Call us Rumor Informer all you want, but according to an inside source who attended the recent GameStop product conference, that’s the details that were clearly discussed. A November 18th launch with the Wii U launching at $200. Nintendo has told us repeatedly we would be surprised by the launch price of the Wii U and certainly $200 counts as a surprise. It’s not really known if GameStop was speculating as a company or basing things on information they were given at the corporate level to prepare their stores for launch.
$200 sounds a bit far fetched, but that is what the GameCube launched at, and it immediately makes the console competitive price wise with the current generation. On top of that, it clearly makes them the cheapest of the future generation consoles and thus highly likely to fly off store shelves for a long while. If they wanted to ensure Wii U penetration then this is the best way to do it. At that price I am sure people are worried about specs, but reality is the specs have likely never changed and that is selling the console at a loss. They said they wouldn’t sell for a loss, but times change no? That being said, it may only be the US where it sells so cheaply since we have the “lowest” form of currency.
We find out in a whopping 11 days folks.