Nintendo says no price drop soon; well what's the damn rush anyway???

#51tizzywilkillyouPosted 1/31/2013 1:04:22 PM
icarus231 posted...
PENDRAG0ON posted...
genlock posted...
Says an article from 6 years ago.
They are probably installing Blu-Ray at $7-$10 in 2013.


That was the point, showing how much it cost them at Launch.


Which shows why they were stupid in the first place. They got no return on investment for years and meanwhile ran the company into the ground. BR would have come down with or without them just like all tech


This. Doug's dad doesn't understand technology.
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#52UmitenchoPosted 1/31/2013 1:08:41 PM
I am waiting for this years E3 before I decide to get a WiiU or not. Nintendo knows its gotta impress this time around or it could be looking at N64DD Pt2.
#53GLDanzegoPosted 1/31/2013 7:34:56 PM
dougsdad0629 posted...
Allow me to explain "economy of scale". As you produce more and more of something, the average cost per unit to produce it decreases because the fixed costs associated with producing it are spread out over a larger and larger number of units.

Without the millions and millions of Blu-ray drives produced to go into PS3s, the price wouldn't have dropped nearly as fast. There would have only been stand alone players and computer drives. Millions less drives produced in those first few years resulting in a higher cost per drive, meaning higher cost per player.


So the people who got a PS3 to play Blu-ray Discs would have bought a stand alone player instead and prices would have come down all the same.

While the PS3 certainly helped the cause, claiming that Blu-ray players would still cost 500 bucks or more without the PS3 is downright silly.

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#54Estil(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 7:49:39 PM
SL68 posted...

is a map or a status screen worth $150-200? I say no, and I think that's one of the reasons it doesn't sell.

No developer has made any good use of it yet, maybe because it's totally worthless with an extra screen. A totally worthless screen that makes the console expensive.


That once upon a time was said about the DS. And OF COURSE "no developer has made any good use of the [touch screen controller] yet"! They've only had a few months! :P Just give it time folks.
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#55devastatorX2Posted 2/2/2013 8:01:10 PM(edited)
Both PS4 and 720 are coming this year.
Nintendo should be scared.

http://www.edge-online.com/news/playstation-4-revealed/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/02/01/with-sony-set-to-reveal-ps4-when-will-microsoft-respond/


Wii- U only costs $350 because of the tablet and touch screen. Without it, it would be a $150 console.
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#56aether17Posted 2/2/2013 8:09:37 PM
I think the price is right. A price-drop would cause Nintendo to lose even more money, and that's not good for them. It's a system worth roughly $325 to make, be glad they didn't price it at $349.99 and $399.99.
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#57darkjedilinkPosted 2/2/2013 8:26:55 PM
devastatorX2 posted...
Both PS4 and 720 are coming this year.
Nintendo should be scared.

http://www.edge-online.com/news/playstation-4-revealed/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/02/01/with-sony-set-to-reveal-ps4-when-will-microsoft-respond/


Wii- U only costs $350 because of the tablet and touch screen. Without it, it would be a $150 console.
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You do know that if the PS4 comes out this year, it's going to be at least $499, considering the PS3 is still $350+, right?
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#58devastatorX2Posted 2/2/2013 8:39:09 PM(edited)
New PS3's come with a 500GB built in hard drive and cost $299 retail

It went on sale recently for $180 here in Canada.


Wii-U doesn't even have a built in hard drive. Wii U uses cheap flash memory and has only a max size of 32 gb built in.


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#59star_guy_100Posted 2/2/2013 8:47:32 PM
350 is very affordable price for a console. but even if something is affordable, it has to be worth owning in peoples minds. if people are skeptical or on the fence about a wii u, they arent paying 350 for it. for what the wii u is, hardware wise, its just to expensive and offers too little in the way of must play games at the moment. 250/300 would have helped sales but apparently they are already selling it at a lose so they are screwed either way.

they need to get mario kart, 3d mario, zelda, ssb, metroid, xenoblade 2, made and out there pretty fast because with the ps4 and 720 coming wii u is at risk of becoming another gamecube in terms of sales.
#60Estil(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 11:01:30 PM
devastatorX2 posted...
Both PS4 and 720 are coming this year.
Nintendo should be scared.

http://www.edge-online.com/news/playstation-4-revealed/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/02/01/with-sony-set-to-reveal-ps4-when-will-microsoft-respond/


Wii- U only costs $350 because of the tablet and touch screen. Without it, it would be a $150 console.
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And then when the PS4 and possibly the X720 are confirmed to lock out used games, Nintendo will be laughing all the way to the bank. At least we know for sure Nintendo and possibly Nintendo alone will be the true gamer/consumer friendly console. Sure the PS4 may end up with fantastic specs, but if it's out of most people's price ranges and especially if it locks out used games, what's the point?
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