For those who were wondering whether the Nintendo Wii U will be priced at the upcoming E3 event, here is a little bit of disappointing news. It won’t. Nintendo let this tidbit of information loose amidst a bunch of disappointing quarterly financial announcements yesterday, while sandwiching that with word that there will be at least two new 3DS games in the pipeline which will remain a mystery, amidst plans for day-and-date digital and retail launches. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata did confirm that the Wii U will launch in Japan, the US, Europe and Australia sometime “in the year-end sales season”.
As for the pricing structure, forget about any announcement at E3 as Iwata mentioned, “Please also be advised that, as we did for previous platforms that were launched in the year-end sales season, we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3.” Knowing the console’s price point then could come in handy for those who want to plan their finances for the year end shopping rush, don’t you think so? Ah well, it looks like we will just have to be patient enough with regards to the Wii U’s pricing.
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