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Amazon's German site lists Wii U release date, price estimate

While still far from a confirmation, today brings us a little bit closer to the final release date and price for the Nintendo Wii U. Both of which have been rampantly speculated about over the past few months.

Amazon's German site put up a listing for the console today with a November 21st launch date, accompanied by a €399 price point, which for us Yanks comes to about $499.

GameSpot notes that the Nintendo Wii did not launch at equal exchange rates across the world though. It launched at €250 as well as $250. Amazon.de also notes that the price is an estimate, and is subject to change.

Their estimate is intriguing though, as it flies in the face of analysts who have said that Nintendo must bring the Wii U under $300 if they want to replicate the success they saw last generation. Maybe Amazon has some information that those analysts don't? Or perhaps Nintendo will try to defy the odds and launch at a high, $350+ price. As of now, this is all speculation, but sometimes speculation can be fun.

If we receive any word regarding the official price point of the Wii U we will of course pass that along to you as quickly as possible.

14 comments

  • Fox_Mulder - June 21, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    I'm good. Looks like Ninty has made another horrible price decision. I'll wait for the inevitable price drop 6 months after launch.
  • RonnyLive19881 - June 21, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    I'd pay $800 if I could have one RIGHT NOW! Damn I hate waiting...
  • Tjwoods18 - June 21, 2012 2 p.m.

    You sir have expensive taste's
  • DynamicJul - June 21, 2012 12:53 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure they're listing it as €399 because it is the highest price possible for the Wii U, so people pre-ordering can't say they want the first price when the actual price is released. Amazon has the policy: "Pre-order Price Guarantee: order now and if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you'll be charged the lowest price." So now we know for sure that the Wii U will definitely be under €400.
  • Scammeleon - June 21, 2012 12:50 a.m.

    That works out at about £202 for the UK, which isn't actually that bad for the console market here.
  • godisanarc - June 20, 2012 6:25 p.m.

    I can't imagine this is in any way correct. Most folks aren't going to spend $500 on a new nintendo console. I know I wouldn't. I new ps4 or xbox, sure.
  • Z-man427 - June 20, 2012 5:27 p.m.

    Bundle in an awesome HD Zelda and we'll talk.
  • ncurry2 - June 20, 2012 5:26 p.m.

    I'm almost certain it won't retail for more that $400. I'd still get one at $500 but not until at least a handful of must-have exclusives are out for it. $500 bucks to beat Pikman 3 and then wait many months for more good games isn't quite worth it. $300 might be though :P
  • Cyberninja - June 20, 2012 4:52 p.m.

    $400 or less I am willing to pay. also why is it that people like bringing up future consoles we have no knowledge about whenever a wiiu article comes out.
  • Evanesco - June 20, 2012 4:47 p.m.

    510 bucks for a console that's not next gen? No. Not happening. Ever.
  • KnowYourPokemon - June 20, 2012 8:42 p.m.

    How is it not next gen? Cause current gen games are coming out on it? That's not in any way an argument...
  • Tjwoods18 - June 21, 2012 7:58 a.m.

    What is round, pink, and can sing like an angel?
  • J-Fid - June 21, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    Kirby?
  • Tjwoods18 - June 20, 2012 3:55 p.m.

    I will gladly pay $499 for a ps4, not a Wii

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