What price point would motivate you to buy a Wii U?

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Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) 2 years, 8 months ago

Poll: What price point would motivate you to buy a Wii U? (145 votes)

$99.99 15%
$129.99 8%
$149.99 17%
$199.99 11%
$249.99 (Current) 6%
I already own a Wii U 30%
I'm not getting one period. 14%

Out of curiosity what price point would motivate you to buy a Wii U?

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#1 Posted by freedomfreak (49151 posts) -

The WiiU is $249.99?

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#2 Edited by R3FURBISHED (11892 posts) -

I'd consider it for $200 and a copy of Super Smash Bros.

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#3 Posted by lundy86_4 (47842 posts) -

I'm already motivated. I'm just not in a position to buy one at the moment.

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#4 Posted by SolidGame_basic (21419 posts) -

you're just asking for it by including anything lower than $199.99

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#5 Edited by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

$250 is a fair price imo. $200 is the sweet spot. For what it currently offers and what it will get in the future I feel it's too expensive currently.

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#6 Posted by osan0 (14541 posts) -

at the moment a wiiu with a game goes for 290 euros here (premium version of course).
i wouldnt buy it for that price.

a wiiu and 6 (5 of which i wanted to buy...the 6th was free to all intents and purposes) games for 370 euros...all brand spanking new. that....that i did buy.

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#7 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

The WiiU is $249.99?

From my quick Google search it is at Walmart, and Toys R Us

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#8 Edited by HadOne2Many (1485 posts) -

I got one last month at 299 (pro? Version bundle)

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#9 Posted by DocSanchez (3827 posts) -

I've thought about this a lot and in all earnest I think £150 is my breaking point.

Nintendo, I'm a reasonable man, write me a check for £150 and I'll take one off your hands. I'll also take cash.

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#10 Edited by freedomfreak (49151 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:

From my quick Google search it is at Walmart, and Toys R Us

Damn. I didn't know that.

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#11 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@R3FURBISHED said:

I'd consider it for $200 and a copy of Super Smash Bros.

We'll call that 150 since the games at least $50

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#12 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@HadOne2Many said:

I got one last month at 299 (pro? Version bundle)

For bundles just deduct what you'd pay separately.

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#13 Posted by R3FURBISHED (11892 posts) -

I'm seeing Wii U for $335.50 for the 32GB edition and $300 for the 8GB edition on amazon.

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#14 Posted by freedomfreak (49151 posts) -
@R3FURBISHED said:

I'm seeing Wii U for $335.50 for the 32GB edition and $300 for the 8GB edition on amazon.

Would you consider getting one refurbished?

:zel:

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#16 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

@ActicEdge said:

$250 is a fair price imo. $200 is the sweet spot. For what it currently offers and what it will get in the future I feel it's too expensive currently.

Too expensive for the best lineup available of any next gen system? Oh, God...

Considering the power of the hardware and the fact that it will miss out on literally all major multiplatform games over the next 5 years, yes $300 is too much currently

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#17 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@freedomfreak said:
@Shielder7 said:

From my quick Google search it is at Walmart, and Toys R Us

Damn. I didn't know that.

Keep in mind it's the 8G version.

@R3FURBISHED said:

I'm seeing Wii U for $335.50 for the 32GB edition and $300 for the 8GB edition on amazon.

Yeah Amazons expensive for hardware for Nintendo for some reason.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=30501856&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Wii-U-8GB-Basic-Limited-Edition-Skylanders-Swap-Force-Basic-Set/31260732

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#18 Edited by lundy86_4 (47842 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

I'm seeing Wii U for $335.50 for the 32GB edition and $300 for the 8GB edition on amazon.

Would you consider getting one refurbished?

YFW:

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#19 Posted by R3FURBISHED (11892 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:
@R3FURBISHED said:

I'm seeing Wii U for $335.50 for the 32GB edition and $300 for the 8GB edition on amazon.

