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    Wii U - UK Rip off Price

    There is a lot of anger growing over here in the UK at what can only be deemed as a rip off price , and to add insult to injury , the UK and Europe will have to wait until the 30Th November to get our hands on one.

    The basic white Wii U in the UK is £249 at current exchange rate $403 , 100 dollars more than what you would in the US

    The black wii U in the UK is £300 at current exchange rate $483,
    that's a whooping $ 134 more than the US

    Not happy :angry1:, and it looks like im not the only one .

    During times when Nintendo announced a loss and the UK retailer GAME are hanging on by a thread, you would think they would be doing everything possible to encourage sales, not prevent them.
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    Wow. I saw the prices on my GameStop app. I didn't know the Wii U is worth more money in the UK!!!

    Power Up GameStop members can already pre-order the Wii U!!!

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    The UK/Europe had to make their own price, Nintendo didn't gave them.
    Though England has always been a expensive land imo. Maybe it will go lower as it is just really expensive.

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    I know, it sucks. I really wanted a Wii U but now seeing the prices I might not be able to get one >_> 3 GAME stores in my area have closed down and more gaming stores here are beginning to close, I can't believe Nintendo would put the prcie that high, it's just putting people off buying it.
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    Wow, way to lose sales Nintendo.

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    You guys do realize that the Wii U tablet controller is extremely expensive, right? Nintendo has said several times the Wii U won't be cheap, you should of expected this sort of price. This isn't another Wii guys, this is actually an next-gen console.

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    <strong>QUOTE</strong> Originally Posted by Athens View Post
    You guys do realize that the Wii U tablet controller is extremely expensive, right? Nintendo has said several times the Wii U won't be cheap, you should of expected this sort of price. This isn't another Wii guys, this is actually an next-gen console.
    That doesn't justify making the Wii U exponentially more expensive in the UK and Japan. Seems a bit unfair.

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    <strong>QUOTE</strong> Originally Posted by Athens View Post
    This isn't another Wii guys, this is actually an next-gen console.
    Can't wait to see Microsoft and Sony copy all of Nintendo's ideas once again and have their fans slamming Nintendo
    Hi.

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    I can never afford this in my dreams. My local GameStation has moved, but at least my GAME is still going.
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    Yes that's bull♥♥♥♥, it's the same for all the EUR countries too, where Nintendo just calculated 1 $ = 1 EUR (or here in Sweden 1 $ = 10 SEK)

    Premium Wii in a country with Euros as currency: 393 $
    Premium Wii in Sweden: 3000 SEK = 457 $

    not as bad as for the UKers but still :(

    This is the first time I'm considerring importing my console, I've never done it before because of the stupid & totally useless regionlock, but this difference is A LOT.

    Anybody knows a good & reliable US shop that ships cheap to Europe? Who's also going to sell all upcomming games in the future as I will have to import all of them too then...

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