Nintendo Wii U: Price expectations, how much would you pay?

Nintendo’s Wii successor is finally out in the open and starting from next year, we can all look forward to playing the Nintendo Wii U in our living rooms. But one aspect not discussed yet is price. It is obviously going to come in at a premium price for all that new gear, so how much are you willing to pay for it?

At the moment, the original Wii is available to buy for the very low price of $149.99, which is usually bundled with one software title and some accessories. Earlier on at Nintendo’s E3 keynote, the company unveiled an innovative new way to enjoy video games, and it will come in the form of a huge controller equipped with a touchscreen display and camera, allowing you to switch gameplay from the TV to the controller seemlessly.

As we mentioned in our initial specs report, the controller will also be fully touch and motion supported, while it also doubles up as a tablet device offering a web browser and video chats. Impressive tech for sure, but Nintendo are not stupid and will probably demand a high asking price for the Wii U.

How much are you willing to pay for one? Would you say a $400-500 price is acceptable? Don’t forget that Sony recently announced a $250 price for the WiFi version of the PS Vita, so Nintendo asking for $400 for their latest console doesn’t seem too farfetched we feel. Of course, if it ends up being $300 it’s going to fly off the shelves and every single gamer will want one, so $400-500 seems far more realistic.

If you are interested in picking up a Nintendo Wii U, let us know what you think a fair price for it would be.

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