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wii costs nintendo $158

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by doug52, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. doug52

    doug52 Overly Strong Right Arm

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    JDK721 WiiChat Member

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    Not bad.. they definently didn't rip us off.
     
  3. im_a_super_smash_bro

    im_a_super_smash_bro J'habite on FWONS :D

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    they ripped mii off!
     
  4. xbandaidx

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    I don't they think did a ripoff job either.

    That is the console only it cost them to make, it does not include the wiimote and nunchuk in its pricing.
     
  5. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Compare that to probally a $200 PS3 lol They sell for 3x more
     
  6. cake

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    you must be poor if a $250 product is a rip off to you... lol
     
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    cake wii.can

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    (i saved money for about 3 mounths and i JUST turned 12 yasterday...)
     
  8. Kyle

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    You know what? I don't mind at all. It's still the cheapest console out there by far. And don't forget how well the Nintendo Gamecube didn't sell - they probably need to make back the money they lost on that console.
    Plus, Wii is awesome.
     
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    Not too long to save up that much money, now whenever I see someone on this forum say its too expensive, I'm gonna say "Look at cake he is only 12 and he can afford a Wii"
     
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    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    Actually they are selling the ps3 less than it actually costs; so there is no profit for Sony.
     
  11. xbandaidx

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    I believe its about 20-30 games they need to break even for each console sold.
     
  12. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    You must give me some of that stuff you're smoking, Sony is losing over $200 per PS3 they sell, they are actually selling them for less then it costs to make them. Which is not abnormal in the gaming world, Microsoft just recently started making a small profit on it's Xbox 360 console sales.

    So to make your above statement true Sony would have to sell its PS3 for $2550 (850x3), that's if they were selling them for 3x more then they cost to make. $600 is a far cry from $2550.
     
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    nunchunk + Wii Sports + Wii-Mote

    not a rip-off at all
     
  14. Taero

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    Well in the UK the bare console package costs:

    UK£ 180 = 354.45600 US$ <---that many dollars. I'm sure there's some VAT crap somewhere in the calculations (17.5%) but it still sucks ¬_¬
     
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    According to the article on Kotaku, Nintendo makes $40 off every machine.
     
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    while its an extra 100 in American money, your cost of living is probably much different than ours as well as your currency system (obvisually), but according to that it's the "same"
     
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    Remember the marketing costs and labor, etc. that aren't shown in that calcualation.

    Also for the Sony remeber that they are praying you will get hooked on the BluRay HD disks (which by "chance") is the technology which they hope people will want to adopt versus HD DVD...since it is their proprietary technology. You think they will make some money off the DVDs which costs about $2 to make and package and then retail for about $20.....hmmmmm
     
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    HD-DVD is going to win hands down, Blu-ray needs entirely new manufacturering equipment for the discs, where as the HD-DVD is just a simple upgrade, which also means less money.
     
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    Though this is surprisingly low, Nintendo is still losing money. When you consider all of their up-front costs (R&D), overhead/building costs, tech support/staff, shipping, controllers, Wii sports production, and the cut the retailer gets, they take a loss. A ton more goes into a product than the cost of materials and labor.
     
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    Not to mention microsoft will hire people to assassinate everyone behind blu-ray.
     

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