Satoru Iwata has unveiled even more Wii U news today. The Nintendo President discussed the indivudual prices of Wii U games and how the prices may vary from publisher to publisher based on how much they think the game is worth. So rather than all games costing a flat $50, higher-end games could cost even more.
“I think there is already some indication that the [current pricing] trend is going to stay here. When you consider some of the most popular franchise – such as Call of Duty or Madden – the publishers can afford to affix a rather expensive price tag on that because the franchise has a premium value. On the other hand, … without an established franchise, they cannot afford to keep that expensive price tag. I believe there will be a wider price range.”
I see this as both good and bad news. The good news is that some Wii U games will cost under $50. I see these cheaper games as being more casual games that I might not have otherwise purchased with a $50 pricetag. However, this is also bad news because $50 is already a lot of money, and I can’t imagine what some publishers might be considering charging for more-anticipated games. How much am I going to have to pay for Zelda HD?
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