Originally Posted by axizor
Originally Posted by Domino
You guys do know that taxes cause the prices over seas to jump up on electronics by a ridiculous amount. The console is probably going to cost around 400 USD with games costing only 70 USD. Which is perfectly fine given the rumoured specs and 3rd party support.
I wouldn't say $400 for a console is "perfectly fine". Sure it has a fancy (expensive) controller to go along with it, but there is certainly nothing special about the specs and $400 simply isn't a competitive price even if it is the first "next gen" system. It certainly has more third party support than the original Wii, but the PS3 and Xbox 360 still have much more.
And only $70 for games? I don't care what system it is for, $70 for any game is outrageous. Pretty soon a small library of just 6 games is more than the price of the entire console itself. Sure games are already expensive at $50, but an extra $20 is ridiculous.
The SNES launched for an inflationary adjusted price of around $340, and had a basic controller. I'd say $400 is well within reason for a launch price, considering they can easily drop the price whenever they would need to. I imagine the games will remain at $50 for Wii U titles, maybe some would hit the $60 mark. Based on the current economic status I don't expect game prices to go up this generation, unless they do it a few years into the generation.