Edit: and in this post, NotionGames who's Ubi-land got him approved, mentions $3000 for the game dev kit.
Heh, I find it kinda funny that I wrote this in that thread.
But wouldn't it be neat if we could get a WiiU exporter for C2 eventually? Even though it's unlikely.
I AM A PROPHET! HEED ME!
Anyway, me and Hemul1 are probably going to skew our joint project towards WiiU now, as well as other personal projects.
3k is a bit steep, but if you're releasing on a mainstream console you'll possibly be looking at a high number of sales. To break even for that 3k alone you need less than 350 sales if you price your game at 10?, assuming a 70/30 split. So in that sense, it's not a lot. It's a lot up front for any one indie, but in the long run, not so much. Especially considering you only have to buy it once.