Wii U Possibly Released @ USD $249.99

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Once again It prints money as the WiiU is rumored to be released within the 250 dollar range




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From GoNintnedo...



RUMOR- Bloomberg reports Wii U launch price $250

Jun 06, 2012 by gimpee


Bloomberg has posted some very interesting news. They claim that Nikkei was told by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata that the Wii U launch price will be 20,ooo yen. That translates to around $250 U.S. dollars. If true, then this would be a huge advantage for Nintendo.

“Iwata signaled the WiiU will likely be priced at more than 20,000 yen ($250) in Japan when it goes on sale next year, the Nikkei newspaper reported today, citing an interview with the president. Nintendo is unlikely to sell the new console for the same price as the current Wii, the report cited Iwata as saying.”


So what do you think? Do you think Nintendo will launch the Wii U at $250? Nikkei has leaked some major news before, yet they also reported that a 3DS redesign would be announced at this years E3.

Thanks to Kevin for the tip.




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While that's an attractive price, I'm not sure of how well that bodes for the specs in the machine. At $250, there isn't much room for a semi-powerful console and a costly tablet controller. Especially considering since Nintendo strives to make a profit.
 

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“Iwata signaled the WiiU will likely be priced at more than 20,000 yen ($250) in Japan when it goes on sale next year, the Nikkei newspaper reported today, citing an interview with the president. Nintendo is unlikely to sell the new console for the same price as the current Wii, the report cited Iwata as saying.”

Oh noez Wii U was pushed back!!!
 

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While that's an attractive price, I'm not sure of how well that bodes for the specs in the machine. At $250, there isn't much room for a semi-powerful console and a costly tablet controller. Especially considering since Nintendo strives to make a profit.
Especially considering since every company strives to make a profit.

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While that's an attractive price, I'm not sure of how well that bodes for the specs in the machine. At $250, there isn't much room for a semi-powerful console and a costly tablet controller. Especially considering since Nintendo strives to make a profit.
Especially considering since every company strives to make a profit.

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Well I mean that they don't take a loss on consoles unlike Sony and Microsoft.
 

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Didn't we have a situation like this with the 3DS two years ago where people were debating whether or not the 3DS would be above 250? Eventually, Nintendo caved in and went for $249.99. Maybe we need to stick it to Nintendo and make it known that we are willing to get the WiiU at $249.99. You can't beat public opinion.
 

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As others have said "more than 20,000 yen or $250 usd" usually means about $300 or so. I highly doubt they could sell it at a profit if the specs are as rumored and it comes with at least one Wii U Pad for $250 or less. Knowing Nintendo, they don't operate at a loss on anything. That said I most likely will not get it at launch because non of the launch titles really appeal to me, or they're just rehashes of other games that don't really innovate or bring anything new to the table. I'm not saying its a terrible launch lineup, it's just not for me.
 

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Didn't we have a situation like this with the 3DS two years ago where people were debating whether or not the 3DS would be above 250? Eventually, Nintendo caved in and went for $249.99. Maybe we need to stick it to Nintendo and make it known that we are willing to get the WiiU at $249.99. You can't beat public opinion.
The difference is, normally Nintendo tries to profit off of its systems, and the 3DS only costs about $100 to make; thus, they would make a great profit off of each 3DS sold (they still do). The Wii U, on the other hand, costs a lot more to make, what with the console, the tablet, the controllers, and the advertising (and various other aspects), thus, $250 would net them a lot less (if at all) for the Wii U than the 3DS did.
 

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