A $200 Smash Bros bundle would be perfect

#11Nintend0_NinjaPosted 1/24/2014 12:58:56 PM
I agree OP, they need to do something drastic to get back in the game. Otherwise its just a slow painful death.
#12halomonkey1_3_5Posted 1/24/2014 1:00:37 PM
SegavsCapcom posted...
Nintendo is losing money on the Wii U already. A further price cut and throwing in extra crap is a surefire way to lose even more cash.


A obscenely large portion of the cost of the Wii U is due to the gamepad(both in parts and having to recoup the money spent in R&D). Dropping the game would at least allow a small price drop($50) while actually allowing Nintendo to make a profit on each unit sold(I'm not sure about their current profit margin, but at launch on the $300 model, if you bought a single game they made a profit on the console as a whole, so they arent losing too much on each console sold in the first place). And if Nintendo wanted to get really aggressive, dropping it to the same profit ratio(1 game sold = profit) would allow an even lower barrier to entry.

Of course, if it caught on at the lower price point, then you have all kinds of accessories and games to sell those people to make your money. Want a Gamepad? $100. Want a Gamepad charging cradle? $30. The list goes on.
Accessories are where the major money is made in the first place. More sales(even at a slight loss) = more people to buy accessories and games.
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#13Motobug321Posted 1/24/2014 1:01:25 PM
I was with you until the "no gamepad" thing. The system and several games cannot function without it.
#14wingo84Posted 1/24/2014 1:05:43 PM
Lol no gamepad?

How would you set up the system?

Why not make a PS4 bundle without a disc drive..

Or an XboxOne bundle without a video out signal


Sick of these "No gamepad" topics, its the whole point of the system.
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#15SegavsCapcomPosted 1/24/2014 1:07:32 PM
wingo84 posted...
Lol no gamepad?

How would you set up the system?

Why not make a PS4 bundle without a disc drive..

Or an XboxOne bundle without a video out signal


Sick of these "No gamepad" topics, its the whole point of the system.


This guy gets it.
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#16halomonkey1_3_5Posted 1/24/2014 1:10:47 PM
wingo84 posted...
Sick of these "No gamepad" topics, its the whole point of the system.


well not too many people want gamepads, apparently. So maybe it'd be better if Nintendo ditched it and made the point of the system "games" instead of a peripheral that isnt moving hardware.
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#17AhnoldDoodPosted 1/24/2014 1:13:09 PM
halomonkey1_3_5 posted...
well not too many people want gamepads, apparently. So maybe it'd be better if Nintendo ditched it and made the point of the system "games" instead of a peripheral that isnt moving hardware.


"If the console isn't selling, its obviously because of the GamePad, a derp!"
#18halomonkey1_3_5Posted 1/24/2014 1:28:05 PM
AhnoldDood posted...
"If the console isn't selling, its obviously because of the GamePad, a derp!"

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/strawman
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#19oOo_SOX_oOo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 5:53:52 AM
wingo84 posted...
Lol no gamepad?

How would you set up the system?

Why not make a PS4 bundle without a disc drive..

Or an XboxOne bundle without a video out signal


Sick of these "No gamepad" topics, its the whole point of the system.


Explain how it is the point of the system when none of the popular games require it.

BRB can beat Wind Waker
BRB can beat Pikmin
BRB can beat COD
BRB can beat NSMBU

Smash and Mario Kart wont require and none of the games utilize it and make it mandatory to use.
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#20stekim40Posted 1/25/2014 5:55:31 AM
But Smash Bros sucks, its a terrible button mashing game that only appeals to 9-12 year olds.

Much better imo to have a Zelda bundle when the new Zelda hits.
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