According to unidentified sources at Forget the Box, the materials for the Wii U adds up to about $180, with the controller costing $50. This means that this next-gen console will run consumers around $300 with shipping and labor costs.
Nintendo is greatly concerned “with cutting production costs to maximize profits,”, according to one of the unnamed sources, “Nintendo wants investors to view Wii U as a less risky proposition.” This is especially pertinent, seeing as the company’s stock has a been at it’s seven-year low and it’s latest endeavor, the 3DS, having such a poor launch.
The $300 price comes from several different costs adding up. Take a look here for a full breakdown on the costs.
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