Amazon UK recently listed the Wii U with an availability date of July 14th and a price tag of £199.99, roughly $313. Since then, Amazon has deleted the listing, although not fast enough to beat the Internet. Many people who saw the listing managed to sneak in pre-orders.
As a result, Amazon is issuing refunds along with an apology letter, posted on NeoGAF, that states:
Hello,We're writing to you regarding your order for the Nintendo Wii U console. Your order has been cancelled as this product was listed on Amazon.co.uk in error. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. You will not be charged for your order. If you're interested in ordering the Nintendo Wii U console when it becomes available, you can sign up to receive an email here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Y59P3AWe hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards, Customer Service Department.
A July 14 release date and £199.99 price point seems like a pipe dream for the console's actual launch, considering Nintendo has been beating around the bush announcing either. Oh well, we can dream.
Definitely seems too early for a launch. The price point seems right. Any more and I think they'd be asking too much.