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Reasonable Wii U price in line with PS3, PS Vita

Just days after we heard of a potential November 18 release date for the Nintendo Wii U, yet more juicy rumors have surfaced, this time giving us the latest lowdown on a potential price for the system.

If you have been keeping up with all of the rumors, you’ll know that many release dates have been touted for Nintendo’s elusive Wii U console, but very little details on how much the new tech will actually cost. Gamers have been worried that Nintendo is going to overprice the console as a direct result of being ‘first’, to the next-gen party, but you’ll be very pleased with the latest price tag that has been flying around during the last few days.

Video Product Distributors are a company that supply stock to other companies such as Amazon. According to information posted by the company, the Nintendo Wii U is going to come in with a retail price of $249 and will also be available in two other varieties, as noted by GoNintendo.

Their listings also indicate that the Wii U will be available for $299 and $349 as well, so we’re guessing these increased prices relate to accessories and software that will be bundled with the system. $249 for the base console though is very reasonable indeed for a so called ‘next-gen’ console and don’t forget that this is the exact price as a new PS3 or PS Vita handheld right now.

A lot of you were expecting the new console to come in at over $300, so this is great news all round if true – are we right? Anything over $300 would have been debatable, but $250 is surely worth a re-think now if you were previously uninterested. Additionally, the same source has the console down for a launch on November 11, rather than November 18 which was the last rumored launch date.

Will you buy the Wii U if Nintendo confirm the $250 price tag? A 160GB PS3, a WiFi Vita, or a brand spanking new Wii U console – we think we know what we would buy.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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