Ahead of this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, CA, both Nintendo and Sony have been pushing their handheld systems forward. For Nintendo, it was the already released 3DS. For Sony, it was the newly revealed Playstation Vita.
However to the surprise of many, Sony announced that the lowest price of the PS Vita (Wifi only model) will be $249. This puts the 3DS right along the lines of the PS Vita.
When asked, weather Nintendo will reduce the retail price of the 3DS in order to compete, Reggie from Nintendo of America responded with a resounding “no”.
Also, G4 pressed Reggie into revealing why the controller was presented rather than the console. Reggie explained that the Wii U was “just a box” that contains the GPU, Processor, etc and nothing more. He explains that the experience comes from the controller, and that’s why they have been presenting the controller more than the console itself. Reggie then went on to confirm that the system will output 720p HD, and won’t support Blu Ray discs. Optical drives it is then?
No price, or firm release date revealed. But we do know the Wii U will be released sometime between April 2012 to December 2012.