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Coffee Shop! Best video game sale(s), this week!?

March 18, 2013


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If you’re a Wii U owner and planning on grabbing one of the many new games releasing on the system this week, you might want to visit Target.com or your local Target store. If you haven’t seen it already, Target is running a “Buy Two, Get One Free” video game sale, on select games for the Wii U and the other consoles.

As for new Wii U games releasing for the system this week that are included in the sale, there are four from my count:
1) LEGO City: Undercover is available today for the Wii U with a MSRP of $49.99.
2) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is releasing tomorrow, March 19th, at a MSRP of $59.99.
3) Need for Speed: Most Wanted is also releasing Tuesday, with a MSRP of $59.99 as well.
4) The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will be finding its way to store shelves Tuesday as well, but has a lower MSRP of $49.99 at most retailers, though you can pre-order right now and get it for just $37.49 from Amazon.com as I wrote about last week.

Again, if you want to see the games included just visit this Buy Two, Get One Free on Select Video Games at Target.com link, and see if there are any games available online or perhaps in stores that you might be interested in.

Depending on which Wii U games, or other system(s) games, you are interested in, you could be saving anywhere from $30 to $60 this week, while adding three new games to your collection.

Questions
Are there any other stores running a “Buy Two, Get One Free” video game sale this week, or any video game sale that is as good as, or better than, the one on Target.com and in Target stores this week? If so, please share it in the comments below!

Also, are any of you planning on taking advantage of the Target sale this week? If so, what games are you planning on buying? For us, it depends if I venture out to our Target store tomorrow or not. If/when I do, I may end up with two new Wii U games for our collection: LEGO City: Undercover and perhaps The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (still debating on games though).

Nintendo’s profit on the Wii at a $199.99 MSRP.

September 19, 2009
How much will Nintendo make off the Wii at a 
$199.99 MSRP?

Updated from previous article: Friday, September 18, 2009


If the reports and sale ads for the stores*, that are appearing on the internet now, are correct, the Wii will get a price drop to $199.99 on September 27.
If $199.99 is the new MSRP for the Wii, and if it is costing Nintendo $107.79 to manufacture everything included with the console, Nintendo will still be making roughly $80-90 per Wii unit sold at the new $199.99 MSRP.

From the original manufacturing price estimate of $195.99*, to the new estimate in manufacturing costs reduction being 45%*, I would say Nintendo can manufacture and distribute the Wii, for less than $120. If correct, this would mean a Wii retailing at a MSRP of $149.99 or even $129.99 is possible, but not probable, in the very near future.

$107.79 may seem like a low cost to manufacture the Wii with everything in the box, but we must remember, the Wii is simply two GameCubes duct taped together*…
Do you think Nintendo is dropping the price of the Wii enough at the $199.99 MSRP?  Do you think when looking at numbers like these, that an analyst like Michael Pachter may be right in assuming that Nintendo will announce a Wii Plus HD next year and sell it alongside the current Wii?
If you don’t own a Wii, does the new rumored MSRP of $199.99 make it more likely you’ll buy one now?


Sources for rumored price drop:

Sources for manufacturing costs:

Nintendo’s profit on the Wii at a $199.99 MSRP.

September 19, 2009
How much will Nintendo make off the Wii at a 
$199.99 MSRP?

Updated from previous article: Friday, September 18, 2009


If the reports and sale ads for the stores*, that are appearing on the internet now, are correct, the Wii will get a price drop to $199.99 on September 27.
If $199.99 is the new MSRP for the Wii, and if it is costing Nintendo $107.79 to manufacture everything included with the console, Nintendo will still be making roughly $80-90 per Wii unit sold at the new $199.99 MSRP.


How much does it cost Nintendo to manufacture the Wii in 2009?
From the original Wii manufacturing cost of $195.99*, to the new estimate in manufacturing costs reduction being 45%*, I would say Nintendo can manufacture and distribute the Wii in 2009, for less than $120. If correct, this would mean a Wii retailing at a MSRP of $149.99 or even $129.99 is possible, but not probable, in the very near future.

$107.79 may seem like a low cost to manufacture the Wii with everything in the box, but we must remember, the Wii is simply two GameCubes duct taped together*…
Do you think Nintendo is dropping the price of the Wii enough at the $199.99 MSRP?  Do you think when looking at numbers like these, that an analyst like Michael Pachter may be right in assuming that Nintendo will announce a Wii Plus HD next year and sell it alongside the current Wii?
If you don’t own a Wii, does the new rumored MSRP of $199.99 make it more likely you’ll buy one now?


Sources for rumored price drop:

Sources for manufacturing costs: