Wii U: Amazon distributor - Nov 11, $249-$349 price tag. 3 b

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  1. soulx
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    Video Product Distributors – the same company that supplies stock to Amazon and Blockbuster – has posted up SKU, price and release date information for Wii U in North America.

    WIIU SYSTEM – GM – 11/11/12 $249.99
    WIIU SYSTEM W/ – GM – 11/11/12 $299.99
    WIIU SYSTEM 349 W/ – GM – 11/11/12 $349.99

    There are three different bundles, no details on what they contain though.



    http://www.vg247.com...-249-price-tag/

    $250 is not bad at all. I won't be getting it at launch, though.
     


  2. Guild McCommunist

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    $250 would be great although I really wouldn't bite still. Being within a $50 striking range though of current competition is scary.
     
  3. triassic911

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    If this is legitimate, then the pricing is not bad.
     
  4. soulx
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    Once again, that doesn't matter since in the long-run, the Wii U will be competing with the PS4/720. Not the PS360.
     
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    Wonder if the latter two are special bundles. "W/" doesn't say much.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    But it won't have to compete for a year, so right now it's very, very relevant. In about 2013/2014 this will be a larger factor.

    Also I actually give a thumbs up in disguise to the Wii U and you still don't like my comment. I frown.
     
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  7. YoshiKart

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    If the "w/" bundles are for the WiiU Pro Controller, that's one expensive controller. It's getting to the level of other controllers' pricing.
     
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  8. soulx
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    If you follow sales charts, you'll realize that the PS3 and 360 are on a steep decline in terms of sales (PS3 moreso than the 360). They're effectively at the end of their life and don't pose much of a threat to the Wii U.
     
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  9. DiscostewSM

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    Great, now we'll have to examine your posts much more carefully.
     
  10. BORTZ

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    Oh boy another price guestimation thread.

    Im still not believing it till N says it themselves.
     
  11. Eerpow

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    ERROR!
    This isn't what the consumers would end up paying, it's for distributors (The website with the rumored prices is for distributors).
    $300 is the lowest it can go for in stores.

    Also this should be marked as rumor, the release date is questionable since Paper Mario is launching then.
     
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  12. soulx
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    I'm pretty sure those are MSRPs, not the price the systems are sold to stores.

    And Paper Mario is a handheld 3DS game. I highly doubt that would conflict with the release of a home console.
     
  13. EyeZ

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    Yes it clearly says "Retail Price"
     
  14. chavosaur

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    Let this be real please... it will be an instasale for me at launch date.
     
  15. Eerpow

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    ERROR!
    It's the exact same day as Paper Mario though.


    Retailer...
    I'm still not convinced. :unsure:
     
  16. Taleweaver

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    I like it. :)

    No, not because I believe a word of it. Big shot stock supply company or not, this is just a guesstimate. Don't get your hopes up.


    The good part, however, is because there was this conference by nintendo planned somewhere next week (sorry, no link...I only remembered it because I'm on a holiday then). these sorts of templates from major stock supply companies are a clear signal that they want to know the retail price and release date ASAP. This is like saying "ey, nintendo...we're ready when you are! :) ".
     
  17. Maxternal

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    You know, if this is a distributor, the 11th release date could still be the first date a retailer's allowed to start stocking up. The previously rumored date of the 18th could still hold for the rest of us.
     
  18. Crimsonclaw111

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    I'm still betting on a Sunday release date.
     
  19. Die Antwoord

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    Idk about you guys but $250 sounds way too low
     
  20. Maxternal

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    Both the 11th and the 18th are Sundays, actually.