Nintendo Wii U Will Be More Expensive than PS3, Xbox 360 in Japan


We’re assuming Nintendo plans to out the Wii U’s U.S. price and release date at a press event happening this morning in New York at 10:00 a.m. ET — stay tuned, I’ll be covering that shortly — but in Japan, the company’s already said when you can pick up its latest console as well as how much it’ll cost.

Dec. 8, that’s the date Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the company will release its new video game system on its home turf, and it won’t be cheap. Reuters reports Nintendo will sell two versions: an entry-level model with 8 GB of internal storage for 26,250 yen (USD$338) and a more storage-robust 32 GB version for 31,500 yen (USD$406).

(MORE:Hands On with the Wii U, Nintendo’s Next-Generation Game Console)

While that date may seem a little tardy to us on this side of the pond, remember that…

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