Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed that the Wii U is “likely” cost more than ¥20,000 ($250/£150).
The Wii Poo should cost less than that.
Here's the BIG question that are beloved "journalists" are too afraid to ask: How much does each Wii U controller cost? Unless Nintendo is willing to take a loss on each controller sold (they aren't; they even turned a profit on the Gamecube), then each Wii U controller will cost $90 MINIMUM. We're just talking about the controller here, folks, let alone the console unit. Wanna pay 4-player Wii U with 4 Wii U controllers? Yeah, good luck with that. EDIT: 1 Wii U controller per Wii U? Okaaaay, then why in the world would I want to buy this? This is just a Wii HD with games that are going to be better on the HD Twins anyway. Anyone notice how most of the announced 3rd-party games for Wii U are just ports? Arkham City and Battlefield 3 are coming out THIS year, but Wii U is coming out NEXT year. Ports.
Well the controller comes with the console, and you can only use one Wii U controller per Wii U. Which is annoying, but least it means we won't have to spend a fortune on individual controllers.
If it does that would be the biggest mistake ever for them. It shouldn't cost anywhere more than 150 and that might be to much as well.
After a very confusing conference on what the hell it was. Specs and the Zelda Tech demo being shown. This is the Wii always wanted. Def first day purchase for me already. sit great beside my PS3. Also being Nintendo it wont be more that £300
One controller per console? Oh boy, this is getting better every time I read about it. /s Wasn't it supposed to support "splitscreen" with multiple controllers?
You will be able to buy multiple controllers but they arent talking yet At least iwata isnt Theres not one credible source that says 1 per
"The Wii Poo should cost less than that" Then MS and Sony are going to have to have a price drop. "However, it’s not clear how much is “higher than $250″ that we’re looking at. With the NGP priced very reasonably, Nintendo has a tough task on hand as far as pricing their latest console is concerned." No, the Wii U doesn't compete with the NGP.
apparently the console doesn't have the processing power to handle more than one controller. If true this thing is about as useful as used toilet roll. I'm hoping sony hold out on a price drop to $199 just before the wiiu launches. Make this thing fail.
It only supports 1,..(streaming issues,.. lag) I think classic wimote will still have a big part in party oriented games,.. This is just a hub controller I believe,..
there different versions of them games better if u like have u not seen the developers talking about the wiiu on tha video that told me just how powerful this thing is and IBM themselves stating its cpu is the most powerful out there basically its the same as there super computer (Watson)
Nintendo isn't telling us a lot of stuff for competition sakes. im sure nintendo wiiu will have the ability to use 2 or more controllers because if some one has a wiiu they bring it to ur house to play games there's a lot we don't know just blame sony and Microsoft for that. controllers will be 70 or less which is a deal seeing that most regular controllers retail for 50 not even counting motion theres some secrets i think the camera on the wiiu mote has some hidden features and the system better not break 299 unless it has a 6core cpu and a beast graphics system but whats in it is mighty powerful seeing the real time zelda tech demo
Ports maybe, but an amped up Battlefield 3 port versus a new Multiplatform slapped together FPS. hmmm... Wii U = Wii HD. Basically. Does everything the Wii does, but it has all the features a modern High End console should have. I wish there was more detail on the CPU of the console. Then we would know if its a new era HD or just a X360/PS3 CPU with a new video card type of HD. Price point should be pretty low considering possibility of if its got a PS3/X360 type of CPU in it. 6 threaded 3 core CPU = same design as X360 CPU.
How it's going to be packed the new console? new console + [email protected] controller + wii-mote? or it's only the big-controller and the wii-motes are compatible with the new console?
We don't know the full specs of the new controller yet, like the resolution of the screen, but it seemed to have a decent enough resolution and it's definitely a multi-touch surface, so given the technology in the controller, I'd say the controller alone must be nearly 100 dollars. So if the hardware for the console itself is as strong as I hear, I don't see how that wouldn't go for about 300 on it's own. I think we're looking at about 400 dollars, if the console came out this year. Since it's coming out next year, I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility to see it at 300, since the 360 and PS3 will probably drop 100 dollars by that time. So over 250? Yeah, definitely.
anything more than $300 for this. Ideally, it would be priced below $260.
I wouldn't pay anything more than £20 for the console and controller together.
I think it will be $300.
