$115 - too much?

Want that awesome gold-but-not-gold Wii Remote Plus with your Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? Of course you do. Bet you don't want to shell out $115 for it, though.

That's the reality facing Japanese gamers, as Nintendo has unveiled the special controller and game will launch for ¥8,800 — that's $114 / £73 / €84. The game alone will cost ¥6,800, or $88 / £56 / €65. Ouch.

Back in 2006, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess also launched for ¥6,800, but at the time the exchange rate was very different: it would have cost around $57 / £39.

Like the version on sale in North America and Europe, the Japanese release comes with a Zelda symphony CD and gold packaging until the end of the year when it will lose the CD and change to standard white packaging.

[source andriasang.com]