Nintendo Selling Wii U at a loss.

#1coolguy_23Posted 8/14/2013 9:01:59 PM
What does this mean? Each time they sell a console they lose money? Or that the Console is more expensive to build then it is to sell?
#2FFXIgaiaknightPosted 8/14/2013 9:06:34 PM
it means the console costs more to make than what there selling it for you usually offset this by buying software to go along with the console.
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#3TalentedMPosted 8/14/2013 9:09:30 PM
coolguy_23 posted...
What does this mean? Each time they sell a console they lose money? Or that the Console is more expensive to build then it is to sell?


They don't lose money each time they sell a console, they just don't make back what they spent on it. When you buy one of their games they make up the difference and some.
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#4AstralFrostPosted 8/14/2013 9:12:04 PM
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#5TalentedMPosted 8/14/2013 9:14:17 PM
AstralFrost posted...
It means it cost them more to make than what they made back from selling it. It only turns profitable once games are sold for it.

What this actually means is that any price drop is going to hit them hard since the console is already being sold at a loss.

Yeah, how could it possibly be that expensive, that underpowered, and still being sold at a loss? Either they're lying or incompetent - you decide.


Classic AF post, stay classy man!
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#6FFXIgaiaknightPosted 8/14/2013 9:18:03 PM
AstralFrost posted...
It means it cost them more to make than what they made back from selling it. It only turns profitable once games are sold for it.

What this actually means is that any price drop is going to hit them hard since the console is already being sold at a loss.

Yeah, how could it possibly be that expensive, that underpowered, and still being sold at a loss? Either they're lying or incompetent - you decide.


The world may never know. (1 internet cookie to who ever gets that reference)
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#7CranberryPSOPosted 8/14/2013 9:25:30 PM
A reference to the Tootsie Pop comercial with Mr. Owl! Do I get my cookie?

FFXIgaiaknight posted...
AstralFrost posted...
It means it cost them more to make than what they made back from selling it. It only turns profitable once games are sold for it.

What this actually means is that any price drop is going to hit them hard since the console is already being sold at a loss.

Yeah, how could it possibly be that expensive, that underpowered, and still being sold at a loss? Either they're lying or incompetent - you decide.


The world may never know. (1 internet cookie to who ever gets that reference)

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#8zaakroPosted 8/14/2013 9:28:23 PM
FFXIgaiaknight posted...
AstralFrost posted...
It means it cost them more to make than what they made back from selling it. It only turns profitable once games are sold for it.

What this actually means is that any price drop is going to hit them hard since the console is already being sold at a loss.

Yeah, how could it possibly be that expensive, that underpowered, and still being sold at a loss? Either they're lying or incompetent - you decide.


The world may never know. (1 internet cookie to who ever gets that reference)


It actually only takes 3.
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#9FFXIgaiaknightPosted 8/14/2013 9:28:27 PM
CranberryPSO posted...
A reference to the Tootsie Pop comercial with Mr. Owl! Do I get my cookie?

FFXIgaiaknight posted...
AstralFrost posted...
It means it cost them more to make than what they made back from selling it. It only turns profitable once games are sold for it.

What this actually means is that any price drop is going to hit them hard since the console is already being sold at a loss.

Yeah, how could it possibly be that expensive, that underpowered, and still being sold at a loss? Either they're lying or incompetent - you decide.


The world may never know. (1 internet cookie to who ever gets that reference)


yes you do :)
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#10SychinLegacyPosted 8/14/2013 9:29:12 PM
TalentedM posted...
AstralFrost posted...
It means it cost them more to make than what they made back from selling it. It only turns profitable once games are sold for it.

What this actually means is that any price drop is going to hit them hard since the console is already being sold at a loss.

Yeah, how could it possibly be that expensive, that underpowered, and still being sold at a loss? Either they're lying or incompetent - you decide.


Classic AF post, stay classy man!


Or you know, it could be option 3: astral frost is wrong.