Zavvi list Wii U for £399.85, pre-orders now open

Online retailer Zavvi have posted a listing for the Wii U, pricing Nintendo’s new home console at £399.85.

With Satoru Iwata, Global president of Nintendo, having suggested that the console is “likely” to retail for over £179.99 / $250, Zavvi’s estimation of £399.85 seems ridiculously steep and an unlikely move for Nintendo who will want to compete with both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Zavvi have also posted a placeholder release date of July 20th 2012.

[Thanks, GoNintendo]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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