6429 posts since 09/09/09
on 15 March 2013
The Wii U sales are not great right now, and many are asking for a price cut, so i had an idea how to lower the price of the console without endangering the profits to be had.
If they released a budget version only with a classic controller and maybe a Wiimote, they could slash the price by quite a bit and still sell it with profit.
of course i realize there would need adjustments to be made with the UI, and Nintendo would have to design all future games to be optionally playable without the tablet controller, and also add that requirement to 3rd party devs.
but of course the tablet controller would always be an option to buy later on to upgrade to a full Wii U console.
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4118 posts since 30/11/12
I don't think that would be best for the system, especially since the tab is a big push for it. If they sold me a console without the tab I probably won't buy it later, period. I'm not sure about other gamers, but for me, I'd like a new SKU with more capacity and a better battery life, and of course games. Once I see those the system will look more attractive.
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i think NO. anyway game pad cost too much
The entire philosophy of this system lies with the controller. Whether its a good idea or not, the controller needs to be bundled because this is the type of gameplay Nintendo chose to push this time. Without it the system would be even more confusing because there are even less games that only use motion controls for Wii U than the ones that "need" the GamePad.
on 15 March 2013
No. The Wii U controller is one of the few advantages that it will have over the PS4 and Nextbox. Being able to play games off-TV is a great feature, and the controller could convince people to get the Wii U version of 3rd party games, depending on how the controller is utilized.
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3129 posts since 14/11/12
No. You can't devide the userbase. Plus, I'm sure the difference to manufacture the Gamepad or the Procontroller isn't dramatic, and the Gamepad is cool. It's a major selling point. With the falling yen they could drop the price of the system right now by $50, it's just not a good time to do it. They need to know the price of the competitors, and they need worthwhile games to buy. Then a price drop might work out well.
1332 posts since 01/01/08
No. They should release games on a consistent basis, lower the price of hardware and diversify the pricing ranges of software while seeking to introduce more mass market titles next year. Think "Wii Series" or Brain Training but something new--assuming they have that in them.
on 15 March 2013
Only if sony releases the vita without the thumb sticks... see how stupid the suggestion is?