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The Wii U's cost and you

I found it curious that Nintendo didn't reveal the price of the Wii U at this year's E3. I'm hoping Nintendo doesn't make the same mistake Sony did with the launch of the PS3 by pricing it way out of range of most people.

I personally would have to re-think my possible purchase it the Wii U turns out to be more than $299, especially seeing as many launch titles will just be games that will already be available on the Xbox 360 & PS3, but with "Wii U" specific controls.

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TgD

Nintendo's aim has ALWAYS been to get their systems into the homes of families, and have priced their consoles to match. When the PS3 and Xbox 360 had high launch prices ($499, $399) the Wii was launched at $250 to fight back.

The Wii became a very popular console because of the price (among other factors)

I don't see Nintendo changing their strategy, and a $299 launch seems appropriate with the new technology they are bringing in
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Kanogul

I agree. $299 would be my guess for the launch price, and the console will likely ship with a first-party game and a GamePad. If the initial launch doesn't take off very well, however, look for a $50 price cut within maybe 6 months. I hope it doesn't come to that.
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xBBx

If the Nintendo 3DS was any indication, I don't think Nintendo is staying true to their strategy of keeping their new consoles affordable for families.

The 3DS was launched at a $249 price point, even though Nintendo attempted to justify the boost in technology with the 3D without glasses tech.

Seeing as Nintendo will not only be producing a "next-gen" console as well as a controller that has a touch-screen on it and interacts with the Wii U in a number of ways, I HOPE it sells for $299, but I wouldn't be surprised if it sold for more than that.
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Uneasiest

I say it launches for $249. That is if they care more about getting the systems into homes more than profit. If they are going for profit first I say $299 maybe even $349. This all depends on the cost of the controller.
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