Information from Video Game Product Distribution (VPD), that supplies retailers with products, listed three models of Wii U. The prices apparently begin at $249, a price we expected, rising to over $300.
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We don’t know when Wii U will launched, though we may know the console will launch for $250
We’re anxiously waiting for Nintendo’s conference next week in New York where the company is expected to reveal the price and launch date for Wii U, the company’s next-generation console. A supplier for retailers including Amazon may have revealed the price, however, and it may be sub-$300.
The three models are listed for $249, $299, and $349; a user recorded footage of the prices, though has since been removed. We don’t know if the $249 model is just the consoles while paying $349 will get users a console, a gamer, and perhaps a controller also.
We’re still speculating on the price because Nintendo didn’t reveal information at its E3 conference. That was suggested because it wanted to gauge reactions from the media and the fans watching, and considering it was lukewarm then overpricing the console may have been a risk.
To add to the speculation Wii U accessory manufacturer PDP said in a conference at Berlin’s IFA last week that the release date for Wii U is November 18. It quickly backtracked and criticized false conclusions, referring to the company building accessories for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, despite Kotaku’s source and a user no NeoGAF verifying the date and saying it was the talk of the event. PDP even tried to change the subject after realizing what happened.
Officially we know Nintendo will release Wii U by the holidays. We’re expecting November, though reports surfaced claiming a delay to December for Europe and Australia.