Weak sales of Nintendo Wii U game console may mean price cuts in near future

#31Ryan SiPosted 2/6/2013 4:36:27 PM
There will be a price cut by E3 in June at the latest.

With the complete lack of software announced over the next six months and new, more powerful consoles from Sony and Microsoft expected to be shown (before E3)....Nintendo will have to do something.

Announcing more 1st-party games is only going to hit with people who already own or plan to buy the system, it won't convert anyone.
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#32Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 2/6/2013 4:41:51 PM
GEKGanon posted...
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Of course Nintendo cares about the sales to consumers, but Nintendo itself is the one that said the goal was to ship 5.5 million by March.


Which they downgraded due to weak sales.
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#33SSJ4CHRISPosted 2/6/2013 4:46:18 PM
Bahamut_10th posted...
Pretty ridiculous article.

Not even a month ago Iwata already confirmed the Wii U will have no price cut.

He's probably not talking about 2 years from now when newer models and bundles come out, like how it happened to the Wii. But still, don't be delusional to think there will be a price-cut anytime until 2015.

Discounts =/= price cuts. Nintendo doesn't tells or prevents stores from doing sales or discounts. Because they already get paid before the stores even set their prices...


Just like they said there wouldn't be a 3DS remodel at all, then unveiled a 3DS remodel a week later. Yea, you keep believing everything you hear. And like it was said before, if units don't sell, the company has to buy the product back from retailers, so them getting paid first means nothing.
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#34Super_Sora_232Posted 2/6/2013 5:01:07 PM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
SlimeSwayze posted...
Super_Sora_232 posted...
why? and if retailers keep buying more why would nintendo care about amount sold?


Retailers won't be ordering more if the actual number of consoles sold doesn't start to increase.


This.

You kids need to stop acting like all Nintendo cares about are the shipped numbers, and go and take a basic business class.

Even nintendo has admitted the sales have been lackluster. It is time for the fanboys to realize that as well.


but have the sales gone down? that's the numbers we really need, monthly number shipped to retailers.
#35Bahamut_10thPosted 2/7/2013 7:23:12 AM
SSJ4CHRIS posted...
Bahamut_10th posted...
Pretty ridiculous article.

Not even a month ago Iwata already confirmed the Wii U will have no price cut.

He's probably not talking about 2 years from now when newer models and bundles come out, like how it happened to the Wii. But still, don't be delusional to think there will be a price-cut anytime until 2015.

Discounts =/= price cuts. Nintendo doesn't tells or prevents stores from doing sales or discounts. Because they already get paid before the stores even set their prices...


Just like they said there wouldn't be a 3DS remodel at all, then unveiled a 3DS remodel a week later. Yea, you keep believing everything you hear. And like it was said before, if units don't sell, the company has to buy the product back from retailers, so them getting paid first means nothing.


Their handhelds always had a bunch of remodelling.

Only idiots thought the 3DS would be an exception to that rule.

Doing early price cuts on home consoles is NOT a common trend for them.
The GC sold bad and it didn't get any.

Stop thinking they will always do price cuts just because they did it once in over 25 years.
#36pearl arowana(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 11:00:06 PM
retailer slashing wii price on their own can be only mean one thing... they need to get rid of wii u in their stock quickly.. not enough people interested in it.. its already happening and wii u is only a few months old.
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#37KazgotflredPosted 2/10/2013 8:02:51 PM
I think if the the price dropped 50 dollars the sales would dramatically increase, however I don't know how the the current price effects their bottom line.
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