Nintendo Learned From High 3DS Price Point, Wii U To Be Cheaper As A Result?

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There are still plenty of things we don’t know about the Wii U, bearing in mind we will conceivably be playing it in around five months time. The main thing we are waiting to hear about (aside from some new games of course!) is what the price of the hardware will be.

Nintendo has traditionally been known to try to price their products at an attractive level, as they showed with the Wii and Gamecube, however many people feel the 3DS was priced slightly too high, as evidenced by the vastly increased sales once a price drop was put into place. Thankfully it seems like the big N are not keen to make the same mistake twice.

 

In an interview with a Japanese site translated by Andriasang, Satoru Iwata has specifically said that his company has learned a valuable lesson. He told them: “We won’t make the same mistake that we did with the 3DS, which was considered relatively high by consumers.”

Although the Wii U will be technically comparable or even superior to current gen hardware, component prices have dropped which should allow the system itself to be relatively cheap, however the Wii U gamepad itself is a different story, How much would you guys pay for one?

Thanks to Andriasang

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Mark Coupe

Mark Coupe

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