In Japan, the Wii U is an expensive prospects
, but that price didn't translate directly here in the States
. With a lower-end SKUs, Nintendo is able to hit that $300 spot while catering to a more hardcore fan base.Gamasutra
looked back at all of the previous console launches and documented their initial prices, adjusting for inflation. If the Sega Genesis launched today, it would cost $352; the original PlayStation would be $450. Just, uh, don't ask us what the Neo-Geo or 3DO would cost. ($1,138 and $1,113!)
With the projected price inflation in mind, it's suggested that the Xbox 360 would be priced at $387 and the base model PS3 (it launched with two SKUs, remember?) would fetch $570.