I thought it would be fun to speculate on the total cost of the entire WiiU experience if you want everything with a cherry on top and presumably have a treasure trove lying somewhere to derive funds from for it.
Note: These costings are based on Japanese launch price details. Actual (and final) UK prices will only get announced at 3pm UK time today. Also, I chose Amazon as the main place to get Wii accessories pricing from so in some instances, you can get them cheaper elsewhere, for example, if the Wii Sports Resort MotionPlus Bundle was going for £35 or less…
4 x Wii RemotePlus Black = £35 x 4 = £140
4 x Wii Nunchuck = £13 x 4 = £52
1 x Wii BalanceBoard & Wii Fit Plus bundle = £70
2 X WiiU GamePad = +- £125 x 2 = £250
1 x WiiU Premium SKU = +- £300
4 x WiiU Pro Pad = £105 x 4 = £420
What does the Wii U Premium SKU get you?
A lovely black Wii U (the Basic SKU only gets you the white version), 32GB memory, HDMI cable, console stand, GamePad charging dock, GamePad stand, and a two year Nintendo Network Premium subscription until 2014.
What’s the damage?
Total cost for the whole shebang is a mouth watering, wallet busting, partner cringing, bank account screaming £1,232. Now to wait on actual UK pricing.
- Devs Don’t Have to Use Wii MotionPlus in Their Wii U Games (nintendocharged.com)
- Wii U Pricing And Release Date In Japan Revealed (nintendoscene.com)
- Wii U Hits Japan on December 8, for Around 31,500 Yen (£250) (godisageek.com)
- Confirmed: Nintendo To Date and Price Wii U Via Nintendo Direct on Sept 13th (godisageek.com)