Fans and publishers are asking for a price drop on the WiiU. Having a price drop would push more units, but Nintendo is in a situation where they cannot drop the price for at least six months. Here is why they cannot drop the price:
Wii-U is pretty much screwed. Especially if the PS4 and new Xbox are in the same price range.
There's more chance of Jehovah showing up than PS4720 being under $450!
ps4 and if the 720 has similar specs, then they will be at least 150 USD more than wiiU
@THEMIGHTYDOOVDE To be honest, I'll be shocked if the base model PS4 costs more than $399 at launch. From what I've read, the console assembled with packaging and accessories will cost about $450-$500 to produce. So a $50-$100 loss would come out to $399. That's a very manageable loss too considering the PS3 cost over $800 to build at launch.
@bully The target audience of these systems tend to be young males (the ones with disposable income or parent(s) with disposable income. You can't expect the average young male (a large amount of which includes minors, the currently unskilled/underskilled, and undergrads) and parents to just go "hey, I'll get a higher paying job today! TA-DA!!!" Blow it out your Scrooge face; the economy isn't exactly top shape right now.
@themightydoovde- the ps3 had a ton in it and only cost $600 so I think there's a big chance they'll be around $400 this time around. Blu-ray were ~$1000 alone when the ps3 was released.
LOL dude Nintendo Wii U will have all of these by the time PS4 launches. Lego City Undercover - Possible Killer App Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - Possible Killer App Pikmin 3 - Killer App Yoshi Yarn - Possible Killer App Game & Wario - Casuals will love Wii Fit U - Casuals will love Zelda Wind Waker HD Reborn - Killer App Some unannounced games. Will release around PS4 launch. Super Mario Wii U Mario Kart Wii U Bayonetta 2 Retro Studio game if possible to release holiday if not then early 2014 These games releases 2014 when PS4 get more games and next xbox releases. Super Smash Bros. 4 Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Monolith Soft - X Untitled suppose Xenoblade 2
Obviously Nintendo is going to wait until the fall or winter around the time the other consoles arrive. Right before they hit the market sure as shit Nintendo will drop the price of the Wii U significantly and it will probably come with a popular pack in game like Smash Bros or Mariokart. If you disagree with this you are a retard and if Nintendo doesn't end up doing what I stated they're system will become obsolete.
Did you not catch the part where they can't drop the price for at least another 6 months. IE, in 6 months there will likely be a price cut. Just in time for whatever sony and microsoft have to hit store shelves and in time for the holidays. They're clever people over there and seeing as sony is popping in 8 gigs of gddr5 and an 8 core x86 processor... Nintendo could probably comfortably sit at 350 for a bit.
If the next Playstation or Xbox is announced at $350, you can expect Nintendo to drop the price on the Wii U to keep it competitive, regardless of what this article says. The other next-gen consoles probably won't release until november of this year at the earliest, giving Nintendo almost a full year to drop the price of the Wii U. If they coupled said price drop with one or two key game releases (like the Wind Waker HD remake, plus a new 3D Mario or Mario Kart), sales probably would pick up like crazy, similar to what happened with the 3DS... so Nintendo probably wouldn't have to wait too long until they start seeing profit per console sold again.
Nintendo is in a difficult position right now. If they drop the price again this early, what are they going to do? Give us another ambassador program?
Why not? It worked wonders for the 3DS which is destroying the Vita, lol. Doom and gloom, huh? Don't you folks get tired of wiping the egg from your faces?
I agree. I dont think Nintendo need to drop the price at the moment any way. I think if the next Xbox and ps4 are £50 or less they will drop the price. What people on here seem to forget around about 70% of people who buy a games console know nothing about the hardware etc. I think Nintendo need to stop trying to let the 3rd party developers show off what they have when the release a new consoles. They did this with the 3ds and the best game out for it at the start was pilot wings. Once Mario mario kart, nintendogs ect started to come out on the 3ds sales picked up. I know they also dropped the price but the games are what sell consoles. If Nintendo can get out a mario kart, super smash bros, Zelda and maybe a 3d mario game to the Wiiu sales will start to pickup.
wrong. Wii U situation is the same as 3DS. 3DS need Price Drop and Games. Wii U just needs the games which are coming this month. Lego City Undercover Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate Cross-Play with 3DS verison.
Yeah, they need to swallow the bullet by lowering the price so they can achieve better penetration and make up the loss through software sales from disc and downloadable titles. Seems Nintendo focuses too much on the short term.
@Thirty3Three oh you! :3
If the system gets games than the price isn't a issue to the issue of not having games and bigger issue of not having 3rd party support Everyone once in a while maybe Nintendo fans can actually buy a 3rd party game instead of next Mario game, than people wonder why Nintendo doesn't get 3rd party support. Also the money that Nintendo spent on the gam pad could have gone towards improving the actual specs
They will be fine as soon as these games are released: * 3D Mario Game * Super Smash Brothers * Mario Kart U * Mario Party U * Pokemon U * FE X SMT * Yoshi's Yarn * F-Zero * Kirby * Random Mario Sports game * Wii U Sports type game * Pikmin 3 * 5-10 Unknown IP's
Wii U haters don't understand that Mario Kart and Super Mario will release right around PS4 and Zelda Wind Waker HD Reborn releases in Fall.
Their stock price is not my problem. Their decision to cater the majority of their software titles to preteens is not my problem. Their launch that was littered with re-releases with few solid first party titles far and between IS NOT MY PROBLEM. SUFFER FOOLS. I am the customer and the customer is always right. If i was doing a job at work and the cusomter wanted a redesign, WE WOULD DO IT. We would take that hit so that we do not ruin our reputation and chances at future business. Reggie Fils Aime has got to go. Core games need to be released. Save your excuses. I don't care. ANd you know what this is the last Nintendo article i comment on because i've completely lost interest in the damn thing. Good luck. You're gonna need it.
ubisoft is thinking of us . . . so many whining famines that ubisoft just wants us to get what we want without learning the TRUE ways to financial freedom . . as your link suggests
http://www.polygon.com/2013... -It's not just us "poor people" who are asking for a price drop. Reply was meant for @ bullymangLer
Buy it on ebay if you want a price drop, that's what I did.
Craigslist is better. You can see it in person & talk the price down rather than having to pay for and wait another 5 days for shipping. Rarely does one have to pay "full price" on Craigslist if you're willing to ask for a discount.
I rather wait then meeting a stranger... I just find it unsafe.
I agree, you can even get recently released sealed games for cheap there, much better than Gamestop.
The PS3 didn't have a price drop and that didn't sell for a year!
don't tell nintendo haters facts they can't seem to accept that consoles aren't successful right out of the gate
Don't throw us all in that boat
@swice sorry about that can't help it since most of you guy's come off like that
I will drop with in 30 days of the ps4 launch!
Would that would mean the launch titles are going to be so good that you will play them until you drop? Hopefully you won't die.