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Topic: Nintendo Confirms Wii U Price Drop

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19Robb92

21. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

But wait isn't Nintendo who are suppose to explain the value of their product so the consumer isn't lacking to see the value?

Supposed to, yes. But they've obviously failed hard on that one. Both their messaging and advertisement have been awful. Now they don't have any other choice than to cut the price to try to match what consumer might feel the product is worth.

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Tasuki wrote:

But wait isn't Nintendo who are suppose to explain the value of their product so the consumer isn't lacking to see the value?

They already have, kinda(to more than 4 million at least). There's just not as many games, and not everyone is willing to throw down $350 on a system ASAP like we are.
I'm not pissed. I've been using the internet and playing games on Wii U consantly. I get in about 2-3 hours of Wii U use once a day.

Besides, I wouldn't take the people that bought a 360 or PS3 in the past year that seriously, anyway.
Unless you're waiting for PS4 or Xbox One as your prefered system, there's really no excuse.
Nintendo has an 8th gen system right there that costs $50 more than 7th gen systems(not anymore), and people still opt to go with a 7th gen system. That's when I start to wonder whether people have any perception on value at all.

EDIT: Games will show up. There was no chance in hell that Wii U would get anything besides 7th gen ports with the only other 2 systems being available being 7th gen, or have them be optimized, anyway.

This is a step forward, and it's one I decided to go with.

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But I thought Nintendo said the price wasn't the issue, LOL desperate times call for some desperate measures I guess.

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mamp wrote:

But I thought Nintendo said the price wasn't the issue, LOL desperate times call for some desperate measures I guess.

Meh. It's just money. Nintendo probably legally owns a yen factory and just prints whatever ammount they lose, spends it on the few Xbox 360s that are available in Japan, then ships them back to America.
There's been worse.

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Well I can imagine the Fan Boy Comments now... 100.00 is not a lot of money... people will pay it to get a PS4... :P Seriously though this kind of feels like a kick to the head.. of anyone that bought the Basic Version for that price.. and for anyone that went ahead and bought the Deluxe version for Pikmen... this might come back and bite Nintendo in the tail in the future... because it will make more people cautious about buying a Nintendo Console right at launch or shortly after... still this is a good move by Nintendo for now..

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This is still based on selling at no profit, even at the $350 price. People still got their money worth even if they bought the Deluxe at $350.
The Basic might disappear, too, but it WOULD be $250. Who knows, maybe they'll wipe out that SKU for $250, letting people know it won't be available anymore. It would probably sell just because of that.
Then stick with $300 for the next couple years, then it won't be sold at a loss anymore. If software sells well enough, it might not matter that they're selling at a hardware loss at all, but raising the price is never an option, obviously.

We'll see what happens, but I don't think the price drop is a big deal.

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19Robb92 wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

But wait isn't Nintendo who are suppose to explain the value of their product so the consumer isn't lacking to see the value?

Supposed to, yes. But they've obviously failed hard on that one. Both their messaging and advertisement have been awful. Now they don't have any other choice than to cut the price to try to match what consumer might feel the product is worth.

Yeah that totally makes sense and I see your point there. I couldn't agree more and the fact that they failed big time.

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I picked up a brand new Wii U for 50% off, so I'm not crying about the price cut.

I do believe this will have a great impact on system sales. As long as it is accompanied by a VERY strong marketing drive. Add great software to the mix and I believe we will have a winner.

The downside to the price cut, as others have mentioned here, is that you will have people being cautious about buying a Nintendo console at launch. I usual wait 1 year before purchasing a recently launched console. The WiiU being an exception because of the massive discount I got and even that was a couple of weeks ago.

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Simply put, they had to. It was unavoidable. Now Wii U has a better shot this holiday.

There IS a downside though....given the rough sales, software droughts, and quick price cuts both 3DS and Wii U got in their first years, people are going to be very skeptical of buying the next generation of Nintendo platforms at launch.

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30. Posted:

This isn't uncommon
http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Price_cuts

PS3 dropped 100 in July 07 after releasing in November 06.

Original Xbox $100 drop after six months.

All electronics drop in price over time.

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31. Posted:

Some of these comments would hold water if history would fail to repeat itself. Consumers will always buy systems at launch regardless of what happened last generation. This story will be long forgotten five years from now

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32. Posted:

ScroogeMcLz wrote:

Some of these comments would hold water if history would fail to repeat itself. Consumers will always buy systems at launch regardless of what happened last generation. This story will be long forgotten five years from now

YOu do have a point there consumers tend to forget alot of stuff especially when the hype train rolls in, but still I just have this feeling that this will stick with Nintendo for awhile just like Microsoft doing a 180 on the Xbox One. But all we can do is wait and see.

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33. Posted:

ScroogeMcLz wrote:

Some of these comments would hold water if history would fail to repeat itself. Consumers will always buy systems at launch regardless of what happened last generation. This story will be long forgotten five years from now

For what it's worth, it happened two times in a row with Nintendo. And really, all it means is that instead of Nintendo promising games "soon" they'll have to deliver them day one. If that happens, then they'll be A-OK, since people won't have to worry about delays.

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34. Posted:

ScroogeMcLz wrote:

Some of these comments would hold water if history would fail to repeat itself. Consumers will always buy systems at launch regardless of what happened last generation. This story will be long forgotten five years from now

Just like how you hear some of the complaints about the Wii U's launch. The system stability, the load times, the lack of games.... that always happens with console launches. The Wii U has been particularly bad on the games side but all of it is generally what you get when you're an early adopter.

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SCAR392 wrote:

mamp wrote:

But I thought Nintendo said the price wasn't the issue, LOL desperate times call for some desperate measures I guess.

Meh. It's just money. Nintendo probably legally owns a yen factory and just prints whatever ammount they lose, spends it on the few Xbox 360s that are available in Japan, then ships them back to America.
There's been worse.

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