It seems the price of the WiiU and the launch line-up of games may have been leaked by online retailer ShopTo. Nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo so these figures might be guesswork but the pricing puts the WiiU console at £280, with games coming in at similar prices to current gen at £40. The site mentions that prices may be subject to change but this gives a good estimate as to what Nintendo’s upcoming console might set you back.
The Wii originally cost £180 when launched in the UK, so is this too expensive for Nintendo’s mass-market philosophy of manufacturing for cheap and selling at reasonable prices? No release date has been announced for the WiiU, simply that it will be out towards the end of the year.