Wii U 'profitable after one game purchase'

Nintendo has said its loss-making Wii U swings to profit with just a single game purchase along with the console.

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TheLyonKing2211d ago

Very strange margin but if true then it can't be much but a profit is still a profit I guess no matter how small.

victoryscreeeeeech2211d ago

because a profit's a profit, no matter how small.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

I hope ps4 takes a year to be profitable. I want more power and a good price.

Ninty just used cheap hardware obviously. But still good business strategy.

Deku-Johnny2211d ago

As Tesco would say "Every little helps".

AWBrawler2211d ago

And we all know a new 2D Mario is gauranteed to sell big. They pretty much made their money back already lol

eagle212211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Exactly, NSMBW sold 26 million copies...multiply that by around $40 to $49 and you can see that this game alone makes Nintendo so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

FinalomegaS2211d ago

does that include nintendoland bundled?

if so then that would be smart.

TruthbeTold2211d ago

Why not? The Basic is $300, the Deluxe is $350, and comes with a game, a larger SD card, a bunch of extra plastic, the color most people want, and a deal on downloadable games. If you were to buy the basic and Nintendo Land, you're already at Deluxe cost. It's probably the Basic that they lose money on.

Hicken2211d ago

Why wouldn't they have said this earlier? I mean, we've known for quite a while that they were taking a loss on each system; wouldn't that have been a good time to add in, "Oh, but we make that loss back if they buy just ONE game?"

I'm confused as to why they would wait so long to announce this.

beerkeg2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Why do they NEED to announce this? Does it really matter to you?

EDIT:'I want to know how much of a profit do they make off a game and is it any game of just their first party titles? '

Why, are you going to make some pie charts?

SilentNegotiator2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

They're called investors. Ever heard of them?

Nintendo is publicly traded. Investors would have liked to have known that there's a profit after ONE game.

beerkeg2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

I didn't know Hicken was an investor.


Fair enough.

SilentNegotiator2211d ago

You wouldn't need to.

Nintendo should be keeping their investors informed regardless of whether Hicken is an investor or not.

rainslacker2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Not sure of the exact numbers for how much they make off a game, but logic would dictate that they would make more off a 1st party title since they do not have to pay licensing cost and since they are also the publisher they get the entire profit from the game. If the game were published by 3rd party all they would receive is the licensing cost. Those costs vary depending on the game and publisher and what kinds of deals they may have with them, among many other factors.

It's good for them though, since it's likely that everyone will buy at least one game with their new system. This console isn't really an alternative for media uses IMO, so people wouldn't be buying it just to use as a blu-ray player the way some were for the PS3 at launch.

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Godchild10202211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

I want to know how much of a profit do they make off a game and is it any game of just their first party titles?

How much was the lost on the Wii U, not much I guess? Anyway congratulations Nintendo.

@above, no pie chart. Just a general question. The question is not only towards Nintendo, but to Sony and Microsoft. Also Nintendo profit loss on each Wii U sold couldn't be that big unless their selling their games at a higher profit margin. That's why I ask, because all I have is speculations.

I'm a business/Psychology major, so I ask these questions often.

badz1492211d ago

they announced this quite awhile back but I'm not so sure it was officially from Nintendo or some other websites were reporting it but this is not really "new"! but I can't find the source though

Syntax-Error2211d ago

Any under-powered system can be sold for a profit at $300. Current gen is more powerful than this next gen product, so why shouldn't they make a profit. You're the fool if you feel you need this backward technological mistake. Either that or you're just as bad as Apple whores

lilbroRx2211d ago

Unlike fanboys of the HD twins, Nintendo fans don't care who has the biggest numbers. Mario Galaxy 2 had great graphics and it didn't need HD to achieve them. Same with The Last Story and Xenoblade.

Nintendo makes its system to meet its requirements. The only way the system would be "underpowered" is if it couldn't do the things Nintendo wanted it to.

Nintendo is actually taking its customers finacial situations into account. That is why they try to make it consume little power and cost less. Also, I don't need 3 of the same damn system.

If all I wanted was power I would stick to the PC. Nintendo is the only company offering me something I can't get anywhere else.

ThePsychoGamer2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

"Unlike fanboys of the HD twins, Nintendo fans don't care who has the biggest numbers."

Oh, that must be why Nintendo fans on this site where constsitly talking about how powerful the system would be over the last year, cause they didn't care. /s

Nintendo fanboys play the number game just as much as any other fanboy, be it with specs or sales.

"Nintendo is the only company offering me something I can't get anywhere else."

If you honestly believe that Nintendo is the only company that offer unique experiences, then you yourself are a blind fanboy. Yakuza, LittleBigPlanet, Neptunia, Region Free gaming, and Uncharted, Journy, Heavy Rain all deliver great experiences unlike anything else offered by the PS3, And at the same time, Gears of War, Halo, Deadly Premintion, Infinite Undiscovery, and Blue Dragon are all experiences that unique to the 360

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