Does Wii u need price drop?

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Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) 4 years, 8 months ago

Poll: Does Wii u need price drop? (70 votes)

No, 300 us dollars is just fine 14%
Yes, 250 us dollars 23%
Yes, 200 us dollars 30%
Yes, 150 us dollars 24%
TOO LATE!!! NINTENDO IS DOOMED !!!! 9%

Well PS4 cost is 399 us dollars and Wii U is 300 dollars. Wii U gameplay pad costs over 100 dollars which means if Wii U came without gamepad then it would cost less than 200 dollar which is same price as Wii.

So yeah, no gameplay = 200 dollar console price. Making price same high almost like PS4 with having no blu-ray, no online, very small harddrive, bad grahpics, lack of games and stuff, no wondering why Wii U is flop.

Right now Nintendo selling Wii U at price 300 us dollars and every console sold is loss. If they cut Wii U and sold at 200 dollars then they even would make some profit.

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#1 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (9676 posts) -

I think maybe Nintendo should put out a $250 SKU that doesn't come with a game.

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#2 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -

They are still selling at a loss, so I am not sure how much more Nintendo can afford to drop the price when they are already losing money.

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#3 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5451 posts) -

Nope. They're already making a loss on it.

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#4 Posted by MonsieurX (38078 posts) -

No gameplay?

Someone never touched Wii U's games

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#5 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

Wouldn't even buy the Wii U if it was 150 dollars.

It's just not worth it.

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#6 Posted by Bardock47 (5429 posts) -

I could see another drop too $250 US dollar in about two years.

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#7 Posted by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

No. lt doesn't matter what it costs, first they need games.

Games is what they need.

The WiiU's performance would increase if it had more games

Games could also improve the sales wiiu.

Ohh and l forgot to mention it also needs a few games.

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#8 Posted by Netret0120 (3535 posts) -

It's a niche market they operate in and believe it or not, they still made a profit last year from it.

I would not buy one but there are 15-20million people who will in it's lifetime.

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#9 Edited by V3rciS (2236 posts) -

As a consumer you'd be stupid to say NO...

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#10 Posted by stuff238 (3284 posts) -

It needs a massive price drop.

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#11 Edited by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

it needs a 50 dollar price cut

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#12 Edited by david61983 (288 posts) -

If it's not selling well, which it isn't, then yes it needs a price drop as that means it is overpriced in the eyes of the consumer. It was priced right it would sell.

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#13 Posted by david61983 (288 posts) -

@Bardock47 said:

I could see another drop too $250 US dollar in about two years.

If that's the case then the Wii U is dead already. It won't sell above $200 right now and should be no more than $150 2 years from now.

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#14 Posted by shellcase86 (3990 posts) -

It needs to be at least down to $200. At the price I would still play wait and see. Ideally it would get to $150, then I'd definitely get one.

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#15 Posted by trugs26 (7534 posts) -

I think people wanting it to be cheaper are being too cheap. It's $300 with a decent game (WW HD, or Mario Bros.+Luigi DLC, or Nintendo Land). That's a good deal.

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#16 Edited by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

200 bucks or gtfo

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#17 Posted by AtariKidX (7044 posts) -

Yes............200 euro for the WiiU 32GB with a game is a good price.

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#18 Posted by Basinboy (13634 posts) -

For larger market appeal, yes. It's a secondary system that still lacks features considered centric to the hardcore experience.

But you think Nintendo is going to just take another one on the chin after the 3DS? They're in no rush to save face - they'll let the Wii U service its niche before they start trying to jumpstart it by gouging money.

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#19 Edited by Devil-Itachi (4384 posts) -

Maybe down to $250. Going below $200 would be absolutely absurd the 4GB 360 and 12 GB PS3 are at $200. Also those begging for a bigger HD don't seem to understand that the Wii U likely can't house a HD.

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#20 Posted by freedomfreak (50668 posts) -

Yeah, sure. Why not.

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#21 Edited by AznbkdX (4284 posts) -

I would say drop the pad, then the price drop wouldn't be so bad. It's one of their options they have to stopping the bleeding at least in the short term.

I'm expecting someone to say "something something gamepad is its bread and butter! something something".

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#22 Posted by musicalmac (24897 posts) -

If Nintendo could get away with selling the Wii U at 150USD, that would indeed be pretty killer.

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#23 Posted by gamevet77 (553 posts) -

Even at $99 I don't want it. The library is crap

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#24 Posted by osan0 (15149 posts) -

@VendettaRed07 said:

No. lt doesn't matter what it costs, first they need games.

Games is what they need.

