[Spicy] RUMOR - Wii U to see $300 price

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Valwin, Apr 8, 2012.

Apr 8, 2012
  1. Valwin
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    is this turns out be true IF well it would be pretty sweet

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    sounds reasonable
     
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    Big mistake. What they basically just said is the WiiU will "keep up" with the 360 and PS3, and thus be surpassed by their successors in the coming years.
     
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    and that's surprising because...?
     
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    Hey! We don't have a Wii U section for nothing
     
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    As I recall, the word I used was "mistake" not "surprise."
     
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    Where do they say that it will "keep up"?

    This isn't confirmed information anyway, its just yet another nameless source.
     
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    >Nintendo chose an economical GPU and CPU that could keep up with the performance of today’s current consoles, but keep hardware costs down to maximize profits. Nintendo got a bargain price on the custom GPU and CPU that the Wii U uses. There is a bigger focus on downloadable content, applications, video content, digital distribution, and services to create a stream of revenue. Investors will be ecstatic with the news.
    To be honest, even if this rumour was reliable, I doubt they have any real technical insight into the performance of the console. They just know the parts are cheap.
     
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    we already know that not true
     
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    Nintendo and their crazy profit margins. I wouldn't be too surprised if this is real.


    The source isn't the most reputable, though. Some small Montreal-based blog. Wouldn't be surprised if they made this up for hits.
     
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    Actually the more I look at this the more sense it makes. The old word was Nintendo was using a 4000 series GPU. That could be a real bargain for them, even if they souped it up a bit.

    Just hoping the overall quality of the components don't suffer at the hands of cost-cutting. I'd hate to see a low quality screen on the controller
     
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    Rekindle your love for monochrome, Midna. :P
     
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    Considering you can get an ipad itself for 399 this is quite cheap. i cant see it going lower any time soon and ppl should see it too
     
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    Hey, I love eInk.
    But only when I'm reading books
     
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    Do you always have to be so serious when I'm making a lovely joke? :angry:

    I R Offense now. WiiU Black and White WILL see the light of day! With a refresh rate of 1 FPS!
     
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    Still $50 more than the PS3 and $100 more than the Xbox 360.

    Just felt like pointing that out so people can yell at me for being a hater.
     
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    well if true 50 more for a nextgen device seem great
     
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    Depends on your definition of "next gen".
     
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    But with the WiiU, you get a free monitor, that has to be worth a few bucks :tpi:

    GUILD Y U SUCH A HATER
     
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