The Wii U will be sold at a "reasonable" price, Nintendo has assured.
Nintendo admitted that the price at which the 3DS launched for was expensive and they hope the same mistake won't be made with the release of their next-generation console, the Wii U. The company's CEO Satoru Iwata said:
"We won't make the same mistake that we did with the 3DS, which was considered relatively high by consumers."
Nintendo America boss Reggie Fils-Aime had stated consumers will be "pleasantly surprised" by the Wii U's price.
In addition to that promise, Iwata claims the console is like "no other system before it," thanks to the tablet component and integration of social network-esque functionality. He's also hopeful that Nintendo will recover from the 3DS' lower-than-expected performance.