Nintendo calls $100 Wii U game prices 'fictitious'
Amazon, GameStop product listings indicate Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, and more to cost $100, Nintendo says these are "fictitious" prices.
Retailers Amazon and GameStop are currently listing a range of Wii U titles--including Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Just Dance 4, and Lego City Undercover--for $100, but these prices may not be accurate. In a statement sent to GameSpot, Nintendo said these prices are purely speculation.
"Retailers are beginning their presale activity, but given there is no official software price, they are using fictitious prices," reads a line from the statement. "When software pricing is officially announced later this year, I am sure retailers will adjust their websites to reflect the true price."
The Wii U is due for a worldwide release this holiday season. The system is Nintendo's first high-definition console and is a successor to the Wii, which is the best-selling platform of the current generation. Nintendo has not named a price for the Wii U yet, but company president Satoru Iwata said gamers can expect to pay a "reasonable" amount for the console.