One Revolution, please - on the cheap

Next-gen Nintendo console plans to keep prices down, options up

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has voiced his concerns over the high prices that publishers are charging for the first wave of Xbox 360 games, and claims he doesn't envision the same steep price tag being carried by Nintendo's titles for its Revolution.

Speaking specifically about the US market, Iwata offered his belief that next-gen games would "cost an awful lot." While early adopters and tech-heads may currently be prepared to pay top dollar (hitting $60 a pop right now) for titles, it's not a trend that Iwata expects to last.

"I really don't think that there's going to be a lot of acceptance by current customers of the $60 price tag," Iwata told CNNMoney.com. "They may allow that for a limited number of premium titles, but not all."

Above: The Revolution rainbow is expected to offer cheaper, user-friendlier software

And while Iwata acknowledges that Nintendo has no control over the prices that third-party publishers charge for games, he is anticipating that Nintendo's own Revolution titles will be cheaper than those of its competitors, offering the assurance that he "cannot imagine any first-party title could be priced for more than $50."

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