Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut costs quite a bit more on Wii U

Posted under News, Podcast Stories, Wii U
6 months ago by (@NE_Brian)

For a few months now, retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop have listed pricing for Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut at $49.99 on Wii U and $29.99 on the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360. As it turns out, this is final.

Square Enix had been previously hesitant to officially reveal the game’s cost, but nothing has changed since retailers put up their original listings. We’ve confirmed with the publisher that the Wii U version will indeed set you back $50, but only $30 on other consoles.

Why the difference in pricing? Other than the fact that Deus Ex: Human Revolution has landed on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 previously, I can’t really think of anything. The experience will be more or less the same across all platforms.

  • gimmegimmekevin

    They will blame this port for why they don’t make Wii U games in the future. Its sad really.

  • ezquimacore

    HA!…RIP

  • eh

    The Wii U version would’ve already struggled enough without this pricing. Making it two times more expensive will all but guarantee it tanks.

  • Feocart

    With the Wii U struggling to gain momentum, the PR disaster of the Xbox One and the sluggish sales of the PS Vita, it’s really hard to be excited for the future. Let’s not forget the OUYA, as well as the Android-based consoles from Amazon and Mad Catz’s MOJO(which costs $250).
    We need a video game crash. PC, PS4 and 3DS are the only gaming platforms that I feel confident in right now.

    • ezquimacore

      lol shut up, the industry is stronger than ever. Wii U just needs the games people want and xbox already has a big fan base. ouya and mojo can die and we don’t even care… I don’t see hope on the vita unless they make the perfect software.

  • Matthew Wesley

    Well, the Squenix curse of questionable business decisions raises it’s head again… and people wonder why they’ve been losing money.

  • Hoggy110

    Is it impossible for anyone to actually support the Wii U properly?

    • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

      apparently yes =s

    • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

      The list is short enough for me to name names, but most indies have no trouble delivering an equivalent multiplatform experience. Wayforward, Pwnee, Renegade Kid.

      WB actually put out a sequel to Scribblenauts U. Capcom’s hit or miss – D&D was delayed but Resident Evil and Ducktales had no inconsistencies I know of.

  • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

    And let’s not forget this was supposed to be exclusive =s and now its more expensive…
    I’ll still buy it, but this is shit!

  • Austin

    Oh wow.

  • smashbrolink

    This is really freaking sad.
    What happened to third parties who used to know how to do support properly?
    Why can’t they just follow Rayman Legend’s example?
    Or in the case of ports, Wind Waker’s example?
    No cut content outside of the Tingle Tuner, and that was replaced with the Tingle Bottle, while all the stuff Tingle Tuner could uncover before can now be found by bombing spots…

  • Nick Richards

    What’s worse is the WiiU price in the UK is 1 pound cheaper than PS3 / 360 at 23.99 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BYNN8K6). Only in the USA …

  • Andy Whitefield

    Was about to say the same as nick richqrds down below…. shopto are even cheaper than amazon.. £21.95!

  • Rinslowe Calrision

    I can understand a higher price on Wii U being the first time to release on the platform, but $20 more than current gen consoles?
    I dunno, I think if it was priced another 10 bucks cheaper. That would likely hit the sweet spot for me and I’d look at buying the Wii U version.
    BUT, currently owning both PS3 and 360 as well as the U, it’s looking like a better deal at $20 cheaper…

  • tomtank91

    In the UK the WiiU version is only £24 which is a little over $35 I think

    • Petri

      I’m going to order it as soon as I can, importing it from UK will still be a lot cheaper, and I will get arkham origins from there as well.
      From my country, they would be 110€, from there about 80€

  • wiiu4life

    Well they will have to wait to get my money. I’ll wait until it’s $30 bucks.

  • PattonFiend

    It does not matter, no one is going to buy this on Wii U anyway… I would have 6 months ago when it was supposed to come out and when it was still an exclusive. Now it costs twice as much and the “gamepad exclusive features” (why the wii u version costs so much more than the other versions) are now on smartglass and vita. Now that the game and controls are no longer exclusive and are now on ALL consoles, there is NO REASON whatsoever for this game to cost $50 on only the Wii U.

    It doesn’t matter.

    • eaglebob345

      I would buy it in a heartbeat IF they would lower the price to $20 with the other versions. They are charging us $40 for a $20 port of a 3 year old game. That makes no sense to me. Then then Square Enix skipped over the Wii U for Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Cash Grab Edition, Thief, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Final Fantasy (X, X-2, XIII, XIV, and XV), and now KH3. It’s like they don’t like us but, being afraid to say it directly to our faces, have decided to say it through pricing and EA tactics of skipping us for games. If JRPG’s are their forte, why keep putting them on the XB360 but not the Wii U? It has already passed the 360 in lifetime sales in Japan, and that’s their main audience.

  • SecretX

    well the only good thing about this is we don’t need to buy a portable or a tablet to use some of the features. and wii u owners didn’t get the crappy version from before and pay 60$. now that’s crazy.

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