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||[Friday 15th September 2006 at 9:31 pm]
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As usual, us Brits are drawing the short straw when it comes to consoles.
The Wii is being launched in America, on the 19th of November, for $250 (approx £133 or ¥29,437).
It's then being launched in Japan on the 2nd of December for ¥25,000 (approx £113 or $212).
And finally in Europe on the 6th of December for £179/€249 (approx $335 or ¥39500). WTF? (and this is direct from Nintendo, not speculation)
Assuming conversion rates stay stable (at time of writing £1 is worth $1.88, €1.48 or ¥221), we're paying about £50 more than the Americans and £70 more than the Japanese. At those prices it actually becomes cheaper to import from Japan
Note to big multinationals: $ ≠ £ ≠ €
At least we're getting a game bundled with it, though myself I'd prefer the option of having, say, Twilight Princess.