D3stiny_Sm4sher wrote:Hey, guys.
"I think the idea that we don't know the price point yet, but we do know what the console is, is just sad."
I don't care if you're a Nintendo fanboy or if Pachter is anti-Nintendo (which I really don't think he is, personally, I think he's just baffled by their business decisions), or whatever.
THAT STATEMENT is correct. It is sad how little we know about the Wii U and yet Nintendo is expecting we will be buying this thing within the year despite no info on price, functions, compatibility, format, first party software, launch lineup, or even launch WINDOW, let alone launch date.
Nintendo needs to get people informed if they want us to buy this thing, and I can't help but wonder if the reason we aren't informed is perhaps because Nintendo really could be 'in disarray' and doesn't KNOW any of this stuff yet.
Then again, they could just be their normal stubborn selves, holding onto info for seemingly no reason. xD
Hopefully they'll give us reason to care about Wii U in time for people to save up for launch.
That statement is incorrect, they are running a business not a local gossip club. They'll have a price target, but nobody with half a brain would set a fixed final price until the last moment possible. the market conditions, the marketing spend needed, manufacturing costs, component costs, r&d costs, currency valuations, fuel costs, etc. etc. are all variables. The sooner they let out price simply makes it easier for the competition to react accordingly, and will not affect the market in any positive way.