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Part of Wii’s success, I think most would agree, was its $250 price, which made it hundreds of dollars less expensive than competing systems for years. Sony’s PlayStation 4 is going to debut only slightly more expensive than the Deluxe Wii U. Do you think you’d capture more of the audience you sold the Wii to if you could get the Wii U Deluxe model’s price down by $100? Even $50?

Unfortunately, I’m not the one who determined the price, so I can’t provide a specific answer on the price of the system. But the one thing that I think everyone needs to understand is that when you’re buying a Wii U, you’re buying a hardware system that comes with a tablet-like device and so if any of the other hardware systems were to try and include a tablet or device similar to the Wii U GamePad, those hardware systems would go up in price by easily a hundred dollars or more.

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You’ve talked about powerful consoles having the “too many ferocious dinosaurs” in the room problem, but Quantic Dream made an interesting point with its The Dark Sorcerer PlayStation 4 demo about system power delivering, in the right hands, the ability to bring a level of emotional dimensionality to, say, the modeling of human expressiveness that’s unheard of in gaming.

From my perspective, with regard to the more powerful hardware systems, to me what still remains incredibly important is the developers maintaining a focus on creating unique games because if all that everyone does is uses the enhanced power to create more and more games that look and feel the same, then all that it becomes is a competition about the power of the hardware rather than the uniqueness of the experience. That, to me, is where developers should be devoting their effort.

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It like I supposed the Gamepad cost add over $100 to the final Wii U cost.

That's what make Nintendo lost money with each unit even with lower hardware specs.

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ethomaz said:
It like I supposed the Gamepad cost add over $100 to the final Wii U cost.

That's what make Nintendo lost money with each unit even with lower hardware specs.

I don't know.

He also says that he doesn't set the price. So does he even know how much the gamepad truly costs?



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Stefan.De.Machtige said:

I don't know.

He also says that he doesn't set the price. So does he even know how much the gamepad truly costs?

The price yes... he didn't set the price or how much Nintendo will loose with each unit but I'm sure he knows how much cost to Nintendo manufacture a Gamepad and the system.



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50-100 dollars more I am sure. But they did not want a gamepad.

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I really like miyamoto but I dont really get his point, the same thing could be said about Wii U if thdy added a Kinect/PS Eye like device.

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So basically, we might have gotten a WiiU for $199 without a gamepad?

I'm starting to think the pad wasn't worth it.

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sounds like a cost benefit analysis should have been done. especially after this E3 it would seem the gamepad doesn't add enough to the experience to justify $100 extra on the base system.

it should have been a BB type peripheral and the base wiiU had an upgraded wiimote controller.

        

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Sony/MS would probably make an even worse case for the value of the gamepad than Nintendo have managed to do, so it's a good thing they don't come with one.

All I see here is that Nintendo could've had a $200-250 Wii2. 



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Ummm sony already has a gamepad its called the vita