Last wee Nintendo announced that they would be having a major Nintendo Wii U press conference on September 13. During this press conference it is being speculated that Nintendo will reveal both the price and the official release date for the system. However, today it seems that an accessory maker for just couldn’t wait for September to roll around, as Performance Designed Products (PDP) accidently may have announced the release date for the Wii U.
According to Performance Designed Products (PDP) the official release date for the Nintendo Wii U will be November 18. Apparently a corporate representative speaking at a GameStop Manager’s Conference in San Antonio, Texas stated that their new accessory would be released ahead of the November 18 launch date of the Nintendo Wii U.
Of course the backtracking couldn’t start fast enough as a Performance Designed Products representative told Kotaku: ”We don’t know exactly what was heard, but we simply do not know that this point. We are launching accessories [for the Wii U], but the date for the accessories doesn’t mean a confirmation on the hardware.”
Of course as of right now this is still a rumor but I would be more surprised if the Nintendo Wii U didn’t launch on November 18th, there have been too many rumors pointing to that exact date. Not to mention the last two Nintendo consoles launched on November 19th (Wii) and November 18th (GameCube).
Basically the only thing left to speculate at is the price of the Nintendo Wii U, who most people believe needs to be priced at $300 or less to sell. Anything over $300 and people are speculating will be too much and Nintendo will have a situation much like the 3DS. Basically needing to drop the price of the system mere months after the console had launched.
For me personally I think if the system is sold for $350 or more I would have to wait on buying the console, at least until there was a must have game on the system. I would like to hear what is the magic price for all of you, at what price would you buy the Nintendo Wii U and at what price would you consider it too high a price?