Iwata: Wii U “likely” to cost more than £179.99 / $249.99

Within Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Satoru Iwata has commented that the Wii U is “likely” to cost more than 20,000 yen (£179.99 / $249.99).

When the Wii released in 2006, price had been a contributing factor to the success of the console. For comparison’s sake, the Wii was priced at 25,000 yen / £179.99/ $249.99 at launch.

However, an official Wii U price remains to be confirmed by Nintendo.

[Thanks, Eurogamer]

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