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

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- total cost of materials to manufacture the Wii U console (includes cost of controller) is estimated to be around $180
- controller’s total bill of materials and components costs no more than $50
- Wii U will be no less than $300 when it launches

“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.”

- NFC capabilities for each new Wii U controller costs no more than $5 to implement
- price of NFC implementation in mobile devices is expected to fall below $1 in the near future

“NFC capabilities are a drop in the bucket for Nintendo. As NFC becomes more mainstream in mobile devices, the price for NFC implementation will rapidly decline. Nintendo is jumping on NFC because of a projected cost decline in the technology.

The cameras in the Wii U controller are an estimated manufacturing cost of $6. They are slightly better quality than the 3DS and DSi cameras. The touch screen has a manufacturing cost estimated at $14.”

- Microsoft’s Kinect cost $56 after tearing it apart
- Wii U controller’s cost of materials would be slightly less than what Kinect cost

“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.”



is this turns out be true IF well it would be pretty sweet

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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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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.
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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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.
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.
 

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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.
Where do they say that it will "keep up"?

This isn't confirmed information anyway, its just yet another nameless source.
>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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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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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.

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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