Wii U

Wii U game prices in Australia revealed, majority of games $79.95

by Daniel VuckovicOctober 2, 2012

Forget all the clap trap about Wii U games all being over one hundred dollars, the real pricing for Wii U titles in Australia has been all but confirmed today.

We’ve received word that Nintendo and other third party Wii U titles have had their RRP prices locked in and the results are surprising. The news comes from a memo sent to a retailer who is famous for selling their games at the recommended retail price. The memo says that the publishers, which includes Nintendo, have confirmed these prices and they should roll out online soon.  We’ve seen similar pricing for some of the third party titles already at other stores.

So the good news then is that the vast majority of Wii U titles will be at $79.95 or below. There’s only a few exceptions to this rule with the Skylanders pack and Call of Duty Black Ops II all coming in above this $79.95 mark. Here are the prices we’ve been sent so far;

$59.95 – Game Party Champions

$69.95 – Tank Tank Tank!, 007 Legends, Transformers Prime, Rise of the Guardians, Family Party, Ben 10

$79.95 – Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land

$99.95 – Skylanders (starter pack)

$109.95 – Call of Duty: Black Ops II

You’ll do well to note that this is only a select group of publishers pricing. Ubisoft’s titles haven’t been priced yet and could still be more (although we doubt it). However this news is a double edged sword, while Wii U games look to be cheaper, it does mean that Nintendo have an entirely different problem with the pricing of 3DS titles now.

We’re seeking comments from publishers and retailers alike.

What's your reaction?
Oh wow!
About The Author
Daniel Vuckovic
The Owner and Creator of this fair website. I also do news, reviews, programming, art and social media here. It is named after me after all. Please understand.
  • October 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Does this mean we will finally start seeing pre-order bundles? Hope so… 59 days to go

  • MysticLegacy
    October 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

    That’s awesome! Well I guess it means that there’ll be no retailer discounts for awhile, but at least we won’t be hugely overcharged.

  • October 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    That’s great! I hope this sets a trend. I also hope this means Nintendo will adjust the prices for 3DS and DS games?!?

  • October 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Forgot to ask, what about eShop prices?
    I’m curious to find out how much Trine 2 will be

  • Burak H
    October 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    This is great news considering that titles such as New Super Mario Bros. Wii are retailing at the $99.95 mark. So with a RRP of $79.95 for most premium Wii U titles, most retailers would probably be selling them at the $69 or even $59 mark, which I’m willing to pay considering that Wii U games would cost considerably more to develop than Wii titles.

    The higher price tag for Skylanders is understandable but $110 for Black Ops 2? Seriously?

Leave a Response