More Reviews
REVIEWS Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Rebor Review
Just a small update to the existing review for the PS4 version of the game. What are the benefits to upgrading? Check here to see. ~Ed. Nick Tan

Cut the Rope: Triple Treat Review
Cutting the ropes has never before made gravity so… pricey.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14

Wolfenstein: The New Order
Release date: 05/20/14

Drakengard 3
Release date: 05/21/14


LATEST FEATURES The Gaming Charities at PAX East 2014
Pause your game and make a difference. Gamers can go beyond player two by helping many others with these charities.

4 PAX Indie Titles to Look Out For
We've given attention to all the higher profile games at PAX EAST, but now it's time for the indies.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
So much more than war...
By shandog137
Posted on 04/18/14
The recent blog, Peace in the Era of Call of Duty  really made me think about war games that dig deeper than simply a kill streak reward. The first game that came to mind was Spec-Ops: The Line and although I haven’t played it, I began to wonder if it did the war genre as...

GAMING NEWS

Rumor: Wii U Price Tag And Manufacturing Costs Leaked

Posted on Monday, April 9 @ 05:35:38 Eastern by Alex_Osborn


Last week brought all sorts of Wii U related rumors, the most notable being the fact that developers are allegedly unimpressed with the hardware, going so far as to say that it isn't even as powerful as the current gen HD consoles. We all know that Nintendo likes to make money on its hardware - who wouldn't? - so the console's relatively underpowered specs shouldn't be all that alarming, especially when considering that white brick of a controller they're packing in with it.

A new report from a source supposedly close to Nintendo's manufacturing department suggests that the total cost in making each console is approximately $180. Mind you, that includes the tablet controller, which itself is estimated to cost no more than $50 to manufacture. As such, Nintendo plans to sell the console for $300 when it first launches, earning the company a decent chunk of change for each sale.

According to the source, this "less risky" move by Nintendo was made in an effort to win over investors. "Cutting production costs to maximize profits is Nintendo's main concern with the Wii U. They are cutting costs in the Wii U's hardware to build back confidence in investors. Nintendo wants investors to view the Wii U as a less risky proposition."

A large portion of the gaming community is pretty down right now on Nintendo's upcoming console - myself included - so the company is really going to have to wow gamers at this year's E3 with some amazing games if they hope to be even half as successful as they were with the Wii.

[Source]

Tags:   Wii U, Nintendo


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution