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Amazon Germany Prices and Dates Wii U

Amazon.de, the German sector of Amazon, recently priced and dated the Wii U. According to the site, the Wii U will be released on December 21st, 2012 for €399.

Nintendo’s shied away from revealing any hard numbers for the Wii U all year, so the number that Amazon’s released may be pure speculation on the company’s part. Earlier this week, Amazon UK issued out refunds and apologies to customers who pre-ordered the Wii U after the site released pricing and dating details too early. It’s unlikely that Amazon would make the same mistake twice, although it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility. However, a December 21st release date is far more believable than the July one that Amazon UK posted.

There’s been no official word from Nintendo. Until then, the release date and price point remain a rumor.

  • iceonfire
    Isn't Dec 21 supposed to be the day the world ends?
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  • bustapr
    december 21 is a bit late though. just 4 days before christmas. i dont think thats a good move. best to release it november and have a chance to restock in december to have best sales.
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  • scythe944
    iceonfireIsn't Dec 21 supposed to be the day the world ends?Ha, yeah I think so. Guess it'll never get released then!
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  • erunion
    400 euros! Is this going to be a $500 console? xbox 360 launched $400. Wii at $250.
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  • bison88
    bustaprdecember 21 is a bit late though. just 4 days before christmas. i dont think thats a good move. best to release it november and have a chance to restock in december to have best sales.

    It'll just give people in the U.S. another reason to trample and fight trying to get into the store causing unnecessary damage and harm in a greedy effort to get there hands on it in the holiday madness.
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  • spookyman
    bad economy will hurt sales. Wii came out when folks had credit and was spend crazy.
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  • g00fysmiley
    erunion400 euros! Is this going to be a $500 console? xbox 360 launched $400. Wii at $250.
    its possible, nintendo has shown many times that they do not like losing mioney on the console sales, prices dropped on the Wii awhen they started to be cheaper to make not when the market would say it was a good move to increase sales and move games.

    on the other end of the spectrum m$ and $ony will sell at a discount losing money on the console expecting to make back th emoney on games apps and services over the life of the console. both are valid buisness models but hopefully nintendo won't kneecap sales by makign the console priced out of the reach of the consumers who would want it
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  • clivene09
    g00fysmileyits possible, nintendo has shown many times that they do not like losing mioney on the console sales, prices dropped on the Wii awhen they started to be cheaper to make not when the market would say it was a good move to increase sales and move games. on the other end of the spectrum m$ and $ony will sell at a discount losing money on the console expecting to make back th emoney on games apps and services over the life of the console. both are valid buisness models but hopefully nintendo won't kneecap sales by makign the console priced out of the reach of the consumers who would want it
    Thats hardly accurate though. Nintendo was willing to sell 3DS at a loss while Sony was not willing to do the same for the Vita.
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  • captaincharisma
    there is no way nintendo will price its console higher than the competition. they already know they will not be able to match the horsepower of the next playstation and xbox so the hardcore crowd is out even if they are able to get a few strays. although i can see them selling it at that price at first because they will be the first next gen console available
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  • g00fysmiley
    clivene09Thats hardly accurate though. Nintendo was willing to sell 3DS at a loss while Sony was not willing to do the same for the Vita.
    sorry i should have specified this is on their home consoles. with handhelds they have a pretty well cornered market and do in fact sell at a loss where they recoup after a few games sales.

    and @ captaincharisma the reason it is supposed to cost alot is they are increasing the power in the machine is they are supposedly trying to compete with m$ and $ony on performance which i am all for, the more competition the better i say, but am also sceptical that they will bridge the gap in power under the hood.
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