Nintendo desperate move to cut the price of their newly released handheld gaming device, the 3DS seen as one step above to rival the price of the upcoming PlayStation Vita. But, should we just factor that only equation?
It has often become a traditional feat by Nintendo to make a profit on each device they’ve made, and the drastic action to drop the price of 3DS has cost them to lose the profit. It has been reported by Bloomberg Japan Nintendo will make a loss on every 3DS sold after the announcement of their massive discount.
Now, with that in mind, should we expect Nintendo to do the same to their upcoming home console, the Wii U? I think we can very much put our hopes on that after another big news hit the platform holder where their stock down 40% at Nikkei.
The future of the company is indeed relies on how Wii U performs, and to make sure of that, Nintendo need make it much more affordable or we can just say it as ‘selling at a loss’ to the mass market when it debuts. They’re also need to keep attracting AAA titles to their launch lineup so that people can have more reason to buy Wii U. The second sentiment need to be written down by Nintendo as it has been voiced up by one of the most popular video games publisher, Square Enix.
The Wii U is expected to hit the shelves next year, in 2012. No exact release date has given out just yet by Nintendo.