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pastasauce

121. Posted:

You guys do realize this will have much newer hardware than current systems, right. I expect $350, but wouldn't be surprised if this was $400. Nintendo was making a ton of money on every wii from the start, I don't know if they're willing to sell for a loss.

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122. Posted:

I'm with the last poster. If it's truly more powerful than the other HD consoles, I can't see it being less than $350, given that the controller adds cost.

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Id pay 300-400 for it. If its really powerful 500 , but I don't see it being that powerful

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124. Posted:

Nintendo has to see for a loss, though. They're trying to compete with two well-established consoles here, both of which cost less that $300. I could see the Wii U going for $300 or less at the most.

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125. Posted:

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Nintendo has to see for a loss, though. They're trying to compete with two well-established consoles here, both of which cost less that $300. I could see the Wii U going for $300 or less at the most.

There are several ways the Wii U could come out at 350 or even 400 dollars and still sell well. If Retro's new game is launch title, if Pikmin 3 is a launch title, if the 3rd party Wii U exclusive launch games are actually good (doubtful), and if Nintendo's app store is very much improved and comes with a very popular game at launch (Angry Birds). People are willing to spend 500 bucks on an ipad so I think they will spend 350 on a console with the same apps and a better controller. Now, why did I write so much.

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Order-Sol wrote:

Nintendo has to see for a loss, though. They're trying to compete with two well-established consoles here, both of which cost less that $300. I could see the Wii U going for $300 or less at the most.

There are several ways the Wii U could come out at 350 or even 400 dollars and still sell well. If Retro's new game is launch title, if Pikmin 3 is a launch title, if the 3rd party Wii U exclusive launch games are actually good (doubtful), and if Nintendo's app store is very much improved and comes with a very popular game at launch (Angry Birds). People are willing to spend 500 bucks on an ipad so I think they will spend 350 on a console with the same apps and a better controller. Now, why did I write so much.

lol

people don't buy the ipad for games. it just happen to do that too. The Ipad is far more Vauble and useful than the wii u will be.

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127. Posted:

shingi_70 wrote:

kurtbro900 wrote:

Order-Sol wrote:

Nintendo has to see for a loss, though. They're trying to compete with two well-established consoles here, both of which cost less that $300. I could see the Wii U going for $300 or less at the most.

There are several ways the Wii U could come out at 350 or even 400 dollars and still sell well. If Retro's new game is launch title, if Pikmin 3 is a launch title, if the 3rd party Wii U exclusive launch games are actually good (doubtful), and if Nintendo's app store is very much improved and comes with a very popular game at launch (Angry Birds). People are willing to spend 500 bucks on an ipad so I think they will spend 350 on a console with the same apps and a better controller. Now, why did I write so much.

lol

people don't buy the ipad for games. it just happen to do that too. The Ipad is far more Vauble and useful than the wii u will be.

Very subjective opinion. I have no "use" for an Ipad though I enjoy video games on my HD TV therefore I have a use for a console that plays HD video games.

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128. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

kurtbro900 wrote:

Order-Sol wrote:

Nintendo has to see for a loss, though. They're trying to compete with two well-established consoles here, both of which cost less that $300. I could see the Wii U going for $300 or less at the most.

There are several ways the Wii U could come out at 350 or even 400 dollars and still sell well. If Retro's new game is launch title, if Pikmin 3 is a launch title, if the 3rd party Wii U exclusive launch games are actually good (doubtful), and if Nintendo's app store is very much improved and comes with a very popular game at launch (Angry Birds). People are willing to spend 500 bucks on an ipad so I think they will spend 350 on a console with the same apps and a better controller. Now, why did I write so much.

lol

people don't buy the ipad for games. it just happen to do that too. The Ipad is far more Vauble and useful than the wii u will be.

Very subjective opinion. I have no "use" for an Ipad though I enjoy video games on my HD TV therefore I have a use for a console that plays HD video games.

Not really Subjective. its a fact that the Ipad can do more than a game system (or at least just the wii).

Yeah the Value is subjective.

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129. Posted:

shingi_70 wrote:

Ryno wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

kurtbro900 wrote:

Order-Sol wrote:

lol

people don't buy the ipad for games. it just happen to do that too. The Ipad is far more Vauble and useful than the wii u will be.

Very subjective opinion. I have no "use" for an Ipad though I enjoy video games on my HD TV therefore I have a use for a console that plays HD video games.

Not really Subjective. its a fact that the Ipad can do more than a game system (or at least just the wii).

Yeah the Value is subjective.

Sure it can do more, but that doesn't mean its more valuable to someone like me who doesn't spend their life in a cell phone or tablet.

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130. Posted:

He already said the value was Subjective, Ryno. For a lot of people, doing more is essential because a lot of people live very busy lives and can't carry around a lot of stuff when they go out, or at least don't like to fumble around with a gazillion different devices.

Anyways,They're two very different machines. Just because people are willing to put $500 on something that may be perfect for them right out of the box, doesn't mean they're willing to pay the same amount for a system that mainly plays games that have to be bought seperately and go for $60 a pop.

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131. Posted:

Order-Sol wrote:

Anyways,They're two very different machines. Just because people are willing to put $500 on something that may be perfect for them right out of the box, doesn't mean they're willing to pay the same amount for a system that mainly plays games that have to be bought seperately and go for $60 a pop.

Yeah, you're right. But people love Angry Birds and having an app store to rival Apple's is a nice bullet point.

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132. Posted:

kurtbro900 wrote:

Order-Sol wrote:

Anyways,They're two very different machines. Just because people are willing to put $500 on something that may be perfect for them right out of the box, doesn't mean they're willing to pay the same amount for a system that mainly plays games that have to be bought seperately and go for $60 a pop.

Yeah, you're right. But people love Angry Birds and having an app store to rival Apple's is a nice bullet point.

seeing as their App store would be confined to home it wouldn't rival apple's at all.

They need to focus on fighting mircosoft's slate of apps optimized for television.

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133. Posted:

Or at least have a plethora of exclusive DL content that can compete with XBLA and PSN. Little time wasters are nice and all, but I think getting substantial games that are both cheap and convenient to obtain and play is the way to go.

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134. Posted:

Wiiware did pretty good in that regard. For a while Wiiware was up to snuff with XBLA and PSN.

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135. Posted:

shingi_70 wrote:

Wiiware did pretty good in that regard. For a while Wiiware was up to snuff with XBLA and PSN.

Maybe on the first day. I've been following it since its inception. Mostly just crap in my opinion. I guess I should've mentioned "fun" as a mandatory feature.

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136. Posted:

They "confirmed" it to be 299$

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137. Posted:

when?

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138. Posted:

That was just a rumor, not a confirmation.

EDIT: The http://mynintendonews.com/2011/12/22/nintendo-of-america-pres...

Well this is disconcerting...

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139. Posted:

@Order-Sol Looking at the current pricing of the Wii, we do not want to be there December 22 2011, when the Wii was 150$. What they mean is they don't want another 3DS case, where prices have to drop. The rumored 300$ price tag seems much more reasonable.

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140. Posted:

ZeroX wrote:

@Order-Sol Looking at the current pricing of the Wii, we do not want to be there December 22 2011, when the Wii was 150$. What they mean is they don't want another 3DS case, where prices have to drop. The rumored 300$ price tag seems much more reasonable.

You're right, I misread it somehow. Guess it happens when you get 3 hours of sleep. :sweat: So this is good news then. So it won't be higher than $300 at least.

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