Pachter Estimates Nintendo Wii U Price Point

By Darryl Kaye on June 12, 2012, 8:42AM EST
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Michael Pachter has given has declared what he feels the Nintendo Wii U has to be priced at, if Nintendo want it to actually succeed.

Pachter, who was speaking to CVG, stated that the console has to be priced below $300, with $249 or less being an optimum price point in his eyes. Pachter used a lack of buzz to justify his decision.

"While I agree that the Wii U controller is sufficiently novel and different from traditional controllers, I am not sure that there is a killer app that will drive Wii U adoption the way Wii Sports did for the Wii.

"At E3 I was not particularly impressed with many of the games, and in particular found Sing baffling. I don't understand why I need a tablet to read Karaoke words rather than reading the words on the TV screen instead."

At present, Nintendo have been very closed-off about a price point for the Nintendo Wii U. There's also no concrete release date for the console.

Source: CVG

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