Ubisoft CEO is unhappy with Wii U pricing

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    Wishes it was less expensive.

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    According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, the Wii U is 'expensive', and hopes it'll get cheaper before too long...

    In an interview with Games Industry International, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said he is not pleased with the pricing Nintendo decided on for the Wii U and hopes for a price drop soon...

    Do you agree with him? Or are you getting one anyway when it launches at the end of the month?

    Remember, the Wii U is due out in North America this Sunday November 18 beginning at $300 for its 8GB Basic model and scaling to $350 for the 32GB Deluxe version with copy of Nintendo Land. The Wii U comes to Europe and Australia on November 30, with a launch in Japan rounding out the bunch on December 8.

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Ubisoft CEO would like lower price on Wii-U (via) GamesIndustry
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Wii-U is expensive says Ubisoft CEO (via) GameSpot

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!
     

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      well yea, its a revamp last gen
       
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      Way too much here in the UK £299.99 for 32gb. At least £50 off that price!!
       
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      yup, considering you can get a 360 250gb with kinect for £288.99, and the wii u aint much more powerfuller than current gen systems
       
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      I reckon that once the other next gen console come around or six-eight months regardless I reckon there will be a price cut of some sought similar to the 3DS situation.
       
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      The high price on Wii was not an issue, and why should it be now? Its the usual launch price for a new console.

      Wii was a less upgrade, than a Wii-U is.. Still it...you know the story.
       
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      As someone who wasn't interested in the WiiU, I have to say, I found its price point actually enticing. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but $350 just doesn't sound like a lot to me for a premium model. It's only $100 more than what the Wii lanuched at, and that system didn't come with a tablet controller. What remains to be seen is the quality of the titles on the system. $400 wouldn't be too much to ask if it's mind-blowing, and $200 would be highway robbery if all we get are the same casual Dogz and sports games rehashed all over again.

      Yeah, like we really need more of those.
       

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