Rumour: Wii U To Be Priced Around $300

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  1. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

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    Jun 21, 2007
    United States

    Forget The Box Media Collective has reported on "sources closely involved with manufacturing and distributing Nintendo products" that claim the cost to manufacture Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console comes in at roughly $180 (USD), with the controller costs priced at approximately $50.

    "Cutting production costs to maximize profits is Nintendo’s main concern with the Wii U. They are cutting costs in the Wii U’s hardware to build back confidence in investors. Nintendo wants investors to view Wii U as a less risky proposition," the source said.

    The report further suggests Nintendo will price the console somewhere around the $300 mark. A detail rundown of the estimated costs for the system can be found here.

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  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    You might want to link the ongoing discussion that was posted a few days ago:
  3. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    If Nintendo knows their stuff, the WiiU will have to be sold (at loss?) at no more than $249.
  4. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Insert Custom Title

    Sep 19, 2009
    The price aside, I am damn excited for the Wii U. And imagine what awesomeness can be done if the Wii U someday gets hacked :yaywii: (btw, we need a "yaywiiu" smiley).
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  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    show me the launch list than i'll pay that :P
  6. mjax

    mjax GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 8, 2010
    Not bad, now let's drop that stupid name and we are set for the launch.
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