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Ubisoft Happy with Nintendo Wii U Technology, Not Happy with the Price.

Started by: Plo | Date 11/15/12 06:07:45 PM
Comments: 4 | Last Comment:  11/16/12 04:54:23 AM

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That's just how it is in the gaming industry, though. The hardware platform is lower than the cost of materials and manufacturing. Costs are regained in games and other back-end software purchases.
2 0 [Posted by: Plo  | Date: 11/15/12 06:07:45 PM]

I don't know what this guy expected: $199?

The last console to launch at $299 was Xbox360 and that happened in 2005. Adjusted for inflation, Wii U's price is the 5th cheapest (3 out of the remaining 4 are also Nintendo systems):

Considering PS3 and 360 still sell for $270-300 in certain bundles, the new price is not that bad for a next gen console. I bet Nintendo will lower the price $50 by the time PS4/Xbox next launch. Also, Nintendo won't require Xbox Live to use its entertainment features like Netflix.

The Wii U will also have the 2nd largest # of launch titles after PS2, just 2 shy of PS2's 29 titles. Comparatively, the PS3 launched with 15 games, the 360 with 18, and the Wii with 15.
1 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/15/12 07:13:08 PM]
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The Price of the Wii U isn't bad but it isn't good for 2007-era specs the cpu is from 2005. It uses too much power and isn't powerful enough even compared to AMD APU's. The GPU might be decent but everything else about the Wii U SUCKS BALLS.
1 1 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/15/12 10:01:31 PM]

Nintendo won't loose money on every Wii U sold.
1 0 [Posted by: Filiprino  | Date: 11/16/12 04:54:23 AM]


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