“I don’t think we can charge the same price as we currently do for the Wii,” Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Japan’s Nikkei Newspaper. The Wii is currently priced at under ¥20,000 ($250) in Japan.
The Nintendo boss added, “I don’t think the Wii is going anywhere anytime soon.” When the Wii went on sale in 2006, it was priced at ¥250 ($313) in Japan and $250 in the US.
The Nintendo 3DS launched at ¥25,000, making it doubtful the high powered Wii U with its tablet controller will launch at ¥25,000.
Republished from Kotaku