In yesterday's investors briefing, Nintendo President and CEO Satora Iwata made it a fact that the firm would NOT be disclosing price or a specific launch date at this year's E3 for the much anticipated Wii U console:
“We will showcase the final format, and discuss the details and the software lineup for this year at E3 2012 [...] Please also be advised that, as we did for previous platforms that were launched in the year-end sales season, we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3.”
Some of the most crucial facets of a new piece of hardware's release are the numbers attached to it. And no, I don't mean specs. I'm talking about the launch day and how much bones it's going to cost. But apparently Nintendo wants all the focus at E3 to be about what the machine can actually do and squarely make attendees worry more about the software launch line-up and what its final design, and name?, will be when it ships.
I don't know about you but E3 cannot come soon enough. GameTyrant will be in full force at the event, writing down all the details we can on all the press conferences, as well as all our impressions with the demos we try out on Nintendo Wii U.
What are your best guesses for Wii U's final retail price?