Nintendo Won’t Reveal Wii U’s Price at E3, Will Sell Games Digitally

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Nintendo Won’t Reveal Wii U’s Price at E3, Will Sell Games Digitally

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During Nintendo’s investor’s briefing, the company revealed a lot of things, lucky for you we’re here to summarize it for you.

One of the major news the publisher has revealed is that while their upcoming console will be present at this year’s E3, don’t expect to know the price just yet. Yes, Nintendo has confirmed that they will not divulge the console’s price at this year’s E3.

Nintendo has also confirmed that the console will indeed be out this year worldwide but Japan will get it a week later compared to US, EU and Australian territories.

In related news, Nintendo has also confirmed that games will be available digitally day-and-date as their physical release dates! This new movement will take effect with Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS spearheading the charge.

Also of note, digital prices for the games will be set by retailers and NOT Nintendo themselves.

Nintendo also wants a Wii Sports equivalent on the Wii U but they declined to further discuss this for “competitive reasons” — read: other companies copying their ideas.

Lastly, the company states that they have learned from their 3DS and Wii mistakes and that the Wii U will have a “very rich” lineup from the beginning.

To read the whole investors briefing, click here.

So, do you have more faith in the Wii U now that Nintendo has shared some of their plans or will it still play second-banana to Sony and Microsoft’s consoles?

Let’s hope Nintendo can blow everyone away at this year’s E3 presentation.

Source: NeoGaf