Nintendo are holding an investor’s meeting right at this moment after revealing the sales from their fiscal result yesterday and the Wii U has come out as a major talking point. Nintendo has reconfirmed the upcoming console is set to release in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia by the end of this year and have stated that more details will be unveiled at E3.
Although this could mean that the release dates for the console will be revealed at E3, Nintendo have openly told the investors present that pricing information will not be revealed until a later date. Read on for a lot more information regarding the investor’s meeting.
The lack of Wii U pricing details at E3 is not the only interesting information coming out of the investor’s meeting. Nintendo has also announced that it will start selling games digitally alongside the standard physical copies we have been used to buying for a long period of time. By using an SD card you will soon be able to download full length games, including New Super Mario Bros. 2, onto your 3DS. This will also be available on the Wii U when it is released later in the year. Nintendo made no comment on the pricing of digital copies against the retail ones as it has said it will be up to the retailers to decide the prices of digital copy games.
Nintendo are also not impressed with the 3DS’ post-Christmas sales around the world except for in Japan and have said that the next Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and 3DS will play a key role in the US and will have lasting demand.
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