The WiiU's performance would increase if it had more games

Games could also improve the sales wiiu.

Ohh and l forgot to mention it also needs a few games.

this. a price drop will only cause a small spike in sales then itll return to current levels. not worth it for nintendo.

its needs games, it needs a killer app. it needs something to grap peoples attention.

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#25 Posted by AznbkdX (4284 posts) -

@osan0 said:

@VendettaRed07 said:

No. lt doesn't matter what it costs, first they need games.

Games is what they need.

The WiiU's performance would increase if it had more games

Games could also improve the sales wiiu.

Ohh and l forgot to mention it also needs a few games.

this. a price drop will only cause a small spike in sales then itll return to current levels. not worth it for nintendo.

its needs games, it needs a killer app. it needs something to grap peoples attention.

Honestly at this point they are lucky to get to even GC levels with killer apps out.

I'm one of the ones who thought it would get at least 30-40 million LTD at the end of its life at best. It seems I was off base on the rate it's at now. If Mario couldn't do it, not much will.

Hopefully MK and SSB does something for it but I'm still not expecting too much from them aside from weekly spikes.

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#26 Posted by GhoX (6267 posts) -

Remember 3DS before the price drop? Now 3DS is dominating the world.

A price drop + a great lineup of exclusives may be the only thing that's capable of saving Wii U.

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#27 Posted by cheesie253 (1012 posts) -

As a lifelong Nintendo fan starting with the NES it's too weird to see what they have done to their image.

Long gone are the days of Nintendo being a powerhouse and I hate to see it. I do think the games are great and love my WiiU but they just aren't the same nintendo anymore.

First and formost they need to get on it with the 1st party games the fans want and not put them off. I also think they need to completely restructure their PR and start aggressively promoting the system and it's heritage.

I think if they put out the 1st party games that fans want and also team with third party devs to create games that take advantage of the system and pad in new fun ways that cater to the style of game long time Nintendo fans want they could bring their name back.

I think they need to take MS approach and dump money into 3rd party exclusives along with the Nintendo classics. Advertise themselves as catering to older gamers and to those that like Nintendo simply because the games are fun.

I think they lost a lot of what made them nintendo with the Wii. It's sold like crazy and they thought people would line up to do it again. Over the lifetime of the Wii they became lazy with promoting and being creative because it sold regardless.

They lost the spark that was Nintendo.

I think they need to go back to the drawing board and design a new system. Take the time to be sure it caters to 3rd party devs needs and promote the shit out of it. They need an image change. Let the WiiU coast a couple more years and bring back a new Nintendo. I haven't lost faith in Nintendo but have lost faith in their current mindset. It's time for them to be aggressive and creative. Build a system that competes power wise so 3rd party can develope on the system but also be the system nintendo needs to push their own games.

While I think they still make some of the best games I also think they need to get off their asses and put some passion back into their product. Be there live at E3, bring back the many franchises that people want, bring us a powerful console with a game pad that has great games and market the hell out of it. I really hate what the Wii has done to nintendo. Made them complacent.

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#28 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (3755 posts) -

@HarlockJC said:

They are still selling at a loss, so I am not sure how much more Nintendo can afford to drop the price when they are already losing money.

Nintendo made that tablet controller standard. It cost 150 bucks lowest price just to get another one if it breaks. I assume if they had a sku with no tablet they would make the 200 dollar price easy.

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#29 Edited by AugustEvans (239 posts) -

$300 is too much for such an outdated machine.

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#30 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (29732 posts) -

The system could be sold at $50 and people won't pick it up.

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#31 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

3rd-party has never liked Nintendo from day one, that is most of their problem along with the top tier devs not taking them seriously. What are you going to play on the Wii u with a price cut?

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#32 Edited by mariokart64fan (20782 posts) -

ha ha tc , you make me laugh wiiu have no gameplay? i guess games like super mario bros u super mario 3d world pikmin 3 zelda rayman call of duty 007 legends, cod bo2 madden 13 etc dont exist in your world , or your just a blind fanboy who refuses to try games on other consoles , either way , wiiu is just fine people just need to quit griping and confusing the wii with the wiiu ,

another thing , mariokart 8 dkc5 or other games people are waiting for arent out yet once their out then you can say it needs a price drop , til than its fine

and to the one calling wiiu an outdated machine its got 2 x to 3 x more ram then xbox 360 ps3 , , a bigger disc then xbox360 , and nfs u proves wiiu is more powerful then xbox360 even cod ghost on wiiu proves this , so ya have fun

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#33 Posted by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

150$ would be a solid price imho for this kind of hardware and would have been super competitive .... but 300$ ... not 1 in a million .. not even 200!

