Rumor: Wii U to be priced at $300

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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According to the blog Forget The Box, the Wii U will be priced at about $300.


The estimated worth of the components reportedly cost around $180, which would mean that Nintendo would be making a profit off of every system sold. The article goes on to explain the cost of every little thing that goes into it such as the camera on the controller, but I’ll cut to the chase and give the most interesting detail.  A quote from the source within the article explains “Nintendo chose an economical GPU and CPU that could keep up with the performance of today’s current consoles, but keep hardware costs down to maximize profits.”


Considering the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 already show off some pretty amazing graphics, I can’t see this as being a huge problem at all.  How much better can graphics actually get after all?  As for the price of the console, I also can’t find any room to complain about it.  With the Xbox 360 starting out at $400 and the Playstation 3 starting at a whopping $600, $300 for a brand new console seems pretty fair.  But until Nintendo confirms the price, we will have to just wait and see.


How much would you be willing to pay for the Wii U? Is $300 a fair price or would it be a deal breaker?