Will the Wii U get another price cut sometime next year?

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#1 Edited by emgesp (7541 posts) -

I'm thinking we will see a $199.99 priced Wii U around the time Mario Kart U, or Smash Bros roles out, or better yet a Mario Kart Bundle priced at $249.99.

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#2 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (11177 posts) -

It will get discontinued.

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#3 Posted by nethernova (5512 posts) -

Why would they cut the price at the same time they release system sellers?

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#4 Edited by treedoor (7648 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

It will get discontinued.

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#5 Posted by trugs26 (7497 posts) -

@nethernova said:

Why would they cut the price at the same time they release system sellers?

This.

They will wait at least another year and see how things are going before they cut again. Because who knows, these games could push the system.

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#6 Edited by emgesp (7541 posts) -

@nethernova said:

Why would they cut the price at the same time they release system sellers?

Really? That would be the perfect time to cut the price. At the very least a $299.99 bundle with Mario Kart U. IMHO, the Wii U is still an overpriced console for what you get. The value just isn't there.

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#7 Posted by emgesp (7541 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@nethernova said:

Why would they cut the price at the same time they release system sellers?

This.

They will wait at least another year and see how things are going before they cut again. Because who knows, these games could push the system.

Gamecube says otherwise. ) :

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#8 Edited by trugs26 (7497 posts) -

@emgesp said:

@trugs26 said:

@nethernova said:

Why would they cut the price at the same time they release system sellers?

This.

They will wait at least another year and see how things are going before they cut again. Because who knows, these games could push the system.

Gamecube says otherwise. ) :

True, but that was over 10 years ago. That was a different market, in fact, all three (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) dropped their prices early on. I can't imagine Nintendo doing it in 2014, but I can see it happening 2015 if the sales were still low. In saying that, I wouldn't be too surprised if I was wrong though.

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#9 Edited by nintendoboy16 (33993 posts) -

One word: Likely.

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#10 Edited by scoots9 (3491 posts) -

I don't know if we'll see a price cut, but there will definitely be some nice, money-saving bundles.

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#11 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9318 posts) -

I think we will probably see cuts from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft next year.

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#12 Posted by Heil68 (57915 posts) -

I dont think it will help it that much unless they can do under $200

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#13 Edited by KungfuKitten (24798 posts) -

$150 is the sweet spot for a PS4 right now.

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#14 Posted by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@emgesp said:

@trugs26 said:

@nethernova said:

Why would they cut the price at the same time they release system sellers?

This.

They will wait at least another year and see how things are going before they cut again. Because who knows, these games could push the system.

Gamecube says otherwise. ) :

True, but that was over 10 years ago. That was a different market, in fact, all three (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) dropped their prices early on. I can't imagine Nintendo doing it in 2014, but I can see it happening 2015 if the sales were still low. In saying that, I wouldn't be too surprised if I was wrong though.

Gamecube and Wii U are in a very similar situation, graphics and multiplats aside.

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#15 Edited by emgesp (7541 posts) -

I'm telling you guys a Mario Kart Bundle priced at $249.99 - 299.99 would be a smart move on Nintendo's part.

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#16 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Nintendo need to do something quickly but dropping the price is gonna hurt it in terms of how much they make in terms of either profit or loss.

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#17 Posted by KBFloYd (19163 posts) -

WiiU is selling pretty good right now.

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#18 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4326 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

It will get discontinued.

Hope not.

I want to get one next year, so I hope it does drop in price. :)

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#19 Posted by AK_the_Twilight (286 posts) -
@good_sk8er7 said:

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

It will get discontinued.

Hope not.

I want to get one next year, so I hope it does drop in price. :)

Don't worry, it won't. Discontinuing a console so soon in its life cycle is basically a middle finger to both the people who bought one and the developers who have already made games for it. Axing the system will get even fewer developers to invest in Nintendo products in the future and the people who shelled out $300+ on it at launch will be hesitant to do it again for the next console. It's just bad business and Nintendo's not that stupid, no matter what the trolls say.

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#20 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4326 posts) -

@AK_the_Twilight said:
@good_sk8er7 said:

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

It will get discontinued.

Hope not.

I want to get one next year, so I hope it does drop in price. :)

Don't worry, it won't. Discontinuing a console so soon in its life cycle is basically a middle finger to both the people who bought one and the developers who have already made games for it. Axing the system will get even fewer developers to invest in Nintendo products in the future and the people who shelled out $300+ on it at launch will be hesitant to do it again for the next console. It's just bad business and Nintendo's not that stupid, no matter what the trolls say.

I'm not really worried about that. The only way I could see that happening is if Nintendo went under.

Their handhelds guarantee that won't happen.

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#22 Edited by david61983 (288 posts) -

They need to get it under $200. If it doesn't take off then they'll know they're screwed, and it will be time to bail. Absolutely no one is going to buy a Wii U when they can buy a PS4 for just $100 more.