Nintendo announces Wii U price drop

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  1. GameWinner
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    Has this been mentioned yet?

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  2. RupeeClock

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    What does the Wii U deluxe set usually cost in America?

    Still if the Wind Waker HD bundle is also for less then this is good news for the Wii U, could give the system a much needed boost.
     
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    Welp. Time to throw money about.
     
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    About $50 cheaper then the normal price. Hell who knows, it might actually help out, since it'll make it $100 less then Ps4, and $200 less then Xbone.
     
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    It was $350.
     
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    Hey wait... *zooms in at bottom corner*
    Mario party 3DS and Zelda 3DS have release dates :O
    SNEAKY BASTARDS.
     
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  7. Flame

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    It's about time I brought a Wii U... or PS4 or extra 3DS... damn you gaming industry.
     
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    I guess 11/22 is a good date for Nintendo lovers, both the new 3DS Zelda and Mario 3D World coming out that day.
     
  9. GameWinner
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    Oh, the Wind Waker bundle does not include a physical copy of the game. It comes with a download code similar to the Walking Dead Vita bundle.
     
  10. Windaga

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    Hyrule Historia AND Wind Waker HD AND a price drop?

    I prefer my games physical but...
     
  11. slingblade1170

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    Hell yeah, price was the only thing keeping some of my friends/family from buying a Wii U.
     
  12. Maxternal

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    so, this was their plan all along, sell the console by itself at a higher price for the first year while there was no "next gen" competition and then, BAM, when the other consoles are about to come out, shout "cheaper bundles for the holidays" from the rooftops

    What's next? only "ambassadors" get to have GameCube Virtual Console?

    In all seriousness, though, this could actually do the trick and save the console.
     
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    Now that's a great bundle.
     
  14. Gahars

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    This is less a price drop and more a dip.

    The effort is nice, Nintendo, but it's going to take much, much more to actually make a dent.
     
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    I don't know. Help.
    First a limited edition and now a price drop? Oh yeah sure. I mean just screw the people who support the Wii U and buy the console right away :hateit:
     
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    Anyone else thing Nintendo should have DELAYED launch and then have a more powerful system with a bundle like this? Imagine if it was even the latest Mario, or the newest Zelda!! Windwaker HD is interesting but for most of us this is a new take on a game we probably all played the hell out of. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    A limited edition that's cheaper and has a better game and features than the normal set*? Wow...I bet this'll be sold out before it's even publicly sold. :blink:

    No clue why they're making it a limited set, though.

    Gahars: 50 less bucks and a lot more bang for it, and you're calling it a dip? Sorry, man. But I'll have to disagree on this.







    *not that nintendoland was in any way bad, but compared to Zelda there's not much competition
     
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    So once the limited set ends, does the price drop suddenly go back up or is the drop permanent?
     
  19. Gahars

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    In practical terms, $50 really isn't that much of a drop, especially when it will only be $100 less than one of its competitors. If you want to position yourself as the cheap alternative to your competition, you need to actually make yourself the "cheap" alternative.

    Nintendo already tried selling a $300 Wii U and, well, here we are now. Throwing in a different game (plus, remember, this isn't a brand new Zelda but a remake of a 10 year old title - the hype just isn't going to be the same) plus extra features is nice, but is it really enough to sway consumers? Was John Q. Public holding out just because he wanted a 32 gb harddrive? Really? I don't know about you, but I sincerely doubt it. The number on the price tag is going to have a much more immediate impact than the bullet points on the box.

    Is lowering the price tag a good idea? Of course. I'm sure it'll help a little bit, maybe convince a few fence-sitters here and there. Is it a game changer, though? Nope. If Nintendo wants to change the system's trajectory, it's going to take something much more significant - a full measure, rather than this half one.
     
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  20. Bobbybangin

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    $50 is historically the norm when it comes to your average price drop for consoles. Nobody really ever does more than that, especially on a newer console. There's going to be a lot of people that the $100 for the PS4 and $200 for the Xbox One price difference is going to be a significant deciding factor for. Nintendo knows that. This is on par with what they've always done in the past. In fact, I predicted the price drop during closer to the fall of this year a year ago and have stuck to it ever since. I don't think anybody is going to beat Sony in sales this gen, but this move will keep Nintendo in the hunt.

    The work Nintendo has done recently to boost Wii U sales has hardly been a half measure. Their 'Unity' and 'Nintendo Web Framework' has essentially dumbed down the developing process for the Wii U. Not to mention the new, easier programming languages Nintendo has made available to developers such as Javascript, CSS, and HTML5. They have been on a massive promoting campaign as well. Let's also not forget the plethora of games set to be released for the platform. Nintendo is set to release 8 first party titles within a year. Some developers are lucky to release one title every two years. You have to look at the whole picture, and not the just the price drop alone, before you can say Nintendo is doing a half measure.
     
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