Nintendo has refuted pre-order reports suggesting Wii U games will cost $100, brandishing the lofty prices as "fictitious" despite offering no correction
Ahead of this year’s Q4 Nintendo Wii U release date, the Japanese gaming giant has hit back at reports suggesting games for its next-gen console will cost a whopping $100 (£64).
With Nintendo having yet to offer up a confirmed Nintendo Wii U price, be they for hardware or software releases, retailers have started speculating on Wii U game prices with a selection of outlets starting pre-orders with lofty $100 price tags.
Remaining cagey around confirmed Nintendo Wii U game prices, the 3DS and Wii manufacturer has suggested retailers "are using fictitious prices" without attempting to offer a more accurate price point for the upcoming releases.
"Retailers are beginning their presale activity, but given there is no official software price, they are using fictitious prices," an official Nintendo spokesperson said. "When software pricing is officially announced later this year, I am sure retailers will adjust their websites to reflect the true price."
As far from official as the console’s price, Nintendo has yet to reveal when its next-generation console will hit stores past confirming the tablet-esque controller touting device will be available in a selection of markets before the year is out.
"Wii U will launch some time between E3 - which is in June - at the end of the year so essentially the second half of the year,” Nintendo’s US head Reggie Fils-Aime said recently.
Despite the lack of a confirmed arrival, Amazon recently listed the upcoming Xbox 360 rival with a December 21st release date, a launch that if true would no doubt see a manic pre-Christmas shopping rush ensue.