Obvious: A substantial Wii U price drop is on the horizon

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2 years ago#1
The PS3 got a price drop one year after launching to help with market penetration.

The Wii U is doing even worse, with stiff competition a few months away. Yes, I think a price drop is coming up very soon indeed.
2 years ago#2
I agree. It's not a bad thing either. If I were in charge I would have the plan in place for around the launch of Pikmin 3.

Hopefully $299 Deluxe w/NSMBU. That would probably generate the most interest heading into the holiday season. $250 Deluxe would be a bold move but I'm not sure they need to do this yet.
2 years ago#3
Maybe, but I think a bundle deal is more likely
2 years ago#4
Evidently Nintendo needs to sell a Wii U console +1 First Party game to make a profit.

So, with the price drop, they'd have to sell 2.

That's not a big deal.
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2 years ago#5
They need games not a price drop.
2 years ago#6
They are already selling at a loss. That is something Nintendo doesn't do. They cannot price cut again so early. Also if they price cut early again they will further destroy consumer confidence in purchasing their products early.
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2 years ago#7
greatone101 posted...
They need games not a price drop.


The Wii U needs both for the holiday season.

Games to attract both the casual and hardcore market along with a price drop to compete with the PS4.
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2 years ago#8
demesjos2 posted...
They are already selling at a loss. That is something Nintendo doesn't do. They cannot price cut again so early. Also if they price cut early again they will further destroy consumer confidence in purchasing their products early.


If they want to move consoles, they need to cut the price when the games start coming. Nintendo makes it's money on software. With Wii U tracking well below Gamecube, their software numbers will be very low. From selling 35 million Mario Kart Wii down to around 5 million Wii U for instance. Five million would have been about a 4:1 ratio on Gamecube.
2 years ago#9
PS3 got a price drop after 6 months.
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2 years ago#10
When the PS3 got a price drop, they had already started to remove features from the original. That's how they were able to allow a price drop. The Wii U doesn't really have any features to drop unless you want them to remove the backwards compatibility with the Wii.
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