There’s been talk in the past that the Wii U may cost $300, and if the above image of an employee terminal at Best Buy is anything to go by, then it will be the final price of the system. What do you think?
Hasn’t this rumour appeared already?
Yes but no, they have been different, we got one suggesting 300 from the survey a few months ago, but we also got another from walmart (but it was 349 instead)
Wasn’t there one regaring pre-order at amazon, with the 300 price tag, as well?
Either way, 300 seems reasonable. It’s almost the same as the PS3/360, but not to expensive, which doesn’t give it a big disadvantage, in sales for non hardcore-nintendo fans.
Compare the PS3, which launched at different prices worldwide, such as $600, $800 or even $1300 in Australia, to the rumoured price of $250-$400.
Now, look at this and rethink your ideas.
Seems like a bargain, huh?
Voldy- that information is blatantly wrong :D
Anyway, the mistake is that it never launched at $600. It launched at
599 US DOLLARS!!!!!
first and cool i thought to be 350 now i save 50+ in tax and money
david please moderate already seriosly but delete this comment
Why isn’t the reply function working for me.
Sorry about all of those comments.
So maybe the other systems will be about $399.
This rumour has already appeared in most places what iwata said was he really didn’t wan’t t lose sales at first (with the 360 and PS3) but he would like to do a price thats affordable for the public and them. He also said that the minimum cost would be 20,000 YEN which is about $300 America so this could happen but its only a minimum cost it could be more 400 600 who know but for now this is only the minimum. :-)
Well.engaget had it on their site for a sliver of a moment during e3 so it seem very likely well I.hope it is at least
I’m not so much into the cost, which I dont mind if its even 400 dollars, as much as I want the release date. I know, not the place to be complaining, and I know David isn’t to blame. Just wanna know when I can get a wii u. Its going to be great.
You knowing the reslease date or not wont make you get it any faster
Yes, but it would let him know when to have money saved up by. If they let him know too late, he may not be able to save up enough to get it at launch, which would obviously be bad for Nintendo.
it will probably be $300, to convert from yen or euro to USD doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t work like that for the majority of any type of product.
and more than $300 is a shot in the foot, possibly in the head, to bleed ’til die.
You’ve been watching too much ZombiU trailers ;)
lol it seems so doesn’t it? indeed XD
I think you mean a shot to the knee, my good adventurer.
I think $300 seems legit. $249 will be a great price, but face it, is Nintendo willing to stay at $249 for the rest of future consoles? Personally, I don’t care how high the price is gonna be as long as I buy a Wii U with New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land & Pikmin 3.
Probably.As long as its not over 350$ im fine.
This should be the price.
The price seems logical for Nintendo, each of their home hardware has increased by 50 dollars since GCN=$200>Wii=$250>Wii U=$300(?)
If that’s the case, I’ll have Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii Fit U, Nintendo Land, Assassin’ Creed III, Batman and 2 Pro Controllers PLZ :D
but everything before that was $200
$300 seems good. I love Nintendo, but anything more and I’ll wait for a price drop.
Seems good?!?!? Bro, it’s the perfect price for me! :D
Lol the perfect price for me would be $5. Too bad the world doesn’t work that way…
That price REAKS of bad specs. Nintendo never sells at a loss. At this price, we’re looking at something that can’t run Unreal 4, even though it was confirmed that Ninty tweaked the hardware to run it. I take this with a grain of salt. It would be really great if it was only $300.
*Looks at username*
Your gravatar throws off my mental image of your username.
Yours does the same to me. I’m not sure, but I think that’s Fox and Krystal doing it.
Well considering it only cost $170.00 to make the console (including controller) this seems very reasonable. I got my sources form another Nintendo site!
Actually, they’re just hugging, with only the fur on their skin. Krystal’s smiling and Fox is blushing. It’s difficult to tell due to its shrunken resolution.
Your name reminded me of a chain of comments that I recalled months ago. It’s not worth going into.
Please tell us the chain of comments.
If I recall, someone named LucianoFan BLUNTLY said “I want to have butt sex” to another person.
Another person, who went by Wolf and had a Wolf O’Donnell gravatar, initiated the meme switch and said “Can’t let you have butt sex”.
Oh god please don’t let this be true :-(
so you want it cheap and have bad specs?