Yeah Amazons expensive for hardware for Nintendo for some reason.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=30501856&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Wii-U-8GB-Basic-Limited-Edition-Skylanders-Swap-Force-Basic-Set/31260732

8GB video game console? Hell no

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#20 Edited by freedomfreak (49151 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:
@freedomfreak said:

Damn. I didn't know that.

Keep in mind it's the 8G version.

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#21 Posted by R3FURBISHED (11892 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@freedomfreak said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

I'm seeing Wii U for $335.50 for the 32GB edition and $300 for the 8GB edition on amazon.

Would you consider getting one refurbished?

YFW:

You're so clever!!! -.-

$200 for a 32GB version and a copy of Super Smash Bros and I'll buy a Wii U.

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#22 Posted by freedomfreak (49151 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:

YFW:

Damn straight!

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#24 Edited by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@Shielder7 said:
@freedomfreak said:

Damn. I didn't know that.

Keep in mind it's the 8G version.

Yeah I thought I was getting into too much of a Gray area separating the different SKUs so keep in mind that's the basic version so add 30-50$ on each price point if you'd only go for the 32G. Easiest way to go about it IMO.

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#25 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@farrell2k said:

@ActicEdge said:

Considering the power of the hardware and the fact that it will miss out on literally all major multiplatform games over the next 5 years, yes $300 is too much currently

Multiplats on a console? Ewww, especially when $400 pc hardware plays them better than any $400 console.

No one believes that not even you so stop trying.

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#26 Posted by clr84651 (5627 posts) -

Not interested in anything other than PS4. I don't play games all that much as it is, which means it's more than plenty.

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#27 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

$200 bundled with MK8

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#28 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@ActicEdge said:

@farrell2k said:

@ActicEdge said:

$250 is a fair price imo. $200 is the sweet spot. For what it currently offers and what it will get in the future I feel it's too expensive currently.

Too expensive for the best lineup available of any next gen system? Oh, God...

Considering the power of the hardware and the fact that it will miss out on literally all major multiplatform games over the next 5 years, yes $300 is too much currently

Speaking of which does anyone actually know what it cost Nintendo ATM to put a Wii U on the shelves?

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#29 Posted by deactivated-58bd60b980002 (2016 posts) -

I have bought a Wii U after their fantastic E3 and ... I think of selling it, it isn't as fun as I thought it would be. I still love my 3DS but this is really not that fun and I just saw that almost every games that I love ended up being either Sony exclusive or multiplat. Like right now I enjoy Bravely Default a lot not so much mario stuff.

Also Mario Kart 8 will get old very fast unlike a game like Unreal you don't have mutator to transform the game into something different

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#30 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@lostrib said:

$200 bundled with MK8

Keep in mind this is for 8G no bundle SKU so deduct $50

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#31 Posted by charizard1605 (78646 posts) -

I got mine (brand new) for $40, so I guess that.

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#32 Posted by Ballroompirate (25520 posts) -

@lostrib said:

$200 bundled with MK8

This

I was gonna go with $200 just for the system but then I realized how much of a rip off a 32gb Wii-U is and it doesn't look like Nintendo is gonna release a Wii-poo with a bigger storage device.

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#34 Posted by commonfate (13320 posts) -

$299.99 with a remake of one of the greatest games of all time packaged in and I'll buy one.

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#35 Posted by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

I bought it for $350 at launch.

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#36 Posted by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:
@farrell2k said:

Multiplats on a console? Ewww, especially when $400 pc hardware plays them better than any $400 console.

No one believes that not even you so stop trying.

That guy was begging for multiplats for the Wii U before. When it was obvious they weren't getting it, the new thing was to make fun of all console multiplats. Now he's adding the "$400 PC Ultra Settings 1080p/60+fps-for-all-next-gen-games" falsehood to further attempt to humiliate the PS4 after the Wii U and defenders took a shot to their pride.

I want to see this $400 PC that you buy today that will run the new Witcher 3, Watch_Dogs PC and Assassin's Creed: Unity all at 1080p/60+fps (or even 4K) Ultra Settings with no compromises.

