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

#1Golden MavenPosted 7/14/2013 10:12:39 AM
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.
#2MilesTeg420Posted 7/14/2013 10:17:56 AM
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.
#3desert_santaPosted 7/14/2013 10:18:09 AM
Maybe, but I think a bundle deal is more likely
#4Go2ChurchPosted 7/14/2013 10:24:28 AM
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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#5greatone101Posted 7/14/2013 10:46:41 AM
They need games not a price drop.
#6demesjos2Posted 7/14/2013 10:51:11 AM
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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#7Nether_RulerPosted 7/14/2013 10:52:34 AM
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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#8MilesTeg420Posted 7/14/2013 10:58:07 AM
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.
#9squatch22Posted 7/14/2013 10:59:13 AM
PS3 got a price drop after 6 months.
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#10plasmatic5Posted 7/14/2013 11:32:18 AM
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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