Im not sayin i want it to be cheaper, i actually want it to cost at least 350. 300 almost garinties bad specs and no unreal engine4
$300 won’t turn me away but i think that because of the lack of a hard drive it should be $250 because I’ll end up spending the rest on games anyways.
Yeah i’d wager $249-300 price range,hopefully it’ll come in black at launch,and games will be priced at $50-60 range,also do you guys think there will be bundles at launch? As in Console+game or Console+controller pro,etc
Sounds like a decent price to me.
250$ please nintendo! But I guess $300′s ok.
$300 seems like the perfect price for it. I’d still buy it, regardless of the price.
I don’t know what kind of costs the tablets connection with the console induces for the bundle, but the tablet itself shouldn’t cost more than $20 dollars more than regular controller to make.
If its GPU isnt capable of 1TFlops, the Wii U and tablet should not cost more than $250 with Nintendo Land packed in. They could even reach $199.
are you crazy?
You ARE kidding right? The Tablet is like the Ipad, and ipad is SO much more expensive that this. You also get the Console. Yeah, if they put it up for $199 then they would run out of money fast. Also, Does anyone know the Specs of the WiiU Tablet?
The tablet is a controller with a touch screen and not much more. Its awesome concept, and I think its virtual reality capabilities are far more interesting and meaningful feature, than even better graphics, and in gaming the UPad is far more exciting and usable than iPad, but I fear that if the GPU isn’t up to Unreal 4 recommendations, the console will be anti lobbied to death by MS sponsored media and “analysts”. If the graphics are not there, it should at least have shocking price.
Cost wise the 1TFlop GPU wouldn’t make much of an impact to the consoles prise…I mean as a component, but I’m not sure if it would make manufacturing more difficult and rise costs that way. It might also be too hot.
Sounds about right.
It’s for sure going to have an absolute MINIMUM of $250 – $275, max $400. But $400 for a Ninty console?
I’ll believe it when I see it.
I think Nintendo and us should break even and sell it at $350.
Any ideas on how much the games should cost?
I know that Patchter guy said a while back that anything over $250 would be the of the WiiU, what do you think? Would you buy a WiiU at $300? Does his line of thinking also holds true for Sony And Microsoft? If the PS4 and NextBox come in at over $250 does he also believe they too would be dead, what about you? Would you be willing to pay over $300 for a gaming console knowing that graphical jump wont be that big from current machines ( dont expect a jump like from PS2 to PS3, its not going to happen, 1080p is the norm for many years to come till 4k tvs become common place. You will get better graphics but barely noticeable). How much would you be willing to pay? $700 like when PS3 1st came out?
Well the Rumoured cost of parts is about $180. Going by the 3DS who’s parts were $100 and gained a profit of $80 for Nintendo at it’s launch price, that’s about $70 in R&D.
So if the parts are $180, and R&D is about $100, then the price is reasonably $300 with Nintendo making a net gain of $20 per unit sold.
you can’t just factor in R&D with a simple price tag of 100$
the R&D cost per unit drops as more units are sold of course
when they say they don’t want to sell at a loss they’re referring to the material costs.. or else the first batch of consoles they produce would have to sell at several thousand dollars each while the next batch could be somewhere around 250$ ;)
$300 is a good price to keep for the long run. Nintendo will make more money by keeping it at $300 for 3 years then $400 then a price cut. Besides the cheaper the price the more people will be willing to buy it.
that would mean that for only 50 extra dollars you could get the most powerful console so far and a control full of features. that right there is one of the best prices ever
$300 sounds right to me, i’m hoping it will be that and not any more than that. :P
seems like the price is right. dont think NIntendo would go too much higher. 350 is likely their max
This is the price we have in our system at Best Buy, also today they added a SKU for the black Wii U.
Well, the Wii U’s graphical power isn’t changing now, I think $299.99 is a good price for what we’ve seen. :)
It’s also a good price competitively.
All these people saying $300 is a little high or good enough. If it turns out to be $350, everyone’s still gonna buy it.
