Rumour: European Wii U Release Date and Pricing Confirmed by French Retailer

7th December, €349 - games to retail for €69.90?

French retailer FNAC has apparently revealed the European release date for the Wii U, as well as a potential price.

French site Jeuxactu broke the news, along with a photo showing a promotional flyer in a Paris store.

Here's what the site had to say about the news (magically converted into a barely readable form of English using Google Translate):

Nintendo kept secret by a curiously quiet until now, the price and release date of the Wii U come to be formalized by the retail chain FNAC. Since a few hours, all signs appear throughout Paris that the Wii U will be available December 7, 2012 at a price of €349 / £275 / $440. Information confirmed by the photo below, but also through our discussion with one of the sellers store FNAC Montparnasse. This told us that consumers can already pre-order the machine shops but also on the shopping site of FNAC, which also lists the first games for the price of €69.90 / £55 / $88. A high price that many find, whether console or games, but it seems that it is the price to pay to get this new machine comes with its tablet GamePad and a scart cable.

It's always worth remembering that retail stores are known to guess dates and pricing ahead of hardware launches, but at the same time a chain as big as FNAC will presumably have been told by Nintendo when the machine is expected, as well as a trade price per unit.

[via gonintendo.com, translate.google.co.uk]