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Wii U: Amazon distributor claims Nov 11 release, $249 price tag. 3 Bundles

nickcv

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source: vg247 http://www.vg247.com/2012/09/04/wii-u-amazon-distributor-claims-nov-11-release-249-price-tag/


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.

NintendoLife made the discovery, and reports that VPD has posted the following details on Wii U’s North American launch:

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's even a video of a user browsing the website (you need to login to actually see the products) and showing the wii u price tags.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRiAVv9Br3Q

lock if old.

what do you guys think are the 3 bundles?

edit:
I can confirm this is legit, by the way. We have a VPD account for our shop and there's been Wii U listings of this sort there for a while, but I don't remember there being three at these prices for sure.

edit2:

It's a legit listing.
 

Miles X

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$249 being the lowest point/

Ridiculous you can get a brand new nxt gen console for that and a Kinect bundle is still more expensive (and apparantly have no plans to cut this holiday)

$249 - no pack in, Wii mote, 1 Screen
$299 - Nintendoland, 1 Screen
$349 - Nintendoland, 2 Screens
 

DragonSworne

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I will take the 600 dollar bundle that is provided by Gamespot. Since that will be the only one available... :/
 

GimMick

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I'd call bullshit on 3 SKU's, personally. Not the kind of things Nintendo would do.

If that somehow were to be true, though, this confirms that at least one SKU would get a game pack-in (certainly Nintendo Land in that case).
 

Orayn

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Looks like they covered my very otimistic (<$300) and optimistic ($300 with pack-in game) predictions simultaneously!
 

x-Lundz-x

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If true, I wonder if the 249 is just the system, tablet and no game.
Second is with a game.
Third with a game and pro controller?

Just a guess.
 

enzo_gt

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Sounds reasonable. I wonder what's in each of the packages though. I suspect Nintendoland in the last 2.
 

2MF

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Nintendo is going for the competition's throat (instead of revenue) with this price, aiming to get a big install base while the Wii U is the only next-gen console. Aggressiveness is a new stance for Nintendo, I like it.


Fantastic. Now, make this a £180-200 price tag in the UK rather than a £250 one, and I'll buy at launch.

A direct conversion (adding tax) gives £188, so £200 or a bit more looks feasible.
 

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Surprising (I wasn't expecting two, a fortiori three SKUs) but at a few days of an important conference, sounds now legit.

The entry point sounds a little low to emphasis a new generation system. I'm happy for those who can't afford 350$/€, throught.
 

The Elite

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This is going to be a fun speculation thread.

I'll go with the $299 system coming with that new "classic" controller. Forgot what they are calling it. Pro Controller?
 

Z3M0G

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$249 Wii U
$299 with Nintendoland
$349 with Nintendoland and 1 Wii Remote + Nunchuck

$50 for a WiiMote+ and a nunchuck though? Would that actually be considered reasonable?

I can't think of any better idea, however... hmmmm... What about 2 wiimotes?
 

neptunes

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I don't think they have any concrete information regarding price yet, so it's all speculation.
 

BrokenEchelon

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God I hope it's Nintendoland. Talk about 0 incentive to buy anything other than the base SKU if they're adding that joke of a title as part of these bundles.

This low price also seems to confirm that the system will be a small bump above the PS3 and 360 rather than a massive leap, but that's of course just me speculating.
 

NotoriousLynx

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Oh, please be true. Pretty sure the $350 bundle is gonna be like the Skylanders Giants bundle, but I could be wrong. Nintendo Land is gonna come with all prices.

After researching more, I think the Skylanders Giants bundle is its own separate thing (its just a limited edition version of the game) so that's not it. If we're lucky, $350 bundle is Wii U and 3DS (but we're not that lucky).
 

MikeE21286

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Hm.

$250: WiiU + Upad
$300: WiiU + Upad + NintendoLand + Wiimote
$350: WiiU + Upad + NintendoLand + Wiimote + Pro Controller
Would Want this. But the $349 one probably comes wih Wii Mote and nunchuck instead of pro controller.
 

2MF

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you are right!
more included storage? microsoft does it, sony does it, i don't see why nintendo wouldn't.

Reliability. Nintendo likes to make hardware that lasts for 10+ years, HDDs usually don't...
 

sajj316

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Would Want this. But the $349 one probably comes wih Wii Mote and nunchuck instead of pro controller.

Yes, I'd expect them to sell the pro controller separately unless they are targeting a pro style bundle with 2 pro controllers (highly doubt).