Nintendo Trying to Avoid 3DS Price Situation on Wii U

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  1. Valwin
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    they better not :|
     


  2. Xuphor

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    Uh, that quote from Reggie doesn't mean it'll be priced lower than what they want. All that means is that they won't be dropping the price so fast after launch. ZeldaInformer isn't exactly a reliable place to source from, and they seem to have misunderstood the quote from Reggie. I wonder how other, more credible sources will interpret it.
     
  3. Vinnymac

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    Whether the source is accurate or not, I don't plan on getting it ASAP anyways.
     
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    I would had been happy with the 3DS $250 price tag if not for the shitty games.
    If Nintendo can manage to release some decent title at launch, than I'll buy it at launch, but if they just release a bunch of Wii U sport crap, than I'm gonna pass until I see some decent games.
     
  5. chris888222

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    The best price? $169.99. Live with it :tpi:

    Jokes aside. I don't think it'll be cheap. My guess will be around $249.99 - $279.99 since Iwata did mention that the Wii U will be priced differently from Wii (likely higher IMO).
     
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    It sounds that they will go to sell each wii-u at a lose.
     
  7. brandonspikes

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    I think 300$ would be a reasonable price for a new console. I have a feeling it will be 250, the tech for the system IS REALLY cheap.
     
  8. Xuphor

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    I think it means basically the Wii-U itself might only be I.E $170, but each tablet controller thingie will be $100 or something.
     
  9. chris888222

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    The console will be bundled with one WiiPad.

    Hence I don't think it'll be that cheap
     
  10. T3GZdev

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    well i see it being either 350 or 400.
    possibly 450
     
  11. Xuphor

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    Are you sure on that, or just assuming based on history on console releases? Really asking, I'm not sure if there has been an official announcement regarding that, but I haven't seen it yet if there was.
     
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    i know what you mean they should wait till they have solid games at launch look at the vita is also suffering from shitty launch tittles why wont company make sure their product is ready
     
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    The 3DS was a bit lackluster for $250 at launch, which is the reason the price was later reduced. If they are saying that they aren't wanting to go that route again for the Wii U this time, then it may indicate that they are putting some more meaning into that launch.
     
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    There was. They announced it'll be bundled:
    http://m.engadget.com/default/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/18/nintendo-says-one-wii-u-controller-per-console-robs-player-two/&category=classic&postPage=1

    And about the price, Reggie mentioned that the Wii will still 'stay on' even after Wii U's release. So I don't think the Wii U will be lower than $200 after all.


     
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    it better damn well have a good launch lineup this time unlike the 3ds.
     
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    This. The $249.99 launch price of the 3DS would be justifiable if it had even a half-decent software line-up at launch. The one lesson Nintendo needs to draw from the 3DS is that they absolutely must release new hardware with strong software.
     
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    I call it being Five Hundred and Ninety-Nine US Dollahs.
     
  18. shakirmoledina

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    the 3ds price in itself was not bad but the times do no allow such prices for such features. if it were an iphone then ppl would have bought it no matter what but not a gaming device.
    i dont think they will punch the wii u to the lowest price possible but it will be surprisingly low
     
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    It's the software that matters more than the price of the hardware, that's one of the key reasons due to 3DS's failure.
     
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    once again, its not just nintendo thats to blame, after all, they had a pretty nice lineup at first, before companies started to pull back those games that were supposed to follow closely after launch, cause they're retards and stuff like that