If Wii U was selling at loss... Why is Nintendo releasing an underpriced bundle?

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User Info: CaioNV

CaioNV
4 years ago#1
80/80
Really, for extra $40 a $60 game and a $50 controller... Considering Nintendo were ALREADY selling the Wii U at a loss, isn't this a stupid deal for them?
Now, now, I imagine that a game and a controller cost way less than to produce than the actual machine, but... I just don't understand how this works.
inb4 trolls with logical fallacies on how this proves that nintendo is doing badly
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User Info: pokemonfreak97

pokemonfreak97
4 years ago#2
They are selling at a loss? [citation needed]
Which is more mature: playing a game where you can shoot people or seeing those games and deciding not to play them?
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User Info: FFXIgaiaknight

FFXIgaiaknight
4 years ago#3
pokemonfreak97 posted...
They are selling at a loss? [citation needed]


this has been well known for a while now

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/24/nintendo-will-sell-wii-u-at-a-loss
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User Info: silverbullt

silverbullt
4 years ago#4
Gotta increase that install base at any "cost"
XBOX360 - It only does everything.
Nintendo FIX the Wii U FFS: http://youtu.be/gl5_qODv-gQ

User Info: DemonDog666

DemonDog666
4 years ago#5
Only the 8GB is selling at a loss, the 32 isn't. the 32 costs them like a buck more then the 8GB.

User Info: CaioNV

CaioNV
4 years ago#6
Quick Google search found me this:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/24/nintendo-will-sell-wii-u-at-a-loss (I still dislike Ign).
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/nintendo-will-sell-wii-u-at-a-loss-rely-on-games-for-profit-1107450
Unless they stopped some time ago and I didn't know...
Ninja'd >:(
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User Info: CaioNV

CaioNV
4 years ago#7
I posted...
inb4 trolls with logical fallacies on how this proves that nintendo is doing badly


Now, GameFAQs tells me
You are ignoring 2 message(s) from users on this page. Manage your list here.


... Oh my, what did I do?
Let's Blocking:
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User Info: Sharky8

Sharky8
4 years ago#8
Because the software sells at HUGE markups.

The physical cost of the materials of the Wii U is what makes it sell at a loss. The physical materials of a game are under $1. Selling a bundled console (at a loss) with a game marked below its regular retail price is still allowing a huge profit on it alone, which more than cancels out the loss on the console itself. In other words, a bundle makes more money than the console by itself in terms of profit/loss.

User Info: CaioNV

CaioNV
4 years ago#9
Sharky8 posted...
Because the software sells at HUGE markups.

The physical cost of the materials of the Wii U is what makes it sell at a loss. The physical materials of a game are under $1. Selling a bundled console (at a loss) with a game marked below it's regular retail price is still allowing a huge profit on it alone, which more than cancels out the loss on the console itself. In other words, a bundle makes more money than the console by itself in terms of profit/loss.

Thanks for ze answer!
As I said, I just don't really know how this works.
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User Info: Lefty128k

Lefty128k
4 years ago#10
CaioNV posted...
I posted...
inb4 trolls with logical fallacies on how this proves that nintendo is doing badly


Now, GameFAQs tells me
You are ignoring 2 message(s) from users on this page. Manage your list here.


... Oh my, what did I do?


You became overly sensitive to negative criticism of the Wii U and blocked people making that criticism.
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