Nintendo: Consumer Demand Proves Wii U Price Point is Right

Recently, many analysts have come to the conclusion that the Wii U’s price is to high. While the Wii U will have high sales during the holiday season, too high of a price point could cause stagnant sales during 2013. Nintendo's Scott Moffit explains that the Wii U price point is fine where it is, based on consumer demand.

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NYC_Gamer2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

Wii-U price is right on point with 360 and PS3

SilentNegotiator2221d ago

Except we need ACTUAL customer feedback from use to see if the attitude actually sticks past a few months into its launch.

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GameLord082221d ago

Uh, no, you don't. Consumers can judge whether or not they feel a product is worth its value from its price in conjunction to its performance. It's a matter of opinion - and loads of people seem to share the same opinion on the Wii U's price-point, given its stupendously high pre-order figures.

PopRocks3592221d ago


The thing is selling. A lot. Maybe it doesn't speak too much, but it certainly speaks something.

SilentNegotiator2221d ago

Uh, yes, you do. Because general opinions are capable of changing with stimulus. Stimulus like, uhh....the average person actually playing the system within the first few months or seeing the releases after the back-catalog of ps3/360-present titles dries up.

3-4-52221d ago

It's sold out everywhere......That is all the customer feedback that is required.

SilentNegotiator2221d ago

Are you really not getting this?

Consumers have NO experience with the system. We have NO way of knowing how the reactions will be and how lasting the positive response will last or to what extent.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

guess this means ps4 & 720 will be forced to compete with wiiU's power then. :(

also this shows how unaware console gamers really are.
Instead of paying $50 more for the wiiU deluxe for an extra 24GB why not spend it on this?

Lol noobs.

kesvalk2221d ago

you mean $50 for a game and a gamepad charger right?

no one in their right mind would pay $50 for just 24gb...

Jinkies2221d ago

"ps4 & 720 will be forced to compete with wiiU's power then"

Why would they....if they both do a powerful console each then the Wii U is going to be in the minority, and where do you think developers will want to go then.

Do they want to stay producing games on all three consoles or would they just develop for the PS4 and 720 and produce much more powerful games which can do much more.

Stroke6662221d ago

@junkies... if they try to hard to make a "powerful system imagine the price range it would cost the consumer. then developers wouldnt want to make a game for a system which no one will buy. nintendo is always the least expensive unit and look at all the shit they are catching for a 349 price mark. you really think sonysoft will release new systems just 50 bucks more than their current ones? so they will be competing to keep the power at a range where they can also compete economically.

SactoGamer2221d ago

We here at News10 agree with Moffit that the initial price points for the Wii U and Wii U Deluxe are set appropriately.

abzdine2221d ago

i'll not buy it before i see great games. So far it's almost only ports from old games plus Gamepad implementation.
let me see a 3D mario, Metroid, Starfox, Xtreme-G, Rogue Squadron and of course Zelda.

Neonridr2221d ago

almost only ports? there are 31 games that are supposed to be launching with Wii U (including eShop games).

You cannot say that AC3 or Black Ops 2 are old ports as AC3 is less than 2 weeks old and Black Ops 2 will have been 5 days old by the launch. Ninja Gaiden 3 is a "reimagining" of what the game was originally supposed to be. But it includes a significant amount of new features and gameplay changes to negate it simply being a port.

Batman, ME3, Fifa 13, Madden 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, NBA2K13 and Darksiders 2 are the older ports. Although at least with ME3 and Darksiders 2 you are getting all the DLC included with the games, which is a nice feature if you haven't played either of them before.

7/31 is about one quarter of the releases.

almost only? hardly.

abzdine2221d ago

What i meant is i'm not buying a machine to play the same games i can have on PS3.
I'm buying Wii U only for Nintendo games just like i did with older hardware from Big N!

Neonridr2221d ago

but why not have the ability to play games you can play on your 360 or PS3, possibly with some improvements, plus the ability to play the awesome first party Nintendo games we all love. The best of both worlds, all in one machine.

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Moonman2221d ago

I think some naysayers forget that 360 and PS3 are around $300-$350 still.

GameLord082221d ago

I think some naysayers forget that the PS3 launched for $600.

Neonridr2221d ago

even the base model PS3 with the 160GB hard drive is selling for $249.99 in Canada still - $50 less than the basic Wii U. Sure you get 160GB vs 8GB, but to gripe about an extra $50 when you're talking about a newer system with a touch screen controller is ridiculous.

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