Wii Costs Nintendo Less, Costs You More.

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WiiMoney According to a Credit Suisse, the Nintendo has dropped the Wii’s launch production costs by a staggering 45%. You’ll note, of course that the local price of Nintendo’s market- dominating unhighdef console has increased from it’s launch price of R2899 to it’s current, silly price of R3499.

Generally, when production costs of any piece of electronics decreases, so to does its retail price, passing the saving on to the consumer. Not the case with Nintendo, who’ve easily been the most profitable this generation. Word is the European price is set to increase.

Of course, with the general populace still buying the thing en masse, Nintendo doesn’t really have much incentive to lower the price. Or give core gamers the games they’ve been waiting for.

Source : Joystiq

Last Updated: April 8, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • NeoAtlas

    Why should Nintendo drop price of the wii when people fooled into buying a console with last-gen graphics, an overpriced controller, badly made games just because it’s socially popular and accepted… I wee on the wii

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