We Won’t Make The Same Mistake Again – Nintendo CEO

Nintendo wants to “have an appealing product at launch.”

Even though Nintendo still hasn’t given us an exact price for the Wii U, it seems like they have big plans for having a successful product launch. We can rest assured that Nintendo doesn’t want to have the same pricing problems as they did with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS. In an interview with Yomiuri Shimbun daily, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said:

We won’t make the same mistake that we did with the 3DS, which was considered relatively high by consumers.

Back in December, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had something similar to say. With the 3DS debacle, the price had to be lowered to increase sales; which meant the system had to be sold at a loss. We can definitely see that Nintendo doesn’t want to see themselves in a similar situation, so pricing competitively will be a key factor to their success.

We definitely don’t want to see pricing similar to what Amazon Germany had listed. What about you guys? What’s your sweet spot for pricing? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via Nintendo Life]

  • NightAngel79

    Definitely less than 300 if they want a chance to dominate

  • http://GameFans.com/ Brandon Cromer

    I’m hoping it’s between $250-$300, that would guarantee a day one purchase from me.

  • NightAngel79

    While I probably won’t be buying this (especially not at first) I do want to see this thing sell well. >250 would be for the best

  • NightAngel79

    . hi

  • http://GameFans.com/ Brandon Cromer

    Which link?

  • NightAngel79

    LOL, that was me replying to the disqus notification email!
    the link NEVER works!

  • jojo

    how much does the wii u cost

  • http://GameFans.com/ Brandon Cromer

    No official pricing has been released yet, hopefully we will find out soon enough. (along with with a release date.)