What if nintendo had made the Wii U more powerful...

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3 years ago#1
Would you be willing to pay an extra $100 for it? I don't know if I would. $450 seems like a bit too much. The PS3 was $500 and $600 when it first released. And as a result the sales were very low for it.
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3 years ago#2
It wouldn't have mattered and would only have hindered things in the long run I think. The reason people put so much emphasis on power is because a lot of third parties said power was the issue as to why they couldn't expand their games there. But it isn't losing third party support anyway so at the end of the day this will be an issue to a niche part of the market.
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3 years ago#3
$400 would be the most I would have gotten it for. And I've have been mad then. I think Nintendo made a wise decision with the pricing, the pieces have fallen where they may.
3 years ago#4
My gripe with specs is that the higher they go, the higher production costs go, and in turn the more studios close. Or, that's how I see it anyways. I mean having to sell like 2 million copies just to break even is kind of high. I'm not against each generation having more powerful hardware, but at the same time, some middle ground would be nice, or maybe people could stop expecting top of the line graphics from everything. It isn't like they are ever going to catch up to computers.
3 years ago#5
Artillatron7 posted...
Would you be willing to pay an extra $100 for it? I don't know if I would. $450 seems like a bit too much. The PS3 was $500 and $600 when it first released. And as a result the sales were very low for it.


I would have paid another $100. I'm not sure how much power $100 buys tho.
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3 years ago#6
If it were more powerful I think it would help Nintendo get more multiplats when Sony's and Microsoft's next consoles come out.

Besides that, I personally don't care about raw power. Pretty graphics are great but I really just care about jaggies and framerate. For first party games at least those seem like non issues. I'm so glad we've put 480p behind us.
3 years ago#7
An expensive console will eventually be cheap, but an underpowered console is underpowered forever.
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3 years ago#8
Solis posted...
An expensive console will eventually be cheap, but an underpowered console is underpowered forever.


It isn't underpowered. A HD system is a powerful console.
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3 years ago#9
Solis posted...
An expensive console will eventually be cheap, but an underpowered console is underpowered forever.


And cheap consoles will eventually be expensive?

And a powerful system will be powerful forever?

What are you trying to prove?
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3 years ago#10
Solis posted...
An expensive console will eventually be cheap, but an underpowered console is underpowered forever.


I think he's talking about the PS2.
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