Rumour: Wii U To Be Priced Around $300

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  1. GeekyGuy
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    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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    You might want to link the ongoing discussion that was posted a few days ago:
    http://gbatemp.net/topic/324680-spicy-rumor-wii-u-to-see-300-price/
     
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    If Nintendo knows their stuff, the WiiU will have to be sold (at loss?) at no more than $249.
     
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    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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    show me the launch list than i'll pay that :P
     
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