Iwata expects the Wii U to cost more than Wii

When Nintendo unveiled the Wii U yesterday at E3 2011, the system was applauded with great promise. However, Nintendo did not announce a release date, or one of the biggest details: the price.

Iwata has announced in an interview with the Japanese Nikkei newspaper, saying that Nintendo does not plan to sell the Wii U for the same price as the Wii. This could mean that the system would be significantly more than the original and will probably cost more than ¥20,000.

He also mentioned that Nintendo plans to continue supporting the Wii even after the Wii U is released, mentioning that the system will still be available for a limited time after.

Considering Nintendo didn’t announce Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, or many of the other games that haven’t left Japan, I could see them still supporting the Wii for a while with localized versions of these games.

Source: Andriasang


About MidnightScott
I am a huge Nintendo fan, but I also own a PS3. I love video games, anime, music, movies, and the internet! The 3DS is really awesome and I'm looking forward to playing more fun and unique games in the future.

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