U.K. Wii U Launch Prices Announced
By George Denison on September 15th, 2012 (8 comments)
At yesterday's Nindendo Wii U conference, the U.S. launch price for Nintendo's new console was revealed to be $299.99 for the basic package, and $349.99 for the deluxe version. That roughly equates to £187 and £217 respectively. Now, U.K. retailers have started to announce their planned launch prices for when the console hits our merry land of tea and cricket on the 30th November. Do the figures line up?
Nope. Not by a long shot.
Anyone buying a Wii U from Amazon.co.uk, HMV or Sainsbury's can expect to pay £249.99 for the basic bundle and £299.99 for the premium bundle. GAME will be squeezing a little extra out of you, charging £259.99 for the basic bundle and £309.99 for the premium bundle. A premium bundle with ZombiU thrown in will also be available, but I would buy from Sainsbury's if you fancy it, since they will be selling it for £329.99, while GAME will charge £349.99.
To quote Wallace from the Wallace and Gromit short film The Wrong Trousers: "Oh, that's a bit steep! I'll have to let that room out!" Maybe Bayonetta 2 isn't such a strong draw for me to buy the console after all. Unless...y'know...someone wants to just give me money? Please? Don't make me sell my kidney!
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