I just read that Nintendo sells Wii U consoles at a loss

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User Info: cheechmooster

cheechmooster
3 years ago#1
So I was doing some Google searches and reading about the Wii U I just bought when I stumbled upon some startling information. Here i was thinking about the profits Nintendo is making and how much money they are saving by not including Blu-ray or even a dvd player in the Wii U when I discovered that Nintendo is actually losing money on each console sold according to Nintendo chief "Satoru Iwata". How did a company like Nintendo get such a bad deal on the manufacturing of their Wii U consoles? Using Google shopping I found a Blu-ray player for $26 and a DVD player for $20 dollars. Combined with the cheap plastic they used to make the gamepad and console itself, plus the battery they put in the gamepad, how are they losing money? I can't imagine a company manufacturing an item paying anywhere near $20 for a Blu-ray or DVD player. What aspect of making the Wii U do you think Nintendo lost the money on?

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silverbullt
3 years ago#2
cheechmooster posted...
So I was doing some Google searches and reading about the Wii U I just bought when I stumbled upon some startling information. Here i was thinking about the profits Nintendo is making and how much money they are saving by not including Blu-ray or even a dvd player in the Wii U when I discovered that Nintendo is actually losing money on each console sold according to Nintendo chief "Satoru Iwata". How did a company like Nintendo get such a bad deal on the manufacturing of their Wii U consoles? Using Google shopping I found a Blu-ray player for $26 and a DVD player for $20 dollars. Combined with the cheap plastic they used to make the gamepad and console itself, plus the battery they put in the gamepad, how are they losing money? I can't imagine a company manufacturing an item paying anywhere near $20 for a Blu-ray or DVD player. What aspect of making the Wii U do you think Nintendo lost the money on?


The stupic controller is the biggest cash sucker.
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User Info: CapnStanky

CapnStanky
3 years ago#3
It's a good thing they're not selling very many then.
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User Info: Golden Maven

Golden Maven
3 years ago#4
I find it hard to believe that the Wii-U is worth more than the retail price.

User Info: Baha05

Baha05
3 years ago#5
Wow troll troll post in a roll
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User Info: Tsutarja495

Tsutarja495
3 years ago#6
The loss is so small they get it back after one game bought though, so it's pretty insignificant. And yes, the controller is where a lot of the money is going.

User Info: C88Goblin

C88Goblin
3 years ago#7
cheechmooster posted...
So I was doing some Google searches and reading about the Wii U I just bought when I stumbled upon some startling information. Here i was thinking about the profits Nintendo is making and how much money they are saving by not including Blu-ray or even a dvd player in the Wii U when I discovered that Nintendo is actually losing money on each console sold according to Nintendo chief "Satoru Iwata". How did a company like Nintendo get such a bad deal on the manufacturing of their Wii U consoles? Using Google shopping I found a Blu-ray player for $26 and a DVD player for $20 dollars. Combined with the cheap plastic they used to make the gamepad and console itself, plus the battery they put in the gamepad, how are they losing money? I can't imagine a company manufacturing an item paying anywhere near $20 for a Blu-ray or DVD player. What aspect of making the Wii U do you think Nintendo lost the money on?


they don't suffer a huge loss, because every time even one wii u game is sold, they profit.
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User Info: Board_hunter567

Board_hunter567
3 years ago#8
According to Reggie, it takes only one game sale to start profiting.
Still, unusual for them to not be making a profit from hardware alone.

User Info: geneticsftw

geneticsftw
3 years ago#9
CapnStanky posted...
It's a good thing they're not selling very many then.


Ha ha ha ha ha

User Info: HeaderHog

HeaderHog
3 years ago#10
They may sell at a loss, but the sale of one game is enough to make a profit.
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