Wii U priced in Australia.

#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

It looks like the Wii U is going to be priced at $600 in Australia. It might change, but what do you guys think of this price?

Here is the link.

#2 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

i dont know how that compares to the rest of the world. whats the price in the UK going to be.

#3 Posted by JTB123 (1045 posts) -

@jetsetwillie: Comes out to £391.21 according to expedia currency converter and $613.00. I have no idea if they're correct, I hope so, because I said £400 ages ago which you know is how much it will actually go for if that conversion is correct.

#4 Edited by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

its a place holder price, no way it launchs at 600 that is what hurt the ps3 plus it would not be encouraging.

How could they have a price if nintendo has not even shown anything since E3, plus i dont think that is the final desgin of the console it self

#5 Posted by chrissedoff (2034 posts) -

jesus christ australians get ripped off on video games.

#6 Posted by LiquidPrince (15601 posts) -

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... Ahem... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

They have to be crazy if they think that a system with specs that roughly rival the 360 and PS3 would sell for that much just for a fancy screen controller.

#7 Posted by face15 (1244 posts) -

I think it's about $300 too expensive for me to consider getting one.

#8 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

Look at how cheap the 360 and PS3 are these days, it's not going to cost much more than those. The controller is the only thing that's going to push it up.. and Nintendo have caught on pretty well to the idea that cheap products = sales. They're not going to release a £400 system.

#9 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

Look at how cheap the 360 and PS3 are these days, it's not going to cost much more than those. The controller is the only thing that's going to push it up.. and Nintendo have caught on pretty well to the idea that cheap products = sales. They're not going to release a £400 system.

Maybe not in the US or UK, but the PS3 cost $1000 at launch here.

#10 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@chrissedoff

jesus christ australians get ripped off on video games.

When you consider our average wage versus cost of living, we actually do ok...but it is cheaper to import where possible haha.
#11 Posted by SamFo (1511 posts) -

dude... that isn't priced? That's just an estimate?

#12 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -

five hundred ninety nine australian dollars

#13 Posted by coakroach (2478 posts) -

Thats gonna need to be one hell of a good launch line up.

#14 Posted by Shirogane (3559 posts) -

That sounds about right i think. Wasn't the Wii $400 at launch?

#15 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Shirogane said:

That sounds about right i think. Wasn't the Wii $400 at launch?

Yep!

#16 Posted by Metal_Mills (2948 posts) -
@SamFo said:

dude... that isn't priced? That's just an estimate?

They were right about the 3DS at launch.
#17 Posted by Tebbit (4435 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

@WinterSnowblind said:

Look at how cheap the 360 and PS3 are these days, it's not going to cost much more than those. The controller is the only thing that's going to push it up.. and Nintendo have caught on pretty well to the idea that cheap products = sales. They're not going to release a £400 system.

Maybe not in the US or UK, but the PS3 cost $1000 at launch here.

$1199 in NZ. I was such a fool... I only had Resistance for almost a full year!

#18 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9735 posts) -

I sincerely hope it does not launch at that in the US. They might be able to sell it to crazy people like me here at that price, but not to anyone else.

#19 Posted by alternate (2654 posts) -

Just a retailer guessing for anyone dumb enough to preorder already.

#20 Posted by Shirogane (3559 posts) -

Urgh....

For all you US people complaining, that equals about $300 for you guys. since our stuff is generally double your price, even though the currency conversion isn't. Don't use currency conversion for this stuff, it doesn't work.

#21 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Shirogane said:

Urgh....

For all you US people complaining, that equals about $300 for you guys. since our stuff is generally double your price, even though the currency conversion isn't. Don't use currency conversion for this stuff, it doesn't work.

Yeah, there is no way it will launch anywhere near $600 in the US. Like Shiro said, around $300 seems right.

#22 Posted by toastface (106 posts) -
#23 Posted by Shaunage (640 posts) -

As an Australian, that is fully $300 more than I wll ever pay for one.

#24 Posted by jaenks (32 posts) -

ebgames have had that price up for months. they have no idea

#25 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

Yeah, I am going to go with an EB guestimate. They have to put a price in to take pre-orders and they certainly don't want to come in under the price as that may cause them a world of pain. In other words, $600 is the absolute outside number.

@Shaunage said:

As an Australian, that is fully $300 more than I wll ever pay for one.

I will buy in at $400 as I did with the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360. Let's just call that the line I don't cross. Even then, I probably won't buy one until closer to Easter 2013 because games will be cheaper. I am not paying $100 a game. That is more important to me than the console price.

#26 Posted by GS_Dan (1396 posts) -

You guys realise this is an 8 month old thread, right?

#27 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@GS_Dan said:

You guys realise this is an 8 month old thread, right?

I just did and was about to edit my post ....... feel like a right git I do!

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