Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Wii U Meant for Consumers with Higher Disposable Income, Says Nintendo

Not sure how people didn't expect it to cost more when it will likely have some pretty good hardware specs (not sure if they have officially been revealed), not to mention a controller gizmo that comes with every one that ought to add a good chunk of change to the cost.

It isn't going to be $599, I have no clue where people got that, but $399 seems like a legitimate possibility, which is rather high for a Nintendo console.



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Lets put it in perspective. If it launches at $600 in AUSTRALIA, it is still cheaper than PS3 Launch here of $1000. A damn ipad2 here is about $600-$800 depending on model.

Considering a lot of people are willing to spend that money on ipads here, then I do not see much of an issue selling for so high till launch of ps4/720.

I reckon launch price in the USA will be $350-$450 with a core game.



 

 

Good hardware means more money,still i don't see price going over $400 U.S.

And comparing ipad to consoles is wrong,people aren't willing to spend $600 for console.Ps3 proved it.



I'll take that as a firm $500.00 at launch because anything less probably wouldn't be said to be aimed at an audience with a high disposable income. They probably plan to bring it down to $250 when the next Sony and Microsoft consoles are released.



primogen18 said:
All this Wii is dying talk, yet PS3 is at the bottom of the home console hardware chart and PSP is at the bottom of the charts period. How come I never see "Sony is dying" anywhere?

Those people actually see PSP and PS3 selling more than Wii DS and 3DS they can’t help it. They see what they want and ignore the truth

And now people are jumping the gun instead of hearing what the price will be in the end. That’s like accusing someone of doing something before they hear what they have to say

 

 

and to those i say look below



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primogen18 said:
All this Wii is dying talk, yet PS3 is at the bottom of the home console hardware chart and PSP is at the bottom of the charts period. How come I never see "Sony is dying" anywhere?

Figure it out:

PS3 is number 1 worldwide on the year, over 2 million above the Wii.

Wii is having it's lowest year of sales, while PS3 is having one of its highest

Software on the Wii is drying up, releases a few and far between

 

And PS3 dead on arrival threads ruled from 2006 - 2008, and PSP is "dead" (not just dieing) was big in 2009. Now we just accept it is in fact dead, except in Japan where you still the lame comments "Nice sales for a 'dead' console" or something along those lines, which Nintendo fans adopted for the 3DS.

 



primogen18 said:
All this Wii is dying talk, yet PS3 is at the bottom of the home console hardware chart and PSP is at the bottom of the charts period. How come I never see "Sony is dying" anywhere?

lol. Nintendo haters are in a state of perpetual denial.



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Roma said:
primogen18 said:
All this Wii is dying talk, yet PS3 is at the bottom of the home console hardware chart and PSP is at the bottom of the charts period. How come I never see "Sony is dying" anywhere?

Those people actually see PSP and PS3 selling more than Wii DS and 3DS they can’t help it. They see what they want and ignore the truth

And now people are jumping the gun instead of hearing what the price will be in the end. That’s like accusing someone of doing something before they hear what they have to say

 

 

and to those i say look below

What have lifetime totals got to do with consoles dying?

The Wii is the one that is down millions YoY yet again, and heading for an early grave, whilst PS3 and X360 are enjoying their new peak years :-S sure they havn't won the generation but this isn't about that ...

PSP is dying as well though, both handhelds are only shipping 6 mill this year, and Wii is set to ship a few mill under PS3 and X360.



 

Seece said:
Roma said:
primogen18 said:
All this Wii is dying talk, yet PS3 is at the bottom of the home console hardware chart and PSP is at the bottom of the charts period. How come I never see "Sony is dying" anywhere?

Those people actually see PSP and PS3 selling more than Wii DS and 3DS they can’t help it. They see what they want and ignore the truth

And now people are jumping the gun instead of hearing what the price will be in the end. That’s like accusing someone of doing something before they hear what they have to say

 

 

and to those i say look below

What have lifetime totals got to do with consoles dying?

The Wii is the one that is down millions YoY yet again, and heading for an early grave, whilst PS3 and X360 are enjoying their new peak years :-S sure they havn't won the generation but this isn't about that ...

PSP is dying as well though, both handhelds are only shipping 6 mill this year, and Wii is set to ship a few mill under PS3 and X360.

Well sure its selling less and less I mean it can’t sell the same numbers every year. Its dying compared to its previous numbers but not compared to the competition. We could easily say that when the HD twins sold low compared to Wii they were dying as well but thats not true

 

What do you mean by early grave? Even if Nintendo stopped production of Wii it would still have been out for more than 5 years which is the console life time so unless you started gaming when 360 came out you should know better





    R.I.P Mr Iwata :'(


A whole heap of people said the DS would fail too.... And the wii.... And the 3DS....
Wrong wrong wrong