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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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81. Posted:

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82. Posted:

Definitely not. It could be as strong as a super computer, I don't care. I'd never spend that much on a system alone. 300-350 sounds more reasonable.

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83. Posted:

Most people seem to be forgetting this is an Australian price although estimated.

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Mandoble

84. Posted:

WaveBoy, might be you should look for professional help, medical I mean ;)

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MAB

85. Posted:

500 - 600 sounds about right for us aussies. We have to pay the big bucks for our electronics compared to other countries. This price is reasonable enough I have plenty of disposable cash and already have 1000 ready to throw at the WiiU and any games n accessories I might need but I can also understand some peoples gripe with that sort of pricing..

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Odnetnin

86. Posted:

Gamesake wrote:

The Wii U is not going to cost $600. No one wants to be the next PS3, not even Sony.

Lol. I won't buy it at anything less than 250 (PS3/V price) and even then only when Smash Bros. comes out.

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skywake

87. Posted:

ChocoGoldfish wrote:

Australians, in turn, shouldn't be complaining about prices compared to some other places in the world.
We've got a tiny population, and a big country to ship things around. Of course it's going to be more expensive.
But then we also have a higher average wage than the Americans, so the value of our money is less.

Mostly the latter.... but I don't think "value" is the right word. More a willingness to pay more combined with high shop rent, power and wages.

Really though, EB Games are one of the more expensive retailers in Australia and they're currently selling 360s for as much as $410. Post price drop the 3DS is a bargain at $196, the Vita costs $350 and the new iPad is coming out tomorrow for a RRP of $530. From memory I paid $390 for the Wii when it launched and then went out and got Twilight Princess for $99. So $500 for the Wii U? That seems pretty damn good value. $600? .... is a bit more of a stretch.

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Ryno

88. Posted:

Mandoble wrote:

Lets put it this way, newest console with touch screen/pad, dual analogs, 512MB, quad core, etc, etc: PS Vita, retail price around 280€ and probably Sony is losing money (as usual). How a brand new home console supposedly more powerful than Vita and also with a separated touch screen, dual analog, etc can be in the 300€ range is something I cannot understand, 400€ or even more would seem more logical, mostly knowing that Nintendo is well known as experts selling pretty overpriced hardware (Wii building cost 2009 60$, retail price 2012 140€).

Despite the weird sentences, Negative Nelly actually makes a good point here with his comments.

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89. Posted:

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$250? Do you know what this is?

  • It's got a hi-res touchscreen. FYI: those aren't cheap
  • It's twice as powerful as the PS3. That's one beefy (and pricey) CPU.
  • It was in development for 3 years prior to its announcement w/ several canned prototypes. That's a lot of R&D money down the drain.
  • After what I said about the CPU for the Wii U, I really shouldn't have to tell you about the GPU, do I?
  • It's expensive enough, how about the casing & buttons? Motion sensor in the remote anyone?
  • Heck, the PS3 is $250. How about all this bundled into the pricey package?

Glad to see there are still some people around here that understand some of the key factors that go into pricing consideration other than their feelings.

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90. Posted:

Mandoble wrote:

WaveBoy, might be you should look for professional help, medical I mean ;)

An Acid trip may do just fine. ;) :P
Kidding aside, my advice would be to take the keyboard out of your mouth or to unplug the Computer that's attatched to your brain. I have no idea what you're saying you silly sally you

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91. Posted:

JayArr wrote:

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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SteveW

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Ryno wrote:

VincentV wrote:

$250? Do you know what this is?

  • It's got a hi-res touchscreen. FYI: those aren't cheap
  • It's twice as powerful as the PS3. That's one beefy (and pricey) CPU.
  • It was in development for 3 years prior to its announcement w/ several canned prototypes. That's a lot of R&D money down the drain.
  • After what I said about the CPU for the Wii U, I really shouldn't have to tell you about the GPU, do I?
  • It's expensive enough, how about the casing & buttons? Motion sensor in the remote anyone?
  • Heck, the PS3 is $250. How about all this bundled into the pricey package?

Glad to see there are still some people around here that understand some of the key factors that go into pricing consideration other than their feelings.

I agree with him, the Wii U most likely will be $250 ($300 at the most)...

  • It's got a hi-res touchscreen. FYI: those aren't cheap
    • I'm sure they will get a good deal as they do with the DSI and 3DS screens. If they are so expensive then explain the $99 tablets...
  • It's twice as powerful as the PS3. That's one beefy (and pricey) CPU.
    • it's not a 2006 CPU so obviously it's more powerful
  • It was in development for 3 years prior to its announcement w/ several canned prototypes. That's a lot of R&D money down the drain.
    • a lot of R&D? seriously? it uses the same Wii remote technology and almost everything else was taken from the DSI
  • After what I said about the CPU for the Wii U, I really shouldn't have to tell you about the GPU, do I?
    • Like the CPU... it's not a 2006 GPU and I guarantee it will not be the most powerful GPU available, it doesn't take much to beat a 2006 console.
  • It's expensive enough, how about the casing & buttons? Motion sensor in the remote anyone?
    • motion sensing is very inexpensive... casing and buttons? seriously? we aren't talking $200 worh of plastic here.
  • Heck, the PS3 is $250. How about all this bundled into the pricey package?
    • PS3 is overpriced still...

When I say $250, I mean in USA dollars...

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OlderGamer

93. Posted:

When PS3 was launched in Australia, it cost AU$1000....

Electronics are always bit dearer in relative terms in Oz due to relatively small population (scattered over BIG landmass). Many Aussies moan about how AU$ is higher than U$ etc but they are ignorant of Economics.

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MAB

94. Posted:

Thats right 'OlderGamer' i remember handing over 800 for a sega saturn at launch so if anyone has a problem with 400 - 600 then they might have to wait 2 years for a price drop.

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bub166

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I'm getting a good job this summer, and since I can't drive, I don't have to worry about buying gas or anything like that. I'll easily be able to make the money, and this is the only thing I really want to save up for at the moment. Except maybe a high definition television to go with it, of course. :P

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John-John

96. Posted:

I need an HDTV and the system. x.x I'd spend that much if I could afford it though. Getting a big paycheck soon. ^_^ but I wanted clothes. :( but yeah I'd spend that much. Numero Uno Nintendo fanboy right here! :D

but anyway, I'm sure it won't be that high. Nintendo still wants to appeal to the casual gaming market with their newer, more powerful system. No one in the casual market would spend that much on a console. Shigeru (he and I are on a first name basis) even said that the Wii U is more than just a home console system and he doesn't want to label it as that. Obviously it's meant to appeal to the general public.

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