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.

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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 believe Wii U games will cost $100, but Nintendo thinks otherwise.
Retailers believe Wii U games will cost $100, but Nintendo thinks otherwise.

"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.

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