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    Quote Originally Posted by SensesFail View Post
    i still dont understand why the wii didnt include a hard drive from the beginning. with all the money they overcharged you for a wii in the first place youd think they couldve thrown you a 20 gb hard drive or somthing.
    businesses are in it to make money. nickel & diming us is making nintendo lots of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SensesFail View Post
    i still dont understand why the wii didnt include a hard drive from the beginning. with all the money they overcharged you for a wii in the first place youd think they couldve thrown you a 20 gb hard drive or somthing.
    Cause then it would have $300 instead of $250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    Cause then it would have $300 instead of $250.
    wrong. the wii's technology was 6 years old when it came out, they way overcharged for the wii and made a killing b/c of it. what i was saying was they couldve thrown in a small hard drive at no cost to them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SensesFail View Post
    wrong. the wii's technology was 6 years old when it came out, they way overcharged for the wii and made a killing b/c of it. what i was saying was they couldve thrown in a small hard drive at no cost to them.
    what? are you stupid? of course it would have cost them. they would have had to pay for those hardrives somehow.
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    but the tech they are using is old and shouldn't cost much right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonybest1 View Post
    but the tech they are using is old and shouldn't cost much right?
    what? since when has that had anything to do with it?

    from a business standpoint, nintendo has been pretty smart about this. how much has a lack of storage cost them? think about it. answer. not much. limited dlc, limit to VC games, neither has cost them much. but you can argue 'well i can only hold x VC games", but not quite, since once you buy them, you can redownload tihem time and again. as for DLC, on GHWT you can store dlc songs on sd cards fine.
    now they are most likely going to somehow force us to pay for more space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rukus View Post
    what? are you stupid? of course it would have cost them. they would have had to pay for those hardrives somehow.
    wow is it that hard of a concept to understand? initially nintendo made like $100 off each console while microsoft and sony lost money on each console (typically it takes about a year for a console to become cheap enough to produce to make up for lost revenue) so they were already ahead of the game there, overcharging for six year old technology is a dick move in the first place.

    what i was suggesting was they couldve thrown in a small hard drive and made 80-90 off each console instead of nickel and diming their customers even more.

    so technically they wouldnt be losing money, anything over that 150 it cost to produce the console at time of launch is gravy.

    please do not call me stupid just because you cant understand a simple concept.


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    The estimate is Nintendo makes $6 profit on just the console itself. There are other estimates of the average profit Nintendo makes per console when you factor in game and accessory sales. Those are higher, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryten View Post
    The estimate is Nintendo makes $6 profit on just the console itself. There are other estimates of the average profit Nintendo makes per console when you factor in game and accessory sales. Those are higher, of course.
    well thats not what i read. i believe my information came from game informer but wich issue i couldnt tell you. do you have a source? just curious.


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    Here's a quote from an article in Forbes:

    But here's the winning point: Unlike its competitors, Nintendo has figured out how to make money from its console sales. Sony loses money on each Playstation sold. Microsoft might just break even. But every Wii brings in $6 of operating profit for Nintendo, says David Gibson, an analyst at Macquarie Securities.
    Here's the link to the whole thing:

    http://www.forbes.com/2008/11/28/nin...s-1201wii.html

    I think what you might be thinking of is the manufacturing cost. I found an article that talked about someone chopping up a Wii and pricing all its parts. Manufacturing is just part of the cost. The profit per console is nowhere near retail price minus manufacturing cost.

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