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Old 11-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Nintendo has revealed it makes a profit after consumers buy just one game.
by Luke Karmali NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Nintendo has revealed that it starts making money on Wii U sales once consumers buy a single game.

Speaking to Mercury News, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that while the console will be sold at a loss, it only takes the sale of one piece of software for the company to get back in the black.

"As soon as we get the consumer to buy one piece of software, then that entire transaction becomes profit positive," he explained.

"In the end, the business model is still to drive the install base of hardware, and then to drive a strong tie ratio with all of the other software and experiences for the consumer. And if we're able to do that, then we will create significant profit for the company."

The Wii U is Nintendo's first console to be sold at a loss, but presumably only by a small margin. Given that most gamers are likely to buy a retail game at launch, even with Nintendo Land included in the premium bundle, this could mean the company is finally about to see an end to the financial losses that have been dogging it.
SOURCE - http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/...one-games-sale
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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I kind of like this idea, it forces them to bring out games we want to make that profit.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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I kind of like this idea, it forces them to bring out games we want to make that profit.
I was just about to say that! I think it's a pretty good strategy or technique. If that makes sense.
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Well nobody is just gonna buy a $300+ console by itself, so they're always going to be making some sort of profit.
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Well nobody is just gonna buy a $300+ console by itself, so they're always going to be making some sort of profit.
Well yeah, but thats the point. Lets assume you bought it on launch with the hot titles like Zombi U and Mario Bros U

Thats only a few bucks they've made profit, which for a massive company like nintendo is pretty bad.

Therefore, forced to make games the public will actually buy to make the bigger margins.

Say hello to the main franchises and even some decent online titles to get the ball rolling.
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Really? I've heard of opinions from all over the place, with reviews rating it from as high 9s to as low as 4s
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