Why the Wii U is extremely overpriced, PROOF you can build a better machine

#11EnVy_CaLiBeRPosted 11/22/2012 7:00:06 AM
T3H_1337_N1NJ4 posted...
What part of that PC plays Nintendo games and has a tablet controller?

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#12JobocanPosted 11/22/2012 7:00:31 AM
So neither of those include a gamepad with an additional screen then? Or a 60$ game? Guess your point is moot.
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#13Xeeh_BitzPosted 11/22/2012 7:02:26 AM
The one thing you failed to mention would be the case but I'm sure it only cost pennies on the dollar being manufacturered in China, also you have to remember. You're paying street prices on those items at NewEgg, I say Newegg buys those parts for around, lets say $300 the manufacturer.

There is cost to put it together but when you're paying a Chinese worker 50 cents an hour, I'm sure they can build one of these by hand in an hour, of course there are other factors to be considered, the PCB, etc is all custom made and they may be paying a bit more but when buying in bulk I don't see how that would be a problem. You can send out a prototype schematic to companies in China and they'll build you the device for like 10 bucks even tho it'll sell for hundreds.

So yeah, Nintendo ripping people off with that lie "We're so losing money on this, whaa, whaa"
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#14T3H_1337_N1NJ4Posted 11/22/2012 7:02:29 AM
hansolo1138 posted...
No motherboard?


Motherboards are overrated.
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#15Xeeh_BitzPosted 11/22/2012 7:03:11 AM
T3H_1337_N1NJ4 posted...
What part of that PC plays Nintendo games and has a tablet controller?


Dolphin plays WII games @ 1080P and uses the controllers

With an update, same thing will happen with the WII-U
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#16hlxPosted 11/22/2012 7:04:04 AM
I suppose we should also take into consideration:

- the license for the operating system then too
- the gaming mouse
- the steelpad
- the performance keyboard with LCD display
- the expensive icemat/sennheiser headset/mic
- the fan to cool your room off

I used to play serious competitive PC gaming. It's not cheap.
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#17noutBrPosted 11/22/2012 7:04:11 AM
You don't take into account the materials for the Wii U controller which is not cheap.

Also, don't forget that Nintendo spends a lot of money on R&D and it's not like coming up with such a concept is cheap, a lot of thought and research has to go into this before it can be realized. Last but not least we are also paying for a free Online network service with its own Twitter like communication (and video calling) built in especially made for people who own a Wii U.

So yeah have fun with your PC but power is not exactly the sole purpose of a dedicated gaming console.
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#18Xeeh_BitzPosted 11/22/2012 7:04:14 AM
hlx posted...
Enigma149 posted...
You forgot some components. Nothing major, really, but I always include them in my computers:

-The case
-The cooling
-The keyboard (or other input device)
-The motherboard


I also fail to see the 1000W power supply.


You also failed the computer knowledge class

Why would the TC need a 1,000 watt psu?
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To be fair, the bible has more plot holes than ME3. I wouldn't be listening either - Pies12
#19GigagreymonPosted 11/22/2012 7:05:18 AM
ITT: tablets are free
#20hlxPosted 11/22/2012 7:05:25 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
hlx posted...
Enigma149 posted...
You forgot some components. Nothing major, really, but I always include them in my computers:

-The case
-The cooling
-The keyboard (or other input device)
-The motherboard


I also fail to see the 1000W power supply.


You also failed the computer knowledge class

Why would the TC need a 1,000 watt psu?


No, you're absolutely right. Please run that on a 350W for $49.99.
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