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[CVG]E3 2011: Iwata on Wii U price: 'This is not going to be cheap'

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Nintendo isn't ready to open up about its Wii U pricing strategy, but president Satoru Iwata has said you won't be getting the new console on the cheap.The exec wouldn't put a ballpark price on the upcoming console when quizzed by the London Evening Standard, but did admit: "This is not going to be cheap."
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Well, durr...It's only got a massive controller with a touch screen, etc.
    
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Simple answer to this is.... Im not gonna buy it then

Wonder how much the controllers are separately
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Simple answer to this is.... Im not gonna buy it then

Wonder how much the controllers are separately
^ this
Im betting $70-100 each. They had better have a stellar line of games if I am ever to buy it. That was the wii's biggest issue, lack of good games.
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Called it. It will probably be more expensive then a PS3, and the PS3 defintely has a more impressive game lineup.
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Here come $150 controllers... Controllers for any console were already ridiculous. But these things are straight up fancy.
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Wonder how much the controllers are separately
I think someone posted a source in another thread that you can't buy the controllers separately, only along side a console. I'll see if I can find it.
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post #7 of 66
I also saw that you can't buy a second controller.

Its essentially a 720p tablet computer with a few bells/whistles, of course its not going to be cheap.

What worries me is that Nintendo has a habit of making money off consoles at launch, so this will probably be truely expensive.
    
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Well if it is not priced competitively then Nintendo will clearly lose sales until prices drop
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post #9 of 66
Yeah, you can't buy controllers separate. You only get one per WiiU and that's it.

Bye Nintendo.
post #10 of 66
This is bad...for Nintendo. At least the controller is light. It is lighter than an iPhone according to users.
Edited by Riou - 6/10/11 at 6:58am
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