$300 would be a very impressive price - w/o controller. More so with it. But does it come with Wii-Mote/Nunchuck, too?
I think they will release a new version of wii remotes and nunchucks
i dont see nintendo going past $300. its the price of those controllers that im currently pondering..they look expensive for a OEM controller ...could be costly to replace...not sure how thats gonna sit with their casual audience...infact screw them..how does that sit with us?
what are people expecting? At launch the ps3 was 600 At launch the 360 was 400 New systems are pricy. Deal with it @ below So? When microsoft came out first they had to deal with a 99 dollar ps2? When new things come out there will always be something cheaper, thats the way of the market. I am seeing thigns out of this system that the ps3 or 360 cant do. They can make the price whatever they want @beast242tru Theres no credible source that says you cant buy extra controllers. Iwata said they arent talking about it yet/. Hell its over a year and a half out
Yeah, but it would possibly need to compete against a $199 PS3 (and even more so, if Sony bundles a Move into that package). $199 at launch? This will be an interesting battle. Yeah, HD console vs. SD. That's a little different now, isn't it?
It will need to but will they. They stated long ago that they wouldn't sell there next console at a loss. The thing is I think Nintendo think they are next gen but they are not really sort of a half step between this and the next. I think it can't be expensive otherwise it will not sell. The big question over this device is why should I buy there console when I already get the third party games on my PS3. Nintendo with this console should look at price and new, good, mature ips.
Yes, but it will take them about a year to come up with titles which won't be ports. By that time, Sony/MS will have announced their new consoles. Sure, there will be early adopters. But, for me, I will hold off a little, because I see no need to rush into things - because I do have a PS3. Well, Wii has a huge base to upgrade - but I also think a lot of Wii gamers have either a 360 or PS3 as well. Nintendo's controls won't convince me to play hard core titles on their console, even if they will look better than on the PS3 (I am expecting that). I'd rather compare what Sony can do for me upgrading my current PS3 library (and their next gen sequels) - with DS3 and Move support. I can't care less about that controller gimmicky. Nice, but not a permanent thing. I'd rather get me a pad and onlive...
@Ju I agree with you 100%. I am going to hold off. Whats the point rushing when it takes two years to develop a decent game and by that time I suspect PS4 and the next xbox to be announced. Of course they will be early adopters like any system but at the moment there is nothing making me want to put down my PS3 controller and pick up a Wii U which play the same third party games at the same quality.
good price it's a win 4 them!
WTF is anybody noticed that nintendo is fucking gamers with this ????? CAN ONLI USE ONE TOUCH CONTROLLER ?? more than $250??? hd has been around from 6 years ago OMG dnt get me wrong its a nice console but its onli a wii upgrade if they allowed all new controllers and hd touchscreen then yeah and current wii owner your console is now redundant they should hav a trade in i cnt belive how stupid people are yeah the controller is only thing that makes sense to me
Obviously. Have you not seen the controller? I reckon, in the UK at least, it will retail for about £299.99 - £349.99. Somewhere in between that threshold. New hardware is always nice. Got my 3DS day one, pre-order my 3G + Wi-Fi PS Vita last night, and will no doubt pre-order this as soon as it is possible. The haters can carry on hating with their broke selves.
remember when console's came with one free game, two controllers, almost no loading time, no online, no updates and just pure fun?
if ninty want to make a good profit per unit, they should sell it over than $400 unless they sell it at loss
N policy is sell at profit from day one, they don't have other sources to balance their loses, like Sony or MS and accumulative profit from previous gen doesn't count...
U will be linking 2/4 WiiU controllers to WiiU its a beast and no1 has said it will only support 1 at a time they said developers are concentrating on MP games where u use 1 wiiU controller and 3 wiimotes ect and Online games with no split screen ect that sort of thing but rest assured there will be games where u both use a wiiU controller plus there is a new wiimote in the deal aswell they havnt shown it yet though as developers working on it have already statedit has even better wiimote than original
i kinda doubt that since nintendo has always been know for there affordable system......i don't see it being 200 again but 250 would be nice possibly 300 is they bundle something like for the wii
It has to be more the 3ds is 250, do you think they are going to put at the same price as the 3ds then why buy the 3ds? It has to be around 350-400, the controller alone is a most 100 with every thing it does
The "It Only Print Money" of the nintendo wii era is now FINISHED
$599 The $250 is probably just the controller. The console itself is probably going to cost another $349.
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