Techtorial: Just like any gaming device, Wii U is now being subjected to criticisms if its rumored price is justified for players. Let's see how this will work out later this year.
if it's 300 dollars, I'm ok with this :)
Its ok, but isnt it better to save the 300 for a ps4nextbox?
no ps4nextbox will do nothing different, just prettier graphics :\ the wiiU will change the way nintendo gamers play their console games
If it's $300 (knowing what we know now) then it's reasonable. If it's priced higher and packaged with more than we anticipated, then I'll still be cool with it.
I think it's funny how everybody's picky with the Wii U pricing, when a lot of us here bought $400 360's and $500-$600 PS3s. Heck, some of us here went through multiple 360 so you actually spent $600-$900ish on a system. Not to mention a lot of hardcore Sony fans bout a PS3 Slim JUST because it was a new model. I bought a PS3, 360, Wii, and gaming PC ($400) so the Wii U's initial price is pretty much irrelevant to me.
But do you think most of the people were happy about the $600 price tag of the ps3 or buying multiple 360s due to rrod? For me? I don't mind $400 as long as it powerful enough to justify the price, but for the average consumer, that is too much for a gaming machine. Pricing is very important, and I think Sony and Nintendo learned that the hard way (3DS& ps3 launch)
Im okay with the price. Guys, is the Wii U BC with Wii. I want to play xenoblade and Last Story. I don't want to play emulation anymore so I am interested in Wii U.
@ Shok, After listing all those consoles, do you think that you really need a WiiU?
Then, hell yeah he will need it
I'm an all-around gamer. Wherever there are games, I will go. The Wii U will have good games will it not? Then I buy it.
My Xbox 360 RRODed 3 times. Had it repaired twice... the last time, I just bought a new one. $300 is not a lot for a new console at all. And with a Nintendo product, you know that it won't just break down. I'm holding off on a number of games, just because I want to get the Wii U versions.
That's investigative stuff, Sherlock.
pass... rather have a ps4 or xbox 3
Why comment at all then?
cuz there is a comment button?
Yawn @ Troll!!!!!
$300 sounds reasonable for a new console...
Should be around 350. Those tablet controllers don't look cheap at all. Pricing isn't nintendos issue. Its the launch line up. How many mario games will they have ready?. Third party support still seems minor.
I'd be very surprised if they had a Mario game at launch. Hasn't happened since the N64. Pikmin 3 will probably be a launch title though. ...I still need to beat Pikmin 2...
What about New Super Mario Bros. Mii? They had a demo for that at E3. Personally, I just hope if it becomes a full game that they optimize it for online co-op.
I wonder how much those controllers are gonna cost.
the sweet spot for me is $350, its not too expensive, but not cheap enough to guarantee there is some power under the hood. Im happy all the way to $400 because i know that controller aint cheap. Anymore than that and Nintendo would have to show some impressive spec to make me sure the price is worth it.
um gamers were actually happy about a 299 price point lol
I'd rather pay more now and have a system that won't look like fried shit in 2 years.
I think people are gravely overestimating what the next generation will look like. I can tell you right now what it will look like. Look for videos of PC games running DirectX 11. It is definitely a lot better looking than the 9.0c we've been seeing on consoles, but compared to last generation's leap.... it's not such a big difference.
US$499 and US$599 weren't a problem when the PS3 launched. btw: everyone here are waiting for the PS4 and the Xbox720 to be monster machines; I'm ok with that, Just dont expect'em to be $250 - $300 consoles. Mark my words.
Actually, they WERE a problem. I know I didn't get one when they were that expensive, and I'm certain a lot of other people instead got a 360 or something. Sure, you had SOME people that still went out and bought, but most people did not.
why would anyone buy the wii-u in the first year when there are no games announced besides a ninja gaiden port while the system releases in a few months? im not sure i understand. its dated hardware, (better than ps3 and 360 yes probably) but within 5 years the ps4 and next xbox will be out and will be around 400-600. by then the wii-u will be worth it. now if wii-u does have a ton of unique games then i say Awesome. but if its just gonna have ports from the ps3 and 360 whats the point? we already have those. Time will tell i guess, but i think its risky to buy the first batch, especially since nintendo doesnt release too many games in a generation and their generations only last 5 years
They are announcing the games at E3... You really think Ninja Gaiden 3 is the only game coming for the system? They are purposely keeping details of the system under wraps to create more of an impact.
oh no, i know that NG3 isnt the only game, problem is, how do you build up the hype for something by only announcing games half a year before the console releases? honestly, i know no one who is hyped for this thing. come e3 it may change, but still, its been 3 gens in a row, and nothing much was impressive aside from zelda, mario, metroid and a few select titles. it needs stronger 3rd party support is all. im still gettin one regardless but im just talking about the average joe/gamer, not the more immersed N4g gammer thats in gaming communities
Probably also a way to keep the competition in the dark as well...
You can add AC3 on the mix as well. That would be a strong title later this year.
um, you do realize that we are getting it on systems we already own lol. wii-u needs a sytem seller, and more than just mario etc. how can that happen if not all the devs even have the dev kits?
Yeah, $300-350 seems reasonable if the system isn't a huge tech leap ahead of what's out, now. Since no one has seen what it can do, maybe it will be better than the naysayers are predicting. If it ends up being a surprise powerhouse, I think Nintendo will be able to set a higher price. I think they will definitely keep the 3ds' pricing misstep in mind to make sure that they don't have to slash the price a few months into release... I had read from the same report that the controllers were coming in at NO MORE THAN $50, which isn't quite $75... And I'd be surprised if the systems were in production this soon. Nintendo will probably keep trying to find more inexpensive components. If it takes $230 to make, not including shipping it around the world and warehouses and stores stocking them... I guess I don't know how much profit they expect to make, given that they've never sold consoles at a loss. Could they make an exception due to the higher controller cost? Doesn't seem likely, given that I think the excitement over the system will rise after E3 and moving into Xmas.
I've had over a year to save up, so let's do it.
$300-$350......That is where the system price will be. Nintendo stated it would be more than the Wii was. Wii started at $250. Logically, they will charge at least $50 more but if it is relatively good tech inside a $100 seems reasonable. If they go to $400, they will lose a huge chunk of their casual and kid demograph and will only attract "Core" gamers. They are trying to get the whole pie though, not just a segment. http://gamerant.com/reggie-...
Hmmm 350 i think....
That's really cheap for new HW
If the Wii U is prices at £249 uk and its boasting the power 7 and all the other rumoured specs are right that isent bad, on the other hand the ps4/720 who fanboys go on about and seem to think there gonna have monster specs how much will they be? £450? more? another point £250 for the wiiU with its newer tech and tablet control good? how much are people still paying for this generation ps3??/360??
I will say that it will be $300 with a game included... Maybe some type of HD Wii Sports game or New Super Mario Bros Mii..
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