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#34 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@mariokart64fan said:

ha ha tc , you make me laugh wiiu have no gameplay? i guess games like super mario bros u super mario 3d world pikmin 3 zelda rayman call of duty 007 legends, cod bo2 madden 13 etc dont exist in your world , or your just a blind fanboy who refuses to try games on other consoles , either way , wiiu is just fine people just need to quit griping and confusing the wii with the wiiu ,

another thing , mariokart 8 dkc5 or other games people are waiting for arent out yet once their out then you can say it needs a price drop , til than its fine

and to the one calling wiiu an outdated machine its got 2 x to 3 x more ram then xbox 360 ps3 , , a bigger disc then xbox360 , and nfs u proves wiiu is more powerful then xbox360 even cod ghost on wiiu proves this , so ya have fun

I see multiplats in your list. Old multiplats.

Wii U from Nintendo themself, is not fine.

People said that about the last 8 things the Wii u did but it's still not fine. They also won't be cutting the price unless they want to take PS3 losses.

It has not yet shown the power yet, but power is not the issue, it's the games, the advertising, the relative outdatedness, the confusing message, the lack of support fro them and third-parties, and the focus on trying to have the 3DS save it like the GBA and the Gamecube, except it's not working this time. 3DS also is not pushing too hard either but it's making money at least.

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#35 Posted by tubbyc (3974 posts) -

It would help sales a bit, but with Nintendo heading for a third consecutive operating loss even with the Wii U at its current price, it puts them and the Wii U in a bad position. Looking at the upcoming games list, it's not looking good for this year either.

It will be interesting to see what the talk of restructure ends up meaning.

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#36 Edited by lamprey263 (35644 posts) -

no, it needs game bundles though

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#37 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

I really wouldn't be surprised if it went down to $250 this year.

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#38 Posted by dotWithShoes (5448 posts) -

I find it funny that people say it has bad graphics, when it's just as capable as a ps3, so the ps3 has bad graphics too?

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#39 Posted by DefconRave (806 posts) -

@dotWithShoes said:

I find it funny that people say it has bad graphics, when it's just as capable as a ps3, so the ps3 has bad graphics too?

Compared to next-gen it does.

And if it has similar graphics to ps3 but a much smaller library of games, why wouldn't anyone just get a ps3?

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#40 Posted by betamaxx83 (360 posts) -

Give it away for free.

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#41 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3595 posts) -

200$ it's last gen technology, the tablet feels cheap and battery sucks, barely any online, UI is ok, and software which is only starting to get good now, not a lot of 3rd party titles.

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#42 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

150 dollar price tag is what it needs and to include a game for that price.

But it also needs.....

1) Better online for gamers.

2) Some original games that are actually good made by Nintendo with a shifting away from their model of shitting out the same old franchises over and over and over again.

3) A ditching of the tablet.

4) Better 3rd party support.

5) A complete interface overhaul.

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#43 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Yes it should be $199.

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#44 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Everything needs a price drop

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#45 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17370 posts) -

Wii U needs a little bit of everything right now, price drop included.

Though these comments about removing the tablet don't seem to be well thought out at all. If they were going to do that, it should have been done before the console was finalized and released. Removing the tablet at this point would be suicide.

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#46 Posted by Heil68 (58165 posts) -

What they could reasonably lower wouldn't have much effect on it. It's destiny is last place this gen.

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#47 Edited by beerm_basic (2488 posts) -

Defo needs an advertising campaign and price drop of £50 or so

Like £199 with a few games and pro controller

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#48 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -

@no-scope-AK47 said:

@HarlockJC said:

They are still selling at a loss, so I am not sure how much more Nintendo can afford to drop the price when they are already losing money.

Nintendo made that tablet controller standard. It cost 150 bucks lowest price just to get another one if it breaks. I assume if they had a sku with no tablet they would make the 200 dollar price easy.

Yeah, but at this point in the Wii U life span you can't make a console without the tablet. There already too few games on the console, remove the ones that use the tablet and there only like 4 or 5 games left.

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#49 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

na, it needs stuff i care about playing....

already bought one then resold it down the road lost like $20, but o well had it for like 5 months and played a few games. I figured after a year there might be something out like x i care about so i rebuy wii u $20 cheep lol

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#50 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9130 posts) -

@VendettaRed07 said:

No. lt doesn't matter what it costs, first they need games.

Games is what they need.

The WiiU's performance would increase if it had more games

Games could also improve the sales wiiu.

Ohh and l forgot to mention it also needs a few games.

This.