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Topic: How many of you are willing to pay $500 or $600 for a Wii U? Available now for preorder from EB Games in Australia.

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Ryno

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EB Games Wii U preorder page.

According to Wii U Insiders!, Wii U prices are popping up on the Internet. Here are a couple notes from the article.

  • the french mall supermarket chain, Carrefour, has priced the Wii U at €450, and after con(v)erting the euros to dollars, it equals to US $594 which is about the same price as EB has it.
  • Zavvi, has a price listing for the Wii U as well, at £399.85. (around $600.00 USD)
  • A good note for us in the U.S. and Canada. HOWEVER, considering this is Australia, they always get to pay a lot more for electronics than the US and Canada generally do. ...That means the Wii U price will be below the $500 range for the US and Canada.

I wouldn't give the Wii U Insiders! site much credence if it wasn't for the fact that you can verify the EB Games Austraila site has the Wii U available for preorder at $598.00.

Start saving those pennies!

As for games, how about $59.99? £39.99 equals around $59.99.
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So who is willing to pay $500 to $600 for this system?

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JustAnotherUser

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As much as I love Nintendo... No.
That is very expensive, especially with the current state of the economy. (If that is the actual price, I doubt it though)
...Who a I kidding.... I'll buy it anyway.

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zionich

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I can always save and make money, so the price tag doesnt bother me. The way the 3DS launch went does. I need to see a better lineup this go around.

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Mandoble

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$59.99 for marios, no way.

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Knux

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No effing way am I paying that much for the Wii U. I will only pay $300 or less for it.

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Chrono_Cross

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Noooooooope.

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shingi_70

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if i weren't getting a new laptop and a few things for my entertainment set up than i would.

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OldBoy

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400 notes!!! Holy moly!!. Yeah can't see the missus approving that lil' purchase, not with two kids to provide for!!
Think I'm gonna wait it out for a bit . Not too bothered as my Wii ,360, 3DS and huge backlog are gonna keep me entertained for at least another two years, by which time Zelda U should be out :) sweet!

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FonistofCruxis

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It didn't seem likely that I would get the Wii U near launch but there's no way I'm getting it near launch if its this sort of price in Europe.

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JayArr

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I brought this up about a month ago, Mr James Newton explained to me that it's just a place holder price. If they list the price too low and Nintendo comes out with a higher price then the site is liable and has to sell it at a loss. So they put in a disgustingly high amount to prevent this. Same thing happened with the PS3, 3DS, and Vita. When the actual price is announced they will adjust it accordingly.

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Noire

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598 Australian dollars?

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JGMR

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That's more than twice as much as the then-already expensive Nintendo 64 (U.S. $249.95). However, it doesn't surprise me due to it's technology and setup.

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HappyHappy

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I would never pay that much for a gaming system.

So many good games, so little money to spend.
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CorporalPegasus

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HappyHappy wrote:

I would never pay that much for a gaming system.

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Aviator

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Seeing how the state of video games is in Australia, something close to this price wouldn't surprise me at all.

They first need to get the R18+ rating in, then fix the imbalance.
I could be buy fancy stuff rather than buy an AAA new release (or a 3 year old nintendo game)

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turtlelink

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Never.

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Xiao_Pai

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Highly doubt that's the cost...Nintendo is known to make their systems affordable. I say it'll be around $350.

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Bankai

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$600 is "affordable" by the standards newly-launched consoles in Australia.

I bolded it because there seems to be some confusion above and the assumption that Australian currency and American currency have precisely the same value.

I always expected that would be the price of the console here at launch.

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lonlon-milker

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I have saved quite a large sum of money to buy a wii u but for the system alone I would only go 350 even though that's only half of what I saved. I guess it's cause I would like to do when I got my 3ds and get 3games. One for action one nintendo (or two depending on if the action game is Nintendo), and for a racing or other type of game.

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Gamesake

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JayArr wrote:

Mr James Newton explained to me that it's just a place holder price. If they list the price too low and Nintendo comes out with a higher price then the site is liable and has to sell it at a loss. So they put in a disgustingly high amount to prevent this. Same thing happened with the PS3, 3DS, and Vita.

I guess the PS3 is what happens when place holder prices come true. :(

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HappyHappy wrote:

I would never pay that much for a gaming system.

I think we're all in the same banana boat.

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