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Wii U price is £249, claims Nikkei

New console rumoured to set gamers back 30,000 yen / $383

Nintendo will launch Wii U with a price tag of around 30,000 yen (£249/$383).

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That's according to a report in Japanese business paper Nikkei (via Andriasang).

It's unclear where the paper's information comes from, but we might not find out if it's on the money for a while yet.

Nintendo is due to showcase the final Wii U hardware during its E3 press conference tomorrow afternoon, but has said it'll be saving a price announcement for later in the year.

The newspaper also claims Nintendo will reveal a new larger 3DS at the conference tomorrow.

Nintendo kicked off its E3 offerings last night with a surprise Sunday Nintendo Direct broadcast, showing off the first footage of Mario Wii U and announcing the Miiverse online feature. If you didn't stay up late to see it all unfold you can watch the broadcast again via our Nintendo pre-E3 broadcast: As it happened article. Enjoy.

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