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How much do you think a $200-250 price will help Wii U?

Massive Boost over weeks 14 14.29%
 
Substantial Boost 29 29.59%
 
Moderate Boost 42 42.86%
 
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I think a price cut is almost guaranteed. More or less the only way I see it not happening is if Nintendo has largely given up on Wii U and they are focusing on getting a new home console generation up and running, in which case they will go for selling each Wii U at a profit rather than try to get better growth in install base.

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a $249 Wii U doesn't stand a ghost of a chance against a $299 XO let alone if both PS4 and XO drop to $299

Best chance is for Wii U to drop earlier than both, and then drop again in holidays. Just the effect of dropping. even by $25 could cause a boost, but that really depends on marketing more than anything else.

 

Honestly, they need to fix there Terrible marketting, this is why the pricecuts have barely done anything/unstainable, and the wii U's poor baseline as it is. The source of many of the Wii U's faults



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Scisca said:

The thing that puzzles me is that N is so unwilling to cut the price despite the fact, that their consoles sell pretty much only their own exclusives, which in turn almost never fall in price. It really makes the most sense for Nintendo out of all three companies to cut the price and get as many adopters as possible, as they earn more money on games than the competition.

This.

This has had me scratching my head for a long time. If there is one company that would benefit from having a larger install base, that is Nintendo.



Dr.Henry_Killinger said:

a $249 Wii U doesn't stand a ghost of a chance against a $299 XO let alone if both PS4 and XO drop to $299

Best chance is for Wii U to drop earlier than both, and then drop again in holidays. Just the effect of dropping. even by $25 could cause a boost, but that really depends on marketing more than anything else.

 

Honestly, they need to fix there Terrible marketting, this is why the pricecuts have barely done anything/unstainable, and the wii U's poor baseline as it is. The source of many of the Wii U's faults


How is a $249 Wii U vs a $299 XO any different than a $299 Wii U vs a $349 XO?



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If it doesn't I will eat my shoe. By the end of this year the X1 will likely be sub $300 so good lord if the Wii U isn't at least $200.

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zorg1000 said:
Dr.Henry_Killinger said:

a $249 Wii U doesn't stand a ghost of a chance against a $299 XO let alone if both PS4 and XO drop to $299

Best chance is for Wii U to drop earlier than both, and then drop again in holidays. Just the effect of dropping. even by $25 could cause a boost, but that really depends on marketing more than anything else.

 

Honestly, they need to fix there Terrible marketting, this is why the pricecuts have barely done anything/unstainable, and the wii U's poor baseline as it is. The source of many of the Wii U's faults


How is a $249 Wii U vs a $299 XO any different than a $299 Wii U vs a $349 XO?

The price cut has a stronger effect on the XO then the Wii U. So even if they drop by the same amount, doesn't mean the increase in sales will be the same aka the effect of the price drop. The Wii U must drop more to compensate, assuming all else is equal. They would have to drop even more if they don't market well.



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Dr.Henry_Killinger said:
zorg1000 said:


How is a $249 Wii U vs a $299 XO any different than a $299 Wii U vs a $349 XO?

The price cut has a stronger effect on the XO then the Wii U. So even if they drop by the same amount, doesn't mean the increase in sales will be the same aka the effect of the price drop. The Wii U must drop more to compensate, assuming all else is equal. They would have to drop even more if they don't market well.

How did you determine this? We don't know the price elasticity of demand of either consumer-base, nor do we know anything about their demand curves really. 



Dunban67 said:
Materia-Blade said:

Wii U isn't loosing any money. if it was, a surge in sales would make it loose more money.


a huge surge in Wii u sales would help get cost down and software sales up giving Nintendo an opportunitty to make money on the wii u=  but it would have to be many millions in sales above what they have been tracking

You say the Wii U is not losing money-  please provide anything from Nintendo that indicates that-  I don t believe you will find it 

The onus is on you to prove it is losing money.



Dr.Henry_Killinger said:

a $249 Wii U doesn't stand a ghost of a chance against a $299 XO let alone if both PS4 and XO drop to $299

Best chance is for Wii U to drop earlier than both, and then drop again in holidays. Just the effect of dropping. even by $25 could cause a boost, but that really depends on marketing more than anything else.

 

Honestly, they need to fix there Terrible marketting, this is why the pricecuts have barely done anything/unstainable, and the wii U's poor baseline as it is. The source of many of the Wii U's faults

"a $249 Wii U doesn't stand a ghost of a chance against a $299 XO let alone if both PS4 and XO drop to $299"

Based on?

"Best chance is for Wii U to drop earlier than both, and then drop again in holidays. Just the effect of dropping. even by $25 could cause a boost, but that really depends on marketing more than anything else."

Sounds like a horrible strategy. The wii u will probably get a pricecut this year and only next year will se another permanent price cut.



Drop it to $199.99 with no games, and a $249.99 with SSB. It should sell.

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