Why didn't they release the system at $170 in the first place?

#51FunkyKong84Posted 7/31/2011 11:51:19 AM

PhantomSword posted...
http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=157649
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/07/29/3ds_losses/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

There are other links from Bloomberg Japan, etc.

People wanted to think that Nintendo was super-greedy, and was overpricing the 3DS by an extreme amount. Well, they weren't.
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Maybe they shouldn't have included something as expensive and useless at the same time as 3D then.

#52drothegreat0nePosted 7/31/2011 11:54:14 AM
FF4Fan1313 posted...
I thought someone said it only costed $101 to make a 3DS, are they seriously selling at a loss?

Let me give you the 101 on that $101: it's not $101.
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#53thanthenPosted 7/31/2011 11:59:35 AM
Too bad, clearly it does, and the graphics ARE amazing by today's standards. When it was announced people were going nuts over it. Just because the Vita was announced, which has slightly better graphics,
ROFL
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#54ORANGE666Posted 7/31/2011 12:05:27 PM
How many topics are there going to be on this?

The DS cost $97 at launch on parts while the 3DS is $101 to $103. Labor, shipping and the percent of money retailers take in since the DS has not changed.

Since the parts cost is similar and every other cost remains unchanged, how is the 3DS selling at a loss at $170 when the DS was making a profit at $150?

Did the DS sell at $20+ more of a loss than the 3DS is selling now?


The amount of other costs you guys are posting about are ridiculous as well. The ps3 sold at a loss of $250 to $300 on parts alone. If you add $80 ($101+$80=$181) the other costs you guys are talking about that make the 3DS sold at a loss then

PS3 sold at $600
Parts loss= $250-$300 = $850-$900
$80-$100 other costs

The PS3 cost Sony around $1000 to produce? LOL
#55SoaringDivePosted 7/31/2011 12:38:15 PM(edited)
ORANGE666 posted...
How many topics are there going to be on this?

The DS cost $97 at launch on parts while the 3DS is $101 to $103. Labor, shipping and the percent of money retailers take in since the DS has not changed.

Since the parts cost is similar and every other cost remains unchanged, how is the 3DS selling at a loss at $170 when the DS was making a profit at $150?

Did the DS sell at $20+ more of a loss than the 3DS is selling now?


Labor, shipping, etc, probably costed less 5 years ago.
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#56FAT____MANPosted 7/31/2011 12:42:19 PM
SoaringDive posted...
ORANGE666 posted...
How many topics are there going to be on this?

The DS cost $97 at launch on parts while the 3DS is $101 to $103. Labor, shipping and the percent of money retailers take in since the DS has not changed.

Since the parts cost is similar and every other cost remains unchanged, how is the 3DS selling at a loss at $170 when the DS was making a profit at $150?

Did the DS sell at $20+ more of a loss than the 3DS is selling now?

Labor, shipping, etc, probably costed less 5 years ago.


Costed.
#57Dragon lord27Posted 7/31/2011 12:46:15 PM
FAT____MAN posted...
SoaringDive posted...
ORANGE666 posted...
How many topics are there going to be on this?

The DS cost $97 at launch on parts while the 3DS is $101 to $103. Labor, shipping and the percent of money retailers take in since the DS has not changed.

Since the parts cost is similar and every other cost remains unchanged, how is the 3DS selling at a loss at $170 when the DS was making a profit at $150?

Did the DS sell at $20+ more of a loss than the 3DS is selling now?

Labor, shipping, etc, probably costed less 5 years ago.

Costed.

Grammar. It always beats both facts and opinions.
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#58pikachupwnagePosted 7/31/2011 12:46:16 PM
FF4Fan1313 posted...
I thought someone said it only costed $101 to make a 3DS, are they seriously selling at a loss?

the 101 is JUST THE RAW MATERAILS. you still need to ship it pay employees and cover R&D costs And make a profit.
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