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Nintendo should make things cheaper

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by yankeesrule13251, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. yankeesrule13251

    yankeesrule13251 WiiChat Member

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    Controllers are expensive games are expensive then to buy old games from the net adds up.. if you think about it.. the wii is 250 so with tax shipping w/e 260 then maybe you get a few games 50 each. theres a few hundard, a few controllers of every kind, nacucket, wii mote, and the classic controller for the old games. so its 40 for the wii motes and 20 for the otheres... then to buy the points to get the games.. it comes to $600-700. They should add 2 controllers to the deal.
     
  2. m7ticalm

    m7ticalm WiiChat Member

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    If u think about it, its not really a rip. Look, think about this: "How much are u saving by buying a wii over a PS3?" All that money u save can buy u a lot of stuff. So for a next generation console, i dont think that the prices are as outrageous as everyone is saying.
     
  3. yankeesrule13251

    yankeesrule13251 WiiChat Member

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    Yea, but still, they have all of these controllers they should add. i want to be able to play with 2 friends, and then i got to get 2 nuchuck and 2 wii mote controllers and 3 classic controllers, then some games... so net games.. yeah i can afford it and with my birthday next month and the holidays i can get some, but i think it should be cheaper.
     
  4. Sovieto

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    And you get all thoes things for just the price of the PS3.
    I don't think more needs to be said.
     
  5. NateTheGreat

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    Think about it: What if Nintendo dropped everything by just $10-$15? They are a very, very rich company and wouldn't miss even $20. This would increase the number of buyers and Nintendo, in the end, would make the same or even more than what they will with the current prices.
     
  6. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    Nintnendo is hardly going to make any money from the console itself. The money comes from the games. If they lowered the price by $10, you would have to multiply that by, say, 1,000,000 consoles and controllers sold (which I believe is a *very* modest number), the company has now lost $10,000,000; which is very signifiant.
     
  7. Sovieto

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    nintendo is gaining money per console sold
     
  8. -D-X-

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    Wow talk about ungreatful have you taken a look at the 360 and ps3? Get a job and get over it, its a great price.
     
  9. Chees502

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    woot i live in oregon no sales tax for me :D
     
  10. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Admitidly I was a little surprised by the cost. It was thought that it would be lower. However, I don't mind paying for the extras, because Nintendo is trying to sell for the lowest denominator - single controller, no-DVD drive, a single game etc... Everything else you want (like extra controllers, web-browsing etc) is put on an individual basis.

    There's no point in jacking up the price and adding these different things into the package if some people will not use them. Whilst I think that the console was a little more expensive than promised (figures were more around the £150 mark), I also think the pricing is fair. Nintendo are still only getting money from hardware sales and software sales, you don't have to pay for playing online and they're providing content that could be attractive to non-gamers (e.g. News/Weather). I'd also like to know if the age restriction thingy is still in place.
     
  11. deity_link

    deity_link The one and only

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    Uhhhhhh.... if you spent $700 on an 360 you'd probabbly only get the console and a game or two. The PS3 thats a whole nother story
     
  12. DBloke

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    Nintendo need to make back there lossies from the game cube
    we dont want them going the way of sega (was good now errrr yeap)do we
     
  13. Icetrash

    Icetrash King K.Rool

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    i second this statement. For the price of a ps3 you can buy a whole country.
     
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    I think people forget that nintendo are a business; like a supermarket, a petrol station, a shop, a bank. They are there to make money, and the things they are giving us are expensive things. It's all very well and good saying you want things cheaper, but thats life- it's expensive.
     
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    the cost is not that much imagine the ps3 fans when they buy the console, the controllers, the games and all the stuff they want.
     
  16. Kherrek508

    Kherrek508 Sleeping. Do not disturb.

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    Same here! Wiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!
     
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    One of the things that attracted me to the Wii was that it would be cheaper than other consoles, so I'm not very happy to learn it's £179 in the UK at launch. :mad:

    At least the games are cheaper than other consoles.
     
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    £179 is cheaper than the other console though. Id rather that then a second rate 360 core console which misses the main selling feature of the xbox (the hard drive).

    Americans need to stop moaning and be glad they arent in the uk where the wii adds up to $330 (about) on a straight currency conversion on its own. Not only that they get it 3 weeks earlier than us for no apparent reason.
     
  19. resstealth

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    think of it like this, you do the same thing with the 360 or ps3. to buy xbox live arcade games costs like 4 dollars each
     
  20. Supermariomp3

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    i think its a great price for the next generation, remember when gamecube came it was 200 dollars now we know the wii is 250 dollars. Its only 50 dollars more people. And since the controllers are the whole point of the wii I think the price its at is perfect:)
     

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