Nintendo Wii: Release Date and Pricing for Europe?

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  1. Eric

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    According to IGN.com, it appears the Nintendo Wii MIGHT come out in the UK by November 24th for £149. Full article here: http://wii.ign.com/articles/731/731722p1.html

     
  2. DevilzFan

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    *Edit* I mixed up pounds and Euro's, ignore this post.
     
  3. misterd

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    I suspect a $175 US Price would force MS to drop the 360 $25-$50 to match. I don't think either N or MS should give a shit about Sony this year. The high price was bad enough, but now with the orders being halved their is simply not going to be enough product available to provide competition.

    And I might be wrong, but don't the consoles generally have a higher markup in Europe than in the US and Japan? So the actual cost might even be lower here.
     
  4. Vector Sigma

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    Where'd you get that conversion from?

    149.00 GBP = 277.959 USD (From xe.com)...

    *Edit* Ah, you were converting the price as if it were Euros!...
     
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    $188.81...i see the US bumping it to $200. even though, i'll still be getting me one :D 
     
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    ITs not the equivilent of $188, its the equivilent of $277. DF mixed up the queens exceedingly British Pounds with Euros...
     
  8. DevilzFan

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    Oops. I completely goofed. Thanks for the fix VS!
     
  9. misterd

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    In that case the price in the US probably will be $250. The question then becomes what is going to be included in the package?
     
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    yeah, then most likely it'll be $250 which is still good...here's wishing that the zapper and VC controller is added as part of the system.
     
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    I think the usual practice with game console pricing is to ignore exchange rates between the U.S. and the U.K. and put them at about the same numeric value, which is really unfortunate for gamers in the U.K. If that holds true in this case and if this price is accurate, it could mean we'll get the Nintendo Wii for about $150 USD. Maybe.
     
  12. tikgnat

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    150 squid?

    Hmm... seems very low... I mean thats only £50 over a DS lite... Wonder how much the games will retail for?
     
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    didnt Nintendo say that none of their games will be over $50....the other companies games might be though.
     
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    Yeah. Nintendo said first party games would not be over $50. They also said the console wouldn't be over $250.

    Let's just hope they stick to what they've said.
     
  16. misterd

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    What did the GCN sell for in the UK at launch? US was $250.
     
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    EB/Gamestop could also be jacking up the prices, even if Nintendo intends for them to be under $50.
     
  18. DevilzFan

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    True. Or Nintendo could keep 1st party games at $50. And the 3rd party guys could bump themselves up to $60 like they've done with the 360 and most likely the PS3
     
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    Part of the reason game prices are going up is due to the development costs. The one good thing about Wii's underwhelming power is that it will help keep those costs down. There is little reason I can see for them to bump up Wii prices.
     

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