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

#131xXkewls0358Posted 11/22/2012 11:23:14 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

60 bucks for motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178333

30 bucks for ram, 8gb of course

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148455

hd, 35 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116406

sandy bridge g630(Tons better still) 65 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116406

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

7770 ghz edition 100 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339022

psu - 25 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156281

case 35 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067

optical drive - 18 bucks

Operating system(Even tho it should use the WII U O/S but here
http://linuxmint.com/

FREE!!!!!!!!!!

$368 bucks RETAIL

Now chop that in half when buying it by the millions

184 bucks for hardware that beasts the WII-Us, oh.. even add the 172 RETAILED price controller

and it's the same price as the Deluxe Edition.

Come at me drones, no excuse for the hardware in the WII-U at that price


Manufacturing, Licensing, Shipping, Retail, Profit (this is the reason for living, business, to eat, etc.), and any other cost I may/may not have missed..

Yep your estimates seem about right in line and fair. Thanks for supporting the Wii U with that run down.
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#132Corey105Posted 11/22/2012 11:25:40 AM
libatako posted...
lmao...play it on a dolphin emulator=ftw

million dollar answer for a million dollar question

and before you ask......the gamepad...is a tablet with actualy controllers....not a touchscreen only.....so yeah.....nintendo zealots.....get your facts staight


You can't play Wii U games on Dolphin = Get your facts straight.
#133StealthlysPosted 11/22/2012 11:48:06 AM
ssj_duelist posted...
FuNsH1nE posted...
But then how do I play Zelda?


This. No oncare understands that Nintendo will always sell well because they have the best IPs. This is why I will always buy, and rightfully so, Nintendo's new consoles.

90%of gamers don't give a crap about specs, they give a crap about Mario and Zelda.


Pokemon ended at r/s/e. Also the rest of what you say i agree.
#134ElGadoPosted 11/22/2012 11:50:57 AM
GAMER_X_REVIVAL posted...
I got bored and went over to newegg.

Keep in mind these are OFF THE SHELF parts, bought at RETAIL, NOT cost. This would likely cost Nintendo half the price if that, since they buy in bulk in the millions.


Lets run down the specs of the $350 Wii U, and then the Specs of the machine I was able to build for ONLY $400. RETAIL.


Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium:
Tri-Core processor Noted as weaker than PS3/360, each core must be way under 3.0 ghz easily
2 GB DDR3-1600 RAM (12.8GB/s)
Bluray-like Drive (no media disc playback, 2X speed)
Radeon HD 4770 GPU
32 GB Hard Drive
4x USB, HDMI
Cost: $350


My thrown together newegg self built PC:
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Quad Core Processor (easily overclocked to 3.8 GHz)
4GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
Bluray combo drive (All media disc playback, BD-ROM 10X, DVD-ROM 16X, CD-ROM 48X speed)
Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 (roughly 40% better than the 4770 in the Wii U going on raw numbers)
500GB 7200 RPM, 32MB Cache Hard drive (cheapest internal HDD were 59 bucks and this was the largest for 59)
4x USB, HDMI, <<<<<AND AN ETHERNET PORT>>>>>
Cost: $400


So for 350 bucks you can get an already outdated and obsolete piece of hardware that is struggling to match the ps3 and 360, and has literally NO hard drive room and no ethernet port. Or for 50 bucks more you can build a piece of hardware with a much superior CPU, a superior GPU, 2 GB more ram which is also much faster, a disc drive thats 5 times faster, and almost 16 times more storage space.

And I wasn't even trying to look for sales on parts or combo deals, or even OEM discounts. I'm sure someone else could get this build for cheaper without a doubt. Btw this build did include a hyper 212 plus model cooler, a case, proper size power supply etc. No, mouse and keyboard were not factored in nor was a monitor, because with HDMI you can plug it into any modern tv like a console, and everyone has at least one kb and mouse lying around. If you dont, you probably cant even afford just the Wii U anyway.


First off, all I can say is what the hell Nintendo lol, tryin to rip people off and make insane profits with over priced underpowered hardware again huh?

Secondly, god dayum the cost of PC parts has dropped in the last 3 years. My PC that I built 3 years ago can run skyrim on the highest settings (outside of the highest shadow setting) with hi res mods no problem, but now for half the price of the Wii U I could upgrade just my video card and be future proof probably through the next goddamn gen with how weak the Wii U and 720/ps4 specs are seeming to be.

Nice, I think I'll do just that.

PC master race rewards my good sense once again.


10/10 TC, we need more people like you to open the eyes of the Nintendrones who will bow to everything Nintendo does.
#135ZakurooPosted 11/22/2012 11:53:25 AM
From: T3H_1337_N1NJ4 | #002
What part of that PC plays Nintendo games and has a tablet controller?

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#136chrishu311Posted 11/22/2012 11:54:22 AM
You omitted several expensive build components, such as fans and the cost of the motherboard, which typically add upwards of 200$ in cost to an average PC.

Also, the costs of R and D, assembly, the new wifi that the tablet uses, shipping, and the TABLET CONTROLLER add to the price of the machine.

Get your head back out in the sunshine and understand that you're paying for less because this is a console, NOT A PC.
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#137TacoWhalesPosted 11/22/2012 12:00:38 PM
libatako posted...
lmao...play it on a dolphin emulator=ftw

million dollar answer for a million dollar question

and before you ask......the gamepad...is a tablet with actualy controllers....not a touchscreen only.....so yeah.....nintendo zealots.....get your facts staight


My eyes are like burning from seeing this horrible post
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#138DarkOmegaWeaponPosted 11/22/2012 12:00:44 PM
chrishu311 posted...
You omitted several expensive build components, such as fans and the cost of the motherboard, which typically add upwards of 200$ in cost to an average PC.

Also, the costs of R and D, assembly, the new wifi that the tablet uses, shipping, and the TABLET CONTROLLER add to the price of the machine.

Get your head back out in the sunshine and understand that you're paying for less because this is a console, NOT A PC.


So much this.
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#139hustlin_pimpstePosted 11/22/2012 12:05:41 PM
Baha05 posted...
hustlin_pimpste posted...
OMG, for the THIRD time, read the actual FULL post. He clearly mentions he factored in Mobo, PSU and case .. but obviously you failed to see that as they were not highlighted in bold and never caught your eye.

/facepalm


And again, TC fails to include the cost of said items to begin with.


that only accounts for the first few who missed it. if i can see it in the main post from when i first posted, so can anyone afterwards, ok?
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#140WiiforVendettaPosted 11/22/2012 12:26:15 PM
TC is full of an unbelievable amount of fail for forgetting about that tablet controller packed to the brim with every gimmick Nintendo could think of.
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