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Can a new Wii U SKU help sell more units?

Yes!
No!
Maybe?

Here's one that could possibly help it in late 2014/ early 2015.

The all new Wii U Pro Set. Wii tailored it for U. With it's glossy, yet sleek silver finish, 250GB of HDD, and games you cant get anywhere else, for just $299.99. 



TheLegendaryWolf

 Currently awaiting: Xenoblade Chronicles X, SSBU, Hyrule Warriors, Pokemon AS, Devil's Third, Project CARS, and Watch Dogs.

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If it cost 199 sure but 300 no.

For $199.99 you can get this.

The all new, Wii U Starter Set. With a nice, white finish, 8GB of flash memory, and the Wii U Pro Controller, for just $199.99. Made just for BeElite.

 



TheLegendaryWolf

 Currently awaiting: Xenoblade Chronicles X, SSBU, Hyrule Warriors, Pokemon AS, Devil's Third, Project CARS, and Watch Dogs.

They could come out with a slimmer design (system and controller) and larger hdd as you suggested but rename the damn console as Wii 2. They could do this for E3 and then John Q public and family will be like "Hey guys, Nintendo has a new console let's go  buy it" instead of "I'm not paying $300 for an add on". This is what I dream about happening!



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I wish my wii came with a normal controller, as i refuse to pay extra for one.

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Smash Bros and Kart 8 bundles with added pro controllers are the better bets, honestly. What kept the GameCube afloat, and what differentiates Nintendo from the competition still, is a focus on local multiplayer experiences that you simply can't get anywhere else.

I've noticed a fair bit of doubt as to whether either title will do anything to make a difference, but both are uniquely positioned in the hearts and minds of gamers, and more importantly, while both have iterations available on 3DS, here we see a more compelling reason to buy a Wii U for these games because local multiplayer is, in the West anyway, far more of a console-oriented experience.

So those two games are where they should go all out.

Coming 2015

Super Smash Sisters

BeElite said:
I wish my wii came with a normal controller, as i refuse to pay extra for one.

On the Wii? The Wii Classic Controller sells for $10 - $20.



TheLegendaryWolf

 Currently awaiting: Xenoblade Chronicles X, SSBU, Hyrule Warriors, Pokemon AS, Devil's Third, Project CARS, and Watch Dogs.

Right now they need to pretty much halt all advertising, and then launch an SKU with:

-$200 cost
-64GB+ storage
-No tablet, just a controller
-SSB
-MASSIVE advertising push

If they do this I could see them at least making back some of that market-share...

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TheLegendaryWolf said:
BeElite said:
I wish my wii came with a normal controller, as i refuse to pay extra for one.

On the Wii? The Wii Classic Controller sells for $10 - $20.

meant wiiu

its 50 after taxes.



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Captain_Tom said:
Right now they need to pretty much halt all advertising, and then launch an SKU with:

-$200 cost
-64GB+ storage
-No tablet, just a controller
-SSB
-MASSIVE advertising push

If they do this I could see them at least making back some of that market-share...


-SSB? Bundled with Super Smash Bros? For $199.99? 64 GB not 32 GB? More likely to be $279.99.  Expect a Wii U Basic model  with the Gamepad at $229.99, or for your price, the one I recommended for BeElite.



TheLegendaryWolf

 Currently awaiting: Xenoblade Chronicles X, SSBU, Hyrule Warriors, Pokemon AS, Devil's Third, Project CARS, and Watch Dogs.