Wii U price and launch date coming tomorrow?
Nintendo has said that they won’t reveal the Wii U price nor launch date at E3, but new rumors suggest that that might just happen at the company’s E3 press conference tomorrow. According to Japanese trade paper Nikkei, which has a good track record when it comes to Nintendo leaks and rumors, the Wii U price will be revealed tomorrow at E3, and is expected to be 30,000 Yen. This translates to roughly $383 USD or £250 in the UK. In the US, this could likely mean a retail price of $399. In addition, Nikkei reports that the WIi U would get a whole slew of non-gaming features, including digital books, karaoke, and other possible Wii U apps.
Wii U Daily reported a few months ago that Nintendo would set the Wii U price at $299, and many video game industry analysts have pushed for an even lower price, something in the $249 range. If Nikkei’s sources are to be believed, the Wii U could end up costing a lot more than that. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see whether Nintendo will announce a price, or whether the company will withhold this information to see how the market and gamers react to the Wii U. The Wii U launch date has been rumored for November 18, 2012.