"Retailers are beginning their presale activity, but given there is no official software price, they are using fictitious prices," reads a line from the statement. "When software pricing is officially announced later this year, I am sure retailers will adjust their websites to reflect the true price."
The Wii U is due for a worldwide release this holiday season. The system is Nintendo's first high definition console and is a successor to the Wii, which is the best-selling platform of the current generation. Nintendo has not named a price for the Wii U yet, but company president Satoru Iwata said gamers can expect to pay a "reasonable" amount for the console.