I think 300 sound good. :)
$300 sounds nice to me. Before, I was expecting it to be $350, but after E3, I feel that 50 bucks less is good to be on the safe side.
it is possible. its low but possible . nintendo lowed the prices for the 3ds a little after its realese becose they had there regards about it . But for the wiiu the just know that people wants to buy it.
in britan one retailer is taking preorders for wii u at £279, typicly consoles tend to be around the same number price (game usually more) as the US
Anywhere between this and $400 is fine for me. If it launches below this I actually WON’T buy it. It doesn’t feel to me like they’d have future proofed it at all if it was, say, $250.
I would still buy it. Maybe 2.
Yeah but nintendo land BETTER be a pack in game because Im not paying full retail price for a game with only 12 minigames in it!
Apparently, acording to GAME.se; Wii U will cost 500 SEK (about 714$, if I’m correct and 1$ is 7 SEK) in Sweden…
That kinda sucks.. :(
No way. Nintendo would be mental to make the system cost that much…
Yeah, thats my thougt :/
David, please don’t become like sickr from mynintendonews; reporting on every irrelevant Nintendo-related detail that does nothing but start fanboy wars, and then asking “what do you think?” at the end of every post. ಠ益ಠ
it makes sense the price
talking like yoda why are you
U watch star wars to much damn i messed it up smh messed it up i did!( i still got it!)
i may buy it if its 300$
It appears it might be 300 dollars because in the paragraph below on the page it says it will cost over 250 bucks.
I still can’t help but feel like these retailers are just making guesses at it. I think it will be more along the lines of 350. Though 299 would be the sweet spot….
Hey David I just searched “wii u” on Best Buy’s website and some of the games popped up as costing $59.99.
That’s because the games are going to be $60…probably all first party titles and some 3rd parties will be $60 and some others will be $50 but this is a new generation and games will be more expensive to make which is why we see it for $60. That’s nothing surprising.
hay just dont look @ game stops they are $99.99 each if games are that much i wont buy a Wii U
Is this a good price? I works out at around £190 which is obviously really cheap for a new console. Of course being England there will be £100 tax on it or something.
The fact that people want this to sell at $200 – $250 is ridiculous…
Totally non-related but i got something you might all be interesting in. Black Ops 2 is coming to WiiU :)
300 is basically what I expect, anyways.
its a good price, BASED ON what it comes with….. Pro controller Wii U Gamepad the Wii u itself and hopefully Nintendo Land :D
i think u have to buy the pro controller sepertally and i think it will come with a regullar Wii controller
David, i don’t know if you saw this or not. http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/comments/wii-u-reggie-talks-friend-codes-achievements-miiverse-moderation-and-more
I was just about to post this, but I thought it would be a good idea to see if anybody else saw it.
This would have PROBABLY shown up on the actual website. Which it has not, unless they changed it at the last second. But I’m doubting this photo is real.
…Wait, I didn’t want to REPLY to anything!
Most of you all should be ashame of yourself. I am hoping flr $350.00 – $400.00. Don’t believe everything you see that Wii u should be high proformance if it is able to run video through a tablet. Logically the cheaper the price the weaker the system no way it is that cheap when the Wii U can run 1080p at 60 fps. $400 is a steal hopefully it cost that hello it is a HD system
and people call me a troll.
Sony launched the PS3 with such a steep price because of the power in such a machine and it only being 2006, the capacity was beyond everything graphical wise of a console, so if is $300 its either very cheap to make,not much of an upgrade, or Nintendo is taking a huge risk,which isnt likely cause of the whole 3DS fiasco
Sony made the PS3 $600 because they’re full of shit.
I think this is the perfect price for it
$300 [$250 Would be neat]
Games could be $60….
I heard they said
First party games will be $99.99 and third party games will be $49.99 I dont think its right..
i don’t cared about the price of the wii u i already have 700 dollars.
WhaT if its 800
I wouldn’t doubt it. Money buys quality and the WiiU looks like some pretty high-quality stuff.
all i want is the wiiu (no matter the cost) also 2 gamepads zombiu Supermariobros.U pikman 3. and lago city game. and whatever i want to get
no it should be 675e347885aaaan$
dollars or else the wii u is stupid.
I……Would pay that amount.
hi there yeah only $300 plus a second wii u touch screen controler probaly $100 or less i am geting a second touch screen controler
hi there the last internet rummer price $350 plus $100 for extra tablet controler game pads and $40 for classic controler