Nintendo Wii U, launching in November, set to 250
Written by: H0rsey
- 09:21 Sep-09-2012
Just about a week ahead of Nintendo's annual press conference in September, launch date and pricing of Nintendo Wii U have been revealed by a distributor that supplies the U.S. largest stores various multimedia and video products. Apparently, Wii U will cost starting from $249 and will emerge on November 11, 2012.
According to Video Product Distributors, a major distributor that serves large stores like Amazon, Blockbuster, Newegg and so on, Nintendo will launch its Wii U system in the U.S. on November 11, 2012, nearly exactly six years after the company unveiled the original Wii on this market. A person, who has access to the confidential listing of Wii U at VPD, revealed that there will be at least three different bundles of Wii U available in North America: for $249, $299 and $349.
Details about the bundles are unclear, but it is likely that the most expensive version includes additional Wii U tablet-like controller along with a video game or two. Given the fact that Microsoft sells Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect for $409, whereas Sony PlayStation 3 320GB with Sony PlayStation move motion-sensing controller is available for around $365, the Nintendo Wii U is likely to be very competitive against its previous-generation rivals.
Since the prices do not come from official sources, they should be taken with a grain of salt, as originally Nintendo told that Wii U would be more expensive than Wii, which launch price was $249. On the other hand, the latest version of Wii U may be cheaper to produce than the pre-production Wii U devices, which is why the company can put $249 price-tag on the console.