And you expect Nintendo to make money how again?
And we expect Nintendo to make money with their current offerings until...when? Reducing the Gamepads' manufacturing costs could allow a reduction of the SKU prices, and they have already been offering full retail games bundled with the system. How long until they can sell each console for profit with their current setup? No idea, but if they're gonna keep their current SKU at LEAST make the console a more appealing deal, because it's obvious that at $299.99 (AKA, the most expensive Nintendo console hardware going back from their start with the FamiCom / NES) it isn't moving much. I was simply offering an idea for reducing the consoles' price, while having Nintendo remain in the same spot and potentially reach a point quickly where Wii U would begin selling at profit. In other words, doing this will allow them to reach that "point of profit per hardware sale" at a fairly close spot as if they kept their current SKU, and they would also have a reduction in price. They're NOT going to drop the gamepad, so either they stay how they are right now, or they do something else....like reducing manufacturing costs of the Gamepad, because the console itself is fine the way it is, I don't think it can get any smaller anyway. One of the big reasons for even suggesting dropping the Gamepad would be because of the price, but Iwata made it fairly clear that they're NOT dropping the Gamepad.