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spemanig said:
I've been saying this for months, but again, don't be surprised if the NX has a different pricing model than you're used to on consoles. Like I've said, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo copied Apple and made the console payable with incremental payments. They can allow people to pay $200, and then do the rest in small increments each month. Heck. They can just let you pay like $20 a month for two years with no down payment.

Iwata mentioned something like this could happen. Don't expect price to be an issue with NX.

The thing with Smartphones being subsidized is that the monthly charge is just added to your already existing phone bill so its kinda covered up in a sense without people really putting too much thought into it.

For it to work with a gaming console, I feel like it would need to be hidden behind another type of service.



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zorg1000 said:

$150 might be a bit much but $100 seems plausible, PS4/XB1 at $299 this Fall and NX at $399 with those specs & controller.

I wouldn't be suprised if it was $400. The only thing that makes me doubt it is that Nintendo was very insistant on the Wii U being too expensive at $350.

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zorg1000 said:

The thing with Smartphones being subsidized is that the monthly charge is just added to your already existing phone bill so its kinda covered up in a sense without people really putting too much thought into it.

For it to work with a gaming console, I feel like it would need to be hidden behind another type of service.

You mean like a PS+ type thing? I really don't see something like that happening.

Or are you just saying that you don't see it being subsidized at all?



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$400 is a lot, Nintendo should press AMD to give it to them for $350 and push on their LCD providers too.



spemanig said:
zorg1000 said:

The thing with Smartphones being subsidized is that the monthly charge is just added to your already existing phone bill so its kinda covered up in a sense without people really putting too much thought into it.

For it to work with a gaming console, I feel like it would need to be hidden behind another type of service.

You mean like a PS+ type thing? I really don't see something like that happening.

Or are you just saying that you don't see it being subsidized at all?

i dont see it happening at all and i dont see it working unless they give people the false sense that they arent paying as much as they really are.



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I guess they could save money if they skimp on the HDD and pass that cost onto the user if they want it.

Cut out the disk drive too.



zorg1000 said:

i dont see it happening at all and i dont see it working unless they give people the false sense that they arent paying as much as they really are.

Well I definitely don't think they are releasing it at a static price. I don't know what that means, but they were very clear about their opinion on the "$300 hardware/$60 software" model. They think it's antiquated. They brought this point up in the same paragraph that they first hinted at My Nintendo as a solution to the software part, and they specifically mentioned hardware too.

I don't know what they plan to do, but don't be suprised when they do something. I'd be very suprised if they launched NX at $400 with no catch, even if I personally would be very fine paying that. They've expressed, on numerous occasion, an objection to anything over $300, and even implied that that was more than they wanted. Subsidation was just my guess since Apple does it and it works for them. 



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Soundwave said:
If they're going at $399.99, they have to go all the way and match PS4K in specs IMO. GPU needs to be double the PS4.

Can't ask for a $100 more coming this late with a system the only a "little" better.

ya if PS4K is real & NX is just slightly more powerful than PS4 with an upgraded Gamepad than that sounds alot like their current situation with Wii U.



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Microsoft kinda did the subscription service thing before with XBox 360, it didn't work out so hot as I recall.

There are some other issues too like what happens if say the "subscription" is supposed to be for 3 years, let say and someone decides to stop paying their monthly fee. 



spemanig said:
zorg1000 said:

i dont see it happening at all and i dont see it working unless they give people the false sense that they arent paying as much as they really are.

Well I definitely don't think they are releasing it at a static price. I don't know what that means, but they were very clear about their opinion on the "$300 hardware/$60 software" model. They think it's antiquated. They brought this point up in the same paragraph that they first hinted at My Nintendo as a solution to the software part, and they specifically mentioned hardware too.

I don't know what they plan to do, but don't be suprised when they do something. I'd be very suprised if they launched NX at $400 with no catch, even if I personally would be very fine paying that. They've expressed, on numerous occasion, an objection to anything over $300, and even implied that that was more than they wanted. Subsidation was just my guess since Apple does it and it works for them. 

Remember the patent for the Supplemental Computing Device? If I remember correctly, it stated the potential to license out your SCD to others and get reimbursed. If any NX device can act as an SCD than that could their way of shaking up hardware pricing.

It would sorta be the hardware version of My Nintendo since games are still the same price, you just accumulate points by purchasing games.



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