I can't wait when I see them link us towards some shady Russian site that shows this "$400 PC" they keep talking about. You may or may not get your PC through them. The fun is in the gamble and guessing where your credit card info will end up.

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#37 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

@ActicEdge said:

Considering the power of the hardware and the fact that it will miss out on literally all major multiplatform games over the next 5 years, yes $300 is too much currently

Multiplats on a console? Ewww, especially when $400 pc hardware plays them better than any $400 console.

So I have to get a PC to even make the WiiU worth a purchase. The ****?

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#38 Edited by 2Chalupas (6402 posts) -

$199 Holiday bundle. (i.e. with at least 2 games, although I would take the MK8 bundle for $199 as well).

It would be cool if there were more special edition bundles, like when there was a red Wii or Wal-Mart had the exclusive blue Wii one black Friday. I'd love a blue Wii-U. I'm a sucker for special edition consoles (have Pokemon yellow 3DS, Gold Zelda 3DS, blue PS3, getting the white PS4, etc).

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#39 Posted by commonfate (13320 posts) -

@ActicEdge said:

@farrell2k said:

@ActicEdge said:

Considering the power of the hardware and the fact that it will miss out on literally all major multiplatform games over the next 5 years, yes $300 is too much currently

Multiplats on a console? Ewww, especially when $400 pc hardware plays them better than any $400 console.

So I have to get a PC to even make the WiiU worth a purchase. The ****?

Welcome to SW for the past 3 years... always gotta bring in a PC to debate the merits of owning a console -_-

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#40 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

@commonfate said:

@ActicEdge said:

@farrell2k said:

@ActicEdge said:

Considering the power of the hardware and the fact that it will miss out on literally all major multiplatform games over the next 5 years, yes $300 is too much currently

Multiplats on a console? Ewww, especially when $400 pc hardware plays them better than any $400 console.

So I have to get a PC to even make the WiiU worth a purchase. The ****?

Welcome to SW for the past 3 years... always gotta bring in a PC to debate the merits of owning a console -_-

More than 3 years. The cows actually invented this as sad as that is.

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#41 Posted by santoron (8582 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

I got mine (brand new) for $40, so I guess that.

If that's the right price for you, then I'll go with that too.

$40 or GTFO.

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#42 Posted by FinalFighters (2723 posts) -

$100 is the most im willing to spend on a current gen nintendo system

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#43 Edited by charizard1605 (78646 posts) -

@santoron said:

@charizard1605 said:

I got mine (brand new) for $40, so I guess that.

If that's the right price for you, then I'll go with that too.

$40 or GTFO.

Not worth a single penny more, bruh.

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#44 Posted by foxhound_fox (95866 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

I'm already motivated. I'm just not in a position to buy one at the moment.

This. I was motivated as soon as it came out.

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#45 Posted by nini200 (11479 posts) -

$450. Anything more and I won't be buying one.

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#46 Posted by santoron (8582 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@santoron said:

@charizard1605 said:

I got mine (brand new) for $40, so I guess that.

If that's the right price for you, then I'll go with that too.

$40 or GTFO.

Not worth a single penny more, bruh.

lul

Srsly though, $30 Vita, $40 WiiU... you get crazy deals on hardware. When's gonna be my time?!?

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#47 Edited by charizard1605 (78646 posts) -

@santoron said:

@charizard1605 said:

@santoron said:

@charizard1605 said:

I got mine (brand new) for $40, so I guess that.

If that's the right price for you, then I'll go with that too.

$40 or GTFO.

Not worth a single penny more, bruh.

lul

Srsly though, $30 Vita, $40 WiiU... you get crazy deals on hardware. When's gonna be my time?!?

If it makes you feel any better, I paid full price for the PS4 ;__;

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#48 Posted by silversix_ (25866 posts) -

$99. Why would i spend anything over $99 for 06 hardware in 2014? For $99 its worth buying just for Zelda and X alone

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#49 Posted by parkurtommo (28287 posts) -

$1

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#50 Edited by outworld222 (2789 posts) -

Pick one of these. One has $180 in it.