More Reviews
REVIEWS Stretchmo Review
Pushmo, Crashmo, Stretchmo... what's next, Twistmo? Vanilla Swirlmo? And why am I already excited for it?

Destiny: House of Wolves Review
The latest Destiny expansion makes some important changes, but are they enough to bring back former players?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Rodea The Sky Soldier Preview
Yuji Naka's independent game for Wii U and 3DS is like a cross between Sonic and Nights Into Dreams, in the best way possible.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES LEGO Jurassic World
Release date: 06/12/15

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess
Release date: 06/14/15

RIDE
Release date: 06/23/15


LATEST FEATURES I Am a Whore
I didn't choose to be this way. I'm not proud of it. But... but let me explain.

Yakuza 0 Is the Best Yakuza Game Ever (Yakuza Podcast 2 of 2)
If you don't mind some story spoilers, this is a great podcast. I don't just say that because I'm in it. Well I mean, that's a huge part of it, but not all of it.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437     In all the talk of graphical downgrades no one seems much preoccupied with 'why?'.  Why build something and then proceed to tear it down, piece by piece, in the hope that ever more diminished expectations about the final product won't be severe enough to...

GAMING NEWS

Nintendo Still Selling Wii U At A Loss; Price Cut Doubtful

Posted on Thursday, August 8 @ 08:58:19 Eastern by


$349 for a Wii U, $399 for a PS4, or $499 for an Xbox One. That's the question that many gamers will be asking themselves this holiday season, when the next generation of console wars officially begins. Given the Wii U's last-generation tech, and current lack of worthwhile games, that price is already a tough sell. With new, more powerful systems on the horizon, with comparable software line-ups, the Wii U is going to struggle even more to compete.

The answer may have been a price drop on Wii U hardware, but according to Nintendo, they're still selling the Wii U at a loss, making a price drop very doubtful and difficult for a company already facing financial woes. Lowering the price further at this point would increase the size of that loss, further hurting Nintendo's bottom line.

Simply put, the Wii U needs a price drop to remain competetive and sell in a market that's about to get a lot tougher for Nintendo's home console, but doing so would put Nintendo at more of a loss. As consumers will have to ask themselves which console is the best investment for them, Nintendo will have to ask themselves if taking a larger loss and lowering the price to move more consoles will be more profitable long-term investment.
Tags:   Wii U, Nintendo, PS4, Xbox One
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution