The part nintendo use are outdated .... Simply switch from 2gb ram ddr3 to 4gb ram ddr3 or 2 gb ram ddr5 would greatly improve performance costing about the same.
Nobody even make 32 gb hd .. They could easily switch to 64 or 128gb cost would be only a few dollars.
nintendo Wiiu part are all old and outdated there much better yet still cheap parts that could replace and improve performance beside I think they should only improve load times not alienate current base with incompatible games.
the most expensive part on the Wiiu is the gamepad. Compare price of gamepad to controller pro...
The gamepad is necessary?? My gamepad has been dead for almost 6 month, I been using only wii remote or controller pro. The system can already work without gamepad!!!
Firstly, I agree that an increase to RAM alone would be a good upgrade since it's hardly costly, and would boost the OS well. More bundles with larger storage capacities is actually a no-brainer, but a redesign with all of the upgrades you mentioned in OP is too much for <$250. You're also right that the Wii U hardware is outdated. Hell, people said that it was outdated when it came out 2 years ago.
The fact that the gamepad is an expensive part of the overall package certainly stands. I never spoke against it, but I believe there are some features to the current OS that can only be operated with the GP, such as system settings. I'm pretty sure you need it to set up the console in the first place, and there is in fact many games that require the gamepad. (Ex: Nintendo Land, Wii Party U)
The market has spoken and they are simply not interested in the gamepad only 7 million Wiiu sold after two years. If Nintendo want to insist on the gamepad they need to take a lose on it. Many people posting on the thread still claim a price cut won't make a difference. But, I stongly dissasgree. At the moment none of the console are priced at impluse purchase price which is around $199 or less. The WiiU retail at $299, any drop in retail price will increase sales. It's simply economics 101. Look at how well it worked for the Xbox one.
On black friday the Xbox one Assasssin creed bundle was selling for $329, WiiU with it's obsolete hardware and unwanted gamepad look miserable next to the Xbox one at $299 or the extremely popular power house that his the PS4 selling at $399.99.
You need to remember that the WiiU has come out two years ago .... there immense cost saving achieve during that time. Minor ram upgrade or cpu upgrade would greatly improve performance at almost no extra cost. Ignore the blu-ray movie option that's just my personal preference. A redesign would also increase awareness and put the spotlight on WiiU for a short while. The buzz that it would create in the gaming community would generate free word of mouth advertizing. The more controversial the change greater the buzz....
You must also acknoledge that Nintendo has nothing to lose. They don't even have a install base to support because the current install base is currently so small and on the grand scale meaningless. 3.5 million in USA; 2 million in Japan and slightly more than 2.5 rest of the world thats hardly a healthy install base. Beside the only thing we need has current WiiU owners is more games.