This morning Nintendo has announced the Wii-U launch date & price for North America, but has that left everyone satisfied or have they been given a sour taste in their mouth, you tell us.
From a consumer/gamer perspective it seems that Nintendo’s choice to release a week prior to Black Friday is almost genius but could serve chaotic for planned early adopters with those precious Premium consoles looking to run out rather fast. Let us hope that Nintendo has been secretly mass producing the product for shipment as we may be looking at the same insane situation where many were unable to find a Nintendo Wii for months after launch. So many households may end up with the lesser value of the standard 8GB model rather than the 32GB Premium.
The price difference is a mere $50 between the two versions with the 8GB White Model landing at $299 and the Black Premium 32GB model stopping at $349. The Premium model comes with the NintendoLand Game, stand and gamepad charging cradle. Launch window titles include Lego City Undercover, Super Mario Bros-U.
To put this into perspective the Nintendo 3DS Launched at $249 and Nintendo Wii launched at $249 as well back in 2006. So is it worth it to consumers for the extra $50-$100 for the Wii-U Gamepad and an updated graphics engine. The real issue I seem to have is the 8GB model for $299? How much memory will each game take up? How much will patches and such take up as well and programs like Nintendo TVii?
We shall see as the launch draws closer, however price wise, I am satisfied but will anyone besides the hardcore be? Let us know, leave your comments below.