Though Europeans will get their hands and feet on Wii Fit
as soon as April 25th, a month before us Yanks
, they'll pay a premium for that privilege -- £69.99 (approx. $138) in the UK and €89.99 (approx. $133) in the rest of Europe.
These price points are a stark contrast to the results from a recent IGN poll
asking readers how much they would be willing to pay for the exercise software and balance board peripheral. Of the 6116 people surveyed, 27.6% stated that they would not pay above $49.99, the lowest-price poll option, 15.9% claimed the same for $59.99, 18.9% chose $69.99, 22.5% set their limit at $79.99, and 7.4% still showed interest at the $89.99 and $99.99 marks.
It can be argued that European gamers are used to paying much higher prices than their North American counterparts and that Guitar Hero III
bundles were also priced at £69.99/€89.99, but that's still a lot more expensive than how much we
expected. At the recent Game Developers Conference
, Nintendo of America mentioned that the Wii Fit
bundle would be under $100 for the US.