I think Nintendo either needs a price cut (and to take a loss in the short term), or be content with slow sales at a profit/break even (where they are now). The last sentence assumes we don't count R&D into the equation, simply HW costs. Not sure what they were thinking releasing the Wii U at 3-350.
Wii U sales for 250-275 out the door sell out in minutes (the more than a handful I've seen can move 1000-5000 units very fast), dare I say as fast as the PS4. Nintendo needs to make that permanent.
The Wii U is not to expensive for what it is. People THINK it is to expensive for what it is. It is more this gen then it gets credit for.