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UK retailers price Wii U at 250

UK retailers price Wii U at 250

Fri 14 Sep 2012 8:23am GMT / 4:23am EDT / 1:23am PDT
Hardware

8GB version will retail for 249.99, 32GB version priced at 299.99

UK retailers have set their prices for Nintendo's Wii U console, with most outlets selling the 8GB version for 249.99 and the 32GB version for 299.99.

The online retailer Shopto is offering the best deal, marginally undercutting the competition with prices of 247.85 and 296.86 for the 8GB and 32GB consoles respectively. Amazon, HMV, Tesco and Sainsbury's have all priced the consoles at 249.99 and 299.99, while Play.com and GAME have pushed higher with prices of 259.99 and 309.99.

Nintendo released final details for the Wii U and its launch line-up in a series of press conferences yesterday. Around 50 games are promised by March next year, and the platform will host a new interactive entertainment service called Nintendo TVii.

The Wii U will launch in the US on November 18, in Europe on November 30, and in Japan on December 8.

5 Comments

Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University

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Too much for me, sadly.I hope retailers compete with each other and push prices down.

I love the ideas behind the console, and there's some great content in the launch window, but the price, and the lack of Pikmin 3/Wonderful 101 in the European 'launch window' period has put me off. Those two games were definite buys for me and without them, unless the price comes down by about 30 or 40, I'm not jumping in just yet.

I expect I'll make the jump sometime next year though, for sure.

Posted:2 years ago

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Robert Nash Character Artist, FreeStyleGames

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This is very disappointing. Even factoring in our 20%vat this is still around 50 more than the USA

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University

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The thing that really sticks in my throat is Nintendo could have avoided this with an SRP of 220 and 260, which would give retailers a cushion of about 15 profit, and be a much more palatable price. As it is, they've let retailers dictate a 50 profit cushion for themselves while seriously hampering the Wii U's chances post-Christmas.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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@ UK People Seriously, stop expecting an even currency exchange. Life doesn't work like that. Prices, as always in the UK, will go down over time, as retailers compete with each other.

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor

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Also, these prices are out of date now. Zavvi has hammered the price as can be seen in the relevant Eurogamer article.

Posted:2 years ago

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