NO way. 600 bucks, only psychos and trolls thought that would be the price of WII U. As for the recession, yeah I know what it does, it sucks. BUt people need to understand, things go up in price. THey all do, people need to DEAL with it.(1) If you paid 250 for a WII a few years ago and 50-100 bucks more is going to hurt you, then dont play.(2) Ninty doesnt owe anyone anything.(3) They'll price it the way they see fit.(4) If you dont like it dont buy, if you cant ball dont play.
1. This isn't denying things like inflation. This is about Nintendo feeling the need to make something expensive as a mass market product, at a time when more and more people have trouble paying for things. It's bad business.
2. Why are you assuming people bothered by the price are only thinking of themselves? How about some of us want game companies to not shoot themsevles in their feet, and for customers in general to be respected and not gouged?
3. They do if they want to stay in business. The customers actually hold the "don't owe you anything" card, which they demonstrated in the N64 and GC years by rejecting Nintendo's direction, and Nintendo was forced to change it to get on top again.
4. That shows you really don't understand basic economics, and thinks Nintendo is the vassal and the customers the serfs, or esle why would you defend Nintendo making a decision that drives away customers? Some of us here want Nintendo to stop driving their customers away.