They should have just put a Nexus 7 with a Nintendo App in the box instead of their tablet. Nintendos controller isn't a real tablet. If I remember correctly, Nintendo is said to be paying about 160 to 170 for the controller. If they had the Nexus 7 they would have attracted a lot of people since its a REAL tablet and it's only $200 so they could have had a really good deal. Leave hardware manufacturing to the people that know what they are doing because if 160 is the best they could do for a resistive touch screen tablet with no real built in hardware, they're doing it wrong. Heck, even the iPad's margin is like 50% so Apple is able to manufacture iPads for around $250.
Originally Posted by 62t
Nintendo just have to drop the price by $50 next Christmas and it will be at a price ps4 and 720 can't really complete
It should be obvious by now that MS is going to be very agressive on pricing. These XBL contract consoles are nothing but a dry run for the 720 and everyone knows from years of experience that people would rather pay more under contract than full price up front. I expect the 720 to be $199 under a 2 year XBL contract. Good luck with that Nintendo and your $350 console.
When you think about it, the average consumer (not us) just buys a year on the Xbox at $60 with their card. That's $120 for 2 years. Add to that $200 discount on the console and you're up to $320. Under contract the customer has to pay $15 a month for 24 months or $360. So to the average consumer, they'll only be paying $40 more over two years to get the next box for $199.99 day one
and they'll probably be GIVING AWAY
the 360 under contract next year. If successful, this strategy can really disrupt the market and the other guys are going to scramble to catch up. Sony has a service so they could do something similar with PS+ but Nintendo...?