Amazon UK lists 14 July Wii U release date, £199.99 pricetag

Posted By | On 13th, Jun. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @MostUnfurrowed


Amazon UK have listed the Wii U on their website for £199.99 with a 14 July release date.

Whilst such an early release date seems unlikely, it raises some very interesting questions:

  • 14 July is both very soon, but also very specific, suggesting that this isn’t simply a ‘placeholder’ date.
  • This date is also a Saturday, a very unlikely release day for hardware in the UK.
  • Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee means that the £199.99 price-tag will be honoured by Amazon and anybody who pre-orders now won’t pay a penny more than £199.99.
  • If this is the genuine retail price, it means the Wii U’s launch price is around £20 less than the 3DS.
  • This also suggests a drastic change of release strategy, more similar to Apple’s ‘oh, it’s out next week’ approach.

Earlier this week another UK-based retailer ShopTo.net listed the Wii U for £279.99 without specifying a release date.

Source: David Scammell

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  • Mr D1mp

    I just spoke to amazon and it’s not from a third party supplier it will be at that price and delivered by the date that’s stated and they are waiting for stock so from what I’ve just been told its fact and it’s happening. Also the 12th of July was mentioned so maybe that’s the official release date because the rep was confused as to it bein release on a Saturday and my orders having next day delivery.just letting you know.M


 

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