A brand new report has arrived concerning the upcoming Nintendo Wii U home console, this time speculating on its actual retail price, as well as on the price of its components.
The Nintendo Wii U is awaited by quite a lot of people, as it finally puts the Japanese company on par with its rivals in terms of console power.
We’ve heard quite a few things about the actual hardware of the device, which may or may not be more competent than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Now, website Forget the Box
has arrived with a brand new report, this time about the price of the device.
According to internal sources, the Nintendo Wii U currently costs around $180 (€137) to produce, with $50 (€38) being spent just on the special tablet controller
that’s going to be bundled with the console.
Even if this might seem quite cheap, the source says that Nintendo is currently thinking of slapping a retail price of $300 (€228) on the actual Wii U when it goes on sale later this year.
While this may sound a bit abusive, don’t forget that Nintendo needs to recoup a big part of the money it invested in the research and the development of the console, not to mention the actual shipping costs.
The website also claims that Nintendo has tried to keep production costs as low as possible, in order to make a high enough profit right from the get-go and satisfy its worried stockholders.
Nintendo investors were definitely scared when the company showed off the Wii U last year, prompting the price of its shares to take a nose dive after years of constant growth.
As of yet, however, we don’t even know when the Nintendo Wii U will actually come out
, let alone its price, so this report is still just a rumor.