A recent report claims that the Nintendo Wii U will cost $300 in the United States its upon launch later this year. Go Nintendo released the information from "sources closely involved with manufacturing and distributing Nintendo products." Wii U's costs apparently includes the price of manufacture ($180), and $50 for the controller.
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"Cutting production costs to maximize profits is Nintendo's main concern with the Wii U. They are cutting costs in the Wii U's hardware to build back confidence in investors. Nintendo wants investors to view Wii U as a less risky proposition." Nintendo chose an economical GPU and CPU that could keep up with the performance of today's current consoles, but keep hardware costs down to maximize profits. Nintendo got a bargain price on the custom GPU and CPU that the Wii U uses. There is a bigger focus on downloadable content, applications, video content, digital distribution, and services to create a stream of revenue. Investors will be ecstatic with the news."
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