main complaints about the PS3 and I try not to be a hypracrite. Not saying you are just talking about myself
Seems kind of stupid to me. Anyway, I'm definitely no longer interested in Nintendo consoles (at least, the new ones, and in particular, buying them so soon after launch, especially on launch day). The 3DS is decent enough and I like it, but they're going to have to really impress me from now on to make me buy a new console on day one. I really am not excited in the least bit about the Wii U.
Also, I think people are being far too generous with the price. Look how much the 3DS cost at launch. Now, they did lower it but they're currently selling them under cost. Surely they won't want to do that with two consoles. I just can't see the Wii U being about the price of the 3DS or Vita. I expect it to be higher than that.
Why won't the reveal the price? Have they not decided or is it really high and they need to hype the system up more so people will be less likely to lose interest when they see how expensive it is?
Since Wii U is fully backward compatible with Wii, so I don't have to spend another few hundreds on controllers. So I am willing to pay $300 up to $450 as long as tablet controller is included.
Sadly I can't see myself getting a Ninty product day 1 this time round, will wait it out a bit I think.
i would be expecting $300, but $250 would be awesome as well
I would pay $600 for my Wii u = ) I need my Zelda and Metroid Fix
I find it hard to believe that only Ubisoft would be using NFC like that.
i'm still hoping they change its name. please please pelase please... and a decent game lineup
Ubisoft isn't making the Wii U. That was their game, not Nintendo's.
the Wii was 300 it was only 300 for about 2 months, but it was still 300 this is going to be 350
I'm expecting it to cost $350 at the highest. Can't wait to see what Nintendo has to offer at E3!
they might go with a $400 launch so they can drop it to $300 6 months later.
It better be cheap given that they expect you to buy an army of dolls to use with the games. If you don't know what I'm talking about watch the Wii U Rayman trailer that was "leaked".