Wii U Price Won't Be Announced During E3

By Zak Islam 3 years ago discussion comments
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Nintendo will reveal the final version of their next-generation console, the Wii U, during E3, as well as detailing the console's games line-up. However, what they won't unveil at the expo is a price.

"We will showcase the final format, and discuss the details and the software line-up for this year at E3 2012, which will be held in Los Angeles in the United States in June this year," the company's president, Satoru Iwata, told investors.

"Also, in the week after the E3 show, we would like to organise an opportunity where we can showcase the same to the Japanese wholesalers and financial analysts who cannot attend the E3 show," continued Iwata. "The people in our appropriate sections will let you know as soon as we have settled on further details."

"Please also be advised that, as we did for previous platforms that were launched in the year-end sales season, we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3."

During his talk with investors, Iwata once again stated that the Wii U will see a release within "Japan, the US, Europe and Australia in the year-end sales season". Nintendo's president also confirmed the console's digital strategy - all Wii U games will have a simultaneous release in a digital capacity alongside its physical release.
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