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MS removed Kinect from their consol and cut down prices by alot.

Its time Nintendo does the same.... time to remove the gamepad and sell the consol 100$ cheaper than it currently is being sold. Let games that use the gamepad get a sticker *needs gamepad, and sell the gamepads separately from the consol itself.

right now: 299$ for wii U with gamepad.

What consumer want: 199$ Wii U (without gamepad)


*****cutting the gamepad saves them maybe 60$+  ( ~80$ gamepad vs maybe ~20$ pro controller),
that ontop of a price cut of around 40$, and you could see a 100$ cheaper version of the Wii U selling in stores.

Sales would go up alot, even if they sell each unit at 40$ less than they do today,

software sales would more than make up for it.



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Hotspur000 said:
I find it funny how Sony has already written off the PSV based on its sales, and yet it has still sold better than Wii U.

That's like a double kick to the testes.


It's not funny but actually binary.  The wiiu despite lower hardware sales is still a profitable opportunity for Nintendo to create software and amiibo stuff.  It's a math a thing. Vita is a money pit and likely was never worth making software for and Sony is cutting its losses. Nintendo stands to make more money by not writing the wiiu off and making amiibo and software for it.



Here is how the GameCube did against the Wii U and other current gen consoles.

The PS4 has already outsold the GC LTD.

 

IMO, 15 million is what I would say is the maximum sell in from Nintendo before the console is discontinued. 



I really can't see Wii U almost doubling it's current number. Especially if NX comes out holiday next year. Wii U would drop even more. Perhaps to a baseline of



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JRPGfan said:

MS removed Kinect from their consol and cut down prices by alot.

Its time Nintendo does the same.... time to remove the gamepad and sell the consol 100$ cheaper than it currently is being sold. Let games that use the gamepad get a sticker *needs gamepad, and sell the gamepads separately from the consol itself.

right now: 299$ for wii U with gamepad.

What consumer want: 199$ Wii U (without gamepad)


*****cutting the gamepad saves them maybe 60$+  ( ~80$ gamepad vs maybe ~20$ pro controller),
that ontop of a price cut of around 40$, and you could see a 100$ cheaper version of the Wii U selling in stores.

Sales would go up alot, even if they sell each unit at 40$ less than they do today,

software sales would more than make up for it.

If Nintendo has good (or even big) 3rd party support, cutting the gamepad could work well. But they don't and a big part of Nintendo's games are damaged or broken without the gamepad.

If Nintendo could cut out the gamepad (game / PR wise), then they would have done so. That way they could have prevented some big losses.



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It would not be as simple as just selling the Wii U without a Gamepad obviously. There are many games that - at least in their current state - depend upon the Gamepad because they assume you have it. Splatoon, Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad, and Nintendo Land are examples of just some games that wouldn't be playable on such a console currently.

Surely at this stage Nintendo can cut the price without having to remove the Gamepad - the console is old enough now.



It is pretty sad isn't it? I think I'll lose all three of my bets because of it too. I thought they were pretty conservative beta, but hey, what do I know.



I bet the Wii U would sell more than 15M LTD by the end of 2015. He bet it would sell less. I lost.

Ninten78 said:

I've accepted that the Wii U wont outsell GCN,I changed my lifetime to 18M,I still think it can make 20M or maybe barely outsell GCN's 21.7M if it gets 199$ price soon. I think Nintendo after the Wii got cocky like how sony did with ps3.Plus the Wii U name was confusing and no games in it's 1st year.It had potential to at least match SNES in my opinion.But I hope they learnt from this and can do a lot better next gen,I hope they can match NES sales next gen with their Wii U's successor we know nothing about.Nintendo is a wildcard you never know what they will come up with.

So lets just enjoy the Wii U its a great console and has great games and more to come.


Glad you accept reality, Wii U won't do 20M sadly.



Stefan.De.Machtige said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
Stefan.De.Machtige said:
I still doubt Wii U will sell more then 15 Million :(.
Both Wii U and 3DS will likely be replaced at holiday 2016 and that wouldn't be a day too soon.


I don't think we see a home console until 2017. Five years is probably the better bet. The 3DS will get replaced next year though. 

The Wii U is down to sub 30k. What's the point of accepting those numbers for Nintendo? Nintendo will replace it asap. 2016 must be their target.


The next home console will luanch in 2017 At the Earliest. Nintendo already announced that NX will not be at E3 2015.

 

I highly doubt they'll announce the system at E3 2016 and launch it the very same year.

 

I do think the DS Successor will launch 2016 though.



Good for you. I also couldn't accept the sales of my favorite console until now.
I often couldn't get sleep at night, thinking of ways how the Dreamcast could boost sales, but now I'm over it.



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