Wii U Pre-order PricesLike any new gadget, the cost to pre-order Wii U is ambitious. Providing the majority of customers are interested in getting one, the high street RRP will stand up. Currently the initial offering let you choose between black or white / premium or standard, and the ZombiU bundle.
Focusing on the system only price: The Wii U black 32GB premium pack costs £299.99, where as the Wii U white 8GB costs £249.99 (best prices now).
One killer app can be a good enough reason for a gadget to be the "must have tech" for Christmas.
From experience, these pre-order prices are likely to hold. Of course the quoted high street prices will vary day to day. GAME retail have closed Regent Street store, in London, so appear to be having an even worse financial recovery after going in to Administration during 2012. The problem is two fold. The more Nintendo allow GAME & Amazon to discount a new consoles, the less profit they will make. The cheaper the preorder price, the more they will sell, but make less profit. So although the Wii U pricing is ambitious, it's not overpriced.
No doubt a 32GB white and 8GB black Wii U have been anticipated by Nintendo for future release.
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