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Wii U to be 299/349$ and controllers ~175$
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:20:20 PM »
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32GB Premium Set with Nintendo Network Premium: 31,500 yen (30,000 yen before tax). 8GB Basic Set: 26,250 yen (25,000 yen before tax).

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13,440 yen for Wii U GamePad when sold separately. Prices include tax.

There will soon be a US announcement but for now these are the estimated prices.

So it seems Rob was right about the controllers being costy as hell.
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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 03:25:26 PM »
It's almost as bad as buying the old wii controllers at launch. The difference here is people probably won't be stockpiling these to sell later.

Nothing will ever beat the original Wii sales in new york though. Generally 6-700 bucks for the console at launch. Little stores paid people to sit online and buy the console so they could resell it later...I know cuz I was asked to do so, lol.

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 03:53:23 PM »
Yikes.  Waiting for price drop... or splitting cost with brother.
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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 04:14:40 PM »
Seeing as the controllers are almost a handheld on their own, I'm not really that surprised they cost so much.
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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 05:41:57 PM »
Seeing as the controllers are almost a handheld on their own, I'm not really that surprised they cost so much.

Except without all those pesky CPUs, GPUs, memory, etc.  They've got a screen, sure, but they're still totally dependent on the console to do anything.  This does seem like a lot.  I would have guessed more like $100.

On the other hand, almost all console accessories are overpriced.  That's just how things are in this industry.

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 05:46:16 PM »
32 gb is way too small. i have a 160 gb ps3 that i bout in late july and i already used half that space

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 07:53:38 PM »
32 gb is way too small. i have a 160 gb ps3 that i bout in late july and i already used half that space

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 08:15:06 PM »
This kinda sucks. I was all excited about the Wii U after they showed off some of the games, but that price is a tad steep. I'll wait for either a sale or price drop.

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 08:50:59 PM »
I remain completely disinterested. Plus, I don't see anything in the foreseeable future changing this. This is actually a good thing, as there are plenty of PS3/360 games I have yet to play. I don't need a new console. Perhaps in a couple years.
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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 08:52:27 PM »
I am still beyond excited for Tank! Tank! Tank!.
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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 09:01:28 PM »
I am still beyond excited for Tank! Tank! Tank!.

And I still think that game needs a better name. =P

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2012, 11:00:54 PM »
Screw you Nintendo!!! You sucked quite a few bills out of me this year in handheld-crap!! If I don't see some primo-3rd party support for this console its gonna be a loooooong time before a bid adieu to my Wii and upgrade..... And those controllers are ugly as sin BTW.....
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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012, 11:32:24 PM »
I'll politely wait for next sony/micro

If some sweet games come out that use the controller well I may change my mind. The black one looks sexy

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 06:40:22 AM »
So, is this thing region-locked or not?

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Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon)
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 09:16:45 AM »
Seeing as it's Nintendo, it's a fair assumption to assume it is.
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