Wii U Priced Too High, says Analyst

He also says the high price was done on purpose.

Joey Davidsonby Joey Davidson

Wii U Priced Too High

Gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter is a man of conviction. He's also a man that a lot of diehard gamers like to fling obsenities at. We figure he's okay with it, as he continues to do his job on the internet with just as much fervor as ever before.

Yesterday, the Wii U was priced for North America at two separate points: $299 for a base model and $349 for a deluxe model. Pachter told CVG that the prices are too high, with a small caveat:

"We think that Wii U’s price points are appropriate given likely demand from Nintendo’s core fanbase, but believe that pricing will be too high to sustain demand given current competition from other consoles and tablets."

The gist here is that Pachter and his firm believe that Nintendo priced the Wii U high in order to secure funds from their core fans. Once us first-buyers snag the machine, they'll drop the price.

So, Pacther suggests that a price cut will almost certainly come in 2013.

What do you think? Has Nintendo priced the Wii U too high?