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When the Big N said that it was making money off every Wii sold, it wasn't kidding
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5391
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See....and that's how a company is supposed to be ran. Who'da thunk it? You release something to MAKE money...huh....good idea.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
See....and that's how a company is supposed to be ran. Who'da thunk it? You release something to MAKE money...huh....good idea.
Isn't it?
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Nintendo ftw lol, but atleast us "Higher Console Gamers" get hardware for less than it would be worth to buy

Well done N for the pwning of Console profits , However imagine how much is lost due to stupid straps lol
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Wait, so they're using straightforward logic instead of the convulted kind? That's horrible.
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ps3 and xbox 360 only loss money per unit for first few years, once all the copyright money comes in from game producers and **** they will make money.

however, wii is clearly ahead of the game already.
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post #7 of 18
so that means that the price can go pretty darn low, before they start losing money...

Sweet deal.
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lowering price on Wii good thing
    
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post #9 of 18
Awesome! That means Nintendo has an even bigger advantage with price! I can't wait for a price drop! (Or I might buy one at full price anyway)
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post #10 of 18
I guarantee Nintendo is making more than that. Nintendo buys in bulk, which means everything is cheaper. Additionally, a $31 optical disk drive?! ***. That's expensive. I just think that Japanese site is a little suspicious.

However, the costs aren't saying how much it costs Nintendo to ship them, and how much stores make in profit.
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