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FarleyMcFirefly said:
SanAndreasX said:

The $99 Gamecube happened because stores were carrying so much unsold inventory of Gamecube consoles that Nintendo actually suspended manufacturing of new consoles for a couple of quarters. Don't expect that with the Switch, which is flying off store shelves at $300 almost as fast as Nintendo can ship them.

It's weird though that Nintendo never dropped the Wii U price... Is it because they would have lost much more per console than gamecube?

They weren't desperate enough to unload their inventory to drop the price. But another issue is that manufacturing is much more expensive these days. Components are likely expensive as well. At some point, you're going to be hard pressed to find $200 consoles.