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Submitted by mrbojingles 713d ago | news

Wii U is not profitable after one game sale

Reggie Fils-Aime said a few months ago that one single game purchase made the Wii U profitable for Nintendo. It turns out this is not the case at all, and that one game doesn't make the system profitable. (Nintendo, Wii U)

NintyJazz  +   713d ago
Huh... either the system is more powerful than thought, or the Gamepad is really expensive
profgerbik  +   713d ago
Welcome to the party Nintendo.
neogeo  +   713d ago
say's sony:)

"welcome to our world"
iamnsuperman  +   713d ago
What? Either someone along the line did some serious bad math or Reggie just made it up on the spot either way you would have thought someone would have checked this before.
1upgamer99  +   713d ago
Nintendo will be fine. Its not like they are going to lose money forever. This is not the first company to sell at a loss. http://www.newser.com/story...
Indo  +   713d ago
They could have spent more money on the console than the Wii Pad cause from what i see most of the Price tag seems to be for the Pad. But their Nintendo so they end up making profit and keep selling an underpowered system to millions of kids worldwide.
pedroyamato  +   713d ago
actually, xbox and ps fans should be more concerned about what this news means, even more than nintendo fans:

A not-profitable 300 USD wii u means that a much more powerful xbox/ps definitely will not be profitable for even 350/400 USD. The point is, how much money can afford ms or sony to lose...MS maybe it is ok, but I doubt sony can sell a platform with a 300 dollars loss as they did with ps3...

After all wii u and the "next generation" gap will not be so huge as some ppl predict...
n4f  +   712d ago
well said
1upgamer99  +   713d ago
Can I just say, WTF, most of what I post is backed up by FACTS, yet I get more disagrees than ANYTHING ELSE...If you have PROOF WTF...Are people on this site just little kids or what? I mean really.. I could go to Microsoft's website post a fact and some dumb idiot would have a fit and tell me I am wrong. I could go to Nintendo's website and post a freaking timeline of games coming out and 45 out of 65 would argue. WTF. I mean really people...I guess I need a more GROWN UP website..Perhaps N4G should have an AGE VERIFIED Site where only GROWN UP people could converse.
Nevers0ft  +   713d ago
After reading that I clicked "Disagree" just to troll you, sorry ;)

(I agree though, many consoles in the past have been sold at a loss, Loss Leaders aren't exactly uncommon in the tech arena - just look at printers)
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PopRocks359  +   713d ago
Whoa, wait a minute. Where is the author getting his info exactly? He says it's being reported around the internet that this was retracted. Where's the direct quote? Where's the original source? I didn't see any of that in the article.
wiiulee  +   713d ago
regardless of after 1 game or after 10 they will be turning a profit...haters speak as if wiiu has been out for years now and not doing well...the system is selling really good considering the hate and circumstances...economy , the little mishaps by nintendo, haters, and game delays...2013 the ball should be rolling
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   711d ago
Not to mention that THE SYSTEM CAME OUT IN NOVEMBER, LAST YEAR! Late November at that. It is now January.

2 MONTHS and people are already talking about attach rates of games AND consoles (sold at a loss) not being profitable?

-When did the PS3 and the 360 become profitable?

It is obvious people just want Nintendo to fail.

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