Reggie Fils-Aime on Wii Fit pricing, launch details
Nintendo of America‘s president, Reggie Fils-Aime, was recently interviewed by IGN regarding the status of Wii Fit. He gave out a few interesting details about this upcoming product that Wii owners based in North America might be interested in. For more information, check out the full article.
Nintendo of America‘s president, Reggie Fils-Aime, was recently interviewed by IGN regarding the status of Wii Fit. He let slip a few interesting details that Wii owners based in North America might be interested in.
According to Fils-Aime, they plan on launching Wii Fit on May 19 in North America. Even bigger news is the fact that they plan on releasing both the board and software for under US$ 100.
It might be interesting to note that Wii Fit was introduced to Japan for US$ 83, and that Nintendo of America plans on matching that price if it can. However, the final pricing will still depend on the exchange rate and all of the costs inherent with the Balance Board.
While the product being sold for under US$ 100 is a pretty big thing, that still represents a sizable investment. However, Fils-Aime assured the consumers that it will be fully supported by Nintendo and is worth every single penny:
I think what you’re speaking to is, from a consumer perspective, help me feel good about this purchase. There are over 10 games in development that take advantage of the Balance Board. Certainly in terms of ongoing enjoyment, we believe that Wii Fit plus the Balance Board will provide that to the consumer.