Wii: Official European (& UK) date and price

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  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 15 Sep 2006 13:45:34 7,023 posts
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    Eurogamer news:


    December 8th 2006.

    EUR 249 / GBP 179

    Bundles is white console, one Wii remote, one Nunchuck, Wii Sports.

    Between 49 and 59 Euros for software. 34 for 39 pounds.
    Edited by Pac-man ate my wife at 14:24:00 15-09-2006
  • thrawn 15 Sep 2006 13:49:17 898 posts
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    It's a Wii bit too much for me (See what I did there ;)) I think. Will wait for the first price drop, although Zelda will be hard to resist.

    Was hoping for the 130 mark.

    /sigh
  • Carlo 15 Sep 2006 13:51:47 18,406 posts
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    \o/ ^1000

    In the first 10 on the pre-order queue at the indie shop....

    It's like Christmas morning already
  • DrCongo 15 Sep 2006 13:53:48 912 posts
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    Cheap enough for me. And December release makes me a happy man \o/
  • MisterFalseName 15 Sep 2006 13:54:00 991 posts
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    Importing for me then (I said if it was Over 150 and/or 2 weeks after the US launch, I'd import)

    What's the best US site for importing hardware?
  • Kostabi 15 Sep 2006 13:54:03 5,449 posts
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    Did they mention how much additional Wiimotes will be? That's a fairly crucial piece of information.
  • gamingdave 15 Sep 2006 13:54:48 4,426 posts
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    Was expecting 150, but with the game bundeled I think thats a good price point. The date is great aswell.

    Would like to know peripheral prices, as ill be bagging a complement of remotes for maximum multiplayer goodness.
  • meggsy 15 Sep 2006 13:55:48 1,627 posts
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    US - they pay $250,
    Europe - they pay $318
    Uk - We pay $337

    All for the same product ffs, vat would only be about $43.75
  • Dirtbox 15 Sep 2006 13:58:33 81,266 posts
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    ralph whatever his name is was being a right smug pleb about him "knowing" it would be 150/November which he got from "industry news". I'm guessing this was his source of certainty.

    Cmon then, ralph. Lets se you eat the pie of shame.
  • haowan 15 Sep 2006 13:59:43 7,385 posts
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    would prefer unit + controller sans game for less personally. wii sports = uninteresting
  • Huntcjna 15 Sep 2006 14:01:11 13,877 posts
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    Wii Uk Official Website

    Thank god all the news hound plebs have left the forum is actually postable again.

    /curses the fact he has had to do some actual work today
  • Stickman 15 Sep 2006 14:01:15 29,660 posts
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    That's 30 too expensive, and games should be 29.99.
  • Darkbeat 15 Sep 2006 14:01:16 33 posts
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    Well the price was, for me, expected. Im getting one... Its good to get the releasedate finally
  • oceanmotion 15 Sep 2006 14:01:22 16,375 posts
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    Not too shabby. We are only getting ripped $27 before tax when you compare the US price. Included Wii sports makes it a nice buy.
  • Knighty 15 Sep 2006 14:02:45 1,023 posts
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    To be honest I think its a bit much, although I'm certainly still buying one at release. It should have been 150 quid with the game, 180 is outside of most peoples impulse range I feel.

    Not to mention its not exactly a massive gap between the Wii and the 360 Core pack...
  • Deleted user 15 September 2006 14:03:12
    180 with a game isn't outrageous i suppose. Still want to play with one before i buy so i'm not bothering to pre-order.

    Had no luck with the live text updates here... had to head off to IGN instead :(

    Unbelievably this tosser makes a living from writing. Just horrible.
  • chrism_scotland 15 Sep 2006 14:03:43 440 posts
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    Any ideas on when we'll be able to pre-order?

    I need to decide between 360 or Wii, can't afford both now
  • jellyhead 15 Sep 2006 14:04:30 24,350 posts
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    Is a memcard included or do we need to buy one as well?
    +1 WiiSports = uninteresting.
    I hope they do other bundles at launch.

    * Is the forum slow because afix is making a kerbillion bloody Nokia threads?
  • monochrome_blue 15 Sep 2006 14:04:43 538 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    That's 30 too expensive, and games should be 29.99.

    So.. Don't buy it?

    Why is it that we all expect a Nintendo console to be half the price of everything else?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Sep 2006 14:04:46 42,070 posts
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    For 179... It's sold to me. Expensive compared to everywhere else for sure, but still it's within my "YES PLEASE!" range (just).
  • monochrome_blue 15 Sep 2006 14:06:10 538 posts
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    herod wrote:
    Knighty wrote:
    Not to mention its not exactly a massive gap between the Wii and the 360 Core pack...
    It's cheaper and it comes with a proper game, seems like a major plus point for the Wii to me.

    Yep, credit to Nintendo for budling a game. Having a console without a game is *very* frsutrating to parents buying for kids, makes the whole thing seem like a con.
  • Stickman 15 Sep 2006 14:06:28 29,660 posts
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    monochrome_blue wrote:
    Stickman wrote:
    That's 30 too expensive, and games should be 29.99.

    So.. Don't buy it?


    10-4!
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 15 Sep 2006 14:06:31 7,023 posts
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    I'm sold, but I would've expected them to have a 150 pack without a game as that seems more competative with Xbox360 for 199.
  • Tonka 15 Sep 2006 14:06:40 22,791 posts
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    meggsy wrote:
    US - they pay $250,
    Europe - they pay $318
    Uk - We pay $337

    All for the same product ffs, vat would only be about $43.75



    USXbox 360 warranty 90 days
    UK Xbox 360 warranty 1 year
    Sweden Xbox 360 warranty 2 years



    Edited by Tonka at 14:07:49 15-09-2006
  • Deleted user 15 September 2006 14:07:29
    monochrome_blue wrote:
    Stickman wrote:
    That's 30 too expensive, and games should be 29.99.

    So.. Don't buy it?

    Why is it that we all expect a Nintendo console to be half the price of everything else?

    Well it's only half the size but with a quarter of the powah!
  • gamingdave 15 Sep 2006 14:07:35 4,426 posts
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    Mapster wrote:
    I need a component cable to go along with mine which knocks the price up at least another 20.

    What to do, what to do, what to do.........

    Buy a Wii, and extra 3 controllers, Zelda, Monkey Ball, Warioware, and Tonys
  • spazmo 15 Sep 2006 14:07:39 2,836 posts
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    Knighty wrote:
    Not to mention its not exactly a massive gap between the Wii and the 360 Core pack...

    But the Wii is BETTER and CHEAPER than the 360! Whats the prob?
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 15 Sep 2006 14:07:39 11,009 posts
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    jellyhead wrote:
    Is a memcard included or do we need to buy one as well?
    Built-in 512mb flash memory avoids the need for one ;o)
  • mouse Web & UI, Media Molecule 15 Sep 2006 14:08:02 10,308 posts
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    Absolutely perfect price point for both console and games imo, especially compared to the 50 or thereabouts for 360 stuff. Very competitive indeed. /pre-orders
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