“When Wii U was launched, the yen was very strong. I am assuming that situation will not repeat itself. Selling at a loss at launch would not support the business, so we are keeping that mind in developing NX.”
This does not indicate that the system itself will be very expensive, weak, or both like the Wii U was, but that due to favorable circumstances including the lowered value of the yen it’s likely to be more profitable outside of Japan.
A small explanation of the yen situation