- Nintendo wants to do more collaboration with 3rd party developers on Wii U and not just licensing
Mushroom Kingdom Hearts anyone? Disney X Nintendo X Square Enix = $$$
MisterOpinionHead wrote:[...]If Monster Hunter 4, Dragon Quest 7, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon X/Y were also releasing in N.A. at the same time as Japan,[...]
Sammet wrote:I agree - the marketing is poor and the price is a joke. I've just seen on the main page that Costco is selling a basic model for $250 - that's almost £150, whilst over here on amazon uk it's still at £240 - that's $380!
If they really cared about getting the UK market they'd bring prices more into line with the US instead of letting retailers set it at whatever they want. I was lucky enough to get my premium cheap only because I was watching Amazon when they first announced.
I know lots of people who are baulking at the price and would really like to get one if it was cheaper. We're in a triple dip recession - either they sell at a loss to drive their base or they continue to push the high prices and turn people away. Then this will feed into the cycle that the console is a failure and less games will be made for the platform as it's not profitable for developers.
Sammet wrote:I put the dollar price comparison up because there are lots of Americans reading this site and I was trying to illustrate the high price - however the strong pound does account for that too so I know it's a bit disingenuous - but it doesn't explain things like difference between Darksiders 2 on PS3/360 versus the Wii U pricing.
You're right the console is cheap for a newly released system but people aren't seeing the value because in many peoples eyes it's the same as the current generation (even though I think they're wrong), running the same games and the gamepad alone isn't enough to sway them when the others are bundled with lots of games. Again it's another failure from Nintendo to market it properly - I haven't seen any adverts for it on TV over here since before Xmas - Why aren't they shouting from the rooftops about things like Miiverse? It's a total mess and I'm not at all surprised to see it struggle.
And we're agreed on the last point. Everyone should use Rupees (from Zelda, not India )
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