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

#51pearl arowanaPosted 12/21/2012 7:53:43 AM
its actually surprising considering how weak wii u is.. with performance on par with ps3/360, one would expect they selling it with profit.

i suspect the poor outdated touchscreen controller is the real culprit.
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#52CapnStankyPosted 12/21/2012 9:21:02 AM
The J0ker posted...
CapnStanky posted...
It's a good thing they're not selling very many then.

It's actually having one of the biggest console openings in history (only behind Wii and PS2 IIRC), so the good thing is that they also sell enough games per system to profit right away.


No it isn't.
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#53Soanevalcke6Posted 12/21/2012 9:24:15 AM
Golden Maven posted...
I find it hard to believe that the Wii-U is worth more than the retail price.


Not worth more than what we are paying, but worth more than what Retailers are paying.
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#54StealthlysPosted 12/21/2012 9:31:36 AM
AhnoldDood posted...
silverbullt posted...
Oh so now Nintendo fanboys can be wrong?


Implying that DemonDog666's a fanboy. Or do you just label anyone who pays attention to Nintendo as a "fanboy"?


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#55WallydraiglePosted 12/21/2012 9:39:05 AM
They also said this about the 3DS. I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.
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#56The J0kerPosted 12/21/2012 10:29:01 AM(edited)
CapnStanky posted...
The J0ker posted...
CapnStanky posted...
It's a good thing they're not selling very many then.

It's actually having one of the biggest console openings in history (only behind Wii and PS2 IIRC), so the good thing is that they also sell enough games per system to profit right away.


No it isn't.

Worldwide, yes it is.

Compared with PS3 & 360, for example:

US month 1
360: 326k
PS3: 197k
Wii U: 425k

Japan week 1 + week 2
360: 53k
PS3: 124k
Wii U: 435k
#57squatch22Posted 12/21/2012 10:25:29 AM
Wallydraigle posted...
They also said this about the 3DS. I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.


When did they say that?
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#58P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 12/21/2012 10:27:08 AM
squatch22 posted...
Wallydraigle posted...
They also said this about the 3DS. I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.


When did they say that?


After the price drop the 3DS sold at a loss. It is back to profit now.
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#59squatch22Posted 12/21/2012 10:29:24 AM
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
squatch22 posted...
Wallydraigle posted...
They also said this about the 3DS. I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.


When did they say that?


After the price drop the 3DS sold at a loss. It is back to profit now.


This.
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#60bskiffingtonPosted 12/21/2012 12:00:49 PM
Heres my say on the DVD/blue ray thing.

Why would you want to wear out the drive in your 350-400 dollar gaming machine playing DVDs/blurays anyways when you can pick up a player for 20 dollars?

Of course, it doesn't excuse the fact that the WiiU cant, but just that its kinda silly to use that as a detriment to a gaming console. You shouldnt be wearing out your drives like that anyways.