My wallet is ready

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has told The Wall Street Journal that the Wii U represents better value for money than both the PS4 and Xbox One.

Reggie's bullish comments come as the Wii U enters what is perhaps its most crucial Holiday season yet. Sony and Microsoft's consoles have been on the market for a year now and are starting to see some impressive software. Nintendo's system has enjoyed better than usual commercial performance of late, and has Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on the way, along with its toys-to-life concept, amiibo.

Here's what Reggie had to say:

The good news, for us, is that we're presenting the best value right now in new home consoles. $299, includes two games; it's a compelling proposition for consumers this holiday.

We convince them with the games. So as an example, you can only play Mario Kart 8 – this fabulous game that has sold millions of copies across the world – only on the Wii U because of the enhanced capabilities, the HD graphics, the new elements that we bring to bear for that particular game.

For us the message is simple; [if] you want to play these great games, you want to have these fantastic experiences, you have to upgrade to the Wii U.

You can watch the full interview below:

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Do you agree with Reggie's point? Does this mean that another price cut for the Wii U is off the cards? Share your feelings by posting a comment.