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Old 29-03-2013, 18:46
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I bought my Wii U on launch day, and with the price cuts that are being made to the console, and inevitability will be condoned by Nintendo, do you think they should offer an Ambassador programme, similar to what they did with the 3DS?

I wouldn't have minded if they reduced the prices with time, cos the novelty would've worn off, that's how the cookie crumbles, but the fact price cuts are being made just to boost sales makes me feel I should've held off buying it on launch day.

I'm not sure how they would offer it though, probably only those who bought the console in 2012.
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Old 29-03-2013, 18:51
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I bought my Wii U on launch day, and with the price cuts that are being made to the console, and inevitability will be condoned by Nintendo, do you think they should offer an Ambassador programme, similar to what they did with the 3DS?

I wouldn't have minded if they reduced the prices with time, cos the novelty would've worn off, that's how the cookie crumbles, but the fact price cuts are being made just to boost sales makes me feel I should've held off buying it on launch day.

I'm not sure how they would offer it though, probably only those who bought the console in 2012.
im sure we will get something, dont be too worried, these things happen, once the great games are announced, these last few months will be a distant memory
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Old 29-03-2013, 18:58
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im sure we will get something, dont be too worried, these things happen, once the great games are announced, these last few months will be a distant memory
Yeah, you wouldn't believe that the 3DS struggled when it first launched. People thought it would fail, and look at it now! It's a far superior console to the DS which had some exceptional titles.

I have ultimate faith in the Wii U, I really do. I wouldn't have bought it on launch day if I didn't back it. They do need to get their act together, but saying it will fail is drastic.
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:24
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im sure we will get something, dont be too worried, these things happen, once the great games are announced, these last few months will be a distant memory
Yep!!! They'll probably give us afew Eshop titles once the inevitable price reduction hits!!!

(The WiiU won't fail & Nintendo won't die!!!! ... Not a chance in hell!!!)
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:42
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Yeah, you wouldn't believe that the 3DS struggled when it first launched. People thought it would fail, and look at it now! It's a far superior console to the DS which had some exceptional titles.

I have ultimate faith in the Wii U, I really do. I wouldn't have bought it on launch day if I didn't back it. They do need to get their act together, but saying it will fail is drastic.
It didn't struggle though compared to the DS.

Take a look and the sales figures so far for Europe & ROW sales and compare to the DS's same first eight quarters. They include all variants (XL etc).

Both released in the EU in March so are pretty much as like-for-like as you are going to get.

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  DS  |  3DS  | 3DS Diff (Total)
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0.95m | 1.23m | +0.28m (+0.28m)
~1.2m | 1.63m | +0.43m (+0.71m)
2.34m | 2.42m | +0.08m (+0.79m)
4.10m | 4.91m | +0.81m (+1.60m)
4.71m | 5.30m | +0.59m (+2.19m)
6.13m | 5.82m | -0.31m (+1.88m)
7.79m | 6.88m | -0.91m (+0.97m)
11.0m | 8.99m | -2.01m (-1.04m)
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Old 30-03-2013, 11:57
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Technically it hasn't had a price cut, nintendo allows retailers to set the price in europe - although obviously the wholesale price will influence what it sells for.

Early adopters will always face this risk. My parents were none too pleased when they bought me an N64 only for it to drop in price after only a month or so.
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Old 30-03-2013, 19:13
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I think the Digital Rebate and the 30p Famicom games, plus stuff like Google Earth being free for a limited period are sort of a stealth Ambassador Programme.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:16
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Nintendo hasn't made a big price cut..so I doubt here will be an ambassador programme.

UK retail really tried to screw consumers at launch IMO(in France you could get the deluxe wii U from Amazon for as little as 255 for pre-order.....45 less than Amazon UK). Some would argue their current pricing is closer to what it should have been..

The big HMV cut is a special case as they are just trying to shift stock due to stores closing (you can get a bunch of stuff cheap from HMV at present..not just Wii U).

If Nintendo did an official giant price cut early in its life (like they did with the 3DS) then they probably would reward early adopters...but I suspect they'll just wait until the years end and do a basic 50 cut..and the reward for early adopters will have been the ability to get free/cheap software from the eshop (as MD1500 said).
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