Big news out of Nintendo's fiscal year meeting as they revealed that they are no longer selling the Wii U at a loss per unit.
Well that's some good news indeed! Now if they can get some positive marketing behind it and showcase all their new exclusive titles coming out this year to the public, and sell some Mario Kart 8 Bundles this month and other Wii U deluxe bundles come this holiday shopping season...The Wii U should do just fine :D (As long as nothing else get's any worse for Wii U or Nintendo :\)
So perhaps that's why they did the Mario Kart 8 bundle and why they are expecting a profit for the next fiscal year?
I would think that, unless they stop shipping the $299 NSMBU SKU, that all Wii U SKUs are now sold at a profit not just the Kart bundle
This is the best news for Nintendo all year
Sure is, every unit sold is a good unit sold. No matter how much or how less at times, at least they are profiting the company. Go Ninty!
Well it would mean that the cost to make and ship the unit that is sold is considerably lower compared to the selling price. If you produce a lot more then what you sell you still loose money.
@orange Nintendo also stated they don't have enough units to ship currently to make it to the end of the year, so they are doing very well on being realistic on their stock.
lol, you guys are funny. You can't sell something at a loss if you're not actually selling it to begin with so it's pretty obvious. Not news.
What do you mean? They sell small amounts of Wii Us every month. A few dozen thousand globally, I think. Crummy sales sure, but it's certainly not NOTHING. This is definitely news because now Nintendo can make money for any Wii U sold with any game and they won't be taking huge losses on making and selling Wii U.
I don't think you understand any of this whatsoever. They manufacturer Wii U units at say, $340. Sold them for $300, lost $40 on each unit. Now they manufacture them for less than $300 and sell them for $300, making some profit on each unit instead of losing money.
we can tell that you are loston the topic about what not selling at a loss anymore means.
Tell me what the hack you used to get all those bubbles? I am sure its easy to use anyway :)
And I wonder how much heat this piece of GOOD news is going to get; versus the several articles that sprouted up, once again putting coal in the large and roaring "Nintendo-Doom" train. OT: This is some GREAT news! Hopefully the MK8 Bundle will continue this trend, and of course, raise the amounts of units sold.
Unfortunetly you will probably be right on that.
May 30th will be a BIG day for the Wii U and Mario Kart.
No longer selling at a loss the year their heavy hitting titles come out? Clever girl.
Speaking of clever girls, Bayonetta 2 this summer....I pray the states get that release window too...
Looking at Nintendo's history with localization. It won't launch in the US until November at the earliest. Which I'm sure Nintendo would like anyways because then the "hardcores" will notice the console this holiday season.
That's good news at least. This means they can afford to drop the price further if they really need to.
Awesome news! And guess what? It's only at 80 degrees on N4g lol
Sadly you're right.
People on N4G don't want to acknowledge Wii U was ever sold at a loss because it breaks their 'old tech' mantra. People who can't admit they were wrong are weak people.
Reduce the price then ffs it's too expensive.
No it's not too expensive, unless ur a tramp or somethin. It's the cheapest next gen console out with the best catalog of games and doesn't charge you to play online.
Good news for Nintendo then. Now they can reduce their losses and return to profit even if wii u continue to be poor.
And Mario Kart 8 will be the beginning of how they make that money back.
This is def great news
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