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UK retailers price Wii U at £250

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.

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Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University4 years ago
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.
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Robert Nash Character Artist, FreeStyleGames4 years ago
This is very disappointing. Even factoring in our 20%vat this is still around £50 more than the USA
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Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University4 years ago
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.
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd4 years ago
@ 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.
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Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor 4 years ago
Also, these prices are out of date now. Zavvi has hammered the price as can be seen in the relevant Eurogamer article.
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